Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Dinner with Noah and the aliens
After pushing a few tables together, we ordered drinks, sweet potato fries and a bread bowl filled with a piping-hot, super-cheesy, artichoke and spinach dip. The second round of appa-teasers saw us passing around plates of sushi rolls and bbq'd soy beans. Very yummy. For the main course, I had a Cabernet-reduced burger with sauted mushrooms and onions, washed down with a raspberry daqueri, while PW had pan-seared Tuna and margaritas.
At some point during the the spinach dip, or maybe the sushi, one of the kids mentioned a nasty fall at the ski hill (they showed up in ski boots:), then drew a picture of the wipe-out on the back of a sushi menu and passed it over for his dad to see. And that was it. The adults grabbed a cup of crayons and began to add to the drawing, passing it around for everyone to add something. Jim Cantori showed up to add some drama. Aliens. Noah's Ark. Flood, famine, a planet-busting meteor. Pirates, kiwis, an ambulance, one super hero and if you look real hard, Waldo. I think the kids were embarrassed, but the adults had a blast, even if not one of us can draw worth a damn with crayons.