my job had its annual winter social tonight and since i’ve been there (2006) this is only my 2nd time attending. i’m anti-social and don’t usually go to these events. the first time i went, before i could even sit down at a table, a woman says to me, “valerie, i heard you were funny, say something funny valerie.” i sat there with nothing to say, but now we know each other better and sometimes i let her see my funny. i didn’t have the main course, only dessert and something to much on during cocktail hour. i waited around until after dinner to see if i could win a barnes and noble gift card. after i found out i lost, by way of a drawing, i left. at least the carrot cake was delicious.