Monday, February 15, 2010

Never, I Repeat Never ,Tell Me to Get A Life

1. A Favourite Outing.
I do enjoy being asked to a friend's house for dinner. Especially if there's more than Just Me invited. If there's More, then the outing can be Officially Called, 'A Dinner Party' & then when you tell people what you're doing on the weekend, it sounds like you've 'Got a Life'.
Which is a totally stupid thing to say anyway because everyone does have a life whether they like it or not.
Oh God, I must stop stating the Bleeding Obvious.
But before I do, let me just say that I think that one of the most loathsome things you can hurl at someone is, 'Get a Life!'
What are you supposed to say back?
'Thanks for reminding me. I've been meaning to get one of those for a long time. And now I will. Cheers'.
Anyway, here I am on saturday nite cozying up to my friend Sherman's Retro phone in his local bijou apartment.
I was the first to arrive, so Sherman let me play with the phone which is identical to the one we had in my family home when I was growing up. I even dialled my old phone number -FY5502 which made me feel like I really did grow up in another time & in another galaxy.
And, boy did it bring up some Nasty Memories. Like the endless hours I spent as a hapless teenager sitting looking at it & willing it to ring. And then picking up the receiver just to make sure there was a dial tone.

2. The Importance of a Well-Set Dining Table.
There's not much more that I can say really. Other than to ask you to look at the huge knives that Sherman provided which was Slightly Overkill as we were only eating v. tender chicken medallions. But that's me Being Picky.
I just loved the eclectic mixing of silver candelabra & perhaps eighties dinnerware. And the starched white tablecloth that I promptly spilt red wine on .
I personally never use tablecloths. I haven't got the requisite laundry facilities to Service a Tablecloth. I just use mats.

While we're on the topic of 'Dinner Parties', I'm pleased to announce that my Sunday Nite 'Mad Men' dinner will Officially Resume on February 25, with the airing of Season 3. About time too.

A Footnote.
I seem to have a Summer Cold. I would like to slap someone across the face with a Wet Flounder.


Rebecca said...

I sped back to the March Mad Men post to Get a Clue about the whole Affair. Now I'm curious re. the menu for the Upcoming Social Hour. Will it involve that Versatile Bacon? I've found some Amazing Variations on the internet. Perhaps you will want to search them out for yourself.

Sadly, even were I to receive an Invitation, I would have to decline due to the Distance Factor. However, I will continue to follow YOUR Life closely as I have recently been telling MYSELF to Get a Life! (Or at least a couple of pair of Patent Shoes with a Small Heel.)

see you there! said...

What fun to peek at Sherman's living space - wonderfully decorated.


jacqui said...

The china brought back memories for me because my father had a teacup and saucer in that design. It was very expensive (here in the UK anyway) so that's all he could afford.