Monday, December 10, 2007

latkes, craigslist and duane reade

"The idea had been to have a "craigslist christmas" and we (the single gals) were going to post craigs ads to find dates to bring to our friend Ted's holiday party.

Nobody had time to find a craigs date but now we're at the party and figured we'd do a last minute "if you're cute and sitting home and want to meet some fun people and have reasonably decent social skills you should come by" ad.

So e-mail with a photo/facebook/myspace page and if we approve we'll send an address over. Plenty of wine and good times to be had! There are a half dozen cute single girls here. Cute, gainfully employed. You need to be the same, we're not shallow. Or rather, we're a tad shallow and decently realistic."

that was our post to craigslist on saturday night at ted's third annual holiday party. and it was true, we'd all meant to find dates on craigs beforehand but time got away from us. so in a drunken haze we threw the above ad up at 9ish. an hour later i had 20 responses, 12 with photos and 3 cute guys (if those were their real pictures to begin with). i sent ted's address to all three telling them to stop on by if they felt like it but none did. which is probably the best thing seeing that any of them could have been psychos and it was totally unsafe to just send his address over without any kind of verification that they're not ex cons.

but the holiday party was a total success. we did white elephant gift exchange on the condition that all the gifts had to be 10 or less (and many people went with the "less" option by bringing a box of candy canes: $.99 or an US Weekly. lame). turns out duane reade is a veritable play land when it comes to random things you don't need. among the gifts were a black barbie, the clapper, "my glam girls" makeup kit, some plastic reindeer that pooped m&m's, margarita mix and glasses, a "bulimia kit" which included one box full of junk food and another box with laxatives and a toothbrush (dual purpose, helping to make one throw up and also helping to freshen one's breath after they've thrown up), an eye patch, some condoms, juice boxes, a huge tin of popcorn and lots of random cosmetics. the clapper was popular as it was stolen the maximum of three times. as was a DVD of the neverending story. amazing.

ted made latkes with applesauce and sour cream. excellent. and katie's stuffed mushrooms were to die for. we also had spin dip. i heart spin dip.

sunday was wesley's choir concert at his church and we were too hungover to get drunk at brunch, therefore we weren't being shushed the whole time like last year. afterwards we watched ratatouille which was just about the cutest movie ever. almost so cute that i'd feel guilty killing a mouse in my apt from here on out. almost.

3 people who played with me:

Blogger cadiz12 said...

wow, a party full of randoms and nobody was insane? that's some good luck.

yummy, latkes.

12/10/2007 12:13 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

we discovered our Florida-rat problem THE VERY DAY we saw Ratatoille, which is precisely the reason I didn't immediately annihilate their nest. be ye not fooled by the pixar cuteness. they are disgusting in real life.

12/10/2007 2:20 PM  
Blogger Peter DeWolf said...

Fun post!

Why would dudes answer the ad and then not show up?


12/10/2007 5:57 PM  

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