Friday, June 30, 2006

He vs. She

At last week's party, we amused ourselves with this comparison:

LORI THROWS A DINNER PARTY FOR 15 ON A FRIDAY NIGHT:

Monday: Make menu, grocery list, clean house.

Tuesday: Mow and trim yard, buy pretty flower baskets, clean the house.

Wednesday: Clean the house.

Thursday: Take the afternoon off. Shop for ingredients. Clean the house. Start the chopping and cooking.

Friday: Leave work 2 hours early, get home, beautify myself, clean the house, start more cooking, make friends come early to set up awnings and tables.

Everyone has a great time.

ILAIY THROWS A DINNER PARTY FOR 15 ON A FRIDAY NIGHT:

Friday: Work until 5, go out to the coffee shop and socialize til 6:30.

7:00 guests arrive.

8:00 Open freezer door and think about what to cook tonight.

10:30 Dinner to die for is ready.

Everyone has a great time.

14 comments:

  1. shannon2:04 PM

    god, i would never be able to do it his way!! mine would be exactly like yours. and come friday, i would be completely exhausted.

    that's why i'm going super low-key tonight. BYO plus really easy snacks. less stress. yay.

    i do still obsess about cleaning the house, though.

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  2. Dinner ready to die for at BOTH places!

    I know you couldn't brag on yourself - so I did!!

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  3. Ohh dinner .. you dinner is way way way better than mine ..

    ./thanks
    ilaiy

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  4. I long to be the latter, but unfortunately end up being the first one. Great food, great planning, great party - but the hostess is beat at the beginning, let alone the end.

    This should be my New Year's Resolution - if I believed in resolutions.

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  5. lol, i'm in ilaiy's camp. when i plan i angst and no one has fun

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  6. LOL. How true. With the exception that I like to cook, I think you have the perfect comparison of he vs. she. With me, I'd cook and have you clean my mess. ;)

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  7. You must have one very clean house.

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  8. Shannon: Yeah, I could learn a few lessons from him...still...I just make myself nuts!

    Momo: Thanks. Come for Lori-rice.

    Ilaiy: You've still kick my butt on the Indian food and pizza! You've perfected your special sauce, and could make millions.

    MK: Yah, there's something to be said for his way, though if forced to do it, I'd probably self-combust from stress.

    Lime: I'll work on it...come for lunch today, and I'll wait til you get here before I pull out the PBJ.

    Just some guy: HA! In your dreams. [Ok, I'll admit it would probably eventually drive me nuts and I'd get up and do your damned dishes].

    Dogbait: You'd THINK, wouldn't you? It's actually not, all that cleaning's more a result of letting it go too long the week before. Bad time management. :-)

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  9. I WISH I could be an "Ilaiy". Sadly, I'm just like you, Lori.

    But did YOU have a great time? (I ASSUMED that the word "everyone" included YOU?)

    ;-)

    Janet

    (lordcelery.blogspot.com)

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  10. The part I did see in common - Everyone has a great time!

    A lot of could learn just from that part

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  11. Laurie: Sigh. Yes.

    Janet: I had a blast!

    Barry: Yes, different roads to the same destination. :-)

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  12. My list for a get2gether would be exactly like yours..only I'd add clean the house like 3 more times...and bite fingernails effusively...By saturday evening...I'd probably go into cardiac arrest.

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  13. Not many can pull off the Ilaiy method. But wouldn't it be nice?

    I'm more like you. With a little less house cleaning. I make up for it with a little extra obsession over the shopping and flowers.

    So glad both parties were a blast!

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