We had part “deaux” of our company-wide “Half-Happy Hour” where about 18 folks (had a few pop in and out) got to relax, kick their feet up for a bit, and perhaps sip on something tall and cool. Rather than a trivia party, we talked about what we wanted to be when we were in the 5th grade (Veterinarians were popular, one hobo (thankfully a dream deferred), and a few unfulfilled sports stars. Only one batman). Sai conferenced in from India where it was about 2am… and we learned that Charlie has “about 42 beer steins.” Many of us shared good things to come out of our current health crisis– such as saving money on gas, or shorter commutes for those still coming into the office. Spending more quality time with family was popular.
It was great to see everyone. Next time, we’re going to have a virtual scavenger hunt / talent show*. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice…
*or not… we’ll see.
We had our first company-wide “Half-Happy Hour” where about 20 of us blew off a little steam (there may have been some adult beverages consumed, but we can neither confirm nor deny). We got to introduce a couple of new peeps to the BPM fam, Shelby and Cassie. We recognized a hand-full of folks who have been with us for over 20 years, including Trung who has worked here for 29 years! (Bill W doesn’t count, but he’s been here 35)
Most folks are still working remotely, so it was nice to catch up. The rule was, “no talking about work-related stuff.”
We did some trivia using a service called kahoot.it… it was a “hoot”– most folks got “who’s buried in Grant’s Tomb” (hint: it’s Grant). Nobody got “besides chimps and gorillas, what other animal has human-like fingerprints” (Koala Bears!). Congrats to Jon for answering most quickly and correctly, followed by Jennifer M. and Robert. Jon gets the bragging rights, plus a $25 gift card.