Saturday, April 25, 2009

A night of surprises!

Three surprises to be exact. Last night the artist and the flogger invited a couple of friends and i over to their house to play pictionary. I asked them if they really wanted to invite this person to their house, but the artist has only been beat at pictionary once, after which he moped for a week, so they are always happy to give someone a pictionary smack down. Beating the artist and the flogger was not one of the surprises, however. They soundly beat KD-did and i at both games we played. In fact, as you will see in surprise no. 3, it was even a little humiliating for us. But i digress. Onto the surprises.

Surprise no. 1:

Not more than three minutes into the game KD-did turned to me and exclaimed, "i think they're [this word has been removed because it violates the terms of the C.C. BFFFE agreement] cheating, they're just making up rules as they go." Yes, in fact they were making up rules as we played, but what KD-did didn't realize is the rules they were making up were for our benefit. Had they not changed the rules, the artist and the flogger would have soundly beat us in just one turn. But hold on! that's not the surprise yet, just the precursor. Not long after it was my turn to draw and KD-did's turn to guess. Now a quick bit of background information: before the game had started KD-did and i established a few helpful tools and tricks to help us with our game. For example, if one of us said "running" and the word was "run" we agreed that the person drawing would draw a quick outline of a knife so that the other person would know to cut the word down, i.e. "running" to "run." So i drew a card from the box and saw my word: "Miss America." i started out by drawing the outline of the U.S. KD-did quickly saw what it was and shouted out, "United States of America." Great, she's on the right track, i thought, and i drew the knife to indicate to her to cut that down to just "america."

Before i go on, you have to understand that the artist and the flogger have four beautiful, innocent daughters. You also have to understand that i have never, ever heard the flogger swear, ever.

Ok, with that established, i drew an outline of the U.S. KD-did correctly identified it and shouted out, "United States of America." The game was getting exciting and the artist and the flogger's four beautiful daughters crowded around the table to take it all in. I drew a knife to indicate to KD-did to cut down "united states of america" to just "america," but she was moving on to her next guess and shouted out "country." At the same time she said "country" she saw the knife and well, you can figure probably figure it out (just break the word "country" into two syllables, and no, neither "try" nor "tree" was the word she shouted out). I know right now you are shaking your head thinking, "No! she didn't! She didn't actually shout out that word right in the artist and the flogger's kitchen! And in the presence of those children, those mere babies! {gasp}!" But, she did indeed shout out that word.

After we all regained our composure and the flogger had sent the girls to an early bedtime, the artist best summed it up when he said, "you can take the girl out of New York, but you can't take the New York out of the girl."

Surprise no. 2:

The flogger is an incredible cook and has a beautiful flog. If you haven't visited her flog and you like cooking and food you should most certainly check it out. One of the reasons the
flogger and her husband invited us over was because they wanted to try out a new ice cream recipe she had heard about. They know i like to put chile in everything i cook, so when the flogger heard this recipe she knew i was the one to invite over for it's debut.

Looks tasty, right? Cookies, raspberry-chocolate muffins, and pistachio ice cream. Well, it looks like pistachio ice cream, but in actuality it is avocado jalapeƱo ice cream. And it was tasty. Of course, i am partial to spicy food, but on all accounts it was a delicious, and an interesting surprise.

Surprise no. 3

When the artist and the flogger invited us over to play pictionary, at first KD-did was really excited. Then she remember that the artist makes his living drawing pictures, so in an effort to establish a more level playing field she proposed a few rules, one of which was that the artist could not use his right had to draw (unless of course he is left-handed in which case he could not use his left hand). What she did not realize is that the artist is ambidextrous. Being a good sport, however, the artist agreed not to use any hands on the game-winning "all play."

I guess this one is really not that much of a surprise: we did not win. Even drawing with the pencil in his mouth the artist and the flogger soundly trounced us. The artist was so pleased with his performance he laughed himself to tears (he may, of course, still have been crying about the new word KD-did taught his daughters). We did, however, put up a good fight and for a brief moment gave them a little run for their creative creds.


fatguyonalittlebike said...

#1 keeps asking me "what was that word that caitlin taught us the other night?"
I still feel dirty

Denise Castaneda said...

LoL...I could not stop laughing! Cait is one of a kind, one of a kind....


bevin Cahill said...

You should have heard her swear when she was 8 yrs old. She could put any sailor to shame. I think she has actually cleaned up a lot since then. ;)

adam and angi bradley said...

I'm crying... this is hysterical. Poor Kate!