There is an interesting aspect to working during the summer. All of a sudden you feel obligated to become an active participant in the real world. So instead of heading home to hide under your sheets, as you try to ignore your responsibilities and believe that nothing is more beautiful than the comfy bed that will keep you warm and calm. Still, it is nice to spend some time out in the world socialising with friends and colleagues. It is weird seeing pen guy outside of his cubicle and drinking wine instead of his usually overly milked coffee. Even get to see ninja girl silently working her way through the group of people, only to actually start talking to some group of people that managed to catch her before she could slip past them.
There is something rather fascinating about these events, you come to realise that you are part of a bigger machine, just a small cog working to make some aspects move towards a hopeful goal, but in reality you never know if it will come true or not. Sometimes you have to wait until time comes around and reveals whatever you are working towards. The world does work in mysterious ways, but cannot deny that it is always an interesting tale to finally uncover whatever you've been wasting your time on was actually building up to. Even if it is just a small office party where everyone acts as if they get along perfectly fine. Sometimes the small things are the most beautiful.