Bridge, bunco and poker
I had no clue that Bucky was such a social butterfly until this post. I'm always amazed at the amount of entertaining other folks do. The last time I had people over for dinner was Christmas...2007. Here's guest poster Bucky. EL
I have my poker group. Mrs. Bucky has her bridge and bunco groups. (If you don’t know what bunco is, it’s a game that is something like Yahtzee, but requires neither the skill nor the concentration that Yahtzee demands. It is mostly, so far as I can tell, a good excuse for a bunch of women to get together and drink copious amounts of wine. Thus, my nickname for Kaikala’s bunco group: The Drunken Buncos.)
It doesn’t turn out this way often, but the planets and stars have aligned in such a way that next week our home will be host to the bunco game on Tuesday night, the bridge game on Thursday night and the poker game on Friday night. ...
This schedule does not make for a happy cat.
The Drunken Buncos all show up at 7 p.m., each with a bottle of wine in tow and having eaten dinner, so Mrs. Bucky only has to provide dessert on Tuesday night. Next week she’s making her special vanilla bean cheesecake, which to me doesn’t go with wine, but I won’t be there anyway, because when the Drunken Buncos are coming, I stay at the hotel across the parking lot from my office.
Her bridge group starts at 6 p.m. with a light supper. They then play bridge for a couple of hours before having dessert. Kai will be making this chicken dish that she makes. It’s not a casserole, because it’s served cold, but I wouldn’t call it a chicken salad either. It has chicken, walnuts and green grapes in it, along with some other stuff. Even though it’s got chicken in it, I like it, so I stay home on bridge group night. That, plus once in awhile only seven show up, so I sit in. I love playing bridge. It's the best card game ever invented.
Friday night the guys will show up around 6 p.m., maybe 6:30. We’re a little more flexible about scheduling. When everyone is there, they will go once around the table while I grill rib-eyes.
I don’t know yet whether we will have fries or onion rings with the steaks, but we’ll have the little garlic loaves that I like to make, with cheese melted over the top. After dinner, we’ll play until midnight or so and then we’ll go to the Waffle House for breakfast.
This is a lot of entertaining for us in one week. I probably won’t be in the Sandbox much next week. Well, except for Tuesday night.
(Photo credit: Uncle Larry)