Monday, October 31, 2011

A Night of Murder

After weeks of planning, hours of prep time, and days of building excitement, Saturday arrived and we were finally ready for our night of murder! The kit we bought from came with everything we needed, but there was still the printing, cutting, labelling, organizing and preparing of the information to make sure the party went off smoothly. Karlene spent Saturday making her house look fantastic by creating giant decorative dice, a Vegas skyline, and a poker table in her kitchen. I made 72 maimed sugar-cookie men, a double batch of cheesecake brownies and hot spinach and artichoke dip.
Due to a higher number of girls than guys, we didn't have enough girl characters to go around. The game came with a couple of girl/guy characters of which I took one and decided that I should probably have fun with it and be a boy. As I started drawing on thicker eyebrows and a goatee (complete with a soul patch) I started to make myself a little uncomfortable).
The party involved a murder mid-party (we made sure there was one extra character so that whoever was murdered wouldn't have to sit out for the night as everyone else enjoyed the game). The murder went fine (a sentence I never thought I would say) and only one person guessed the right murderer! It wasn't me, but I had a few people fairly convinced that it was me. Mwahahaha!
Back row: Landon - Aces High the High Roller/Agent Avery the FBI Agent; Ben - Elvis the Elvis Impersonator; Lindsay - Lucy Legs the Showgirl; Karlene - Hustlin Hailey the high roller; Lisa - Security Sam the security guard; Brad - Jack Black the blackjack dealer
Middle: Kyla - Mimi Martini the cocktail waitress
Front row: me - Cole Conway the sports book manager; Chelsea - Precious Trump the floor manager; Jackie - Iguana Trump the wife of the casino owner; Darrin - Ronald Trump the casino owner; Cody - Jim Beam the bartender; Rick - Paul Piano the lounge singer.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Getting ready for murder!

Over the summer, a group of my friends and I decided that we should have a murder mystery party for Halloween, so, with the day quickly approaching we've launched into the preparations for our night of murder! As a scrapbooker I was totally against the idea of just sending out the printed invitations that came with the game, so one evening after yoga, Karlene came over and we set to work assembling the invites. We're both pretty pleased with the result and the best part of it all was that Karlene discovered that she really enjoys scrapbooking! We've since had two Sunday afternoons of scrapbooking! Feels so good to get into it again! I realized that I haven't done any scrapbooking since Mare was visiting! RIDICULOUS!
Here is the invite that we created. Excitement is mounting! Can't wait to get our murder on!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Something to write home about

It's been forever (yet again) since I blogged. I now have something to blog about though! Incidentally, the something I have to blog about is something that I am currently blogging with, I bought myself a netbook! With my job I find myself on the road rather a lot at certain times of the year and staying in hotels. This leads to rather a lot of tear-your-hair-out-boredom. So, when I saw netbooks on sale, I suddenly (and quickly) convinced myself that this was something that I must purchase. Why, my life would be infinitely better with such a devise! However did I live without one before?? So I bought one. :) Happy day! I have it up and running fairly smoothly and am pleased to say that the keyboard, though smaller than normal, is quite comfortable to use. The screen, though small, is clear and pretty to look at. Yes, so far I am pleased with my purchase! Here are some fancy pictures (uploaded from my camera to said netbook via the built in sd card reader)

Ooooh!! So fancy!
(and yes, that is a tub of popcorn from kernels...I love the air caramel! ...and I love Happy Bunny!)

The cover has a super-fancy ripple effect. Sadly, the high glass means it shows fingerprints like nobody`s business. Oh well...I`ll just have to keep a microfiber cloth around at all times.

See how small it is? Why, it's exactly Jessica Size! How convenient!