22 February 2009
So, lately, I've been running around doing political things, going to events, and generally being busy. I figured this would be a good time to detail a fun time that DIDN'T involve dressing up in a suit or shaking hands with people I din't particularly like. Quick recap: Monday - stand in line for 6 hours or so to get Obama ticket, Tuesday - mostly nothing, Wednesday - Obama event, Thursday - James Carville and Mary Matalin event in Scottsdale, Friday - substitute teaching. So yeah, busy week. Fortunately, on Saturday, I pretty much just got to kick it old school with some, well, old school friends of the literal sense. I didn't have a car most of the day because my brother, who's not exactly my best buddy or anything, decided not to bring back the car my dad lent him Friday night until about 5pm. He was supposed to have it back by noon so I could get groceries and run errands and then go hang out with MY peeps. Either way, 5:00 comes and I took off for Scott's house, home of the World's Best Host/Hostess. Seriously, Scott and his wife, Abigail, are always more than willing to welcome friends and family into their home to chillax, play video games or board games, or for events (see: football games, Christmas, etc). For this, they deserve major high praise, because I honestly don't know anyone else who hosts people over just for the heck of it. Everyone else I know is all about meeting at someplace outside of the home and spending a bunch of money on dinner, entertainment, drinks, whatever. We ended up playing Apples to Apples, a game which I am apparently FAR to literal at. Seriously, an adjective/adverb like "Adventurous" comes up and it's a choice between "Edmund Hillary" and "Uzbekistan" - I always choose Sir Hillary. I dunno. I did get the card "Mysterious" and someone threw "Women" down to describe it, so of course I had to pick that one.... people know me far too well.... We also played Cranium and Scott and I kicked ass at it. I can spell, he can guess everything I act out (not an easy feat by any stretch of the imagination, especially since I am usually cracking up halfway through whatever it is I'm doing), so we make a great team. The best part by far, though, was our friend Angela, who was on a team with her husband Matt, trying to get him to guess "Ed McMahon" by acting like the person without saying names or places. She went into verbal charades mode, first by getting Matt to guess "Eddie" from the hint "I was the actor who played in that one movie about the doctor who can talk to animals." When she got to McMahon, though, she somehow ended up having Matt guess "Eddie McMammoth," "...without the 'TH!'" Maybe you had to be there.... But trust me, it was hilarious! I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Tonight, I'm headed back over there to play a little Rock Band (I am the kick-ass drummer for the "Three Llamas and an Orange" band), and possibly some Ghost Recon or something. See y'all soon!
Posted by Andrew Meeusen at 14:18