Friday, June 26, 2009

What Happened and Where are my Pants?!

We here at Cats in Petticoats enjoy the subtle and forgotten art of entertaining. The elegant and timeless ritual of hosting a party can be a lasting memory of happiness for all involved. Or it can be a disaster of such epic proportions that the guests will never forget how they were coerced into driving to the woods at 2:00 AM to bury a smack addict birthday clown. It wasn't anyone's fault really . . . we certainly didn't inject ourselves into his veins and kill him. But regardless the damage is done and suddenly your party has become the subject of expensive therapy sessions. This can all be avoided by careful planning and educating oneself about the intricacies of being a good host. However most books written on this topic are of the overly fussy and extremely treacly variety. My recommendation is "I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence" by Amy Sedaris(actress, comedian, and sister to famous satirist David Sedaris). It's a hilarious, twisted and strangely helpful book that is a hodgepodge of good advice, recipes and craft projects for people who like googly eyes on random objects in their home. She also extolls the value of good vaginal hygiene and having a backup dealer, which can apparently solve most party related problems.
The bottom line here is that no one should be afraid to try throwing that party they always talk about, life is just too short not to. So scrub your genitals, call your dealer, put on that pretty dress and throw the best darn shindig that everyone will be too drunk to remember the next morning. And for Gods sake invite us!

1 comment:

  1. oh N. I can just imagine you without pants putting on one of your famous soirees. It brings a tear to my eye.