Sunday, 26 February 2012

A Journal of a Party-thrower

"Hospitality, n. The virtue which induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging."Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary, 1911 

6:30       morning call
7:30       Prepared first Sauce for the Koftas which I prepared the 
              night before.
8.20       2nd Sauce with Thai spicy parcels
9.20       Cleaned Guest WC using a miracle stain remover which sent me
              crying out to the terrace to get fresh air. Went out to fetch TP.
10.25     Someone called up but cp was  low-bat. It turned off and I 
              couldn’t find my pin code. Continuation of Domestic Goddess role.
14.30     Went out for the second time to buy drinks, chips and ice cubes.   
15.46     Washed hair, took shower.
16:00     Start of preparing finger goodies, deep frying Thai spicy parcels,
              heating koftas cutting veggies and preparing dips with my hair 
              wrapped in towel. I don’t want to smell like a walking egg roll.
18:10     Arrival of first three guests: two blondes, one black hair;
              followed by another one. More telephone calls for the direction 
               of the nest. One guest called up as she was controlled by the
               police, and she had to return back home to fetch car documents.
               A surprise visit from a guest who told us she became
               grandma that day. More reasons to celebrate, it’s a girl!. 
               Dinner: drinking, eating, entertaining, inter-active cooking with 
               Je, our dear friend from Thailand. More jokes and wine. 
               One friend asked me if I informed my eighbors about the 
               party. No, I said. We are well-behaving anyway. Singing of
               birthday songs in three languages. Cutting of the (ikea) cake by 
               the three birthday celebrants of the OTAP, 
               (Organization of Truly Attractive Pinays!). 

Vicky, Marilou and ML

01:10   Last guest to leave. One BFF stayed overnight to catch 
            an early train to NL. We shared a  round of Dao,
            Portuguese red wine. Too strong, BFFsaid, we needed 
            steak for the drinks.
07.30   Woke up to ensure BFF gets up to catch the early train to
             NL. Went back to sleep.
09:45    Found a beanie cap left by one BFF. Poor her, 
             it was freezing cold in NL. 
11:05   Called up the owner of the beanie cap. Started clearing stuffs away.
11:45    Finished hovering and hearing crunchy sound of dropped 
             nuts and chips. Collected pink feathers of a polyester flamingo.
12:05    Time to enjoy Fado and started to relax a bit.
12:35     Reheated “Tiramisu” of “iPad” Thai noodle for lunch. 
              Washed wine glasses, More cleaning up. Returned boxes of glasses
              and party pan to cellar.
14:20     Siesta finally! Journal closed. Until the next party to throw.

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