we just finished our office christmas party (you see, lester, it wasn't just an excuse). no one gave me a set of paints with a note that said, "never give up", but i was fortunate enough to get the kind of secret santa gift (a tower recds. gift cert. and chocolate) that made me very happy and also allowed me to look over at the suspect, raise my eyebrow and get a nod in return.
i also embarassed myself by exhibiting my apparently above-average disco knowledge.