Saturday, December 13, 2008

Office Holiday Party: The Charity Auction


So you go to your husband's office holiday party with your unnapped child and think you won't stay long. But two hours later you find yourself standing guard behind your pick at the auction, while your child sways, closer and closer to the floor and complains loudly about the lack of a dessert table. The beer is good and free and you think that if this goes on much longer, you're right there with him.

You think it's sweet in a weird sort of way, the middle-aged man with salt and pepper beard hawking his bid on the dance lessons. He looks actually nervous, as if he's already won the lessons and they were to a middle school dance in a gymnasium, his palms sweaty, heart in his throat, object of his affection across the room in a pink cable knit sweater.

You glance over your shoulder to be sure no one is thinking of outbidding you on the tiny styrofoam cups someone artfully turned into ornaments in the shape of an octopus in a Santa hat and a jellyfish that lights up. Suddenly, you realize the man in the salt and pepper beard at least has love on his side... you? And in the light of the jellyfish, you see what "weird sort of way" really means.

PS - books sidebar is updated.

PPS - to be fair to us, they aren't just *any* styrofoam cup ornaments - those styrofoam cups were taken to the bottom of the ocean on a remote underwater vehicle and shrunk down by the depth.

3 comments:

bobbie said...

That is one keen looking octopus!

Dianne said...

I loved the octopus! I want one for my tree

Julie said...

Hello. I am a huge fan of Kitty's blog. In fact, I have followed it from the beginning, yet this is my first post. I love the octopus, too, but having a jellyfish that LIGHTS UP . . . that's hard to beat!

Does that yellow heart have your name embroidered on it? What's its history? Tell us more. :)

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