Saturday, October 01, 2005

The Moth Ball 

Red and the Captain came into town last weekend for the Grant Park Tour of Homes and the Moth Ball. What better escort to a party than you sister and her husband, I say!

The theme for the Moth Ball was "Shaken Not Stirred: A Night With James Bond." There is a table decorating contest and my sister, "Queen of All Things Crafty," was set loose on the decorations. She did a FANTASTIC job and won 2nd place which entitled her to 5 bottles of wine as her prize!

Red and the Captain also got all up into dressing for the party as well. The intent was for the Captain to dress like the first James Bond villain, who I'm told is who "Dr. Evil" is based on. It was discovered that eyelash glue does not work like Spirit gum, therefore no scars could be applied. So the Captain just wore all black and was kinda like a bald Johnny Cash type person I guess.

Sister went all out and bought a lovely black gown that was regularly like $5000 and she got it for $20. She wore long black opera gloves and shiny baubles galore and she looked just bee-you-tee-full!

Since I was the Ms. Moth Ball 2004, I was required to attend and perform. I ended up singing the same song I sang last year, which was "Proud Mary." At first I was not too happy about this, but then Sister suggested it would be a good tribute to our brothers and sisters in New Orleans, and then I was all about it. The crowd seemed to enjoy it.

Jef and I had talked Sister into performing for the Ms. Moth Ball 2005 contest. She's got a great voice, but she is not ready to use it on the world, so Jef suggested that she mix a Martini for her talent. They played the music that is the intro music to the HBO series "Real Sex" while she was putting the ingredients in the shaker and then she said, "HIT IT!" and "Conga" by Miami Sound Machine came on and she shook what her Mama gave her AND she shook her money maker and everything in between!!! At the end she drank the Martini and then said, "TA DAH!" IT WAS GREAT!!!

What came afterward was the type of stuff that makes reasonably sober people cover their eyes. A parade of people chock full o' liquid courage decided to try their hand at lip synching songs or stripping or both. The friends of those who were chock full o' liquid courage are also full o' liquid courage thus making them incredibly loud. Therefore the winner ended up being a drunk frat boy type who stripped to Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" and occasionally stopped and yelled "WOOOOO!!!" at the top of his lungs and pumped his fist in the air. He ended up having a woman's halter top and panties on and scratched his balls with his scepter. Did he remember what he did this the next day? I highly doubt it!


However a good time was had by all. We made it back to the car and then home, but not before stopping at the QT for gas and late night snacks.

I wonder what Red will do to top herself on the table decorations next year? Maybe she'll sing for her talent for Ms. Mothball 2006?

Stay tuned...

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