Dear Blog Readers,
We have become the kind of blogger we never wanted to be — the kind who has a "read our blog" button on our website but the newest post is months old. We blame Facebook for this — it's so much easier to write something there and we seem to have more followers there than we did here on the blog. Still, we can't quite bring ourselves to give it up altogether yet — so instead, we're posting this little note to explain our lack of current entries. Please do check out our facebook page, we think it's fun, if not quite as long form.
sincerely, the Joie de Blogger.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Now is the Time to be Jolly!

Just as we're decking the halls of Joie for Valentine's Day, its time for - the Joie de Vivre Holiday party. Last year we held it in the summer, so we feel we're doing rather well to have it less than a month after Christmas. Truth be told, it's hard to have a good party right around the 25th - everyone is so partied out, and sleep deprived, and yes, a little stressed - even we professional gift people sometimes have difficulty finding just the right present for Aunt Sally or the neighbor's cat. We have a lot of former Joie employees who just work in December now, and there's never enough time to catch up while actually at work - so it will be fun to hang out, drink libations, have dinner and trade our stories - that customer who just didn't understand how dominos work, the one who was seriously put out that we were closing at 9 pm, the one who brought us two basketfuls of delicious meringue mushrooms that she made herself, the constant emails begging for M-cups . . . which we, and every other store in the country, ran out of in early December. So many stories to tell, and then, after tonight, holidays 2009 will really be over!

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