First day on the job..

Am I the only person that wonders what the first day on the job for the new pope was like?  I saw the headlines, he said mass, visited the masses, blah, blah..  When I start a new job, one of the first questions are Where can I park my car (Popemobile)? Where is the bathroom? Coffee pot and water cooler?  These are the important questions when starting any new job. Then you have to fill out the HR paperwork, the 401 K paperwork, the insurance paperwork. Most of the day seems like paperwork. Hopefully you can find your way back the bathroom and coffee pot after the brief first tour. I wonder of the new pope had to do all these new employee rituals? 

Today our company celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Many of my fellow employees (including me) work from home on Fridays so today was good day to have solid attendance in the office. Not on time attendance, but bodies in the building by say, 11 am. The company president wanted corned beef this year. His wife hates the smell and taste of corned beef so having a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at work would enable him to get his corned beef and keeps his wife happy. I brought my turkey cooking set up and boiled the water. He, CP (company president) brought the corned beef in two boil bags from a local butcher. We put the corned beef in the cold water, brought it to a boil, turned the heat down and simmered for three hours.

While the corned beef was cooking we had the appetizer course. We had fruit, shrimp, smoked salmon, cheese slices, irish soda bread,  and various crackers and flat breads.  With the corned beef we had potatoes, cabbage and salad. We also had a dessert course which included an ice cream pie (for National Pi Day) and pistachio pudding .  Missing today was a pint of Guinness. This was the first of these celebrations that was dry, no alcohol. I’m not sure if no one thought to bring some or there was an edict against it. I think with all that food and a pint of Guinness, I would have been out in my car taking a nap!

See the pictures below from our celebration.  Enjoy!

Namaste

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