January 02, 2007

Winging it @ New Year

On Friday Adam and Troë arrived from Bournemouth on the bus, and I picked them up from Exeter Bus station. We spent the evening watching some telly, and then playing cards. I’ve been introduced to some new ones, I think all of which I have lost! We played a few rounds of Newmarket, then Screw Your Neighbour, and then several rounds of Pontoon! I always end up being banker, but I did manage to clear Adam out of pennies!

On Saturday, scandalously, the wings TA ordered for our fancy dress didn’t arrive, so TA did a bit of hunting, but couldn’t find any suitable replacements. So, we had to go as ‘us.’ Anyway, Troë, Adam and I watched High School Musical – oh my god it’s great. (Seriously, it’s so naff it’s brilliant!) I can’t enthuse about it enough. It was dire. Anyway, I might have get it on DVD when it’s in a bargain bin… ...oh but the best bit is they’re doing a sequel! We then watched Wallace & Gromit: the curse of the Were Rabbit, followed by a couple of games of Settlers and cards, before we went out to dinner with TA, to Wetherspoons in Exeter.

On Sunday we played some games, watched some films before lunch (I think, I can’t actually remember,) then we played cards after lunch, before people came round for the pre going out New Years gathering. We (Adam, Troë, TA, Flick, Laura and I.) started about 19:00 with some drinks and stuff, which progressed into full scale drinking, drinking games and embarrassment. We played drinking Trivial Pursuit, and then when Tom turned up we played another drinking game involving a deck of cards and random forfeits (I wasn’t in the room at the start so didn’t really get it…) anyway, after a while Laura and Tom left to go home 9we never did make it into town…), and then we had a beginners guide to poker, followed by a hasty retreat to the den to watch the countdown! Taking the bubbly with us… ..This is where we ran into a problem…

...The cork was stuck fast. TA had spent an age trying to get it out, then Adam tried but snapped the cork off – with all but a few minutes left, I rushed into the bathroom with Troë to try and pop the remaining cork out by shaking the bottle (failed), before I ran to get a corkscrew and remove it – with 34 seconds to go we each had a glass to celebrate!

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