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Andrew's First Blog Entry!

USA | Wednesday, 12 September 2007 | Views [2260] | Comments [5]

Yes, everyone, I have finally decided to sit down at the keyboard and whittle a few tales for you all. Actually, I was asked to tell everyone about our recent going away party, which occurred over a week ago, so you can imagine the level of procrastination I have mastered.

Anyhow, a while back, as Alex and I realized we would soon be leaving Lubbock and no one had yet thrown us a huge going away party (probably too sad to party, we guessed), we decided to take matters into our own hands and throw our own going away party. The theme was "Your Gonna Miss Us." We provided tear bags and kleenex, as well as fill-in-the-blank Miss You cards for the guests. As it was a pot-luck dinner, the guests in turn provided the eats (and drinks, of course), and they were fantastic. The evening culminated with a small gathering to read the greeting cards and give out the raffle prizes. Yes, we had a raffle. The prizes were: 1) The only e-mail we will be sending, 2) A photo with Andrew & Alex (taken at time of drawing), 3) The only post card we will be sending, 4) The person taking us to the airport, and finally 5) The only souvenir we will be buying. Number 4 was rigged, my mom got the photo with us, and the others will be lucky if we even remember who they were. But it was awesome... I rather enjoy self-indulgent raffle prizes.

After the guests thinned out, it was time to swim. Now I wasn't planning on swimming just yet, but knew from the moment I heard the swimming pool would be open that I risked being thrown in (in fact I took my phone out of my pocket before the first guest arrived). It was no surprise, then, that when I came out of the bathroom next to the pool Spanky, my mom, and Mardi were crouched and waiting. Did I say crouched? I meant standing there, obliviously. I opened the door and bolted for the exit. It took four, no six... no I think there were ten or twenty people trying to drag me in, but my superior strength saved me from getting wet. Actually they were able throw me overboard, but I took three of them with me and Dylan took care of Mardi, as well as the cell phone she forgot to take out of her pocket.

Dallas beat me in swimming a lap with a beer in hand (no surprises there, really) and I managed to dunk Dylan-the-tree-trunk twice. Overall, Alex and I were quite pleased with our party, and we want to thank ourselves for thinking about us. It was very thoughtful.

Now, as Alex has blogged (pronounced old English style; "blog - edd") we are getting ready for the big trip overseas. I cannot wait for six or seven hours of free movies, food, and alcohol as we travel over the black nothingness of the Atlantic Ocean. Come to think of it, I will need quite a bit of the free alcohol to avoid thinking too much about the giant mass of metal and human life defying gravity over thousands of miles of ocean. Shudder.

I have four more Dr Peppers in the fridge, and then I will have quit cold turkey for what could be the longest Dr Pepper-less time of my life. But believe it or not, it is worth it to me. ...plus I hear they only cost five bucks in Italy.

Tags: Party time

Comments

1

Oh, did you guys leave Lubbock already?
I hadn't noticed.
If I had known you were leaving so soon I would have thrown some kind of party.
I guess I will just drink all of these Dr. Peppers I bought.

  Richard King Sep 12, 2007 11:29 PM

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You forgot that the Atlantic is filled with sea-monsters, including, but not limited to:

*Not eight, but, ten-armed humungo octopi, known in biological nomenclature as "Deco-airplanus-eatus-wickedipitus."
*Aged (pronounced old English "ag-ed") Mermaids, saggy of breast and mean of spirit.
*French people in wetsuits. (Easily confused with Aged Mermaids.)

Hugs.

  Annie Sep 13, 2007 2:02 AM

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Let us get the story straight about the whole pool event. It did not take 10 or 20 people Andrew aka "lsin
' (lying son in law) stated to throw him in the pool, but my 80 year old mother was feeling a bit gassy that night and was waiting to use the bathroom when Andrew exited afore mentioned facility. In any case much to my mother's imbarassment she broke wind just as he exited the bathroom and the gas pressure forced his skinny butt into the pool.

  luther parker Hinesly Sep 14, 2007 12:28 PM

4

well I am glad you admit to rigging the airport ride. I do hope you both got to sleep on the plane. I have decided I will pick you up when you get back. Your room is now clean again and the dozen towels hung on the back of the chair are washed and put up. Tigger and Coco miss you both so much (Coco not as much as he is much drier with Andrew gone) or the sniffing at the door could be seeing what goodies you left behind. I do hope you two were neater at your host house in DC and will be in NY. Other wise I will have to let them know that Shannon was never that messy before she met Andrew. You do know that there are probably laws over seas against littering countries and if you go to jail your going to be stuck there for a long time. Andrew all you Dr. Pepper is still here I can't give the stuff away especially that sugar cane one so I guess I'll just sell them on e-bay or dump them down the drain. I have to admit that I have not used the tear bag as of yet due to all the cleaning and such I really have not had all that much time or reason to miss you both yet, but I'm sure it will come. With all the family coming so often I don't have that empty nest syndrome, I pray someday I'll experince it so I can have empathy with those who do suffer from it. love to you both

  mardi Sep 14, 2007 2:44 PM

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The prizes were: 1) The only e-mail we will be sending, 2) A photo with Andrew & Alex (taken at time of drawing), 3) The only post card we will be sending, 4) The person taking us to the airport, and finally 5) The only souvenir we will be buying. Number 4 was rigged, my mom got the photo with us, and the others will be lucky if we even remember who they were.

I will remember I was NUMBER 5. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Spanky Sep 19, 2007 12:46 PM

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