March 07, 2008

Not So Home Alone - Now With Morning After UPDATE


The eldest Llama-ette is celebrating her tenth birthday today (even though it is not actually for another couple weeks). She is doing so with a large early evening party, after which something like six of her friends are going to stay for a sleepover.

Thank Heaven we at least have a basement.

UPDATE: In the "Last Thing I Expected To Be Doing After An Awful Day At The Office And A Soaking Commute Home" catagory, I found myself spending much of last evening playing successive games of Trivial Pursuits Jr. with various batches of young ladies who wandered up from the basement from time to time. (I've noticed more and more lately that the Llama-ettes' friends are beginining to glom on to me whenever given the opportunity. Go figure.)

What was hi-larious about it was the fact that this edition of the game (which the Missus picked up for a buck at some thrift shop) came out some time in the mid-80's. While all the gels did very well with topics such as science, sports and books, most of the cultural references were utterly out of date and they looked at me in completely blank incomprehension when I asked questions such as what was the name of She-Ra's castle, who was the arch-enemy of the Masters of the Universe and what fast-food chain's food is "finger-lickin' good". Indeed, one question even involved the use of a rotary telephone - one of the guests got it right, so she informed me, because she's "seen a lot of old movies".

UPDATE DEUX: I forgot to mention that for party favors, the Missus got a whole crate-load of Webkinz frogs. I begin to understand how Pharoah felt.

Posted by Robert at March 7, 2008 09:25 AM | TrackBack

Do you get to hide in the basement or do you send them down there to the dungeon?

Posted by: Jordana at March 7, 2008 12:13 PM

Did you forget that you have a looooong RCIA class tonight that you have to go to? I'm sure you're disappointed that you won't be home for the birthday, but it it a mandatory class. I think it's being held at O'Malley's pub.

Posted by: rbj at March 7, 2008 02:36 PM

I have that edition of Trivial Pursuit! It's fun to play with 30-somethings!

Posted by: caltechgirl at March 8, 2008 09:46 PM