Saturday, December 05, 2009

Not My Idea of Fun

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine about my plans for today, and I mentioned that I was going to a baby shower. He correctly assumed that a baby shower is not my idea of fun.

Of note:
  1. The baby is a girl. The parents registered at Babies-R-Us, Target, and I was the only person at the shower who bought books for the baby. I bought the baby the book about trucks that was on the registry (and two other books from the registry, too). The mom-to-be specifically thanked me for that choice because she thought that no one would buy her daughter the book about trucks.
  2. First activity at the shower was to fill out a page of scrapbook paper with emotional and inspiring words of wisdom. This may very well combine all the things that I hate about female-identified activities. I hate scrapbooking. I hate sentimentality. I don't talk about emotions. Well, at least not emotions other than irritation and exasperation.
  3. Just about everyone had a camera out. I'm not one of those people who photographs events and then looks back at the photos later. The #1 reason why I take a photo of anything is because I want to document it for Twitter or my blog.
  4. The only game I was halfway good at was the name-scattergories one. We had to think of girl names beginning with a specific letter but that no one else would think of. Names like "Tamar" and "Tovah" were not on the other guests' radar.
  5. The salmon dip (from the fancy food store) and the chocolate truffle cake were delicious.