It was another scorcher of a day, so the lawn games that we usually play didn't receive much attention. In a very funny side attraction, the picnic committee set up what I called the 'junior delinquent games', which on further consideration I would call the 'misspent youth' games. One game was much like 'beer pong'- nine cups of water were set up in a square, and the first competitor to land three of their colored ping pong balls in a row, similar to a 'tic-tac-toe' victory, would win. One of our IT guys is a table tennis whiz, so he did pretty well in this game. I'm a big beer drinker, so I beat a young guy who works in our retail department, though it was a close match. Another of these games involved shooting a triangular stack of empty soda cans with rubber bands, with victory going to the first one to knock down all of the cans. I was up against a diminutive pixie from the development office. I won pretty handily, largely because I used to
It was fun getting together with everybody, and a hoot watching co-workers getting into the casino games in an intense fashion. It was a nice way to spend a few hours with co-workers, especially for a guy like me who works nights and weekends. I'm fortunate in working with a great group of people.