Monday, September 3, 2007

A Fish Bowl and Car Keys???

It's Monday afternoon. The long weekend sadly flew by too quickly. However, it was memorable for my husband and I. All day today when we catch each other's eye we start to crack up. I'm sure our kids think we've gone over the deep end.

Yesterday we went to our neighbor's barbecue party. We also tried out a new sitter so we could go and enjoy ourselves without worrying about the kids. (Loved the sitter by the way. A mom from my play group recommended her). Any way, the real story is about the barbecue.

There were 6 couples (7 including us) there yesterday. A few of them I have said hello to in passing, but that's about it. I hate going places where I don't know any one. I always feel self conscious. Still I went determined to be outgoing. We've been here almost a year and it would be nice to know the people who live on our street better.

Big Daddy made the biggest blunder! I've never seen his face turn such a deep red. It was a classic moment. Big Daddy was talking to an older gentlemen (looked to be in his late 50's). This guy seemed really down to earth and likeable. Well...until a cute little blond with OBVIOUS store bought double D's approached. After speaking for a bit, my dear husband referred to her as the man's daughter.

Yeah...NOT !!!

The guy was not impressed. In fact he was pissed off. What could my poor husband say? The guy gave us dirty looks for the rest of the night.

On a positive note his wife was nice. I often feel self concsious and "less then" around mothers who work. So it was nice to hear she stays home...not that they have any kids together. (Does that sound catty?) He has 3 grown children from his first marriage. She did tell me she would like to have a baby but that her husband isn't keen on the idea.

We left as things were really getting started. It is safe to say our neighbors know how to party. We must be the old conservative couple on the street. It was nearing midnight and I knew the kids would wake up around 7:00 AM. I am the type of person who needs her sleep!!!

Any way, as we were saying our good-byes, one guy (who we never really talked to that evening) came up to us and told us to stay. He said the owner of the house was getting the fish bowl and it would soon be time for "the ladies to fish for keys".

(((GULP)))

Okay...Now...I'll admit I watched the O.C. in it's day. Wasn't there an episode where they unknowingly went to a swap party? Keys in a bowl? Surely, our neighbor was joking...right? We didn't stick around to find out! LOL.

So, considering our lives have been pretty tame since having kids, this night tops as one of the wildest nights we've had for some time!






8 comments:

Casey said...

Hey - I remember that episode of the OC....funny!

aka_Meritt said...

I'm so glad I stopped in to this post because I learned something new. Nevermind that I'm in my 30's.... but I suspect my neighbors might do the fishbowl thing and stupid me - I was thinking "Oh, I know about keys in a fishbowl - it's so you aren't too drunk to drive home."

Uh, from the sound of your post, that ain't it. LOL.

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