Saturday, July 24, 2010

Winter Socials

I think one of the things that can make Winter feel like a long drawn out tedious affair is the fact that I tend to hibernate in Winter. Doing the whole social thing takes a definate back seat when there are DVD's to watch and whole blocks of chocolate calling my name from the pantry.

Which is why I was not jumping for joy when I was invited to a fund raising trivia event last night.

Firstly, it's the middle of Winter ( say no more). Secondly, the night was to take place in a school hall (never known for their warmth). Then I was told to bring my own food and drinks - that was to be the "dinner". Well, that was always going to be chips and dip - so no great incentive to go there either.

But I did make the effort because the other people going were people I love and always have a good time with. And I am so glad I did.

I've never been to a trivia night before. Who knew they were so much fun? Or so competitive? Grown men pushing other grown men out of the way in a bid to be the first to present our answers to the judging table. Truly shocking - and hilarious.

Our non-winning table
No, we didn't win. Nor come second or even third. But I did laugh until the tears rolled down my face. And that is definately worth leaving my cosy loungeroom for.

A splash of wine always warms things up

Hope you all had a great weekend too.


Linda said...

I went to a Tech school reunion on Sunday. My photos were a bit blurry I was trying to rush before someone stepped in front of my camera. We had a nice meal in a hotel, everyone was so nice. So great to be in the company of so many people my own age.

Vanessa said...

Yep, there are no friends like old friends.