Well, the party on Saturday went great. We ended up having about 12 people over. The usually gang came, along with some folks we haven’t seen in a while and a few new faces. Lauren’s cousin Blake stopped by which was cool, we never get to see him. Lauren’s friend from work Jin stopped by with her husband Steve. My friend Steve, known to the rest of the world as -=TCC=-KidChronic also stopped by and brought his wife Shelly. I’ve talked to KC for quite a while, even had lunch with him a few times, but this was the first time we got to hang out socially. I think our wifes hit it off, so, who knows, maybe we’ve found a couple to do things with on the weekends.
We ended up having far more food than we needed, but party food makes great leftovers, so I’ll be eating 7-layer dip, sausage-cheese dip and Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets from a nugget tray for the next week or two.
We also have a large quantity of beer on hand. We got some Carona, Bud Light, Shiner, Shiner Blond and Killians and we’ve got about half of it left. Everyone was drinking, so I think we just ended up with so many because we over-bought.
We fired up the Xbox for a while, played some Super Monkey Ball party games, along with some Dead or Alive 2 Ultimate and finished off the night watching Longest Yard, which, I won’t bore you with a review of since thankfully, I had already consumer quite a few beers and I’ve already forgotten most of it… which is a good thing.
So, that was Saturday.
Sunday we just hung around here watching the Astros game, which they won, followed by a in-law sponsered trip to IHOP. After which Lauren and I decided to go catch Wallace and Gromit, which was very enjoyable. Better than last years I thought.
That leaves us with today.
After a rousing morning of chicken nuggets and web surfing, I’m about to sit down and watch Kung Fu Hustle. I’ve also gotten in a few rounds of BF2. Say hello to Staff Sargent Doc 🙂
One last thing before I go, a question for Jason. Any recomendations on some new tunes to listen to? Lately I’ve been dipping back into some classics and haven’t gotten any new music in a while. At The Drive In and Bowling for Soup are the last things I’ve listened to. Any suggestions on something new and exciting?
As a thank-you, I present this link (here). I’m constantly surprised by the internet. Not only are there other game-playing, music downloading, hockey watching people such as myself, but that there’s enough of them sharring the wonder of hockey with the world that it warrents it’s own category, updated weekly with games anyone might have missed. It’s a wonderful thing.
“Bear vs Shark” and “Pretty Girls Make Graves” are two bands I’m huge into now. I’m not sure if either will be your cup of tea but I recommend them both. Oddly enough I’ve been listening to a lot of “At the Drive-in” as well. If you like them you might like “The Mars Volta” featuring members of At the Drive-in. “Glassjaw” is a decent band similar to them as well. As far as straight punk rock is concerened there’s a new-ish band called “Teenage Bottle Rocket” that I’m liking quite a bit. They are ex-members of “The Lillingtons” who are also good. All that and a new “Wicker” album coming out in December should be enough to keep your toes taping for now.
….oh and I forgot “The Decemberists” They might take a little getting use to but they are amazing. They are different in the way that Flogging Molly is different. Picaresque would be the album to check out first.
Thanks for the recomendations. I’ve checked out Mars Volta and they’re not bad. I’m really digging the big At The Drive-In comp though. Good stuff. I’ll check out the others, in particular The Decemberists. Oh… and I never got the first Wicker album, I’m definatly wanting to check this one out. 🙂
The only thing I have from way back when were all the L.A.H singles.
Fuck Redneck 2000 😛