March 6, 2010
My last gift to Lydia and Chris before they headed out west was to throw them a going away party. The theme – “Winter Wine Festival”. As with all wine festivals, the idea was to feature a selection of food and wine pairings. Each guest brought a dish and a complementary wine. We had a variety of cheeses, an Antipasto tray, dips, and even a fondue platter for dessert! Needless to say, this party was intended to be a classy affair…
Somehow the kitchen turned into a dance floor and I heard a rumor that someone was actually performing “the worm” at one point, and another person was giving lessons on “the superman”. We clearly underestimated the food to wine ratio!
Just when things to started to mellow out, Lydia decided it was time to challenge me to a push up contest. I have been known to throw down in push up contests, even beating men twice my size. I look small, but I pack a powerful punch, and am freakishly good at push ups. Lydia has never been able to beat me at push ups and I felt bad making her look like a chump in front of all of her friends, so I tried to find a more suitable (i.e. weaker) competitor. Our friend Mali decided she’s up for the challenge, but then my wine muscles kicked in and I decided I can’t resist the chance to take on two competitors at once! We adjusted our party clothes into push up ready position, and then it was GAME ON! Lydia was out by push up #3 and I was doing two for every one push up that Mali was able to crank out, so the official judge determined that I was the winner. Although I dared to put my title on the line, I am still the reigning champion of push up competitions… (More …)