So back to new years. I spent the night with Brian, his family, and a few friends of the family. It was a nice night where we tried some new games they had picked up. I lead the men's team to victory on the Disney version of Scene It. Apparently all those years of watching Disney Sing-a-long song videos with my cousins when they were toddlers really payed off. To this day I'm sure I could sing almost the entire score of the little mermaid given a few promptings here and there. After that was one of those Host a Murder Mystery which went wrong with the video version revealed that I was the killer before anyone could guess. The entire thing left a bit to be desired. There weren't enough clues to really definitively identify the killer and it was just guess work. The characters were also a bit nutty. I ended up playing Gloria Stunnem, who was really Jimmy hoffa and had had a sex change to write a feminist magazine named the Sisterhood. I affected a Bea Arthur voice and feminazi world view which went over interestingly. Finally there was some other game where the point was to guess how others would answer questions like what is their favorite president, most embarassing moment, etc. Had a hell of a time with that since I didn't even know two of the other people playing. Suffice to say I didn't win that one.
After everyone else had gone to bed, Brian and I stood around on the porch and then sat around the dinner table catching up on the various events in our lives. I really have to find a way so that we can get together more often without these sort of year-long gaps in between gettogethers that last more than a hour.