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20 December 2006 @ 02:16 pm
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Work functions are so much more palatable after your fifth drink. Suddenly, everything you spend eight hours a day doing seems hilarious, and all the intimidating suits in upper management are fair game for mockery and drunken wit. To hell with their histories of blank stares and inability to remember names. Chrismas is the great leveller of corporate horseshit, and the chance for true brilliance to shine through, jump on a table, kick off its shoes and do a fantastic rendition of Janis Joplin. So to speak.

I love making a gregarious idiot of myself.
 
 
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vaingloriesquevaingloriesque on December 20th, 2006 03:54 am (UTC)
I know someone who, when inebriated, doesn't walk. He perambulates.
finfin on December 20th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
Ah, the joys of being an employee of unimelb... at least you're guaranteed a crapload of booze at the end of the year...
Nicolematcha_pocky on December 20th, 2006 04:46 am (UTC)
ahhh yes... booze. No food, mind you, but enough booze to drown a giant squid and perky little blonde girls zooming around to fill up your glass. Like you're some kind of festive alcoholic royalty.

Luckily it was University House, so you know there's a Breughel in the next room should you need to void your stomach. I can't think of a better artist to throw up on.
finfin on December 20th, 2006 05:17 am (UTC)
Ahh... takes me back to my first year, where the University threw a huge party for all people who participated in Discovery Day and underestimated the scope of damage that could result in giving a hundred or so students a lot of booze and inadequate security to stop us roaming around University House.

They didn't invite us back the following year.
judas napalmpwcca on December 20th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
quality!
the question is, are there any photos and why haven't they been posted yet?

tomorrow will put my endurance to the test - both in
drinking and social areas.
seeing i'm kicking off the day at 8:45, there's arts party
until we head to the restaurant at 12 then lawn bowls at three.

i may have to spread the janis christmas cheer to the cheltenham staff.
Nicole: pig in a boxmatcha_pocky on December 21st, 2006 03:28 am (UTC)
I'm cheering for you in your day long booze-train.

No photos, because no table-on-dancing actually occurred, but I can assure you there were a number of saucy show tunes going through my head as I wove gently back to my desk. In my drunken state, that mentally equated to actually using a breadroll as a microphone and draping my scarf around the neck of the manager of Student Administrative Systems.

Still... there's always next year.
indigoindigo1 on December 20th, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
bugger! i missed it!
aedunaaeduna on December 20th, 2006 08:30 am (UTC)
Why are you not here to entertain young Mr Blakey and I! WHY!
Nicole: mr kiplingmatcha_pocky on December 21st, 2006 03:24 am (UTC)
Go on. Invite me</em.
aedunaaeduna on December 21st, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
In the cold sober light of dawn.... :)