Sunday, December 13, 2009

Yuletide Ya-Ya's

Deana, Me, JoAnn, & Renee
Originally uploaded by currtdawg
Last night was our squadron holiday party. Over the past year, I've put in a lot of work toward it, including fund raisers, menu decisions, door prize shopping, endless meetings, etc. I was a little worried I'd be running around making sure everyone was having a good time and not be able to enjoy it myself. Luckily, a little thing called Wild Turkey put my fears to rest.

Jenni & Johnny
Originally uploaded by currtdawg
The holiday party is one of the few times work people get to see each other all dressed up. And this year, we had a casino theme, so some people went all out.

John & Me
Originally uploaded by currtdawg
Did I mention I was drinking Wild Turkey? For some reason, the club doesn't stock Makers Mark, and since I'm a Kentucky boy, I went for the only thing they had from my home state. It went down surprisingly easy. It didn't hurt that the bartender, Tina, is a friend of mine, and every time she saw me coming, she already had it poured.

Trish & JoAnn
Originally uploaded by currtdawg
This was the first of several borderline inappropriate pictures taken throughout the evening, many of which are on other people's cameras.

Poker Table
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I was a little worried about the logistics of the gambling tables, but everything went off quite smoothly.

Me & Jo
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Deana, Me, & JoAnn
Originally uploaded by currtdawg
I wasn't the only one for whom the liquor was liberally flowing.

Steven, Stan, & Rick
Originally uploaded by currtdawg
Steven has issues with smiling in pictures. It might not look like it, but he was having the time of his life, mostly because he was winning at poker. That, and the alcohol.

Me, Steve, & Travis
Originally uploaded by currtdawg
We knew the party was pretty kick-ass because nearly everyone stayed until midnight, when the club turned on all the lights and basically kicked us out.

Steven & JoAnn
Originally uploaded by currtdawg
We all knew we'd be in no condition to drive after the party, so last week, several of us reserved rooms in lodging, which is right across the street from the club. The after-party commenced in my room, where we continued to drink and dance.

Wrestling Match
Originally uploaded by currtdawg
Somehow, JoAnn, Deana, and Steven got into a big wrestling match. It was probably the most hysterical thing I've seen in a long time. On top of this, the radio was blaring and everyone was dancing. I kept expecting the cops to knock on our door, but they never did. It was after 3 AM by the time everyone left.
After checking out this morning, we all met for breakfast and laughed about everything that happened the night before. We kept quoting each other with funny one-liners, such as:
"How does everyone know what colour underwear I have
"This is how I kiss Brayden."
"Take your shirt off when you're talking to me!"
"I would totally stick it in the commander."
"You're like the George Clooney of the Air Force."
After breakfast, I made a quick trip to the grocery store, where I ran into several people from my squadron, and they all told me how much fun they had and how it was the best holiday party they've ever been to. I'm glad all the hard work we put into it really paid off. And to quote Deana, "Most successful party ever."

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