12/06/2010

We Know How to Stretch out a Party

This weekend, the company that CH works for had their Christmas Party.  They switch between adults only parties and family parties.  This year was an adult only party.  We had a dinner cruise on a yacht on the river.  
So, Saturday afternoon, CH insisted that we leave 45 minutes to an hour before boarding begins.  (It only takes about 15  minutes to get there.)  I told him how sad it was that we had no life and that we had to get somewhere so early.    We get there and sit out in the parking lot forever for a long time.  Then, CH decides we should start walking down to the dock.  We take our time, and end up walking around the dock and checking out a couple of the boats and basically just wasting time.

 Then, we decide it's time to walk toward the yacht.  As we're walking toward it, we see a group of people walking toward it...with gifts in their hands.  I look at CH and tell him that we don't have a gift...is he sure that we're not suppose to have one?  He said it wasn't in the memo.  Then I ask him if he recognizes anybody.  Nope.  But, he doesn't know everybody in the company, so we didn't think a whole lot about it.  We stand around a few more minutes, and another group comes towards us...with gifts.  Nope, he didn't recognize them either.  That's when I looked at him and asked if he was sure it was the right day.  He checks his calendar on his droid, and started laughing.  We were there a day early!  We laughed about that the rest of the night.  There is a Ruth's Chris right next to the dock, so we ended up going in there and having dinner.  The bad thing (or good, depending on how you want to look at it) is that we had eaten a little something before we left the house since we weren't sure if we were going to have a sit-down dinner or just hors d'oeuvres.
Sunday, we didn't have to leave quite so early, since CH realized it wasn't necessary.
We go there on time, on the right day, and had a great time.  It flurried off and on all day, so there was a nice Christmasy feel to it.  Yes, it's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
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15 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the time when I was going to help my friend at the elections. I remembered that she said she and her Dad would come get me at 6.

    So early to bed I went, fully expecting to be up and ready to go at 6am. When I rolled out of bed at 5:50, I quickly got ready (fastest time ever, I think, but that was in middle school when I didn't care).

    I waited and waited...until I finally realized that she meant 6 PM...not am! I was so tired that day. I wasn't a day early like you and CH, but boy was it too early for me ;)

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  2. I did that once myself. I showed up at a CO-WORKERS house....the day before the party. The sad thing was it was a 45 minute drive from my house and I was unable to attend on the right day. Sigh!

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  3. I've done that two. Last year I showed up for an appointment a *week* early. (I knew it was a Sunday, but I thought it was the first Sunday of the month -- it was the second.)

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  4. That is hilarious! It woulda been even better if you all ended up going to the party anyways! ;) just BLEND ... act like you know everyone. A great TV show episode in the making right there!

    (Wasnt that just on Modern Family? They went in the wrong party & the man act like he knew everyone...)

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  5. But you got *two* nights out with your hubby!

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  6. you were within a stone's throw of my abode....i just live around the corner from there on the edge of sequoyah hills! sorry about the mishap, but glad you got a good dinner anyway! such a fun idea for a party! xoxo

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  7. That is too funny! Well at least you had two nights out.

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  8. that is hilarious! and sounds like it made the "party" twice as fun. ;o)

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  9. too cute!! Better a day early than a day late though, right? And what a fun place to have a Christmas party! Glad you got two evenings out!

    loved the picture of you and your hubby, very festive indeed!

    betty

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  10. ok, that made me laugh. Very funny!
    I'm glad you had a good time and that you ended up having two dates makes it all better. I love the photo of you and your husband! You are a beautiful couple!

    Candace

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  11. That is really funny...at least you didn't get on the yacht before you realized you were there way too early! Glad you made a night out of it and laughed about it. You made a memory!

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  12. That's very funny! At least you were a day early, not a day late! Glad you had fun both nights!

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  13. That is the funniest story I have heard in a long time.
    You guys are a hoot.

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  14. That's a great story - you guys were there REALLY early for the party! LOL Love the photo. You two are a lovely couple.

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