13.6.07

hot season parties

I think the heat has driven us to entertain ourselves, because this week has been full of parties! First, last Saturday night, some of our friends in the eastern part of town hosted a ladies game night. I finally got to stay a night at the famous "EDH", there was more food than we could eat, and ended up playing a big game of Taboo. Is it boasting to say that my team won? :)

Then, we had our team and three others over to our house on Sunday. They wanted to watch a Bollywood movie, and well, I would never stop anyone from cheesy musical fun. All 14 of us gathered into our bedroom because that's the room with the A/C. They all really enjoyed it (well, all but the two who fell asleep, and frankly, I blame jet lag) and I even caught several tearing up. They have been asking me to take them to a movie store to buy some more, so I'm glad that I could convince them, if not my parents, to watch it. Maybe it takes being here to fully enjoy the movies?

And finally, there was a farewell party this week for 3 of our friends last night. 2 of them, J&K, are leaving tomorrow, and then next week, LR is leaving. Goodbyes are the nature of our business, but that doesn't mean we won't miss them. Our Capital team really got into American Idol this year, so the farewell party was AI themed. And it was put together by our storytelling team here, so as AD, our "Ryan Seacrest" said, last night was American Idol, Story Telling theme night. 3 contestants told some oft-forgotten but fun stories from our beloved Book, mentored by a "world renowned" storyer with a questionable accent, and then the contestants were judged. I was asked to be Paula - should I be insulted...? Anyway, after the stories, the hostess pointed out who was really going home this week, and we had a nice little time of goodbyes.

Contestant #1 telling a story about a king getting eaten by worms. She pointed out this was a story the audience could relate to.

Fans holding up signs for those going home

I love our team here. They are so creative. I mean, they even made signs, like "Mom the Bomb" or "Lindsey Frenzy." How cool are these people??

6 comments:

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Parties make the hot season bearable :) whoo hoo!

julie said...

did you show them kal ho naa ho? and if so what losers fell asleep during that?! they better hope i never meet them...

Lindsey said...

I do not think it is boasting at to say that our team won. I think it is just good accurate blogging :)

James said...

Our team rocks!!! Get better soon, and I hope the soup helps

James said...

Our team rocks!!! Get better soon, and I hope the soup helps

S. Domino said...

Looks like fun!