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09 December 2004 @ 09:10 pm
Sadly I think I'm getting too old to be going out on a week night. :P (How depressing is that?) ;P Last night the employee only Christmas party was a lot of fun - maybe a bit too much fun, because I REALLY didn't want to get up for work this morning. ;) I remember when it didn't matter how late I stayed out the night before, I could always make it to work the next morning - but lately, I think my old age is kicking in... I was a complete mess this morning (and I didn't even drink!) :P

The party was wonderful, though - aside from the delicious food there (which we made sure that we tried) I had SO much fun seeing my old co-workers from all of my old branches! I've missed them so much and it was wonderful to get to catch up with them. :) It was a pretty big turnout - about 1,800 people from branches and departments all over the island showed up. :) Sometimes I dread going to these company parties because I'm generally shyer by nature (hey - no snickering out there!) ;), but last night was really a lot of fun, I'm so glad that I went. :)

In other holiday news, I've been spending my lunch breaks at the mall this entire week. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get any Christmas shopping done. :( I've been looking around and thinking that the perfect gift would pop up magically and I'd know instantly that I should buy it - but, unfortunately it never happens that way. :P I usually just end up walking aimlessly around the mall until my lunch hour is over. :P I think I need a new shopping strategy. ;)

And for some reason today while I was playing some of my music on iTunes, Sydney started barking uncontrollably. At first I thought that someone was outside, but then I realize that it was probably due to the music that I was playing. Does she not like Annie Golden? It seems like whenever she would sing, Sydney would start barking again. :P It could've just been a coincidence, but just to be safe, I should remember to play my "Assassins" CD only through my headphones. ;)

Hope you all have a nice evening, I'm off to play with my iPod some more study for my web exam. :P
Current Mood: weirdweird
Carecareleswhisper on December 10th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
I'm glad you had a good time at the party. :)

Christmas shopping hasn't been that easy for me either this year. I hope I can get it done.
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 11th, 2004 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Carrie. And I always have such a difficult time Christmas shopping. :P I always want to get the perfect gift and nothing ever strikes me as quite right until the last minute. :P I hope you can get yours done too.
karmastyxkarmastyx on December 10th, 2004 02:36 am (UTC)
The party sounded great!

I'm not bragging here, but this year shopping was so easy for me. :) I'm lucky.
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 11th, 2004 04:56 pm (UTC)
You are very lucky! :) And it seems funny (and ironic) to me that the hardest person to shop for is the one that I know best (Mark) :P
Expresso Maniac: Rainbow Pochaccoexpressomaniac on December 10th, 2004 02:45 am (UTC)
yay party!!! :) the mall as in Pearlridge?? I haven't done ANY shopping this year - I'll be sure to in Hawaii hehehe
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 11th, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yup, I work right next door to Pearlridge Center. :) I've been up and down the mall (both phases) all week and I hardly got any shopping done) :P And yes! You have to shop while you're here! :)
Expresso Maniac: Think Snow (christmaslovers)expressomaniac on December 11th, 2004 05:07 pm (UTC)
I just sent you an email about the trip - please reply ASAP so I can see what's happening :)

Has it been really crowded at the mall? it's been SUPER busy at the mall right across from us. it's insane!!
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 11th, 2004 05:37 pm (UTC)
It's been pretty bad on weekends, but during the work week it seems to be relatively empty. Hopefully you won't encounter the really bad crowds. :P

And I just responded to you! :D
Smithasmittenbyu on December 10th, 2004 07:44 am (UTC)
Jenny's been doing the same! Her office is connected to the parking lot of Ala Moana!! So it's just a walk over!! :P But this week she has been quite busy at work. So it has cut into her precious lunch hour!! he he he

Have fun playing with the iPod studying!! :P
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 11th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC)
Haha! It was bad too when I was at the Kapiolani Branch because then I'd go to Ala Moana the entire time like Jenny! :P At least I can do Christmas shopping during my lunch hour and not have to go after work. :)
queenstacey on December 10th, 2004 10:40 am (UTC)
Yeah I am getting too old to stay out real late and then just bounce back the next day. It just doesn't work anymore. LOL

I need to get on my Christmas shopping too. I am the same way as you are. Then if nothing pops out at me and I do buy something.... I'll find something in the next store I like better and then yeah you can see where I'm going.

Anyway.... Happy Holidays and thanks again for the Christmas Card. It made my whole day.
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 11th, 2004 05:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, Stacey - you are so not old! :D

And I finally started Christmas shopping on Friday (woo hoo!) - so I think my new strategy is working. ;) I think the closer it gets to Christmas the more I have the tendency to actually buy things. :)

And you're very welcome! :) Thanks for always being such a sweet friend! :) *HUGS*
Mme Bahorel: whinemmebahorel on December 10th, 2004 11:31 am (UTC)
I'm only 23, and I'm too old to be staying out late on a work night.
Sheri: Sheri - yahoo iconshutterbug93 on December 11th, 2004 05:04 pm (UTC)
Ah, to be as young as you again! *SIGH* :)
Sabinesabine10 on December 10th, 2004 12:50 pm (UTC)
I'm happy that you had a wonderful time at the party, Sheri. :)

It seems like whenever she would sing, Sydney would start barking again.
Did Sydney hear her for the first time? I remember that Lauser suddenly started to howl when Monika sang and he heard a special tone.

Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 11th, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Sabine. :) And I did wonder if it was the first time she'd heard the CD. I thought that surely I'd played it before, but now that I think about it, maybe I hadn't. Maybe it was a special tone that Sydney heard. :)

*HUGS* to you too and please give one to Micki too! :)
ex_angeldove677 on December 10th, 2004 10:17 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's the opposite, she loves Annie Golden...that's why she barks. Our guinea pig squeaks to certain melody of songs when she hears it.
Sheri: Sydney Christmasshutterbug93 on December 11th, 2004 05:07 pm (UTC)
I never thought of that - maybe she does love Annie's voice! :D It is a great song, one of my favorites. :) Maybe Sydney has enormously good taste in theatre songs. :) And how neat about your guinea pigs! :)