2015 has been a spectacular year. We've grown our team of experts and staff, we've worked hard on your projects and case work and we've made great strides in improving the processes and systems that we use to deliver that work to you. From all of us at PFCS, we offer you a little holiday tribute.
We'd love to hear from you about what you're up to this holiday, either what you're drinking, your toasts to the new year, or where you'll be enjoying the festivities. Comment on this blog for more holiday happenings.
A Toast to You...
Get started now for a round of Sun Liquor Egg Nog, which our Information Technology department (Dylan Markow works remotely from Dallas, Texas) prepares around Thanksgiving (the Seattle Times recipe suggests aging the holiday cocktail one month in advance), to enjoy on Christmas.
Then move onto one of Pete's favorite drinks, the Manhattan:
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 dash Angostura® bitters
1 maraschino cherry
1 twist orange peel
Combine the vermouth, bourbon whiskey, and bitters with 2 - 3 ice cubes in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don't bruise the spirits and cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled cocktail glass and strain the whiskey mixture over the cherry. Rub the cut edge of the orange peel over the rim of the glass and twist it over the drink to release the oils but don't drop it in.
Under the Tree
"I will be literally “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” this year. Santa is bringing my daughter a mini Torino Red Stratocaster guitar and Daddy a new amp. We’ll be cranking it up! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day. Go Spurs!"
Cheers and Be Merry!
May your troubles be less,
And your blessing be more.
And nothing but happiness,
Come through your door.
"An Irish Toast – don’t have any Irish in me but I love their toasts."
- Gabriella Wittenberg - Project Manager
"Gratitude shouldn’t be an occasional incident but a continuous attitude."
- Sheila Comparan - Information Gatekeeper
O'er the hills we go!
"In New Year's Eve's past, I've been in Times Square for the big ball-drop. And I've danced in the new year at the Nines Hotel in Portland. And this year I'll be rockin' the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego. Maybe I'll see you there. Cheers and all the best for 2016."
"For the Holidays, I will be heading up to Redding, California to visit my family. Friday we will celebrate Christmas morning at my parent's house and proceed to house hopping / crashing other Christmas parties until we end up at my grandparents' house for dinner. On Saturday, I believe we are going out to dinner to celebrate all of our birthdays (myself, my brother, and my dad all have the same birthday and my mom the following day). On Sunday, I will sadly depart back to Southern California where Monday morning shenanigans at PFCS will be waiting for me. No New Year's Eve plans just yet!"
Chase Henry - Project Coordinator
"Gather up your imperial forces, Christmas comes early this year for fans of the George Lucas mega-franchise that is Star Wars. For any science fiction fan, nerd or child of the 70s/80s, the anticipation is exciting to say the least. I'll be filling my flask with whiskey and lining up for the Star Wars movie marathon (7 films) punctuated with the new release of The Force Awakens. I'll be dusting my action figure collection with glee this holiday, and maybe heading back to the theater for repeat viewings."
Whitney Woolf - Operations Manager
Project Coordinator Carolyn Des Jardin has had a stranglehold on the PFCS League of Awesome since Week 1 of the fantasy football season. As we cruise into the playoffs will she emerge the victor? For those partaking in the pigskin this season, good luck to your team, and we're all tuned in to see what happens in the NFL this holiday and into the post-season.