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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #735 on: November 08, 2017, 12:06:45 pm »
so I don't think it's about MLK (or you for that matter)
I've been at a number of firms that do the holiday party for the staff in Jan, because December is usually filled with tons of Client and Vendor parties as well as family commitments to parties

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I hope they do it on my telework day.
man you must be at fun at work as you are on this board

Without going into details, I don't work at a "firm", December is usually quieter work-wise than January, and I'm not sure how family commitments have anything to do with having a holiday work party at lunchtime during the first two weeks of December.

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« Reply #736 on: November 08, 2017, 12:14:44 pm »
so I don't think it's about MLK (or you for that matter)
I've been at a number of firms that do the holiday party for the staff in Jan, because December is usually filled with tons of Client and Vendor parties as well as family commitments to parties

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I hope they do it on my telework day.
man you must be at fun at work as you are on this board

Without going into details, I don't work at a "firm", December is usually quieter work-wise than January, and I'm not sure how family commitments have anything to do with having a holiday work party at lunchtime during the first two weeks of December.
I know, you work for trump (indirectly, but still sucking off the gvmt teat)...so you want our tax dollars to pay for your fancy office party
hell no
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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #737 on: November 08, 2017, 12:54:02 pm »
so I don't think it's about MLK (or you for that matter)
I've been at a number of firms that do the holiday party for the staff in Jan, because December is usually filled with tons of Client and Vendor parties as well as family commitments to parties

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I hope they do it on my telework day.
man you must be at fun at work as you are on this board

Without going into details, I don't work at a "firm", December is usually quieter work-wise than January, and I'm not sure how family commitments have anything to do with having a holiday work party at lunchtime during the first two weeks of December.
I know, you work for trump (indirectly, but still sucking off the gvmt teat)...so you want our tax dollars to pay for your fancy office party
hell no

I've worked in the same office for 20 years. We've ALWAYS paid out of our own pockets for 100% of any parties, be they at a restaurant, or in-house. (Unlike my wife, who works in private industry and it always getting free meals from her employer) There's all kinds of rules in place to prevent "sucking from the gvmt teat."

I think you're missing my point that it sucks having a bunch of cheapass, boring co-workers who would rather sit in a drab seminar room eating each other's casseroles than going to a nice DC restaurant on their own dime.
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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #738 on: November 08, 2017, 01:46:35 pm »
so I don't think it's about MLK (or you for that matter)
I've been at a number of firms that do the holiday party for the staff in Jan, because December is usually filled with tons of Client and Vendor parties as well as family commitments to parties
We have shuttered our "Christmas" party in favor of a "year recap awards gala" in February for similar reasons.
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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #739 on: November 08, 2017, 01:56:01 pm »
so I don't think it's about MLK (or you for that matter)
I've been at a number of firms that do the holiday party for the staff in Jan, because December is usually filled with tons of Client and Vendor parties as well as family commitments to parties
We have shuttered our "Christmas" party in favor of a "year recap awards gala" in February for similar reasons.

It's all about taking Christ out of Christmas, isn't it? Just paving the way for the Sharia law your grandkids will be living under.

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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #740 on: November 08, 2017, 02:14:59 pm »
so I don't think it's about MLK (or you for that matter)
I've been at a number of firms that do the holiday party for the staff in Jan, because December is usually filled with tons of Client and Vendor parties as well as family commitments to parties
We have shuttered our "Christmas" party in favor of a "year recap awards gala" in February for similar reasons.

It's all about taking Christ out of Christmas, isn't it? Just paving the way for the Sharia law your grandkids will be living under.
Honestly, it had more to do with extreme drunkeness at the open bar the last two years and a desire to "rebrand" the event altogether to fully divorce us from the spirited bouts of skanko-roman wrestling we saw in the past.
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« Reply #741 on: November 08, 2017, 02:30:28 pm »
so I don't think it's about MLK (or you for that matter)
I've been at a number of firms that do the holiday party for the staff in Jan, because December is usually filled with tons of Client and Vendor parties as well as family commitments to parties
We have shuttered our "Christmas" party in favor of a "year recap awards gala" in February for similar reasons.

