Friday, November 20, 2009

Who's Hungry???

Tonight Jim and I are attending a fundraising event for the town Lion's Club called "The Hungry Man Dinner".

Don't worry - it has nothing to do with these:

Actually - and I'm not joking - in more recent years, it's often been referred to as "The Hungry Person Dinner".

Oh my...I feel a politically correct headache coming on......yikes.

Anyway...the basic gist of the event is that they only sell a certain amount of tickets at $100 a couple. For that price, you get a fancy-pants dinner for two and are entered into a drawing for the chance to win one of three cash prizes ($2,500 - $500 and $250). Each couple has a number on their ticket and as the night goes on, numbers are drawn out of a hat (or something similar). If your number is drawn, you get eliminated. Whatever numbers are left at the end are the big winners. I'm not exactly sure how they determine final the three winners, but I'd be THRILLED if Jim and I won any of the prizes.

Let's hope that our number makes it to the end!!!! :-)

Whatever happens, I'm sure it'll be a fun time and the money all goes to a great cause. The event is being held at the local 'social club' and I must admit - I LOVE attending these 'townie' events. All of Jim's family will be there, as will all of his parent's friends - who are a lot of fun to be around. It certainly doesn't hurt that you can buy your entire table a round of drinks for what it would cost you to buy two drinks in any Boston bar.

Tomorrow morning, Jim's dad is coming over to help us (teach us) how to 'fix' the walls in the soon-to-be nursery. Since they're in such rough shape, we're going to have to put wallpaper up in there. I know....I know. Our only other option would be to knock down the walls and put up new drywall - and that certainly ain't gonna happen. We'd love to paint the room, but since the walls are SO old, we're just going to throw some Spackle-type wall repair stuff on them and throw up some wallpaper.

I'm not 100% sure what we're going to put up, but we're probably going to look for a solid color. We've talked about it at length, and since Jim is a H-U-G-E Curious George fan I think we're going to go with that as the theme for the room. It would certainly be very cute, and it's not gender specific....just in case. Once the 'wall fixing' has been completed, the plan is to go out on the hunt for wallpaper. I think we're going to look for a solid color....possibly yellow - a la the Curious George books...but maybe not quite as bright. We shall see!

Have a great weekend!!!


Larry Ohio said...

We had a yellow bedroom just that color in our Chicagoland house. Lemme tell you, it might look good in theory, but loses its attractiveness when on the walls. Pick a more subtle shade of yellow. Much more subtle.

RG said...

I thinking mauve.....

Kyle said...

John, the dinner sounds like great fun. Curious George, love it! You could always subdue the bright color with a glaze or finish, if it ends up being too bright.

JC said...

Jim obviously has good taste... he's with you AND he likes Curious George. Maurice Sendak books are good for bedtime stories too. The really fun is when you graduate to Hank the Cow Dog about the time they hit 1st or 2nd grade... I loved making up different voices for the various characters

cb said...

There has never been a Hungry Man dinner that I have actually liked. And seeing the "crispy smelt" one made me barf a bit.

Ur-spo said...

that all sounds jolly good fun.
May I suggest Jungle Red if the yellow does not work out?

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