We followed up the meal with our Secret Santa gift exchange. I gave my recipient the CD The Information by Beck. Now before you start thinking that I was taking a big chance on something like that, I should explain that we had all indicated several gift wishes in a Word document on our server. My gift specifications were a little more vague – I indicated that I would be happy with a funny book or movie, or with a gift that told me something about the taste of the giver. I’m pleased to say that my Secret Santa took my request to heart, and he gave me a book he himself is very fond of – Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris. I’m looking forward to digging into it. I know so many people who really like Sedaris’ stuff, and this will be my first exposure to his work.
The other item I’ve brought to today’s Show & Tell is a photo from the all-office Holiday Party of earlier this month. There were various items being distributed as we arrived, and this is a photo of me wearing a couple of them, namely, a crown and a mask.
(thanks to Frank M. for the photo!)