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    Tuesday, February 21, 2006

    Saturday Night's Alright

    Mr. Sign and I attended a Euchre (pronounced, ykr) party on Saturday night. For you readers not hip to the games of the North, Euchre is a card game played with four people per game with two sets of partners. It's too detailed to get into here but you can play it on-line. It was a tournament with 32 people playing. You start out with the person you came with but will have a differnet partner for each hand. It gets interesting when you don't know someone's playing style.

    I didn't know many of the people. We have been doing this tournament for about 10 years and the people seem to change every year. Most were the parents of the hosts' children. We're not in that group. The hostess is a woman that I worked with at a life insurance company in the underwriting department. We have stayed in contact even though I haven't worked there for over 13 years.

    I started out drinking my favorite margaritas. I think I had four in a half an hour. I had to slow down since it was becoming hard to concentrate *giggle*.

    It's always fun to watch other couples and see how they react with each other as well as other couples. I love to see who fights and who is touchy feely under the tables. It makes me happy to be a couple and makes me feel closer to Mr. Sign.

    Some drunk guy (the hostesses brother in law) took my camera and took lots of terrible pictures. I just downloaded them and I now realize that we were a homely group. Yuck! The most exciting person and nicest was a State Trooper. It never hurts to get one on your good side. He was the best looking person there too so that didn't hurt.

    It usually only takes about three hours to play ten hands of Euchre. It took over five hours to play Saturday night and it must have had something to do with all the alcohol.

    The highlight of the night was when the drunk brother in law decided to bring in the dead Christmas tree that was still on the back deck. I've never seen so many needles on the floor. I have to say that I would have kicked his ass out as soon as he cleaned up the mess. The hostess was too drunk to realize what a mess he had made.

    Here's the hostess trying to figure it out.

    Everyone decided to decorate the tree using their score card and beer bottles.

    Here is the winner!

    We didn't get home until 2:30 am and then we were too wound up to sleep. You know what that means! No kids... you get the picture. (No I'm not posting THAT here, ha ha!)


    Sal said...

    Euchre, also in the midwest. I love playing. There is very few out here who know how to play so we don't play much, cards that is.

    Suze said...

    Jenn, I want to hear more about the post Euchre party. ;)

    I'll get you writing erotica before the years out. LOL.

    SignGurl said...

    Sal~Most people have no idea what Euchre is. I should have known you would know!

    Suze~Who said I didn't already write erotica? ;-)

    Madame X said...

    4 margaritas in a half hour?!?!?

    Shit gurl, I'd be dancing around the dead Christmas Tree nekkid!

    Danny said...

    I got nothing.

    I need tits.

    Jay said...

    Ahh, good ol' Euchre! Best card game around!

    These Hillbillies down here have no idea WTF that is!

    My wife & I have tried getting some friends of ours hooked on it, but they would rather play Spades. Euchre must be "too advanced" for them, I guess.

    Anonymous said...

    LMAO..I love it!

    MilkMaid said...

    OMG, you all have rednecks in Michigan.

    LOL..who knew! ;)

    sugarpunk said...

    LMAO.. omg that sounds like it was funny as hell to see in action..

    Big Pissy said...

    *LOL* Love the tree!

    Laurie said...

    I LOVE playing Euchre! Unfortunately, I haven't had the opportunity to do so in far too long.

    4 1/2 margaritas in ONE hour?? Girl, I would not have been able to see the cards!

    Can't wait to party with you ;-)

    SignGurl said...

    Madame~I could see that happening.

    Danny~I gave them to you for the day. What more do you want?

    Jay~It's a hard game to explain so kudos to you for teaching Rednecks.

    TC~If you had been there you might have climbed the tree?

    MM~They are everywhere! There's no escape.

    Sugar~The whole night's a little bit of a blur.

    Big P~I'm sure that is your nightmare and mine.

    Laurie~We've gotta set the party date and time. I can't wait!

    Jodes said...

    I know how to play and it is fun!!!! It usually requires lots of drinking where I come from in the midwest.

    ~Deb said...

    Wait, back to that other comment..........Jenn writes erotica? She's holding out on us? Hmmmmm........interesting.

    The game sounds like fun. I have never heard of it before. I live such a sheltered life.