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As you know from posts on our main blog, we're not always a high-stress, low-benefit place of employment. Every so often, we like to rally the troops and have a little fun. Last week, with the Woot-Offs out of the way, we finally had a chance to say a long-overdue hello to our most recent site. Our little home.woot party lasted for a few hours at lunch, and there were games and prizes and plenty of smiles.

 

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And also some aprons and hats. You know, just because. Come on inside and we'll show you more of what we did. The Dyson race alone is worth the click.

But before we get to the video, let's break down what happened on the most exciting day of last week. Our Home.Woot team was looking forward to finally getting their own coming-of-age party, so they pulled out all the stops! And by stops, we mean they snagged all the leftovers lying around the office.

 

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What can we say? Some offices have pens and paperclips, we have little toy motorcycles and speedboats. All that junk we gotta unbox for the photos went up for grabs. You better believe competition was fierce! Across four different events, our staff-letes gave their… well, not quite all, because they'd eventually have to go back to work, but we think they did give their most.

Now let's talk about the games.

GAME ONE: THE STACKINGENING

 

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What's harder than sealing plastic lids? Sealing plastic lids quickly! Two by two, our contestants tried to seal and stack their plastic tower in the allotted amount of time. Points were awarded if they properly burped out the air before moving on. The winner was the first person to complete the tower and they got the right to be smug about it.

GAME TWO: THE SHOVINGENING

 

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Thanks to our in-house action photographer, we don't even need to waste words, do we? As you can guess, whoever shot their box the farthest was proclaimed the winner. Catch-22 was that the winner took home a slightly dented prize. The wheel of karma balances itself.

GAME THREE: THE FLINGINGENING

 

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There's the top brass of Woot Inc. in action. See that tiny hot dog in motion near the lower middle of the shot? It's easy to miss, so we've got a better picture for you below:

 

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Contestants had to spatula-fling the hot dog into the target-grill. Accuracy was the watchword for this event, and who ever got the hot dog closest to the bulls-eye was proclaimed the winner! Sort of like darts for carnivores.

GAME FOUR: VACUUM RACING

Here's everything you need to know about the vacuum races:

 

 

Oh, and in case you didn't notice, there were also refreshments.

 

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Of course, nobody at Woot Inc. is allowed to drink on the job, so bottles were for later (despite what you may think while watching those guys nearly kill themselves with the vacuums) but even still, a good time was had by all, and the Home.Woot team was finally, properly welcomed aboard.

 

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Give our little baby site a hand, huh? It's come so far, so fast!

skoolgrll


quality posts: 0 Private Messages skoolgrll

Woot, you guys are awesome! If I wasn't a homemaker, living in Okinawa, Japan, I would so apply to work there!!! Keep up the great work, we love you guys! :D Kristina Trujillo

celeste91784


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I love Home.Woot. Thank you for your hard work in getting the deals to us. It looks like your Welcome Party was a lot of fun--congrats to you for a new, successful "branch" of Woot!

djenkins1982


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Welcome, home.

w00tgurl


quality posts: 26 Private Messages w00tgurl

i like the baby monkeys. so cute ^_^

Cat & Duck's Investigative Assistant
LONG LIVE WOOT CLUE 2012! r.i.p. you are miseed

WilfBrim


quality posts: 18 Private Messages WilfBrim

The videos always look like you just moved in, like three days before. Good to see that you aren't blowing all the money on stuff like wall decor and nice furniture.

I don't buy that you guys weren't hitting the vino. After having to put up with those Wine.Woot guys going on and on every damned day about that great Pinot that they just tasted, which went so great with the goat chesse that it being offered next week there is not way you didn't partake.

Oh, and you should like to that video the next time the Dyson ball comes up. Very good demonstration of how manuverable they are. Really.

LinuxTrance


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This is why I love Woot looks like an epic party, welcome (belated) to Home.Woot, this is my favorite woot project, always something I like, just need a few things I can afford, haha.

collinvh


quality posts: 61 Private Messages collinvh

This looks way too close to a storyboard from an episode of "The Office". I only wish we had a video clip after the wine was gone (that's what she said).

ChadIsenberger


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Aw, looks like a fun time was had.

Chad Isenberger

Cridds


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Love it!! Looks like you guys had a terrific time...wish I was there!

ishoplive


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Welcome to Home.Woot! It's my favorite website.