It's Cinco de Mayo. I wouldn't have remembered it—one day is much the same as another in here—but Cayst mentioned it in her journal.
The office Cinco de Mayo party is something I look forward to every year. Ray always goes all out; he decorates the entire place and brings traditional Mexican pastries and tamales and salsa, and lots of other food. Ellie always bakes something too. Last year I think she made the cinnamon brownies. They were amazing.
I'd get a plate of food and then go hang out with Wei. (Actually Wei left a year or two ago, but I'm reminiscing anyway, so.) Wei was the perfect office party friend because he always filled the conversational space. Not in a bad way—he was gracious and a good listener and never talked over people—but if you were quiet, he was happy to keep the conversational ball rolling all by himself. So you could just stand in his vicinity and be guaranteed no awkward silences and no need to come up with small talk yourself, unless you felt like it. He always told interesting stories about his kids and his dogs and his blacksmithing.
I don't usually miss the office, but I kind of do today.
On the other hand, I woke at 8 this morning and played a bunch of Rabi-Ribi before even logging in to check my work email. So, tradeoffs.
That's a wonderful memory! I've never experienced an office party, but that's sounds very fun!
Ooh, bet you really enjoyed the tacos and other Mexican food! Tacos and burritos are seriously some of my favorite foods, they are also not that expensive to make at home.
@JustMegawatt For sure. That reminds me, I should get tortilla chips for nachos in my next grocery order...
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