Woohoo! Saturday! Temps in the high 70’s, not a cloud in the sky, a perfect day for my brother-in-law’s annual barbeque. And let me tell you something, he brings a whole new meaning to going all out. The food spread is simply incredible, three different beers on tap in the Kegerators, the pool is open, plenty of outdoor games and activities…all you could ask for and more.
Per his explicit instructions, no one is to bring anything but a chair and an appetite, and just about everyone is happy to go along with those rules. Invariably, a few people bring a dessert or some such, and that’s fine of course.
Can I just ask one little favor of people who do things like that, though? If you’re going to bring a vodka-soaked watermelon to a family barbeque, could you please either put it on the booze table, or label it with more than a tiny sticker in the middle of a bunch of obscuring ribbons? Normally I wouldn’t care, but I’d have preferred to know that there was vodka in there before sharing a bowl of it with my 21-month-old daughter. :smack:
She seemed fine, but I’m guessing it had an effect. This was the scene a short time later.