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Happy New Year!

Trivial Pursuit, The men are headed for the middle and victory!

This year Allison and I attended a very nice New Year’s Eve get together with our friends. The party was hosted by Derek and Michelle. Their friend Mike came and so did Derik and Sarah and Neil and Andrea. Michelle made a great Taco ring from the Pampered Chef line. It was very tasty. Derek burned our tongues to cinders with a couple drops of some cheese dip laced with some crazy hot, hot sauce (Dave’s Insanity Sauce). My taste buds were fried for a little while. I made two racks of pork ribs that had been in the crock pot slow cooking all day long. When the pieces were removed from the crock pot the bones fell right off the meat.

Coco gets close to the action, or at least the camera.

As Neil can attest to, because by the time he arrived the crock pot contained many bones and a mere hint of the meat that had been on them.

As the night continued we pulled out the 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit and took up the banners of guys vs. girls. Please note, that in a most sexist manner the boys took the blue piece and the ladies the pink. Also note that our pie was full. That’s what happens when you get five brains full of useless knowledge working in unison.

Alas no Christopher…

Last night Allison and I attended the Ellis Paul Pre-New Year’s show with Tara and Erik and my parents and my aunt Donna and her friend. But there was no Christopher in sight. Christopher or C-dub was missing from last night’s performance. And he was missed. But Christopher has found love in a warm state. He was in Florida.

The night was a lot of fun anyway. We had some great veggie pizzas and got to hear Flynn, Ellis’ opening act and then Ellis Paul and Don Conoscenti came out to play. Ellis played some new songs that Allison and I knew because of his show at Connecticut College a couple of months ago. He played “9 Months to Fix the World”, “She was” and “3000 miles”, these are some of my favorites. The night was a great one. If you get the chance to see any of these artists live please do so they are awesome.