.Sun Colorado Holiday Tea

tea-house Lame-o excuse for late delivery disclaimer: I wanted to post this during the holiday break, but betweeen all the Colorado blizzards, challenging holiday travel & increased holiday socializing, I managed to contract Viral Gastroenteritis (a prettier term for “stomach flu”), then it took me a while to get my groove on and catch up post holiday break. BTW, if you want to be the rock star for a loved one recovering from the stomach flu, make them this chicken noodle soup — a super simple, yummy recipe, tho’ I use bow tie pasta and double the veggies.

Anywho, every December, I organize a holiday afternoon tea at the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House for the Colorado-based folks in the .Sun Organization (AKA Curtis Sasaki & Company). 2006 marked the 4th anniversary of this fantastically fun and hoity-toity event.

Here are some pics for your enjoyment & an opportunity to attach a face to some of the cool stuff you see on sun.com.

The view from my rear-view mirror as I raced to get to the Tea House on time. I deserved it. 23 over the speed limit — a 6 point violation, but was given a 4 point violation. I couldn’t have done better with this guy if I were a giant chocolate donut.

The stars of the show. The artichoke purses on the top are my fav’s:

(left to right) Valorie– Support Mgr AKA Master Problem-Solver, Kristen – Content Mgt Mgr & Stellar Data Architect, Kit – the guy who helps find us talent when we’re in a bind, Penny – Sr. Program Manager of sun.com’s identity management:

Will – super bright and fun Operations Guy (he’s one of the busy-bees who hooks sun.com up with smokin’ fast sun.com servers) and Valorie (mentioned above):

Josef, User Experience/Interface Guru – Like what you see on sun.com? Josef is one to thank. He also lured me to Sun after working together at a bubble 1 dot com:

Rob – Quality Assurance Extraordinaire & Will Blur (mentioned above). The thing that is irreplaceable about Rob is he never wigs out when the QA work collides or when I ask him to sit in on deployment calls that last as long as it takes for Rob to give his rubber stamp. We haven’t had to sit on a late night blogs.sun.com deployment for a while partly because of Rob catching bugs early on.

Mr. & Mrs. Levi. Levi is one of Will‘s master engineers. Levi can solve any web app problem WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE. I’m serious, even when he’s pissed, he’s smiling:

Another genius who can smile while walking through the darkness of hell — Uche Ogbuji, XML celeb & Kristen (mentioned above):

  1. #1 by melanie gao on January 14, 2007 - 11:29 pm

    That’s hilarious and scary at the same time! Didn’t you worry the cop would get suspicious if he saw you snapping pictures of him, albeit through your rearview mirror…?

  2. #2 by skrocki on January 15, 2007 - 6:43 am

    Hi Melanie. Yeah, you’re probably right. Sometimes I’m like Rainman — snapping gutsy pictures — only I do it for my blog.

  3. #3 by Ashish on January 15, 2007 - 8:45 am

    Thanks for posting the pics. I was forgetting some of the faces.

  4. #4 by Levi on January 16, 2007 - 8:35 am

    Thanks for putting these up Linda! 🙂 A note to your intrepid viewers… careful examination of the pictures will reveal “proper pinky posture.” 😉

  5. #5 by Wendell on July 30, 2008 - 10:15 pm

    Colorado is a colorful place worth visiting at least once in a life time. It is a cool place and many people visit this place mostly in summer. The dishes shown in the picture are mouth-watering.

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