Sunday, November 12, 2006

Fun Things

Wednesday, I baked three butternut squashes so that I could make my torte for a church potluck. Unfortunately, my timing was a little off, and there was no way the squashes would bake in time to be tortified before the potluck, so I whipped up some Kraft dinner instead and went to the potluck squashless. When I came home, Jeremy had scooped and refrigerated the squash for me, which totally made my day, since I really didn't feel like doing it.

Friday, I came home from work, wondering if I would ever get around to doing something with that squash, only to find that Jeremy had dug out my squash soup recipe and made squash soup. All by himself. And, since he still had leftover squash, he had also invented a recipe for squash potato casserole that was baking when I came home, and smelled delicious. And, the final blow which knocked me almost unconscious upon discovery, he had washed every dish that he had dirtied in the cooking process. What a nice boy.

I rented some movies, and was planning on spending a quiet evening at home, since everyone else had plans, but Erin and Brian were sortof in the area, and so I invited them to join us. We never got around to watching any of the movies, but we did play a great game of Settlers (great not only because I won, although that helped). After Settlers, we got to talking about how we hadn't had our annual Hallowe'en candy poker game yet, so we headed to the new 24-hour-super-awesome Wegmans and bought candy. And beef, because it was cheap.

Poker was fun, and it's probably just as well that I lost, because we didn't need all that candy anyhow. I did manage to hang on to my Hello Kitty Pez dispenser, which was the deed to my house. Everyone has to have something huge to bet on that royal flush.

Today, I made four meatloafs with all that beef. Yummy. I guess we will be having meatloaf sandwiches for lunch tomorrow. We ate meatloaf for dinner, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

This morning, I went to the church for worship team practice. I was playing with the bongos on Wednesday night, and Preston caught me, and started playing the piano with me, and I started playing along with him, and one thing led to another, and I ended up invited to the worship team practice today. I guess, if I don't feel like a total doofus tomorrow in church, I will now be playing percussion with the worship band. Which actually makes me quite happy, even if it is kindof scary and very much out of my comfort zone.

After worship team practice, or rather, before it was quite over, but when I had to leave, I went to the store for storytime. Which actually had kids at it this time, so I didn't have to just read to myself! And I got to explain to small children why sending their beautifully colored pictures of dragons to orphans in Africa was a good thing to do. And where Africa was. And what orphans were. And what AIDS is. In the end, the kids were really excited to send their pictures to kids on the other side of the world whose mommies and daddies died of a really bad disease.

Tonight, a couple friends came over for dinner, and then another came and joined us after dinner to go see a play. An amateur production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, to be precise. It was fun, if not a stellar performance. There were some really brilliant moments, and several very, well, amateurish ones. But the script shone through, and I really liked the guy who played Rosencrantz Guildenstern Rosencrantz. The play was in Bryn Athyn, which would mean something to local people, but to others, I would have to give a lengthy essay on the New Church and Swedenborgianism and all kinds of other such things. If you're curious, here is a link to the church's home page, and here is a link to the wikipedia page about them. If you're not curious, suffice it to say that there were some sweet little old ladies in the row in front of us who expressed audible distress at the use of the word "virgin" and the four of us were the only people in the whole place laughing at the dirtiest jokes. Hmm, a bit like seeing a play at Houghton, in that regard.

I love my friends.

Quote of the weekend:

"I've never tried the Take 5 candy bar"
"You should try it. It's like the perfect P.M.S. food."
(tastes bar) "Wow, it tastes like I hate everyone and I don't know what I want!"
"See? I told you it was perfect!"


twilighttreader said...

I was the only person in my London group who thought Lysistrata was absolutely hysterical. Everyone else acted self-righteous and put-off.

Kate said...

Oooohhh...Lysistrata! There were quite a few people in my London group who thought it was scandalous, but I don't think there were many who didn't think it was funny.

There were a few of us who even read it out loud together...the reddening faces were a good time!

susie1998 said...

Quote of the weekend...too funny!

Anonymous said...

I was curious, so had to rush off and read the Lysistrata play myself, since we never saw it in London...

very hilarious :)