Tuesday, May 23, 2006

In Poor Taste

My birthday is in January. Twice since I married my bride, she has thrown me surprise, 'Poor Taste' , birthday parties.
The invitations were stained with jelly and coffee. The people all came in clothes that were in poor taste. The gifts were in poor taste. The food was in poor taste and usually served with inadequate silverware of napkins. There have been more than one food fight and whoopi cushions. I recieved a wooden 5 wood as a gift. It had been chewed up by the dog and the handle was rusty. I had a gift wrapped in a used dog food sack. I have recieved a wig, viagra pills, prune juice, dandruff control shampoo, deodorant, and the list goes on and on. I've been asked how old I was, and how many years I thought I had left. At the last one we had guests who had traveled 6 hours to attend. Some guests wore poorly applied make-up, curlers, clothes that were too tight and too loose or had printing on them that should have been reserved for a fraternity party. Some clothing was dirty and a few blackened tooth's were there. I was invited to pull people's fingers a few times. All in all pretty wierd but memorable.. At the one for my Big 50, Marilyn gave me a BMW. A tray of cookies that looked like dog poop, in the shape of the letter W. (BMW, get it) Her centerpieces were made from moldy fruit and some were of dead flowers. I am always surprised at the effort this woman will go to. Or not go to.
Poor Taste Birthday Parties, give it a try. Funny stuff.

18 comments:

Miki said...

Love the idea, Cliff! Those sound like some very FUNny parties! Glad that the guests get into the spirit of it all too! Marilyn is a real genious, memorable birthdays are the fun ones!

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

your bride is one funny lady..when she throws yuor next shin dig, make sure ole bossy is on the invite list!

Peter said...

That does sound like a fun way to have a party Cliff.

Jim said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLIFF!!

I said that last January too, didn't I?

Tell Marylyn we would like to come to the next. That is so neat, I'll bet people really felt 'at home.'

I just now, as I was typing this, got the BMW thing, right now. I was going to have Mrs. Jim explain it to me.

My deceased friend, a retired preacher, would cheer people up on his hospital visits by bringing dead or dying flowers. Mostly to his friends, of course, he used discretion. Not much of that discretion stuff rubbed off on me.
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Kendra Lynn said...

LOL...that's hilarious...never heard of one of those before.
Kendra

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Lol, Cliff. Oh, do I have a story for you - a good idea for a post. You'll read about soon. Thanx for the laugh. :)

Maria said...

What a great idea for a party. Excuse me now, but I have to go and make some of those BMW cookies for my husband because he is always saying he wants a BMW.

Triplet Dads said...

cliff - it's scary to think about the humor bouncing around in your kid's heads with both you and auntie M's genes...

Felecia said...

Any photos? (C'mon; you can't give us that kind of descriptive
without some photos!)

Britmum said...

I am I right in guessing that there are many more American traditions I don't know about out there? Hmmmm, I am glad that you liked it but I am not sure about the pressies.

Cheyenne said...

That's some great stuff there...sounds like a lot of fun.

Jamie Dawn said...

I would travel to attend the next one of those. By then, I should have rotten hick teeth and ratty hick hair and clothes and I will be sure to forget to wear deoderant.
What fun! I'll be happy to contribute Exlax brownies if Marilyn would like.

Jerry said...

Well of course! What else you gonna do in the dead of winter? You guys are having a lot more fun on your farm than we are here. We need to take lessons from the pros.

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff
Make sure we get an invite to te next one - they really do sound fun.
Ralph

Gette said...

Sounds kinda like a "Pity Party" I went to. Everyone was supposed to dress like Sad Sacks.

I love your header. Yes, we all are... ;)

Rachel said...

Isn't it nice to be loved so much Cliff??

Sounds like some creative stuff there!!

Paul said...

You have given me several great ideas. First one: who needs a Whoopie cushion at a "Tasteless Party?" Have Marilyn invite me next time she throws one of these parties for you.

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Marilyn is so creative!!! Isn't humor the greatest thing? Belated Happy BD, Cliffers.

I just knew there was yet another reason why we get along. We have off-the-wall parties, too many of which are wacky (not wacko ;)- ideas of mine.