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Year End Party: Horizons Restaurant

weather: raining
outside: 9°C
mood: happy
music: Ben Heppner - La Boheme, Testa Adorata (Leoncavallo)
We went to Horizons Restaurant at the top of Burnaby Mountain for Husband Guy's company Year End Party. It's a fabulous place with a great view. Their company has really expanded this year so, including all the significant others, there were a lot of people.

One of the guys, D, was an interesting character. He looks and acts a lot like Drew Carey =) He's one of the new artists and he was very passionate about things in a funny way. He made a comment about loving Smirnoff Ice and I threw out, "what a waste of Vodka..." And we all laughed at him about being a pansy and "drinking lemonade". Laughed more about pansy drinks with little umbrellas and fruit stuck on the glass.

D also showed off his Cantonese vocabulary to me, mostly his swearing repertoire. I skooled him a few more =) And katie_ah, "ai-fucking-ya" came up! Everyone LOVED that, we laughed for a great long time on it =D

Somehow, people look at me a bit apprehensively when swear words come up (do I really give a Prim & Proper Vibe?). It's always a shocker to people that I have no problem with swearing and that I'll swear right along for effect once in a while. And yeah, I did also get the mild surprise that I'm a Software Engineer. *shrug* I like defying stereotypes =)

We had a great time talking to everyone. We had a really lively bunch last night. Some we didn't get a chance to talk to as much, but we did try. Husband Guy's boss was wearing a suit. He never dresses up, but he looks really spiffy in a dark suit. The only other time I've seen him dress up was at my wedding(!!!) =D We kept trying to survey his reaction to the bill, but he kept a poker face, until he saw us staring and whispering. Then he comes over and we yak with him for a while. =)

We were given a choice of a Caesar salad or a Seafood Chowder and steak, chicken or seafood dinners. We both go a really garlicky Caesar salad and the 8oz steak. Dinner was very good, but the little red potatos were fantastic. I don't know what it was, I'm not sure if it was just really fresh potatos or whatever they did to it, but I've never had such great potatos =) I heard one other person comment on them, so it's not like the chef fluked on my plate.

We all finished with a Cappuccino Cheesecake. It tasted more like a mousse than the New York style cheesecake that I'm used to, but it was very good too.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 14th, 2002 03:23 pm (UTC)
Scweet! I'm so very pleased that "ai-fucking-ya" will be making it into the vocabulary of Chinese and non-Chinese vocabulary. It's really quite the staple expression!
Dec. 14th, 2002 03:42 pm (UTC)
It's really quite the staple expression!

Yeah, you called it. =)
Dec. 14th, 2002 04:26 pm (UTC)
One time I was going to write “fuck” in a comment to you but I took it out, thinking you'd be offended. A few weeks later you wrote “bitch” so I figured that swearing was A-OK.
Dec. 14th, 2002 04:36 pm (UTC)
There's a time and place for effective swearing. It's like the ability to use any other vocabulary. =)

If every other word is a swear word, it shows laziness, lack of thinking and the impact of the swear words just wears off. I do tend to stay away from people who use foul language indiscriminately.
Dec. 15th, 2002 12:16 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I get sick of overuse of swearing, as well. Sometimes I find myself swearing a lot and I'm like “whoa, cool it.” It's annoying. And, as you said, it does lose it's meaning.
Dec. 14th, 2002 06:51 pm (UTC)
It's so disapointing when the first thing some people want to learn of another language is how to swear.
Dec. 14th, 2002 09:12 pm (UTC)
Heheh, well if they can't learn the whole language, they may as well learn something that's interesting to them. =)
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