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JM^3
12-12-2008, 08:40:28
So I went to the physics holiday party this year. It was at the lab, and it was the first time I did so.

The party was suppose to go 1-4, the notice said drinks would be provided.

I didn't get there until 2:30. At that time everyone was sitting around tables (Everyone mostly being older lab scientists, techs, and the secretaries, very few students/post docs were there), apparently after a meal, and were making paper airplanes. In the back there was drinks (Some pretty good wine and beer).

Apparently it was a competition to see who could make a paper airplane fly the farthest (inside the room) and the winner got a prize. People were mostly sitting around the tables messing with the planes or maybe talking a bit. After that competition (which was suppose to be 1-2 planes per table), there was a simon says competition (which also got a prize). Then there was a drawing for the door prize.

The whole thing was being cleaned up at 3:15. Everyone was leaving to go back to work (I think).

This was bad for even a physics party. Every conference has had better parties or receptions (just the gatherings for dinner and drinks in the evenings were better), as well as every end of experiment party.

Now I know not to go in the future! I expected people to be standing around eating cheese/etc, drinking wine/beer, and talking about life or physics (most likely physics).

How was everyone elses holiday party? (if you went)

JM

Dyl Ulenspiegel
12-12-2008, 08:41:56
I'd say was, was, but even that seems too excited.

Poor JM

Funko
12-12-2008, 08:43:05
That sounds cool. Booze and paper aeroplanes? :beer:

I'd have made my paper aeroplane by crumpling the paper into a really tight ball and throwing it very hard. Physics in action.

Funko
12-12-2008, 08:43:27
:lol: @ x-post

JM^3
12-12-2008, 08:44:52
Originally posted by Funko
That sounds cool. Booze and paper aeroplanes? :beer:

I'd have made my paper aeroplane by crumpling the paper into a really tight ball and throwing it very hard. Physics in action.

Each table had two plans they were suppose to follow.

But yeah, that would have tied for the best.

If they had allowed time for people to get properly buzzed (I arrived late, probably some were), then the paper airplanes would have been cooler I think.

JM

Funko
12-12-2008, 08:46:13
Ok following plans would have been boring. :(

JM^3
12-12-2008, 08:49:35
I don't know if anyone cheated (more then just adding weight to the plane).

I remember getting a book about making paper airplanes when I was a kid. There were all sorts of different ones, some that were pretty interesting (as far as flight/etc went).

It is likely it was the worse because I missed 3/4 of it. I don't think it was great by any definition though.

JM

Drekkus
12-12-2008, 08:53:05
What holiday party??

mr_B
12-12-2008, 08:57:08
kerstborrel

mr_B
12-12-2008, 08:58:17
we've got our holiday party next thursday afternoon, going to the pub drinking fast eat some bitterball's and probably miss the last train back to rotterdam.

MDA
12-12-2008, 12:27:43
we had texmex food and had a big Mario/Sonic Wiilympics tournament using the conference room projectors :beer:

no alcohol, but we were loud enough to make passersby from other divisions jealous

MattHiggs
12-12-2008, 13:16:45
My Christmas party is tonight at a posh hotel in Manchester with a 5 course meal and free booze. Unfortunately I've got Glandular Fever so I'm going to miss it :(

KrazyHorse
12-12-2008, 13:45:32
I'm skipping the departmental holiday party today. Going to my wife's holiday party instead (well, technically not the party, but the bar they're all going to at 4 after the party finishes).

Going to get soused and embarrass her. :beer:

Funko
12-12-2008, 13:54:35
Glandular fever is hell. Bad luck Matt. :(

MattHiggs
12-12-2008, 13:59:27
Second time I've had it too. I was off college for nearly a year when I was 17. Hopefully it shouldn't be as bad this time but I've been ill since October.

mr_B
12-12-2008, 14:27:29
kissing disease kissing disease kissing disease kissing disease kissing disease

Mr. Bas
12-12-2008, 16:17:19
Our physics holiday party is next week, but it should be better. Usually, it just involves drinking beer and eating great snacks during the afternoon, followed by more beer in the pub. Hmmm, beer.

Lurker the Second
12-12-2008, 16:36:44
a crumpled up ball of paper is obviously just a deathstar so I don't know why anyone would object to that.

Funko
12-12-2008, 16:46:25
You nerd.

Asher
12-12-2008, 16:57:25
We rented out a posh restaurant and got really drunk at the open bar on whisky and wine.

MDA
12-12-2008, 19:10:49
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
a crumpled up ball of paper is obviously just a deathstar so I don't know why anyone would object to that.

nonono, its a

LIGHTNING BOLT, LIGHTNING BOLT, LIGHTNING BOLT!

Resource Consumer
12-12-2008, 19:17:21
After our Christmas party, I woke up in a different country.

Drekkus
12-12-2008, 19:34:43
how did that happen?

JM^3
12-12-2008, 19:44:38
It was on a train?

JM

KrazyHorse
12-12-2008, 19:52:54
My guess is he was in Czechoslovakia in 92/93 and was taking liberalities with the "next morning" part.