Sunday, February 16, 2014

Gaming with friends!

We had friends come in from New York last night to hang out with us... it's been a while since we've had a group hangout like this. Normally we'd have a cheese plate, fruit, crackers, cookies, chips, dip, brownies or cake, chocolate candy, wine and beer, all sorts of things.

This time, though, we skipped the dinner out and had a simple veggie tray... broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and peppers, Veggie dip, some buffalo cauliflower (I had high hopes. It was heinous). We also set out a little candy and cookies for the people not dieting!

This worked really well. Our friends still had cookies from the bakery, but we had healthier stuff to nosh on. We played Cards Against Humanity and Rock Band, and had a blast.

Cards Against Humanity went well with 8 people, and I should have taken some pictures of the winning combinations to post here... unfortunately, I didn't think of it at the time. After an hour or so of that, we had a relatively short Rock Band session... Desh sang his standard playlist of Conventional Lover, Ace of Spades, Charlene (I'm Right Behind You), Skullcrusher Mountain, and Still Alive while Ezra played guitar, Zac on drums, and me on bass ... then I jumped in on vocals and sang California Über Alles, Cool for Cats, Drop it Like it's Hot, Du Hast, and It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine).

The more events like this we successfully navigate, where we get away from the food and just hang out with buddies, the better we'll be. I can totally see doing this in a few months and limiting myself to a couple cookies and not using it as a grazing buffet for four hours.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! We had a great time too! It was great having healthy options to nosh on.