It's all about taking Christ out of Christmas, isn't it? Just paving the way for the Sharia law your grandkids will be living under.
Honestly, it had more to do with extreme drunkeness at the open bar the last two years and a desire to "rebrand" the event altogether to fully divorce us from the spirited bouts of skanko-roman wrestling we saw in the past.

Wow, it must be crazy working in private industry! I can't even go to the craft beer store down the street from me at lunchtime and buy a beer to take home with me because it will set off the x-ray machine that taxpayers spent millions on to prevent terrorism but in reality all it's used for is to enforce the "no alcohol in the building" rules.

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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #742 on: November 08, 2017, 02:52:16 pm »
I enjoy a good cocktail but the last two years were so insane you would not believe me. People fondling other peoples spouses and getting into fights. A marketer got put into rehab. Iíve never seen anything like it.
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« Reply #743 on: November 08, 2017, 02:59:50 pm »
I enjoy a good cocktail but the last two years were so insane you would not believe me. People fondling other peoples spouses and getting into fights. A marketer got put into rehab. Iíve never seen anything like it.

What call center do you work for again?

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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #744 on: November 08, 2017, 03:26:43 pm »
What call center do you work for again?
How about you just worry about finding some more photos of other people you can pass off as yourself?
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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #745 on: November 08, 2017, 03:37:06 pm »
What call center do you work for again?
How about you just worry about finding some more photos of other people you can pass off as yourself?

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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #746 on: November 08, 2017, 04:04:34 pm »
back to topic... I went to Kinship last week and it was one of the best meals I've had in DC in a long time. Highly recommended.

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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #747 on: November 08, 2017, 04:14:14 pm »
Q: Recommendations Near 930 Club
Hi Tom, Wondering if you have a recommendation for dinner spot before an 8 pm show at the 930 club. Weíre parents in upper MoCo so we donít get to DC much and want to make the best of our night out. Weíre pretty adventurous but donít want to break the bank-think less than $150 bill including drinks. We will also be dressed very casually for the show so nothing that will make us feel weird for wearing jeans. A plus if it has a cool beer or cocktail scene. Thanks so much!

A: Tom Sietsema
I've got the perfect spot for you: Hazel, an arty dining room on V St. NW with creative food from chef Rob Rubba. Think sea scallop cakes, barbecued carrots and "sticky crunchy" ribs.

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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #748 on: November 08, 2017, 04:28:05 pm »
Q: Recommendations Near 930 Club
Hi Tom, Wondering if you have a recommendation for dinner spot before an 8 pm show at the 930 club. Weíre parents in upper MoCo so we donít get to DC much and want to make the best of our night out. Weíre pretty adventurous but donít want to break the bank-think less than $150 bill including drinks. We will also be dressed very casually for the show so nothing that will make us feel weird for wearing jeans. A plus if it has a cool beer or cocktail scene. Thanks so much!

A: Tom Sietsema
I've got the perfect spot for you: Hazel, an arty dining room on V St. NW with creative food from chef Rob Rubba. Think sea scallop cakes, barbecued carrots and "sticky crunchy" ribs.

Hazel undoubtedly receives the YSOA and those ribs are killer.

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Re: Gastronomical Banter
« Reply #749 on: November 09, 2017, 02:04:01 pm »
Q: Recommendations Near 930 Club
Hi Tom, Wondering if you have a recommendation for dinner spot before an 8 pm show at the 930 club. Weíre parents in upper MoCo so we donít get to DC much and want to make the best of our night out. Weíre pretty adventurous but donít want to break the bank-think less than $150 bill including drinks. We will also be dressed very casually for the show so nothing that will make us feel weird for wearing jeans. A plus if it has a cool beer or cocktail scene. Thanks so much!

A: Tom Sietsema
I've got the perfect spot for you: Hazel, an arty dining room on V St. NW with creative food from chef Rob Rubba. Think sea scallop cakes, barbecued carrots and "sticky crunchy" ribs.

We did Izakaya Seki before New Pornographers a few months ago and would recommend that place in heartbeat, provided you're able to procure a table and have enough time before the show.