Glenn's "May Day" Party
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May 7th, 2007 – by: Maureenie
Nikki and I were lucky enough to get a facebook invite to Glennâ€™s party (we were the only Americans there) which was very fun. We walked over to Southgate and got a bit lost. When we got over there we were the only people there. Oops. Then when people started showing up we realized we also didnâ€™t bring as much food as everyone else did.
They all started a barbecue in the back â€śyardâ€ť (which I was told is not a nice thing to say because yard sounds trashy-- itâ€™s called a â€śgardenâ€ť). The barbecue was very tiny, and looked like it was only there for decoration, and I thought that was funny... I figure they must not barbecue a whole lot in England. They were doing all right for themselves though. The whole gathering really reminded me of summer back in the states. I ate a whole bunch of food, since grazing tends to happen at such functions, but the best eating was done with the â€śbanoffeâ€ť pie. This exuberant dessert was new to me, as we donâ€™t have it back at home.
Later Glenn had a bunch of games planned. We did a quiz (like a pub quiz... yet another thing thatâ€™s really popular in England that I didnâ€™t understand/know about). Our team did pretty well, as I have a pretty good knowledge of bad pop music and was able to answer the few American history questions that were on there, but unfortunately we didnâ€™t win.
As things started to wind down, Nikki and I were still being asked to sing and dance to make up for the fact that we hadnâ€™t brought a dish to share. I was kind of kidding when I suggested that, but they all really wanted us to entertain them with something. We couldnâ€™t think of any song and dance we both knew. So, I had to sing and dance to the Spice Girlsâ€™ â€śStopâ€ť by myself in front of everyone. Whatever. Iâ€™m cool.
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