Dozens of Dinner Parties

Dinner parties seem to be seeing a comeback….or it is said.
Did they ever die or is there a need to try to be hip and say” hey we are throwing a dinner party”… before you just had people around for a meal or friends got together for a meal… but a dinner party… OH… those were the days and I can remember them as a kid!!

They were “in” one time and everyone got excited about being invited for a meal and drinks…..cocktails, somewhat fashionable then and mingling amongst friends and strangers and then the big moment when “dinner was announced”!!!

It wasn’t just the dinner that was important it was the whole concept itself… My mom always – planned what to wear, went and got her hair done, saw to it that my dad had the right suit on with the right tie…. Those were dinner parties and no one would ever think of showing up casual like we see today when we go to people’s houses for a meal. Those were events!!!

I too when invited would have to get dressed-up too. It would be unimaginable for children not to be properly attired either, because the family reputation was on show and what women (mother) would want her children to be seen as not properly dressed for the occasion. Ok, I was dressed up in a dress but somehow it really didn’t seem to fit in because if the weather was good all the kids were sent outside and of course told in a stern voice “Don’t get dirty”!!

Those words of wisdom I never have understood, because for us kids going outside back then meant doing something where you would get dirty and you could guarantee once back inside that I/ we all would get in trouble for dirtying our good clothes…. I guess my mom’s logic about not getting dirty when I was a kid will remain a mystery to me forever. Then after getting dirty the other great sentence was: Didn’t I tell you not to get dirty!! … Even when I tried to convince my mother that you can’t play outside and not get dirty, was useless because she didn’t want to hear that. Nor did any of the other mother’s either…..

Then we kids were shunted into another room and served what everyone always thought us kids loved to eat… Hotdogs and french-fries and drink a sickly sweet drink that gave you an orange or red mustache!! (I’m sure many of you know this drink) Why we had to eat that all the time is beyond me. I guess back then everyone thought that this was dinner party food for kids. I always wanted what the adults we eating… REAL FOOD!!!

Those were great times!!

But it is true no one really does those things anymore. It was so fun back then and my mom even enjoying throwing those dinner parties too and cooking all the food herself and getting everything ready for that big evening… It was simply great!!

Will the “Dinner Party” make a comeback or is it lost to the TV and computer world???

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Got a Business Card?

Business cards are great things for business people because it helps everyone know how to contact you and for which company you work for. Those wonderful little cards have been around for years and somehow we always seem to have tons of them and never really remember who gave them to us.

I am sunk in the world of business cards – HELP ME!!!

But times are changing in the world now and of course we still rely on the business card and love to hand them out to whoever is around. They seem to come in all colors and with different print or weight of paper, and believe me with weight that can turn into a problem. The business card blues…

Now-a-days you may want to have a little wagon( remember the sort you had as a kid – red with wheels) to collect your business cards because times are changing and now the cards are going to be made of cement. Naturally with your name and phone number on it and all the other relevant info too.

Because of the material it could be a bit heavy to carry around in your suit pocket or brief case and making you look a bit lop sided when you walk, and this you don’t want to happen at your next important meeting – do you?
But then again maybe you are wearing the new super cement pocket suit which is especially made for those new business cards made out of cement.

Guys – don’t get this suit mixed up with your normal suit because it may look the same but the suit is of a special material so you can carry around your new cement business cards. Some weight training is advisable before you start to wear the suit or else you may have some muscle aches at the end of the day from wear the suit.

I would recommend at least 1 month training, so then you are strong enough to wear the suit and have a pocket full of cement business cards with you.

But if you would prefer the wagon to carry your business cards around in; then there’s the new cement business card wagon tailored to you needs. These wagons are great because they come in all colors and you can choose all the accessories on it just like you would when you buy a new car. In the wagon there is the alphabetical order file system so you don’t get your cards mixed up and there’s the portable drink cooler and retractable desk with computer so no worries when you are out of the office because you have your office with you. Plus too there’s the swivel chair that comes with the set-up, so you never need to worry about where do I sit?

The wonders of an office on wheels….. I want one

This wonderful set-up eases your work load and enables you to easily go on business trips or attend conferences and it’s a real eye-catcher too. And probably your business associates will envy you for having such a set-up.

You wouldn’t want to be at the next board meeting and have someone point at you and say “Where’s your business card wagon?” That could be a real career killer because everyone else is there with their wagon.

The only way to save yourself in that situation is to have your new cement business card handy and say “Do you have one like this?” And when they don’t; then you know you are ahead of the game and ready for promotion!

I want to be the boss!!!

So next time you are planning an important business meeting or trip do not forget your new cement business cards and business card wagon so that you will be the hit of the meeting. Enjoy your next meeting!