A new cast member has been introduced to the office recently. He is the office printer guru, having replaced two failed printers with a bright shiny new one (which still crumples the Last Will & Testament envelopes, unfortunately). We have had to call him back for service repairs. My BFF at work, Kelsey, has become the new BFF and go-to person for the guru. He always stops by unannounced to chat for at least 45 minutes and puts on a grand performance of The Great Seller to endorse the wondrous piece of office equipment that is the printer. (I wonder if he's buddies with Doris?) Poor Kelsey doesn't have the heart to send him on his way earlier, I tell her she is way too nice. I would have excused myself three minutes into a heart-to-heart conversation over printers and their functions. A fourth minute is too long.
I have dubbed the guru Mr. Hall, as he looks exactly like Mr. Hall from Clueless:
I am sure Mr. Hall will be stopping by the office before Christmas for a chat over printers and Pot of Gold chocolates.
I decided to be a rebel this year and opt out of my work Christmas party this past weekend. It's been a tough work year. The news did not bode well with the quasi-office manager though, and nearly caused an office scandal. She seemed to take it quite personally that I was not coming to the Christmas Party and demanded to know an explanation why. I gave a vague answer and refused to budge. (I could tell she couldn't handle the truth.) About ten others (all assistants) followed my trend and opted out of the party.
This morning, I found out the quasi-office manager did not attend the Christmas Party either! Perhaps there were not quite enough people there to micromanage, I'm not sure.
Instead, I have been rewatching my Downton Abbey DVDs....I am very much looking forward to the premiere of Season 3 on PBS on my birthday! I already have my day planned around the premiere and must be home in time to watch the show.
Lastly, a big thank you to Pamela at The Style and Travel Journals for nominating me for a Liebster Blog Award!
I love Pamela's blog, be sure to check it out if you aren't already a follower! Her photos are magnificent.
Pamela wanted these very specific questions answered, so I will do as I'm told. I'm good at following the rules....sometimes.....
1. What is your favourite Christmas song? Too many. I require a paragraph to answer.
"The King" from Loreena McKennitt's 1987 holiday album, "O Come All Ye Faithful", "Mary's Boy Child" by Boney M (I saw Boney from Boney M ten years ago at this time! RIP Boney), "Song for a Winter's Night" (Sarah McLachlan's version), "Silent Night" and "Last Christmas" (Wham.....yes....them). Though I think my absolute favorite songs are Advent songs. "O Come O Come Emmanuel" and "O Come Divine Messiah"..... both have superb melodies and haunting lyrics...... "Break the captive fetters" being one of the them...isn't that a great line? I love playing these songs on the organ.
2. Where is your favourite place to travel? New York City, NY and Coronado, CA.
3. Where is one place you wish to travel? Prague, Czech Republic. I have had a fascination with Prague since I was about 10 years old.
4. What is your idea of perfect bliss? Walking the streets of NYC with Hubs, being completely anonymous.
5. What are your passions? Arts. Music and writing especially.
6. What is one character you admire in a person? Authenticity.
7. What is one character you dislike in a person? BS!
8. What is your Fashion Style? Part Duchess Catherine/Part Jackie O/Part Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy/Part Francoise Hardy....with a dash of Stevie Nicks and Megan Draper thrown in for good measure. (It sounds complicated but it really isn't).
9. What is your heritage? Completely Eastern European. 75% Polish and 25% Ukrainian. Most people have no idea and assume I'm Irish or Nordic.
10. What is one thing you wish to learn? How to master that organ!!
11. What is your advise to new bloggers? Be authentic.
Pick a Question to Answer! If you want to chat about Mr. Hall, that's fine too. I'm all ears.