Sunday, October 26, 2008

Weekend Wind-Down #28 - Double Whammy Edition

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So, we skipped the WEEKEND WIND-DOWN last weekend due to all this birthday madness that has been happening lately. Tonight was no exception...Missy and I went to JO and ANDRE's place for a joint birthday party they were having for each other. Andre made a huge vat of vegetarian chili and Missy baked a bunch of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for dessert...

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Jo got this really cool vase from Melinda...

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...and Andre entertained guests in their kitchen...

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The night before, I went over to Tim and Jenny and Blake and Sara's new place for a house show hosted by CAPTAIN #1:

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A band from Massachusetts called THE ACCIDENT THAT ENDED THE WORLD also played...

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An abbreviated version of the band BICYCLES AND GRAVEL played an abbreviated set to close out the night's festivities:

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The friday night before that, FOLKLORE got back together for a special one-off show at FARM 255. Jimmy was back in town to practice and then eventually tour with ELF POWER and VIC CHESTNUT. While he was back in town, we managed to record a bunch of new Folklore songs and put together a last-minute performance:

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And then, last weekend, Terri and Beth invited Missy and I to a special birthday party they held in honor of actor ZAC EFRON, who turned 21 on October 18th (the night before my own birthday):

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We celebrated by watching the first two HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL movies, back-to-back...Zac plays the main character in the movie, the captain of the school basketball team, TROY BOLTON...

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Beth made special cupcakes:

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Terri made some yummy-ass pizza:

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And Missy baked a t-shirt cake with Troy Bolton's team number on it:

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I ended up getting some serious heartburn the following day (my birthday!) from overindulging at the Zac party. Ugh...

FAVORITE MOMENT OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - Plush You!
RAOUL - My birthday, of course...even though I got sick!

WORST MOMENT OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - Not seeing Raoul so much on his birthday because he was in bed sick.
RAOUL - I got terrible heartburn on my birthday...

WORD OR PHRASE OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - "Get your head in the game!"
RAOUL - "You're da bessst"

FAVORITE MEAL OF THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - Crumpets...and Andre's chili was really good.
RAOUL - Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and Andre's chili. OMG.

PERSONAL RESOLUTION FOR THE NEXT WEEK?
MISSY - Get more crafts done.
RAOUL - Budget my time better.

THREE THINGS YOU FORGOT TO BUY AT THE GROCERY THIS PAST WEEK?
MISSY - I don't think I forgot anything.
RAOUL - Burritos, fake chicken patties, yogurt.

WHAT WAS YOUR BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME EVER?
MISSY - The Hello Kitty costume I sewed...and the bread costumes were good too.
RAOUL - The time I dressed up as my "Friendster Profile"

WHAT WAS YOUR WORST HALLOWEEN COSTUME EVER?
MISSY - I was a "hobo" one year.
RAOUL - I think my worst one was also a "hobo".

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY?
MISSY - Peanut Butter Cups, Peppermint Patties.
RAOUL - Nerds, Smarties.

WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY?
MISSY - Mounds.
RAOUL - Licorice.

IF YOU COULD INVENT A WILLY WONKA-STYLE CANDY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
MISSY - A plant that would grow chocolate fruit.
RAOUL - Caffeinated Nerds.

PERSONAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS?
MISSY - Throwing Muses, Laura Marling.
RAOUL - Throwing Muses, Aqueduct, Money Mark, Health, The Who, Wolf Parade, Fiery Furnaces, LCD Soundsystem, Lykke Li, Kill Rock Stars video podcasts.

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(Zac's likeness posing with one of the many "WTF" plaques that I made while watching the movies)

2 comments:

etc @ www.fierceandnerdy.com said...

please don't skip weekend wind-down again. it's my favorite, and I missed you guys last week.

RANCHO COCOA said...

We're sorry! That's my bad...I take full responsibility. And to blame it all on "heartburn" is pretty lame too, I know...thanks and "Hiyeee!"

-R A O U L