Friday, November 27, 2009

practicing till we get it right

The chili has been bubbling on the stove for hours, the drinks are chilled, and we've got more food than we will ever be able to eat. Get yourselves over here PLEASE, we need help consuming this.

The Spousal Unit and my esteemed brother are going to the Grey Cup on Sunday, so tonight we are hosting a practice Grey Cup party. This gives the gentlemen a day off between festivities to recover and plan their wardrobe, you see.

We have no watermelon helmets, sadly, but would you accept a Grey Cup(cake) instead?

9 comments:

justrun said...

I am ashamed to admit that I do not know much about this Grey Cup (other than every Canadian I know seems to be very excited about it). However, yes, I will come over and eat chili anyway.

mister anchovy said...

no, I insist on a watermelon helmet.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I'd love to be there but I'm otherwise committed right now. Maybe next year.

Captain Karen said...

They're going to the game and leaving you at home? Sheesh. I think you should just hop in the urban assault vehicle and drive yourself up here and spend the afternoon with me and my girls. Haven't started my chili yet but it'll be yummy and there'll be tons to eat. Stupid menfolk.

One of the guys in my office is an Esks season ticket holder and he's going to be ordering his Grey Cup tickets for next year pretty soon (a bit early I think but whatev) and he's asked me if I want to order any. I'm thinking if they're around 2-250, I might just get a pair. I've already warned him though that I might not be able to pay for the tickets until next year's game but he's ok with that. Now if only I can guarantee Edmonton will get in into the final...

So, should I save you a seat?

Allison said...

Hope your practice Grey Cup party was a success. I know what I'm doing next time I have watermelon now.

kelly said...

being a Regina boy...I so would like to be there...I am kinda worried about what the outcome will be though

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Saving you a big bowl, Justrun. It turned out very well too, a nice bit of heat, but not overwhelming.

For you I will track down the elusive watermelon and carve it myself, Mr Anchovy.

It's a gong show, Dr M. I suspect you would love it!

The ticket would be wasted on me, Karen. I would just be looking at the sights anyway. And since I am now ill, I am just as happy to not be sitting outside on a late November night.
I hear that Edmonton puts on a good Grey Cup though. You should definitely get tix.

It was as tiny party, but fun, Al, with way too much to eat.
Yeah, I would love to try a watermelon helmet on my cat!

If fan support means anything, you won't need to worry, Kelly. The city is awash in green.

Charlie said...

A safety tip that is now moot. When men and chili meet, light not a match.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That is always a valid point to keep in mind, Charlie. The world thanks you for the reminder.