2008-12-05 - 4:01 p.m.
Saddest Craigs List ad I've seen in a while, full text:
"Write my low budget screenplay."
Several people have mentioned that today is the 75th Anniversary of "Repeal Day."
This dovetails nicely with a short PSA about office holiday parties.
Earlier this week, I had one, and I feel that, after many, many years of practice, I have finally learned the hard lessons of how to behave at these things without feeling stupid the next day.
Some tips! Take a yoga class beforehand, it'll relax you. If you plan on drinking, don't drink for the first 30 - 45 minutes. Get your bearings, assess your comfort level, determine your social role, eat some hors d'oeuvres It's ok to be a friendlier, warmer version of your usual work-a-day self However, resist the temptation to act like your true, Satan-worshiping, dolphin-loving self. Save that for home. Restraint and repression are some of the natural side effects of employment, and the sooner you embrace this, the happier you will be. If there's something (positive or negative) that you can't bring yourself to tell a co-worker when you're sober, then telling him/her when you're drunk is almost always a very bad idea. However, if you can hold your liquor, by all means get completely smashed on the company's dime, and use that giddiness for positive things like enthusiastic chit-chat, dancing*, joking, arguing about prog-rock, card tricks and close magic, and a brisk walk after the after-party**. *Dance, dance, dance, if there's dancing. No one should worry about people judging them by how they dance. **If you're near a bridge, walk over it! God, I love the Brooklyn Bridge. I never, ever tire of its majestic cables and girding.
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