Thursday, January 1, 2015

Story 63: New Years

            Year 1:
“Thank you so much for inviting me to your New Year’s party!  I brought the chips and dip!
            “Awesome!  Just set them down on the long table.”
            “Sure – oh, man!  I brought the dip and forget the chips!”
            “Don’t worry about it; we’ve got enough food and we can use the dip for something else here.”
            “Thanks.  Guess I know what my New Year’s resolution this year’s gonna be, eh?  Next time, don’t forget the chips, ahahahaha!”
            Year 2:
“OK, this year instead of chips and dip I made pigs-in-a-blanket.  One-stop shopping.”
            “Thanks.  Do you need help getting the stuff out of your car?”
            “…No, because they’re still sitting on my kitchen counter where I set them down while I got out my keys.  I’ll go back and get them!”
            “Don’t bother, we’ll be having dinner by the time you got there and back; just enjoy yourself.”
            “I don’t think I can now, but thanks anyway.”
            Year 3:
            “I got the drinks you asked for!  Success!”
            “Great!  Set them down on the table here, please.  Do you have the corkscrew?”
            “I thought you said you had one?”
            “No, I said mine broke and you offered to get one.”
            “That does sound like me.  Do you think we could steam these open, or break them against the wall?”
            “No, I’ll do a run later, and we have extra soda.”
            “Please don’t let anyone kill me.”
            Year 4:
            “Chocolate fountain!  I even brought stuff to dip in it – graham crackers, marshmallows, fruit, and cups if you want to drink the stuff!”
            “Splendid!  I’ll help you – we can use this pot for melting.  Where’d you put the chocolate?”
            “…Son of a – !”
            Year 5:
            “I brought nothing this year, but I will help you clean up everything after the party’s over.”
            “That is the best gift anyone could have gotten me.”


  1. Hahaha you are funny! Is this art imitating life or life imitating art?! As a host, a person who kindly willingly jumps in as often as you kindly do is invaluable!

  2. Aw, thanks! This is art imitating life, and I knew you would guess where my inspiration for this entry came from with the chocolate fountain bit :-).

  3. this story theme sounds familiar. I too have been guilty of only bringing half of of a leaving something behind. HAHA

  4. Yes, we all have been victims of that :-).