Monday, November 04, 2013

"It's Better to be Absolutely Ridiculous then Absolutely Boring!"

I saw this quote recently.  It could not be more appropriate for the birthday party
that I attended on Friday afternoon for two 68 year old men!

It all started out quite elegant with table decorations of beauty.  The menu included marigold petal pancakes, cream of pumpkin, marigold petals and corn soup followed by tamales stuffed with pork and covered in a huitlacoche sauce.  It all ended, eventually, with Day of the Dead bread glazed with brown sugar and tejocote.  Okay, foodies what is that?  None of us knew or know.

The celebrants, Trey and Frank began to open their gifts.  That's when it all went to silliness!

One of the guests, who will remain nameless, brought blond wigs that had been
trimmed for each recipient along with straw hats.  The hats said "Born to be Wild".
It is pretty fun to see how people's personalities change once they put on a prop or costume.

We were all laughing at the shenanigans - some of which I cannot show as Facebook or Google might ban me forever.  Let me just say that the other guests got into the act as well.  It was so much fun.
Thankfully we were in a private dining room.

I think the older we get, the easier it is to be totally "over the top" silly.  Yup, we're all adopting a childlike behavior pattern.  Heck, who is going to tell us we can't?
Laughing is good for the soul, they say.

Happy Birthday Trey and Frank - may you live another 68 years or..........well, you know what I mean.
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Anonymous said...

Those guys look great for 68! I hope I'm as well-preserved when (and if) the time comes.


Kim G
Boston, MA
Where we're at the time of year where hats make the personality change from frivolous to downright serious.

Steve Cotton said...

Heaven protect me from ever being referred to as "proper."

Babs said...

But you ARE Steve, without even knowing it.........but its still nice to experience!

Ron Stephens said...

Even though I was only there for a few moments, I could already tell it was headed downhill. Sorry I missed it, since I'm sure I could have thought of more silliness.

Anonymous said...

When I turn 68 in a couple of years I want a hat like that!
I think as we get older (and wiser) we realize having fun is of paramount importance! Who cares what people think!
Happy belated birthday to those dashing Born to Be Wild men.

Babs said...

Ron, the GOOD parts couldn't be posted!

Babs said...

Angie, I'm thrilled to see you post. I promise I'll find a hat like that for you in a few years.
Hope you're feeling better.......

Babs said...

Kim, here hats are for the fun of it, not for survival. I WOULD love one with ear flaps at some points though, like the end of December when my ears seem to stay cold!