December 14th, 2005

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Company Holiday Lunch

I can't complain a bit about Aster's Holiday Lunch (other than that I didn't win the IPOD Nano door prize). We went to Ceviche for lunch. We had to choose our menu before hand and everything that I had was wonderful. I'd been told that their Tres Leches had been reviewed badly but, since I'd never had it before, I was not disappointed by it. Other people around me had chosen other options so I got to see some dishes that I'd like to go back and try.

There was the typical boring speach by the President of Aster, who seemed to want to concentrate on comparing how we are doing financially against what other 8(a) companies had done in their first year. Really, I think we all could have cared less at that point. He could have stopped with "last year's holiday party was four people sitting around a table at Oriental East - this year we have more than 50 employees". Enough said.

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As we left, each of us was given a 8 oz box of Godiva. When you add it to a 3 course lunch at a resturant that the Washington Post calls $$$, it actually works out to a better Holiday gift then I've had at most places I've worked.

BTW, frederich at some point when we have an excuse to be the Silver Spring area for dinner I want to take LLT there.

Edited to say: I've been told that at least two people didn't like the pork because it was too fatty. I didn't notice that much fat on mine compared to the extremely large pieces we were served. Maybe I was lucky, maybe I don't mind fat as much as other people. I still say it was a good meal, but YMMV</a>.
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Illya, you might want to rant on this

Thanks to grail76 and make_your_move for the link.

From the Capitol Hill Blue:Bush on the Constitution: 'It's just a goddamned piece of paper'

I'm sure that it comes to no surprise to anyone that I'm a liberal. Since I was raised by a bunch of die hard Republicans it sometimes creates tension in the family. I'm sure when I mention this to my father he will say that it's not a legitmate article because it doesn't come from a "valid news source". Heck, when I told him I read at least the headlines and some articles from CNN.Com, The USA Today and The Washington Post, he told me that the most acceptable of those sources was the USA Today. However the idea of Bush virtually spitting on the Constitution once again causes me to be amazed that the American public puts up with him. Of course that's because, at least in part, of the number of people who are like my father and will automatically deny the possibility that this actually happened.

For a good post about this subject go here.

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The follow up regarding sources used

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