Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Hardest I Have Laughed in a Long Time

I turn 30 today. 

I know.  Ugh.

Meanwhile, I still get mistaken for a student at the 2 middle schools (not to even mention the high school!) I work at.  No one seems to notice my CCPS ID, or the fact that I carry a laptop and wheel around a crate full of materials.  Doesn't every middle schooler do that??

Anyway, I digress...

So, last Friday, Matt had a surprise date planned for us.  I really thought the surprise was that he had no idea what we were doing, but I was pleasantly mistaken on that one.  He had arranged to have our awesome friends Jenn and Steven meet us at Walmart (Matt said he had to stop and get something, and then all of the sudden they jumped in the van!)  We then went to The Silver Skewer, a Persian restaurant that I'm shocked Matt would even consider, let alone like.  It was really good though, and right up my alley.  I love ethnic food and rarely get to be adventurous because about as "ethnic" as my steak-and-potatoes-loving-husband gets is The Olive Garden.  :)

After dinner, we came back to our house, let our nurse head home early, and then sat down to play a new game.  Abby was thoroughly entertained by it!

It's called Quelf, and it is hysterical!!  I think it is best played with close friends though, because there were things that we could say and do to each other that would be awkward with peopole we don't know as well as Jenn and Steven! 

It's a hard game to explain, but you have different things you have to say and do, depending on the cards you draw.  For example, Matt had to announce, "Excuse me please.  I feel a question coming on!" in a loud voice with his hands in the air every time he wanted to ask a question.  If he didn't and we caught him, he had to go back two spaces.  I had to rate each person's action they did on their turn or I would have to go back spaces. 

Here are a few pictures from some of our funniest moments.  I promise Jenn was there too!  I don't know why I didn't take pictures or video of her yodeling with her finger up her nose while she tried to roll a two three times!!  :)

Steven had to use something nearby as a neck tie, so he grabbed my fuzzy scarf.  BTW:  That's Jenn's finger!  Proof that she was there.  :)

Matt had to carry a plunger like a scepter for part of the game.

As a punishment for not doing what he should have for one of the cards, Steven had to wrap himself in wrapping paper (or in this case, butcher paper, since it was convenient).  He was also the one who had to lick his teeth and say, "Willy Wonka has arrived" in a creepy voice and slap his knee and yell, "Char, char, char!" everytime someone laughed...which was often...

We all had bullseyes that we hung on our clothes.  If anyone looked at it and we caught them, they had to go back two spaces.  Steven was mean here.  :)

He seemed to get all of the "good" ones!  Here, he had to pretend to have a movie camera and do a running commentary on whatever Jenn did. 

It may sound really dumb...and it was, but in a hysterical way!!  I haven't laughed this hard in a long time, and laughing is good for the soul.  And the heart.  I probably burned a few of the calories I gained from our meal from all of the laughing.  :)

Fun, fun night.  It helped me to transition into the realm of 30 just a little easier.  Thanks, Jenn and Steven, for being great friends that we can laugh with!!! 


Food lover said...

well little late, but wishing you a very happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead. I am sure you will have great time with your family.

Jennifer said...

Hahaha! Just seeing this helped me relive it all! And ecstatic that you didn't get any blackmail pictures of me!! :) Happy 30th dear friend!!