Last night I went with some of the people from work to a fundraiser for a local hospital, a hospital that donates some office space to the non-profit agency I work for. The fundraiser was called the Taste of Life, and boy... was it ever!
A number of local restaurants and vineyards were represented with samples of what they offer. Let me tell you, I had some amazing food. And (the ex would be proud of me right now) I tried a lot of different things.
The event was held at a catering hall next to the water. We got a few tables outside, as it was a beautiful evening and took turns going inside and getting food. They only had dessert plates so you had to go in a bunch of times. (Sure, that's the excuse we all used!)
There were so many things to choose from: hazelnut encrusted swordfish over cous cous (YUMMY); Thai meatballs; coconut shrimp, crab cakes, zucchini lasagna; penne with shrimp; assorted breads; steak; sushi; cod in a ginger sauce and a whole bunch of other stuff. But that was only the "real" food. For dessert they had butterscotch and apple crumb cake, chocolate crumb cake; homemade ice cream; assorted cookies and cheesecakes; chocolate covered strawberries; truffles; brownies, etc.
I don't drink wine (a very important point... you'll see why soon) so I didn't pay much attention to the wines they had but they had a lot.
It was a nice evening though. I remembered to bring my camera so we got some pictures (not enough to finish my film though). Mostly we took group pictures but one of the girls insisted on taking a picture of me by myself. I've told her about my blog and while she hasn't checked it out, she thinks this picture would be a good one to post. Then again, she's also the crazy one that wants me to do some extreme blind dating thing. (No thank you!) When I finish the film and get it developed, hopefully it'll be a good picture and I will post it.
Anyway, I've veered away from my story. My supervisor and I went in on some raffles together. We each put our own names on half of the tickets. One of mine was pulled. Do you know what I won? Wine! I think I'm going to have to start drinking it! I won this basket with four bottles of wine and two balloon glasses. I was really much more impressed with the glasses than the wine but I suppose that's besides the point!
No one else that I work with won anything. A few of the girls were a little upset because there were some people that won three or four things. In a room full of people, to have a handful of people win a handful of things each is a little disappointing.