February 26, 2011
When I really need to get work done, I try to organize a work party with my self-employed, non office-bound compatriots. I find that if I ever have any chunk of time to myself that is over two hours, I just might end up watching a movie if I am alone. Come to think of it... chunks of two hours to myself have been rather rare every since I got home from Hong Kong. So I guess that's why I haven't had a work party in a long time!
I really need to get my final edits done for the thesis. So that's what I did. Sort of horrifying, how three hours went by and I am still not done. If anything, it was sort of like picking open a scab.
Luckily I didn't have to work alone. The presence of Lisa, ever silent and devoted to her own computer screen, gave me the motivation to stay still and write.
Here is my concentration face.
When the sun had set we finally closed up shop and head downtown to Artworks to find suitable birthday cards for our friend's birthday party that night.
Artworks has a resident doggie!
It's the place I go to get random gifts when I have no idea what to buy someone.
I've photographed their flowers before. On a grossly cold day like yesterday, it was refreshing to see something so perky.
I wish I had so much beautiful ribbon at my house.
Then it was off to Red Star for some pre-party supper.
Don came to meet us after work - yay!
We ate pasta.
Then party people started arriving.
And of course, our birthday boy - Kris!
The place really filled up with lots of beautiful people.
Lots of smiles too.
DJ says, "hello."
And then came the cake.
Happy Birthday, Kris!
All work and no play makes Miss Sarah a dull girl. Good thing I do plenty of both.