Cathy had a cool party over at her house last night, and there was much merriment and a fair amount of mirth. Good times and bad there were, indeed!
It began very well when I showed up, but things quickly went downhill when Andy came into the room, coughing and hacking. He informed me in his usual manner that he has been very sick recently; he had mono for awhile, and now he has the flu and has had it for awhile. I kept trying to step away from him, but he kept stepping forward as he told me all about it.
So I fled to the main room, where there were chips and dips and other munchies to be had. I ate a few chips, but the fun didn't last long for soon Andy sat in the chair on the opposite side of the coffee table and began coughing in my general direction, never bothering to cover his mouth, and never bothering to aim away from the chips.
So, once again I fled, this time with Short Megan and a small crew of faithful followers, to the front room. Once again, things became jolly (as things so often are in the company of Short Megan), and this time Cathy joined us. We laughed, and were merry, and things were great. But he eventually came into that room, spoke a few friendly words, then remembered something and told Cathy that there was something in the other room that needed to be cleaned up. A certain dread filled Cathy's eyes, but not Josh's.. oh, no! Josh was mightily amused, and slid in a very ungraceful manner from his chair to the ground, where he laughed heartily.
Finally, after the vomit had been cleaned up, Andy decided that he was too sick to stay, and so he began the long journey home to Fort Worth. And there was much rejoicing.
The chips had to be thrown out, both those of the potato variety and those of the corn. Sadly, even the purple corn chips had to go. In my heart, I knew they were the most tainted of all.
Dan brought forth the brisket, and it was a sight to behold. And I did call forth for all to hear, "Yum!", and a good time was had by all.
We laughed into the wee hours of the early morning, when Kathryn left and discovered, much to her dismay, that her car had been broken into by an extremely untalented thief, who managed only to burgle a bottle of motor oil, a bottle of wildshield wiper fluid, and the faceplate of her CD player. Amongst the items left behind were a stack of CDs, a brand new copy of the Extended Edition of The Two Towers on DVD, and the rest of her CD player.