Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Injured Party

What happens when Bev and Ana throw a party?



Well, on one hand, not much.  There are no-shows. The hall is entirely too large.  One band comes down with the swine flu.


On the other?  Ana learns that, given a can of black spray paint, a dozen pumpkins, and some glitter, Bev can make the dreariest of places seem glamourous.  Bev learns that, given one month to plan and gallons of scotch, Ana can make a go of anything.  Things we all learned: cold meatballs taste horrible; old, haunted, Polish literary societies could use some funding for electrical updating; disco balls require more than one spotlight; people like prizes; good music, booze, and darkness make for a good party; we have some really great friends.

Will we do it again?  Probably not.  I can't speak for Bev, but I have decided that it's better by far to attend a party and criticize it than throw one.  But if you need a good band or some leftover decorations, let us know...

7 comments:

Lulu LaBonne said...

I can't bear the stress of throwing a party - good for you to put all that effort in. I'd have come and thrown some shapes with you.

Gadjo Dilo said...

Yeah, throwing your own party is quite exhausting and only those guests who also throw parties can appreciate that (except they're too drunk to). "Polish literary societies"? Where did all this take place?

Gorilla Bananas said...

Was that a Halloween party? The costumes look unusually sensible for that.

Ana said...

Lulu -- Any time you want to come bust a move with us, let us know. Your presence would have been most welcome!

Gadj -- It was in a hall built by Polish immigrants who used it as a library and a place to throw their parties. Now, it's simply a private club where members can smoke in the basement, sing karaoke, and play video games while watching sports on the big-screen TV. Sort of a sad and smelly place...

GB -- Yes, the parts of the costumes you can see... ;-)

kate said...

no you MUST do it again next year! it was fun and quite well attended I thought! we will bring our own lighting for the disco ball AND hot meatballs! plus I hear you raised some good cash for the food pantry.

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Ana said...

Kate -- Do you think so? I would only do it again if twice the people came. I'm so glad you had fun! Did you leave early or I was just drunk?