‘Twas the Holidays Hangout, when all through the net
#Eventprofs were stirring, their email to get;
The BEOs hung on clipboards with care,
In hopes that the caterers soon would be there;
Attendees were nestled all snug in their chairs;
While visions of aerialists danced in the air;
And friends on their laptops, and I on my Mac,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s hack,
When out on Twitter there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my Steelcase to see what was the matter.
Away to my browser I flew like a flash,
Quick opened a new Zoom and emptied the cache.
The glow of the screen on my new bluetooth keyboard,
Gave a luster of ROI promised reward,
When what to my wondering eyes did arrive,
But a whole slew of tweets and alive,
With PinkDeb, , — a riot!
And then & dear
, — a battalion!
So I whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
Miguel Neves and .
Come gaily dressed in your Santa suit
Anh Nguyen, Will Curran, and Eric De Groot!
Emelie Barta, Keith Johnston, Annarita Montanaro
Dan Cormany, Alex Plaxen, and young Lubo Tomko.
Liz Lathan, Juup de Kanter, and Joan Eisenstodt
Did I forget them? No I did not!
I miss Deborah Oster Pannell, I don’t get to see her,
Or Cameron Toth, Danalynne Menegus, and Mike van der Vijver.
And though in this long list of friends you might drown
Welcome Deborah Elms, Paul Salinger, Roxann Momilani Hendrickson, Kristin Arnold, Stefania Conti-Vecchi, Paul Cook, and Karen Brown!
To the top of the page! to the top of the list!
Duck under the velvet rope, come to be kissed!
As leaves that before the room turnover rise,
When they meet with an obstacle, we all improvise.
So up to the hangout the #eventprofs they flew
With the click of a mouse, and some first-timers too
Appeared on the chat with a beer in their hand
Or an old-fashioned cocktail (all fresh, nothing canned)…
So come join us shortly if that’s what you’d like
If we say we can’t hear you please unmute your mike!
Holidays Hangout Image courtesy of Fenton InPrint online