Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Freaking New Year!

This was the unfortunate conversation Don and I had last night:

*Let me preface it by saying that we were talking about our usual little makeshift New Year's Eve party where we have appetizer-type foods and play board games*

Don: So are we having our New Year's Eve party?

Me: Definitely!

Don: Maybe we should play the new Seinfeld Scene-It?

Me: Yeah, that's a good idea.

*Here's the part where it gets ugly*

Don: And let's not eat all that disgusting crap* we usually have.

*by "disgusting crap" he's referring to the food that I normally prepare for parties.

Me: ~~awkward silence~~

Don: I mean, I always feel so gross after I've eaten it.

Me: Okay...

Don: So what do you think we should have?

Me: (getting mad) Well, you're the one who doesn't want the "disgusting crap." You tell me what you want.

Don: Why are you getting mad? Why do you take everything so personally?

Me: ~~dead silence~~

Don: I mean, don't you feel gross after you eat that cheese and stuff?

Me: No.

Don: I just think we should eat something healthier.

Me: Just tell me what you want and I'll make it.

Don: (long pause) Grapes?

Me: (thinking to myself) Grapes!?!

Me: Okay, you can have grapes.

So today the kids and I went shopping at some gourmet stores for our party food.

But Don will be ringing in the New Year in the doghouse with...


EDIT--Hold the phone! I just read this on Noble Pig --maybe we'll all eat grapes!?!


Ronda's Rants said...

Okay...I am laughing so hard and I am an old woman ...not a pretty sight...Don goofed up!
Happy New Year!!!

Missy said...

Men! They know just the right thing to say. P.J. once told me (after I spent hours making a cheesecake for one of my family gathering - in front of my entire family)"Your cheesecake is okay but the center tastes like SNOT!"

Yeah, Thanks!!!

So glad to hear the process on the house is still going well. Best of luck today!!!!!

Susie said...

Men can be so dense!

Have a Happy New Year:-)

Dee from Downunder said...

Grapes! Ha ha, my 3yo would love it, shes into grapes. Funny how they say lets not have "this", then expect you to think up something new, I HATE that.

Have a great New Year with your yummy crap!

Kori said...

Oh sounds like Don will be mainly having foot. As in open mouth insert foot. Yep I would say he is definitly in the house of dogs.

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Oh boys........

Karen said...

LOL !!!! MEN !!!!!

A grape and a small square of cheese on a toothpick is rather yummy. My Mum used to make those and poke them into an orange so that it resembles a hedgehog. Us kids thought it was so cool. :-)

Happy New Year...

Allison said...

Well, maybe he'll get all the sour ones!!! LOL

Angie said...

Grapes? lol, what a great grape idea from "Noble". Sounds fun! Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

LMAO- Oh my gosh, I can't belive he said that. men.

Happy New Year, Jen!! =)

Anonymous said...

That is so funny....I mean I know it wouldn't have been if I were you when he said it....but....ok.....I hope you all get sweet grapes!

Have a happy new year!!!!

sandi said...


Men suck sometimes! I am so sorry it was your mans turn. It happens to all of us.

I have seen pictures of the food you make and it looks fabulous! Don't listen to him.

Ruth said...

Oh, dear.

You need to show him this:

Maybe you could serve cheese pie at your party. With chai lattes.

Happy New Year!!

noble pig said...

OMG that is hilarious...I would have been so mad too! But is funny about the grapes and all...I hope his skewer doesn't have all sour ones! Ha!

Alpaca Mountain said...

Isn't there some kind of fruit that looks like grapes that is horribly sour? You could string his skewer with 12 of those! Poor poor silly man...

Hope you have a wonderful party with all of your cheeses and grapes, and a Happy New Year!

Kelli said...

That is hilarious...hope he has fun eating grapes...I hope you bought the "disgusting crap" for you to enjoy!

Becky said...

He wants to know why you take everything so personally?...ummm..maybe because it's YOU that makes and prepares everything!
I think you handled it very well. He will be very sad (and empty bellied) if all he eats is grapes. I hope you guys still enjoy your yummy feast, and find a good comprimise:)

Jenni Jiggety said...

Bahahahahahaha! I hope he enjoys his grapes!

We're have cheesy stuff, too! Yummmmmm!

JANE said...

Oh yeah, I'd be wagging those lushious grapes in front of his face whlie I was woofing down all the crap, LOL!!! Don't worry, Big Daddy will come out with "crap" like like when I'm menu planning, and it just gets real ugly on that menu, LOL!!!

Jen said...

I am sorry that he said that to you and he totally deserved to be in the dog house but that is funny.

amelia bedelia said...

I'm really into the "disgusting food" on New Years, too! Grapes, not so much!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Don's ringing in the new year with his foot in his mouth, huh? I hope he enjoyed his grapes! lol
Happy New Year! xoxo

Shannon said...

Unfortunate conversation, indeed!

Sometimes men should really think before they speak, huh?

Oh, well. Hope you had a great party!

Temple said... they think before they speak? Hope he enjoyed his grapes! ;)

Queen of Feisty said...

I SO read the Disgusting crap post first, then this one. NOW the Disgusting crap post makes sense. Too funny!

I want your disgusting crap, I had a handful of mnm's and dog kisses!

CaraBee said...

Men! My husband does the same stuff. He doesn't mean it badly, but, boy howdy, does it come out that way. Love the grape idea, btw!

Jen B. said...

LMAO! I hope he enjoyed his grapes! :)

Auds at Barking Mad said...

*lol* Poor Don. I hope the doghouse was well insulated.

Along with chocolate, another thing I hate are grapes! But that's OK...I saw the same post over at Cathy's place (Noble Pig) and the Little Imp, who would live on Grapes if I let her, ate enough grapes on New Years eve for everyone in the house...including the animals!

Hope you had a great New Year and that 2009 brings you as much happiness and humour as you bring to those who read your blog!

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