Saturday, December 13, 2008

Serenity Christmas Party 2008

We had the best work Christmas party this year. It was at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Phoenix. It had just been remodeled and opened 3 weeks ago. But it was not the location, the ok food or the party itself that was fun. The best part was attending with Rich, Julie and Gary Burk(who have been our friends for years) and my goofball friend Michelle Faulk. These guys made the party fun and we got out and danced like we haven't since the last Christmas party-oh my little piggys! Julie and Michelle just came to work for Serenity but I have known them both at other hospices and friend levels.

We did find time to dance. We loved Pink's song "So what, I am a rock star" and our all time favorite "Rock Lobster" by the B52's. No one but us six seemed to know what to do with the song. So we demonstrated by dancing and then all getting on the floor when the song says "down, down, down". 2 of my coworkers thought we needed CPR-how silly!!

The best part was roaming the hotel. Michelle and her boyfriend rented a room on the 7th floor for the night. We rode the elevator all the way to the 37th floor, got off and looked down the stairwell. Creepy feeling! All of a sudden one of us said "let's drop our gum down the stairwell" so we did. We are all in our early 40's and 50's-not 16. We watched our gross gum go all the way down and then we ran:)

Next stop was the outdoor pool and indoor workout gym which was awesome. We were going to throw Gary into the pool but it was too cold so we let him off this once. We then went into the gym where we all got on the workout equipment. Granted, we were all still dressed up but who cares? My hubby and Gary started lifting free weights and doing the old skit from SNL. They then wrapped their heads in towels (like turbans) and began ninja fighting with some sort of workout ropes. Julie and I were trying so hard not to pee our pants!! Michelle and her boyfriend were on the treadmill doing the dance made famous on youtube, but those 2 fell off! We then then tired of the gym, went out to the hall and started knocking on people's doors and running. I know, juvenile, but so much fun. No one had been drinking either-we were just goofy. Michelle had rented a room for the night so we went back there to try out her comfy pillows and bed. We finally got the boot and headed to the Valet parking to retrieve our car.

Now when we got there initially, we kind of bypassed everyone in line and went in backwards. We feigned ignorance and the guy gave us the parking thing for our window. He neglected to say leave the hanging portion in the car!! So I took the whole thing back to the Valet service to ask for my car please. The lady started to laugh and asked if I seriously parked there. Of course we did!! She then said that the yellow part was supposed to be hung in the rearview mirror but I had it in my hot little hand. They thankfully found our car and we drove home to kids put nicely to bed by Brandon.

I know this sounds so juvenile but we had the best time acting like teens and giggling the whole time (men included). I hope to go out with these 2 couples again so we can have a more mature time:) The video is me trying to talk Michelle into dancing and then taping the Burk's dancing to some song I don't know. We will have to ask Juje (our nickname for her) the name of the song. Here is to acting like kids for a brief period of time:)


Erin December 14, 2008 at 4:25 PM  

How fun! It's been way too long since I acted like a kid.

Tink December 14, 2008 at 5:14 PM  

How fun to be "young" again! Glad you had an awesome time AND that you didn't lose your car ;0) Have an awesome day.

rich and steph December 15, 2008 at 12:02 AM  

It was a blast! We are all in our 40's and 50's yet acted like we were 16 again. The best part was all 6 of us did it and no one was a party pooper!