Happy Friday! I am out on the porch of The House on the Hill, it’s a beautiful Summer night, and I’m writing. Does it get much better than this?
The dog days of Summer have definitely arrived, and the week dragged a little more than usual. Thankfully, Friday kept its word and returned to make it all better.
Who’s ready to head out to the Think Tank to just unwind, relax, and work up a few Deep Thoughts? It’s the perfect night for it…
This week’s topic: As the Summer drags on, and the workdays seem to get excruciatingly longer, what do you do to raise morale around the office and propel yourself into the weekend?
It’s such a wild coincidence that this week’s topic coincides with my planning a little shindig at work today to raise moral and propel my coworkers into the weekend. Isn’t it crazy how things work?
Today was the triumphant return of Fiesta Friday!
As you can tell by the name, this special day always falls on a Friday, which is perfect not only because it hastens the weekend’s arrival, but also because alliteration is fun!
Essentially, Fiesta Friday is an all day eating binge. Everyone brings in a snack, the food is piled on the table by the copier, and we just get up from our desks whenever the mood hits to grab something for noshing.
Some weeks, Fiesta Friday has a theme (we did it much more regularly last Summer), and some weeks, it’s just a free for all.
I prefer the latter because we could end up with anything from entrees to desserts to chips and dip to crock pot surprises. There’s always something for everyone on Fiesta Friday.
Of course, there is one special touch essential to make the holiday perfect…
It’s not festive until you bust out the pinatas. We’ve had these two for so long that they’ve become the unofficial office mascots. If they hang around much longer, they will become eligible for medical benefits (which could be VERY handy for a pinata!) and a 401K.
I called for a return to Fiesta Fridays this week because I could feel the week dragging me down its level, and I didn’t want that to happen.
Fiesta Friday buoyed my spirits and made the day pass much more quickly.
I’m proud to say I didn’t go overboard like I usually do, Modern Philosophers. I have been working too hard at losing weight to blow it on chips and dip, which has difficult because those pinatas can be damn persuasive!
So what about you, Modern Philosophers? Do you think you might give Fiesta Friday a try at your workplace? Is there something else you do to raise morale in the office? Do you promise to go Full Pinata the next time the opportunity presents itself?