reverb 10, day 9 – party

December 9th: What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

We were out at dinner for Leah’s birthday last January. Someone’s present included a set of Titanic ice cube trays, and someone else at the table made the joke “well, then you’re totally set if anyone ever has a disaster-themed party.”

We had a disaster party planned by the end of the night. That’s just how we roll.

We waited until April, when we usually have a “thank god we survived the winter” shindig. There were costumes involved, of course. Alex was the meteor that killed the dinosaurs. Bren, Andy, and Henry were the family that survived the zombie apocalypse. Leigh was bald Britney Spears with her paparazzi-killing umbrella. Michelle was Mrs. O’Leary, of cow and fire infamy. Our definition of “disaster” was all-encompassing!

For entertainment, we watched SyFy original movies – always true disasters, really. That night, they were premiering Megapiranha, starring Tiffany. We LOVED it. Of course, most of us are old-school MST3K fans, so sitting around mocking horrible movies is a long favored pastime! And really, how can you top a movie in which a giant piranha jumps out of the water high enough to eat a helicopter? You can’t, that’s how.

I love my friends. I love the fact that all of them are enthusiastic enough to participate in stupid theme parties. (Hey, we got 20-someodd people to dress up in Star Trek costumes for the September babies birthday party in 2009! Including people who came in from out of town for the party!) I love that my friends enjoy sitting around and mocking bad movies just as much as I do. I love that we have the kind of energy that lets someone say “hey, why don’t we …?” and get a “yeah, that’s awesome, and we can …” sort of response in return. That’s the sort of creative energy I need in my life. I’m blessed to have friends who provide it!

(This coming January, we already have Leah’s birthday party planned – SyFy is premiering their original movie starring both Tiffany AND Debbie Gibson that weekend! There’s going to be a catfight! It will be amazing!)


@libismorganDecember 9th, 2010 at 11:43 am

Most excellent! We’re part of a similar group, and OMG, I want to throw a disaster party now! Great idea!

BethDecember 9th, 2010 at 11:44 am

Holy shit! I’m coming over. Most of my in-town friends do NOT understand the absolute glory of SyFy Saturday night movies. Then again, if I reference MST3K-ing anything… they look confused. I give thanks for my teenager who has the same warped sense of humor as I. He is my SyFy movie viewing buddy. “NO… Not. Like. This.” ~Sharktopus (So awesome.)

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