holiday party

Work is making me so stressed this holiday season. I’ve been incredibly busy and I still feel like a total newbie. And I’m dealing by EATING JUNK. Clients have started sending holiday gift baskets to the office and I don’t seem to have any self-control when stuff like chocolate is staring me in the face. In the past week I’ve received a Tower of Treats from Harry and David, an enormous basket of assorted cookies/pretzels dipped in chocolate (so good!), a huge box of Hershey’s chocolates, another basket of goodies from Coffee Bean, and other stuff I can’t remember right now. I stuck everything in the office kitchen to get it away from my desk. As if I need to be eating all this stuff and packing on more weight. I could stand to lose about 10 pounds actually. 🙁

Enough of the pity party.

What else have I been up to lately? Let’s see… Oh! My company had its holiday party this past Thursday. In LA. And I found out I had to fly down for it on Wednesday. The day before! So yeah. I had to finish all my work on Wednesday since I would be out of the office for the rest of the week. STRESS. !!! But I had a great time and I got the chance to meet the President, the COO, and most of my co-workers from the other West Coast offices. We started off at Chaya in Beverly Hills. I’ve been to the San Francisco location a few times and it’s AMAZING so I was really looking forward to dinner. We all shared an assortment of sushi roll appetizers and then I had the BEST kobe beef entree ever (it was so tender and juicy!). For dessert I had the butterscotch creme brulee… OMG, yum. There are no words.

Next we went over to the Hotel Roosevelt for drinks at the Tropicana Bar. It was a zoo because the premiere for We Are Marshall was just finishing up across the street at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and people were making their way over to the Hotel Roosevelt to continue the party. The bartender told us they expected Matthew McConaughey and Kiefer Sutherland to make appearances. I would have DIED and gone to heaven if I saw Kiefer. Sadly, though, I didn’t see him — I don’t even know if he showed up… but I did see Slash! Though that’s not nearly as exciting. 😛 Our last stop for the night was a club called Les Deux, which was interesting but not really our scene. It was so crowded that there wasn’t enough space to dance and if you tried, you’d inevitably elbow someone. We only stayed for about an hour, long enough to have a few drinks and marvel at all the girls in ridiculously short skirts. I felt completely overdressed.

Finally, at 2am, we all headed back to our hotels. I was staying at the Bel Age Hotel, which will always remind me of Beverly Hills, 90210. ‘Cause if I remember correctly, Dylan used to live there, right? I know the hotel was mentioned or featured in the show in some shape or form, heh. It was so nice to rest finally after a loooong day of traveling and hanging out. Ahhh.

Now it’s back to reality and… Christmas shopping. !!! I haven’t even put a dent in my list. It looks like Rob and I are spending our Sunday at the mall. EEEK.

Photos for the meme coming tomorrow…