We covered a LOT...starting with a potluck of some delicious food, and then moving quickly into the debate over dark chocolate. When planning our night, the email string took on a challenge to find the best and highest percentage of dark chocolate, which is our crowd pleaser.
We thought 86% was high, but then that was one-upped by the 87%, but then it went out of control crazy when someone found a 90% dark chocolate.
|The contestants - though the Hershey Nuggets were eliminated for potential forgery.|
|Potential fraud taking place in the competition.|
|The 3 contenders!|
There was a LOT of debate and discussion and thoughtful conversation going on about the best dark chocolate. Ultimately, the 90% wasn't the best, though it had an interesting texture to it. I think 87% was the crowd favorite.
Our night also included a belated birthday celebration for our favorite Canadian, Denis. I made a weight watchers red velvet cake, but left the frosting off the one edge, as it's milk-based and not everyone can partake in dairy. The frosting, though very very low in calories, was not easy to spread, and not easy to look pretty, but it tasted fairly good.
|He refuses to admit his age, so the #1 candle had to represent all the birthdays he's had.|
Young Natalie actually has a mental plan of how she will be taking the gunman down. We had a wonderful demonstration and I'm sure we all learned some valuable tips.
|Not an actual gunman.|
|Important part - twist the arm until the gun falls out of his hand (screaming is optional, but seems to be fitting).|
|Quickly move to pick up the gun off the ground and....well, that's where the lesson stopped. I guess run to safety with the weapon might come next...|
Anyway, this particular person has a device to help him fold properly:
|Picture stolen from his fb page.|
Anyway, he's very excited to have this device because it allows for him to properly fold his shirts in less than 4 minutes and with "no wrinkles" - though when I showed him the 8 second way that I fold a shirt (like normal humans do), he argued that I have a crease down the middle of my shirt lengthwise...but I'm certain when I put the shirt on, there is no crease. AND if you look at his neatly folded shirts above--you'll note that he will have a crease horizontally, so regardless of how you do it-there will be a mandatory crease. I'm just sayin....
|Struggling without a tshirt folding apparatus.|
We also played a Trivial Pursuit Team Edition game - these were our teams:
You would think Team Three would win....given that we had six extra people, plus Andrew and his friend came in at the end to help....but no....Team Two won. Congrats Team Two.....Sorry if we all came across as if we hated you for just a little bit at the end of the game. It's not personal.
Busy and fun night!!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!