We did a white elephant gift exchange. We all drew numbers, then chose in turn. Our rule was that something could only be stolen twice...but we really didn't need it. Very little was steal-worthy! Hee hee. Eric was the second one up....Guess what he got? Sex instruction tapes! Three of them!!! Making Sex Fun With Toys and Games; Advanced Sexual Techniques and...one more. I loved every one's expressions. It was priceless, absolutely priceless!!!! Then we got the explanation as to why someone had them in the first place. Turns out Josh and his college roommates pooled their money together and bought them 'cause "Dude, it'd be so cool!" Josh and Cate decided this was the perfect opportunity to get rid of them. Seeing as Meg and Eric are the only ones with a child, one could say that they're the only ones that DON'T need those tapes!!! :)
Then it was my turn. The one I choose I shook...just to make sure that it wasn't more video tapes! Cate informed me that I might not want to do that. Turns out she was right. What I got was a...are you ready for this? A fish. A real fish. Not a fake one to hang on your wall, a real fish along with a bowl, pebbles and food. A female Betta. :) I actually kinda like it...Liisa's annual Oscar party. Since many of the nominations reflected a variety of cultures and countries we went with an international theme. Traditional dress or your Oscar finery. Here's the food table ad Sheila in her traditional Indonesian dress. Sheila's sister-in-law is from Indonesia, and brought this for her last year.
So thus starts a new week...ugh. Next weekend my jewelry show goes up. ULP!!!