My, my, my. Who doesn’t love the Thanksgiving weekend? Full of my three favorite things: family, horrendous amounts of excellent food, and non-stop shopping. We had a great holiday weekend, and settling back into a routine today will be a challenge. I think I’m still on a tryptophan high.
One highlight from Thanksgiving dinner: We ate buffet-style, each filling our plates as we pleased from the vast array of food. My eight year-old niece, Mariah, sat down at the table with the most impressive collection—one giant king crab leg and a large pile of gummy bears. I can’t stop laughing about that one.
Another highlight: Friday night, we were sitting around with Mr. & Mrs. Smith, their daughter, and Christian. We decided to play a round of “Would You Rather”. (e.g., Would you rather jump from a burning building, or drive your car off a bridge?) It doesn’t take long (especially with this crowd) before either/all options eventually include being publicly naked or eating some form of poo. Christian especially excelled at this game. My favorite of his proposed situations was this: Would you rather be a one man army against Samoa, or kiss Larry Brown in the middle of the desert with poo all over his lips?
This question went to Ryan, who needed to clarify two things: First of all, whose poo? [Larry's.] And as a follow-up, what had Larry been eating? I can’t tell you the sense of mortified pride I felt as Christian, without missing a beat, responded, “A Butterfinger.”
Ryan chose to take on the Samoans. Mr. Smith leaned over to him, patted him on the shoulder and said, “You made the right choice, man.”
The No-More-Questions-Involving-Poo-or-Nakedness Rule was created and invoked for the final two rounds.
So, those were a couple of highlights from a very fantastic weekend, which leaves me with two questions for you: What were the highlights of your weekend? And, would you rather be a one man army against Samoa, or kiss Larry Brown in the middle of the desert with poo all over his lips? I’m dying to know…