Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ladies Night Party

On Friday I went to a party at Sian's house. The invite stated that it was a 'ladies night' party. That could mean anything but I am game for a laugh so I agreed to go. I even agreed to let the sat nav lady direct me. We don't have the best history and I don't entirely like the tone of her voice!

Ben got back from work and I got ready to go out. I hadn't been feeling all that great during the week and I had what I thought was the beginnings of impetigo. (This has subsequently been treated by an over the counter remedy and has almost gone completely. I think I may have been lucky and caught it early when it was still just a cold sore)

 I set out in the car in the direction of Sians house. At least that is what I hoped. I've been to her house before but when I am a passenger in a car I don't usually pay a lot of attention to the direction we are going or notice any landmarks to help me get there again. I am good at noticing smoke coming from the vehicle I am in though! (see previous posts) I also had the added disadvantage that it was dark and that didn't help me at all. I also quickly realise that snotty sat nav lady is being very quite. She isn't speaking to me. I only hear a ding every so often telling me that I am to turn at that precise moment! So I have to look at the map and then try to read the street signs so I know when to turn. Thankfully I arrive in one piece and not stressed at all. I have taken a bottle of wine with me but I won't be drinking. If I drive I don't even have a mouthful of alcohol. It is just not worth the risk.

Anyhoo, I get out the car and head into the house. I am the first guest to arrive and the only other person there, besides Sian, is Sue who is doing the party. Once I see the display it becomes apparent why it is a ladies night and not for men and kiddies! UK readers, you probably know all about Ann Summers. This party was an American equivalent, it was a Pure Romance party.  Sue was the lady doing the party and she was setting up whilst all the guests arrived. Some of the women there I had met before, some I definitely hadn't met and some I was not sure if I had met. I am not good with remembering names and faces so if I meet you again and seem a bit clueless then I apologize in advance.

The wine bottles were opened and the socializing and chatting began. What was really good about Sue is that she mingled with the guests too. She chatted to everyone and I think that helped the evening. (She may have met a lot of them before so knew them, but I have never noticed party hosts like her chat with guests like that before)

When it was time to begin we all sat down and Sue handed us all a brochure, a business card, a bit of paper towel and order form. She then came round the room again with two small cases. One had pens in it and the other had small penis pen toppers. (We would be using the pen toppers later!) The first thing that is done to break the ice, not that it needed breaking, was an alphabet game. Sue held up a card with a letter of the alphabet on it and we all had to shout out things that began with that letter. Things that were in theme with the party. The person who got the most won a prize. Melissa won that and I think she got a lipstick in the shape of a penis. Sue then started going through the brochure and showing us certain products and what were the uses/benefits for each one. If there was a lotion that was smelly then we put it on our right arm, if we were to taste it we were to put it on our left arm. At one point there was one product that we dipped our penis toppers in and put on our lips! (We had the paper towels to wipe off our arms.)

The wine was flowing freely and the women were laughing hysterically at points. Once the demonstrations were over we could go into the dining room to place our orders privately if we wanted and take it away at the same time. (I didn't order anything)

I stayed for a while longer and chatted with some other people before I headed home again. It was supposed to snow again and I didn't want to risk losing control of the car on a slippy bit of road. I said my goodbyes and left to drive home. I managed to drive home quite easily. This was helped by the fact that it was very late and hardly anyone on the road. I did manage to miss my exit on Keystone though and ended up on US 31 and had to turn into where Marsh supermarket is so I could turn around! I got back to the apartment just before midnight and went straight to bed.

I had a great time and it was a brilliant laugh. I met new people and had a very entertaining evening. If you, my lovely readers, are in the US and would like to place an order through Sue then her website can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. hotel lady, EdinburghFebruary 17, 2010 at 8:50 AM

    Dont you dare give up writing!! Your blog (and Bens) always make me smile. I keep telling you to collaborate both into a book, it would sell loads. I know I am biased but you have always had a real flair for writing so please please dont stop. The world would be dull and boring without your blogs. Trust me I am right!!


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