Friday, April 18, 2008

Life starts to calm.....





My Curling bonspiel was last weekend and this time last year I had blogged at least 2 blogs on all the fun and costumes... actually, I had blogged about Jill and Chantal's birthdays and spring in the yard and pets and birds and so much more. I am not sure if I am not blogging as much because its all OLD stuff now, or I am just not in the mood....


But... here is the news....


Our Bonspiel this year was really fun, as usual. The curling part was fun because I curl with my same ole familiar team of Wendy Debbie Hazel and me.... Last year the theme of the spiel was countries and we dressed in kilts and were Scotland. This year the theme of the night was "Holidays". You know, Christmas, Easter, Halloween...etc. So.. I expected to see a few Santa's and reindeer, tons of Easter bunnies and the odd Halloween. Well, I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.


23 teams... of which about 20 of these teams dressed up. There were several St. Patrick's Day teams... and 2 Canada Day teams ( of which I was one of them) Each row of tables ( of which there were 4 ) were decorated differently and we sat at the St. Patrick's day table. Ironically, all the teams who were dressed up for that holiday were seated at that table and the seating was done days before the costumes were ever revealed. But the creativity of some teams was MIND BOGGLING!....

Boxing Day.


Madame Xmas and some of her ..........





HO HO HO's

Now, the identity of these curlers doesn't really matter, but I didn't get permission from them to post this. The important thing is that you applaud their creativity as much as we did....

Now, of all the holidays that there are, we didn't have one Valentines' Day team, or any New Year's Teams. But we had a Ground Hog Day Team, a Thanksgiving day team, two Halloween Teams, a Mother's day team and an Easter team with a twist... we have



Hefner and his (her) Easter Bunnies!!!


We had A "Birthday Holiday" team.... you can try to use your imagination on that team's costumes..... but it was not what your thinking.....
But I must say.... the most creative idea has to be Labor Day. And not one team but three teams took on this amazing holiday. You would think... picnic garb, or maybe BBQ theme!!! Nope, all three teams depicted Labor Day in their own little way...... There is no need to disguise these teams as you wouldn't recognise them if you didn't know who they were already!!!



First we have the Dancing Labor day team. They started our evening off with a dance to something absolutely hilarious like " I am Woman" or something. They were soooo funny.



Then the Family from last year who were the Beauty Contest winners... well this year they were "Angel" the pregnant wife, The slimy hubby, the "slutty" nurse kitty who was taking care of Angel (and the slimy husband, on the side) and the mom on the team was the doctor. They stayed in character through the whole meal, with slimy guy hitting on all the women within reach, and Nurse Kitty was totally playing the room with her white leather nurse's outfit. Angel went in and out of labor as the meal went on and looked for her hubby's hand to hold during those horrible spells, and often found his hand on Nurse Kitty's parts.... what a bunch.




The third team in labor was Frankie, who already had 18 kids at home and was hoping to hell that this baby was a PONY. beside her was her 13 year old daughter and she had another daughter pregnant as well, and even a doctor on the team. That would be Dr. Seymour Bush, and he delivered Frankies baby before the dance started and yes, indeed, it was a pony.



It was a great time, and I was exhausted from laughing. I had an 8:00am game on Sunday morning so my team headed home at a half descent time and in good health. Our game on Sunday was a well matched game with an extra end needed to determine the winners. We were not them... but happy just the same. We played a Greenwood team and laughed and joked through the whole game and got the rest of the day off because we lost.

3 comments:

cpm said...

Great pics!!! Looks like so much fun!

GailM. said...

OMG, you guys are funny. Some really good ideas here. I would have never thought of a Canada Day team. They would really have to scrounge for the Canada day stuff... Great pictures.

Jill said...

Sounds like a HOOT!
What fun you have!