Saturday, December 15, 2012

Google Christmas Party 2012

Last night we attended the Google Lenoir Christmas party, and it was over-the-top good times.

It was held at Chimas Brazilian Steakhouse in downtown Charlotte NC.  If you've never been, it is a place where you get various meats brought to your table on skewers, and they cut off a slice or two, as much as you want.  If you love meat, it is the place to be.

When we arrived we discovered that the place was set up like a Las Vegas casino, including gambling tables.  We were each given $50,000 in chips to gamble with.  I mainly played blackjack, but they also had roulette, craps, and some other things.  I have never played any Vegas style games (aside from $1 in a slot machine once), so it was interesting to try them out with someone elses "money".  Any winnings were "cashed in" for raffle tickets for some awesome prizes.

The company put us up in a nearby hotel for the night, so we got to enjoy the full evening without having to worry about the kids.   It was a great time until I did the Gangham style horsie dance (cause it was playing, and it was a dance, thats why.  Don't judge), and I strained my knee.  I had to hobble back to the hotel, but it was only a block, and well worth it for the awesome good times.

I'll leave you with some more pics, starting with some souvenir chips:

All the steak you can eat.  I got the meat sweats that night.
Blackjack!  I had a lucky streak going last night.

Betting the wad.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That looked like a good time!

Unknown said...

First of all, let me say that if your readers have not eaten in a Brazilian style steak house, they don't know what they are missing! It's a carnivore feast! I love it!
So, let me get this straight. You bike to work each day, you climb mountains, hike valleys and geocache all over the world AND, you strain your knee doing the "horsie" to Gangham style??????? Dude, I think there were some adult beverages involved?
Looks like a great time and a lot of fun for you and Debbie to let your hair down and live it up! Glad you took advantage of that!

Dave DeBaeremaeker said...

There may have been one or four rum'n'cokes involved. Also I was showing off for my wife, and ya know, she wasn't impressed :)