I might have done a little "binge thinking" in my last post and decided not to join Joy for dinner at all. My daydreams transported me into nightmares and I had trouble coming to reality. Finally, I woke up in a cold sweat screaming about watermelon men and camels of fried rice. Luckily, my mom rushed upstairs and put an arm around my shoulder.
"Honey, there are no such things as watermelon men or camels of fried rice," she said. "I ate it all for dinner last night!"
But, nope. Joy is normal. I wouldn't have anything to worry about for her dinners.
However, do you think I should tell her about my family?
Because you see, I was thinking I should make it up to her by inviting her to my house for dinner tonight.
I hope when she gets here she's not too afraid of us. And to avoid her daydreams from turning into nightmares like mine did, I'll give her a little heads up about what this dinner is all about.
I'll tell her two things. Dress like Jimmy Buffet and bring a sombrero. Oh! And to find my house, look for the balloons and "Margaritaville" sign out by the mailbox.
I sure hope she gets the clue, because this dinner is not going to be anything like the Hawaiian Luau we had last week. This time, we're inviting the neighbors from all around the countryside to do a little salsa dancing and tortilla chip dipping into our Mexican Fiesta themed backyard dinner party.
Yep, at the Fords, we take the liberty of saving our neighbors a few bucks.
Rather than fixing a five course meal, or eating hot dogs and easy mac every night to save on the cash, neighbors come from far and wide, bring a small dish to share, a beverage, and decorations to transform my backyard into a 5 star vacation hot spot.
Those who have acoustic guitars should bring them along to sing the night away with a little Cheeseburger in Paradise, Math Sucks and more from the Jimmy collection. Those who come for games and tournaments should bring their poker faces; others should bring marshmellows and pokers for the bonfire. The party lasts into the night and under the stars with plenty of food, for less money than any of us could ever imagine.
Want suggestions on what to bring?
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RSVP to me, Dana Ford, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to save some cash and join my family for Mexican Fiesta night!