So I was eating dinner on Friday night, and since I generally never eat at the actual table, I was sitting on the couch. I had come home, sat down, taken off my favorite boots, and started eating my dinner. I had a little plastic dish of barbeque sauce sitting on the table and I’m not sure how it happened, but I hit the dish and it flipped in the air, landing sauce down IN MY BOOT. I grabbed it and put it aside, hoping that it hadn’t landed on the OUTSIDE of the boot, which is light tan suede, and at the same time totally laughing because I couldn’t believe that it actually ended up inside my boot. So now my right foot probably smells vaguely of barbeque sauce. I don’t actually know, as I don’t spend a lot of time smelling my feet.
After the sauce debacle, I went to Karen and John’s so that we could go get our Christmas trees. I did NOT go back to the original tree lot -- instead I got the most awesome tree ever at a different place. Every time I walk in my living room, I'm hit with a very strong pine scent. VERY STRONG. The best part was that John delivered it to my house on Saturday morning, set it up in the stand, and offered to come and get it after Christmas. Karen, we have the best husband EVER. I then spent upwards of two hours decorating it. Between finding an extra strand of lights and replacing some burned out ones, watching "Miami Vice," and then getting all the ornaments exactly where I wanted them? Well, it took a while. But the tree looks awesome. As did Rico Tubbs.
Yesterday I went and saw Elton John’s “Aida.” I’ve seen it before – in New York 3 years ago – and I loved it. The production we saw yesterday was so good. It takes place in Egypt, and so there were a lot of half naked men dancing around. Men with smokin’ hot bodies, who can dance and also sing? Merry Christmas to ME! Even though the chances are excellent that every last one of them were gay. Sigh. Anyway, it was great. I find that whenever I go to shows like that, I miss performing SO MUCH. I always loved it. I would still love to do shows. Double sigh.
Then last night, I went to my friend Trish’s going away party. We had to dress up as a t.v. or movie character, so Jeff and I dressed up as Charlie Brown and Linus from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Jeff had on a yellow shirt with the trademark zig zag, a winter hat with ear flaps, and he carried around a scrawny Christmas tree. I had on a red shirt and toted around a blue blankie. Trish is all about wine, which worked out well, as I am ALSO all about wine. Therefore, I drank a lot.
So let’s recap: barbeque boot, awesome tree, half-naked hotties, and wine. That, my friends, is a weekend I can get on board with.