We all worked together at Norwest (now Wells Fargo) back in 1998 and we’ve been friends ever since (well actually we just humor Peter and let him think he’s a friend). Last night we got together for our annual Reindeer Games. We watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and eat and do a lot of laughing. And this year was no exception. There was the usual discussion about why the doll was on the Island of Misfit Toys when she didn’t have any obvious flaws. I believe she has syphilis or perhaps is on the run from the law. Peter suggested she would make a great “don’t let this happen to you” doll with various symptoms that I won’t discuss here. And Sue S, well Sue S said, as Yukon Cornelius went over the cliff with the Bumble Monster, “Aren’t we going to see Cornelius again?” We’ve watched this movie every year for probably five or six years and she doesn’t remember the plot!!! This is the same person who said at the beginning of the movie “Are we going to watch this again?” Apparently Sue we can watch it over and over again because you don’t remember the plot!!! Sue G-K has three children 9, 6, and almost 2 and she just comes now to get away from the chaos that is her home and to eat pizza. We know we are just an excuse but that’s okay — we don’t mind being used. She is also the one that had to write me a check for $9 towards the pizza. I don’t think I can recall anytime when Sue has cash. I’m not sure why. And Peter, well you have to experience an evening with Peter to really understand. At one point he went all around the living room pressing the button to make all my various Christmas characters talk or sing or dance. And he follows me out to get the pizza wearing Freckles elf hat on his gigantic bald head. He scares me.
It was a fun night. Everyone should have a great group of friends like that.