Those Rare Albino Elephants

Anyone know exactly where the term ‘white elephant” came from to describe today’s office gift exchange party? Today’s your lucky day. The backstory, according to Wikipedia, is that the term “white elephant” refers to an extravagant but burdensome gift which cannot be easily disposed of. Story has it that the King of Siam gifted rare albino elephants to courtiers who had displeased him so that they might be financially ruined by the animal’s upkeep costs.

Fortunately, no one was as mean-spirited at our own white elephant party. (Besides, we’re pretty sure a rare albino elephant would have blown out the maximum $15 gift budget.)

Instead, this is what our lively, no-animals-were-hurt-in-the-making-of-this-party looked like:

It’s beginning to look a latke like Hanukkah!

It’s beginning to look a latke like Hanukkah!

Nothing better than a Lego set for Chief Resident Geek Ivan. Everything is awesome!

Nothing better than a Lego set for Chief Resident Geek Ivan. Everything is awesome!

Keri, Robin and Neeraj silently plotting on which gifts to steal while managing to smile through a picture. Such pros.

Keri, Robin and Neeraj silently plotting on which gifts to steal while managing to smile through a picture. Such pros.

Mark & Tommy enjoying some best friend activities.

Mark & Tommy enjoying some best friend activities.

Everything about Anthony’s look. Yes!

Everything about Anthony’s look. Yes!

A proper gentleman always has a fancy wine collection on hand. You’re welcome, Neeraj.

A proper gentleman always has a fancy wine collection on hand. You’re welcome, Neeraj.

99 problems…

99 problems…

Happy Holidays from the Spendgo bunch!

Happy Holidays from the Spendgo bunch!

Relaxing in our new hoodies now, we can’t wait to start the new year off in a big way. Stay tuned for exciting things here at Spendgo’s headquarters.

Relaxing in our new hoodies now, we can’t wait to start the new year off in a big way. Stay tuned for exciting things here at Spendgo’s headquarters.

And from all of us here at Spendgo, we wish you a very happy and safe holiday season. Up and up in 2015!