Friday, March 28, 2008

Spending smart with Okay Seriously

Last night I had to skip DDPP to go to book club. Then I had to skip book club because I got drunk at a bar and stayed there till midnight. What the hell is wrong with me, you guys? First of all, I'm a bad friend. Second of all I'm a bad book club member. And third of all, isn't one of the definitions of alcoholism that drinking affects other aspects of your life? I think so. Let me just say again-I have a problem.

Since you guys are constantly asking me for advice-and by constantly I mean never-I thought I would give you two ideas on how to have fun without spending a lot of money.

1. Have an all day "How I Met Your Mother" marathon. We did this one during the blizzard that hit us a couple weeks ago. Diane and Drew invited people over for the marathon then figured no one would come because of the weather. Everyone came. And here's why: a) If we're going to sit on a couch all day during a blizzard, we want to be with each other and b) "How I Met Your Mother" is effing awesome. Meg went to the grocery store next to her apartment and brought us a plethora of food: frozen pizzas, 3 kinds of dip, chips, desserts, etc. It was freaking fantastic. We just sat and watched all of season 1 (except 2 episodes), stuffed our faces and drank beer and wine. Hello, one of the greatest days ever!

2. Mexican Train night. Mexican Train is a dominos game, and not, as Woody first thought, the name of a bad porn. My grandparents first introduced me and my family to this game. Obviously. Who else is going to teach you a dominos game but your grandparents? Well maybe the Okay Seriously family because we are obsessed with it and have taught it to all of our friends, and they, too, are now obsessed with it. It sounds so simple, and it is, but holy crap it is fun because everyone just keeps screwing each other over again and again, and I always have to say sentences like, "Meg, I love you, but not during this game. During this game you are the worst ever." or "Gordo, I will slap you right in your face." Doesn't it sound really fun to play games with me? Anyways, I highly recommend this as a fun thing to do, but maybe not with me because I will threaten you in the heat of the moment. P.S. Might I recommend drinking Strawberry Daiquiri wine coolers while you play this game? That's what I did, and it was glorious. I told the story of how I got carded at Rite Aid and was like, "Seriously? I mean these are really just juice." And Paul and Jen, in a great display of joint marital mocking, said, "They probably carded you because the only people who buy those are underage girls."

P.S. I am still waiting on Diane for the Kevin pictures so I can show you what he did in Holiday Valley. You guys can leave comments telling her she's the worst if you want. Just don't leave comments for me telling me I'm the worst because I haven't yet posted my NCAA poetry. It is coming. I swear.


urban princess said...

I love Mexican Train! At various times while playing, I may or may not have: cried, threatened my parents with bodily harm, thrown coasters and/or done a touchdown dance after brutally crushing an opponent. Seriously, we should play together.

weesle909 said...

No rush on the highly-anticipated NCAA poetry. Remember, there's still time for you to get screwed over by another team...

Unless you're already out of it that is.

Did you see the rave reviews for Britney Spears on this week's "HIMYM"? And the ratings were about a million viewers higher than normal.

Though 'insiders' said she was a bitch to work with. I'm in shock.

A said...

I LOVE Mexican Train Dominoes!!!! We play in my family, too. And you also better WATCH OUT if you screw someone over with us, too. In fact, I was playing with my parents and my cousin a couple weekends ago, and after my cousin thwarted something my mother was going to do, my mother slapped her on the forehead! Oh, the hilarity. Also, when we mix the dominoes between rounds, it usually ends in a fight with everyone shoving the dominoes across at each other and forcing each other to defend or else all the dominoes will go crashing onto the floor. Good times, good times.

Mon said...

Ok im totally ignoring this one and posting bout the 90210 spinoff. How on earth can they do such a thing? It's been over for too long to bring it back. Ruining my childhood memories should be a sin.

Sin #2 is lost not beng on for 3 weeks.

Alexa said...

love love love HIMYM (that's how all the real fans type it) kidding.

CruiserMel said...

First, let me say that if you have a problem, then I have a fiasco. That being said, I'm not familiar with Mexican Train, but Chicken Foot dominos is THE best drinking / domino game just about ever. Lots of cursing and violence = good times.

Brandi said...

Seriously, I know you're way over there and I'm in Cali, but can we be friends? You crack me up. I think we may have been separated at birth.

Now that I've totally freaked you it weird that I'm Mexican but I've never played Mexican Train??