Dozens of Dinner Parties

Dinner parties seem to be seeing a comeback….or it is said.
Did they ever die or is there a need to try to be hip and say” hey we are throwing a dinner party”… before you just had people around for a meal or friends got together for a meal… but a dinner party… OH… those were the days and I can remember them as a kid!!

They were “in” one time and everyone got excited about being invited for a meal and drinks…..cocktails, somewhat fashionable then and mingling amongst friends and strangers and then the big moment when “dinner was announced”!!!

It wasn’t just the dinner that was important it was the whole concept itself… My mom always – planned what to wear, went and got her hair done, saw to it that my dad had the right suit on with the right tie…. Those were dinner parties and no one would ever think of showing up casual like we see today when we go to people’s houses for a meal. Those were events!!!

I too when invited would have to get dressed-up too. It would be unimaginable for children not to be properly attired either, because the family reputation was on show and what women (mother) would want her children to be seen as not properly dressed for the occasion. Ok, I was dressed up in a dress but somehow it really didn’t seem to fit in because if the weather was good all the kids were sent outside and of course told in a stern voice “Don’t get dirty”!!

Those words of wisdom I never have understood, because for us kids going outside back then meant doing something where you would get dirty and you could guarantee once back inside that I/ we all would get in trouble for dirtying our good clothes…. I guess my mom’s logic about not getting dirty when I was a kid will remain a mystery to me forever. Then after getting dirty the other great sentence was: Didn’t I tell you not to get dirty!! … Even when I tried to convince my mother that you can’t play outside and not get dirty, was useless because she didn’t want to hear that. Nor did any of the other mother’s either…..

Then we kids were shunted into another room and served what everyone always thought us kids loved to eat… Hotdogs and french-fries and drink a sickly sweet drink that gave you an orange or red mustache!! (I’m sure many of you know this drink) Why we had to eat that all the time is beyond me. I guess back then everyone thought that this was dinner party food for kids. I always wanted what the adults we eating… REAL FOOD!!!

Those were great times!!

But it is true no one really does those things anymore. It was so fun back then and my mom even enjoying throwing those dinner parties too and cooking all the food herself and getting everything ready for that big evening… It was simply great!!

Will the “Dinner Party” make a comeback or is it lost to the TV and computer world???

Advertisements

Gray Hair .. then Tuning may help!

It is said that there could be a cure for guys getting gray hair…. Tell me where I can find it, because my guy is starting to get a couple of those gray hairs.

Now don’t misunderstand me here I am not the culprit who gave him those gray hairs.. OK I think he got them from just plain old getting up there in age, so too say “maturing”, because he doesn’t like to hear me say” he is getting old”… though then again I don’t like that sentence either and I bet there are some of you out there who think the same way I do too.

Sorry, got a bit off the tangent… Sounds so uppity using those words doesn’t it??

Gray hair or hairs – I can see it now and I have seen it too in some drug stores where guys are secretly scurrying down that aisle where those men’s hair products are sold that promise to bring back the guys hair color in only couple of days or weeks and of course would we gals notice that the guys hair was turning back to its original color before he started to go gray….NO WAY!! And if we did .. Now gals let’s be honest “Would you say anything to spoil the guys fun he is having dying his hair?” I bet not!

I’ve noticed my guy in the bathroom recently taking a closer look at his hair and at first I thought what is he doing there looking at his hair and then noticed that he was counting his gray hairs… The thought alone makes my hair gray, but thank goodness nature likes me, so I’m lucky soooooo far.

Do other guys look in the mirror to see if they are getting or have gray hairs??? Though this seems to be a hot topic because I see more and more commercials on TV for those products and the names alone sound like some motor oil for the car… a good one is: “Tuning for the hair”… How does that work??

Does the tuning take place at the garage which is really a guy’s hair salon, and when they say they are going to the garage they are indirectly saying they are going to have their hair “tuned”. This puts a whole new light on things and next time my guy says he is taking the car to the garage I should take a good look at him, so that when he returns back home I can see whether or not he has had his hair tuned.

Gals… take heed next time your guy says he is going to the garage for awhile… maybe take a picture of him before he goes there so you can compare it to how he looks when he comes back home to see if he has “tuned” his hair.

I guess guys see this as a real life threatening problem and can’t take it in stride like gals do. Gals either buy some product at the drug store or go to a salon and have someone dye their hair professionally; without making a fuss about things. I wonder when the day will come when my guy starts “tuning” his hair?

So for all those guys out there who are “tuning” their hair or are thinking about “tuning” their hair, remember one thing… everybody gets gray hair sooner or later whether we like it or not.