Tuesday, November 28, 2006

And a spammy, smelly holiday to you too

Our neighborhood has a fairly swanky holiday party each year--cocktails, catered hors d'oeuvres, live music, kid-free. The first year ('04), we got the invite and read the part about how much it costs to attend, thought "WTF?" and didn't go. The next year ('05), we grasped the concept and knew more people, so we went and enjoyed ourselves. I checked off the box on the RSVP card that said "willing to help with next year's party."

So. A few weeks ago one of the nice ladies organizing the shindig called and asked me if I'd buy the shrimp for the party. I said sure and she said she'd email me the relevant details.

I am not kidding when I tell you that I have now received no fewer than 15 emails regarding this purchase, some of which have contained attached Excel spreadsheets. God forbid I should lack the most up-to-the-minute detail on how many people are coming, the state of the budget, and whether or not I knew I also need to buy toothpicks. The party is on Saturday, so there are surely more to come.

And guess what? I can't stand shrimp. It is right at the top of my list of Foods Least Likely to Eat Ever Ever Ever.

I'm still looking forward to the party. I'll just eat more cookies and stay as far away from the fishy stuff as possible.

8 comments:

Lady M said...

Q will come visit and eat the shrimp for you. We discovered he was a shrimp fan when he sat down on my lap and ate the rest of my dinner (after finishing his own, simpler dinner).

Have fun (preparing for and) at the party!

Kate said...

That is too funny! Some people take things things far too seriously. Are you sure she's not Martha Stewart? It better be a really good party!

mothergoosemouse said...

At least the party's THIS Saturday instead of three Saturdays from now. Think of the condition that your e-mail box would be in - jammed full of Excel spreadsheets like that.

(also making mental note never to serve shrimp when Mayberry and family visit)

binkytown said...

You are kind. I would have refused to be the shrimp-bringing lady. Those nasty things make me gag just looking at them. Yuck.

Suzanne said...

Yikes! So did you neglect to check off that box on this year's invitation :) ?

Can't wait to hear how this shindig goes!

movin'mom said...

HOW FUN IS THAT?

A REAL TO DO IN MAYBERRY?

DO YOU GUYS GET ALL DOLLED UP?

I DON'T KNOW IF OUR SIDE OF THE TRACKS HAS ONE OR NOT...PERHAPS I NEED TO ASK A NEIGHBOR.

MY GUESS IS THAT IT WON'T BE TOO SWANKY...BUT IT MAY HAVE SHRIMP.

Kimberly said...

You are surely earning lots of bonus karma for that one.

Jamie said...

I LOVE shrimp and a good party. However I HATE Excel and overzealous people who have way more time on their hands than me. ;)

Have fun, though!