Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What a relief!

Thank God that ended well! Am I right or am I right? I have to say that is the first time I voted for a winner. YAY ME! As I shared with you yesterday, and I know you were all sorts of jealous, I hung with the fam last night and we watched the results together.

When I got there after a hellish commute my big sis with her two little boys was already there and those boys were well on their way to creating havoc. That’s not completely true. But what is true is that when my mom asked Jared what kind of pizza he wanted he forcefully replied, “COOKIE!” Unfortunately, we were never able to convince him that there was no such thing as a “cookie pizza” regardless of how unbelievably cool that would be, so, needless to say, he was quite disappointed when the pizza came and there were no cookies on it as toppings. Travesty!

After we had chowed down on plenty of cheesy pizza and had plenty of delicious wine we started our game of election night bingo. It had typical sayings on it: voter turnout, concession speech, absentee ballots. Unfortunately, we were watching some of the Daily Show because the graphics on NBC scared us and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert were talking about…well, not voter turnout. At one point (don’t ask me why) the phrase “Giant Shit Burger” was uttered. This caused my dad to scour his card only to find that it was nowhere to be found. We were not happy with that blatant oversight.

Also, I don’t think my mom really put a lot of thought into how last night would play out in terms of playing a game with my dad, my sister, and I. You see the three of us are extremely competitive and every time somebody would say a phrase that was somewhat close to one on our cards she would want to mark it off and all three of us would yell at her, “It’s not exact! It has to be the exact phrase.” I think at one point or possibly multiple times (I can’t really remember…blame it on the wine) I accused my mom of cheating. She did win after all. I would have more vehemently protested, but she was nice and shared the prize: a box of mint frangos. Nummy.

Later after we decided we’d stayed too late and couldn’t wait any longer for Obama’s speech my sis went to wake the boys and we gathered our stuff together. When she got downstairs she asked Jared which parent he wanted to go home with and he just kept staring at me causing us all to think he was on the brink of saying Auntie Megan! Which would have been the wrong answer…despite that we considered it for a second. Simply because it would have been funny for me to show up at home: Look, honey! I won election night bingo and the prize was a four year old boy. I wonder if he does any tricks.

17 comments:

dmb5_libra said...

we did it!!

Elizabeth said...

It was a great night for me too! And, that would have been too funny if you took that little guy home!

heatherdc said...

Where did you find an "election night" bingo?? did you make it??? thats craziness. I definitely could not play a political game withe 'rents at this time. It would've been chaos. but Yayyyyy OBAMA.

heatherdc said...

whoa, I somehow combined the words with and the..."withe". whoops. hm, that does make it easier to type. weird.

Andy said...

Well, even if the game didn't go so good, the elections went marvelously!! Win some, lose some.

Jessica said...

Your family is so cute. That seems like such a fun way to spend election night.

I'm glad you finally picked a winner :)

Kristen said...

I've never voted for a winner either.

It's about time!

CHEERS to us!

Kristen said...

And I would have loved to see the look on Chuckles' face when you walked in the door with a 4 year old.

Matt said...

oh but there is a such thing as a cookie pizza...

Megkathleen said...

DMB5_Libra - Thank goodness, Americans pulled through and did the right thing!

Elizabeth - I couldn't believe your story about voting. I'm glad it got better after that!

Heatherdc - I think my mom found it online somewhere. She and my dad also played "debate night bingo".

Andy - True, and for once, me winning wasn't the most important thing.

Jessica - Thanks! They can be pretty entertaining.

Kristen - I couldn't have picked the right one without Girlfriend's advice.

Matt - You better not be lying. If that's the case somebody is going to be very happy with their Christmas present.

...love Maegan said...

ooh, there is a cookie pizza ...well, it's just shaped like a pizza ...with chocolate chips as a topping.

I'm sure I've told you this but I think it every time I see your name ...my middle name is Kathleen ...lol. I know I've told you. now, I'm just crazy!

surviving myself said...

You missed his speech? I hope you watched it today or something. It was very moving.

Megkathleen said...

Love maegan - If only our name wasn't the only thing we had in common. What I mean is I wish I were a hot blond too.

Surviving myself - Don't you worry, it came on while I was driving home and I listened to it on the radio and watched the end of it on tv.

Anna said...

Hey! I found your blog through Classy in Philly's blog and just thought I'd say hi! I love your blog and can't wait to read more!

I've never voted for a winner either, so it was exciting that the person I voted for this year actually won! I can't wait to see what he does for this country!

Dingo said...

I see others have already corrected your mistaken belief that there is no such thing as a cookie pizza. And they are delish!

I'm glad Obama won. He is delish! Oh, and he's gonna be a great Prez. A delish Prez!

Bayjb said...

Yes we can!!! We did it! It's too bad you missed the speech, it was so moving, but fortunately you can catch it online :)

April said...

I'm here by way of Dingo.
I LOVE the idea of Election Night Bingo!
19 more days...
And Happy New Year.