Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A gala event...



Every year Swift Jim's work put on a Staff Gala Dinner at the end of the year. They dont call it a 'Christmas Party' because that title may offend some people....
On Saturday night we went along. It's usually a great night out. We all get dressed up. The food is delish, there is awesome entertainment (this year it was a steel theme, so tap dancers & drummers etc), and usually prizes.
The first year that Swift Jim & I attended one of these functions, the theme was roaring 20's and I was 5 days shy of giving birth to Almond Eyes. We had a fun night & won a bottle of wine! Nice! Except I started to get contractions at about 10pm & freaked out, so we went home (it turned out to be a false alarm). Trouble is we forgot to take our bottle of wine home & some other lucky person got to take it home instead. That was the first & last time we won something.
Until Saturday night. They did the token look under your bread plate for a winner sticker & guess who got the prize?! Yep yours truly! I was soooo excited! I never win anything!! (except that one time).... The room was elated with excitement ! The MC guy really hyped it up, then he announced what the prizes were...
First of all the room made a "Huuuh" sound.... then laughter!
It turns out it was the only prize for the evening and it was somewhat of a boobie prize....
Can you tell what it is? Probably not. This lovely piece of plastic was the centre piece for the table. It was sitting on top of a light so it was kind of a cool table centre piece for a engineering company's Staff Gala Dinner, but apparently they didn't want to keep all 108 of them, and thought the staff would? Interesting! Anyhow, I thought it was hilarious! So there ^ is a picture of me & my prize! Needless to say, we left it there!

6 comments:

Trace said...

LMAO !!! Classic

and I might just add that you look STUNNING :)

Hippomanic Jen said...

Sounds like good times, glad to hear you up and blogging again.

Anonymous said...

Looking gorgeous as always Becky! xo

Jennifer said...

LOL--a lost bottle of wine and a piece of plastic!! You better play the lottery!!

Your kids are so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog last week!

Hearts and Hands said...

What a wonderful night, and winning a gorgeous centre piece, awsome!!
My Hubby hld an end of year gathering, but partners are not allowed! Hmph!

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

well done on the booby prize!