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The Hostess with the Mostest– accidents, that is!

I love “entertaining.”  Since I live by myself, I don’t normally cook that much, but I enjoy doing it from time to time.  Plus, it’s just nice to have a full house every once in a while.

This week* I decided to host two events at my house, the rationale being that I’d only have to clean once.  SCORE!!

Thursday night was book club. 

It was one of the best meetings in recent memory.   We read This is Your Brain on Music, which was fascinating, if a bit dry.  But the most fun came when we played songs for one another.  It was really great to listen to some different types of music and to be able to share what we liked with one another.  You can read more about it (and see pictures!) on our book club blog.  (yeah, we’re that cool!)

Oh, and I broke a wine glass that night.  It was my wine glass, so I didn’t feel so bad.  Just a little embarrassed/clumsy.

Friday night was Bunco night! 

We haven’t played Bunco in months so it was good to get everyone together again.  I made a taco/nacho bar that seemed to go over well and, as always, there were lots and lots and lots of drinks.  Unfortunately, there aren’t many pictures.   I was apparently having too much fun playing hostess to remember to take photos, even though I had my camera out.   Plus, there’s the unfortunate situation with my camera cord (see below)  D’oh!!    

For the first time in maybe forever I actually WON!!  I got most wins and a $25 prize.  Awesome!

The “highlight” of the evening came when I decided to sit on my fold-up buffett table.   I had already put most of  the foodstuffs away and we were just sitting around gabbing.   I hopped up onto the table and it decided to fall out from under me… everything on the table (the remainder of the food, the tablecloth, me) slowly but surely slid to one side.  Everyone was laughing so hard they were crying and Kim managed to snap this pic with her cell phone (the quality isn’t great, but I think you get the point)

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After that we decided to go to the local strip club.  Yeah, yeah, I know… but I’m fascinated with strippers… and it’s within walking distance… and it’s a bit of a tradition.

Anyway, this was NOT my night to be at the “club.”   I got knocked in the head by a stripper heel and had to call security on a creepy guy who wouldn’t leave us alone.  

Note to guys:  Just because girls are in a strip club doesn’t mean they want to sleep with you.  Or talk to you.  So when someone asks you to leave, LEAVE!!  Don’t argue, just move on.  Get yourself a lap dance or something.

In conclusion, I had two parties at my house in two nights.  I’m 2-for-2 in breaking things:  first a wine glass, then a table.  Awesome!

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*My mom’s &**%-ing really cute puppies chewed through my camera cord, so I can’t post pictures from LAST weekend, but now I’m caught up.. SCORE!!

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2008: The Year in Review, Part 1

I was without internet for a little over a week, so I’m a bit behind on my blogging.  But I didn’t want 2008 to go un-documented, so here is part 1 of my month-by-month account of my life’s activities.   Luckily, I have this handy little blog to help me remember what I did!!

January started with New Year’s eve in Tuscola.
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Then it was Cops & Robbers Bunco at Kim’s
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And a wine tasting at my house:
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February, of course, is my birthday month, what more do you need??
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March—  I started blogging, albeit covertly.
We had Bunco at Tonyas:
672I went to Vegas with my family:
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And Cooper Philip Pollard was born:
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April– I got a new car, saw a baby left alone in a car seat; and Backyard Tire Fire at Highdive; there was an earthquake and Lost came back on the air after a much-too-long writers strike.

I also went to New Orleans for work (yes, there are better pix of this trip, but I’ll just post this one to spare the, uh, innocent!!)
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May-–  We celebrated Lisa’s birthday with a happy hour, I went to  Atlanta for work, and took in a stray dog.
My dog had surgery:
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I saw Chicago in Peoria with Jen:
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And went to St. Louis to celebrate Jeff’s 30th birthday:
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June- Can you believe the only thing on my calendar is that I started boot camp? I’m sure there were other things going on, but I didn’t write it down.
So, there you have it– the first 6 months of 2008 as told through photos and blog posts.  I’m sure there are plenty of things that I’m missing, but those are some of the high points.
Stay tuned for part 2 and a New Year’s Resolution post.  Then, it will be back to your regularly scheduled programming :)

One More Time

Okay, I’ll try this again… I’ve been slacking on my freewriting lately and apparently I haven’t posted in almost a week. Ooops!

What have I been up to, you ask?  Well, I took a few days off of work.  I’d call them “mental health days” but that’s lame.  Basically I had a migraine that probably could have been managed with meds, but I decided to use it as an excuse to be lazy.

And lazy I was.  Tues and Weds I laid around A LOT.  Went back to work Thurs just in time to have people over for the Lost finale.  I actually tried posting my Lost comments here, but something happened and I gave up.  Sad thing is, I haven’t even had a chance to read the rest of the theories.  Maybe today.

Friday was crazy… Work was work. Then I had to babysit for a couple hours. And my friends came over to pre-dring/get ready for Bunco. And then there were storms.   Crazy storms.  People calling about the storms.  People calling about Bunco.   Chaos.

Saturday…  Oh, yeah.  Mowed the lawn.  Got sweaty.  Went to my friend’s pool.  Went to a wedding reception.  It was a LONG, LONG, LONG day.

Yesterday I went to the pool again and laid around A LOT.  I’m a sleeping fool.  Oh, and I went to Lowe’s to get some “supplies”  I’ve decided against getting professional landscaping done, but figured I should at least buy some flowers to spruce up the place.   I had no luck.  I’ll go again this week.  I also want to stain my fence, so I got some info. on that.   I wish I would have had more time/energy earlier in the weekend so some of this would be done.

Here’s my list of home-improvement projects (well, just the outside ones)

  • Buy/Plant flowers
  • Cut back bushes
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Power wash porch
  • Wash windows
  • Stain fence
  • Get garage painted

Man, my life is boring, huh?