Tuesday, December 19, 2006

It Gets Uglier Every Year...

Things turned out a little differently this year with the ugly sweater party. Although the intention was to go to the Stanley Park Christmas Train, it ended up closing because of the ridicolous weather. We didn't let this keep us down.

Instead, we headed to a house where the man had synchronized the thousands of lights on his house to music, which he was broadcasting from a radio tower atop his house. Yes, true story. A real Clark Griswold situation if I ever saw one. There was also "snow" that shot out every 10 minutes from a machine. Needless to say Gina danced in the bubbles (we might need some more pictures later). After this we headed downtown to the Old Spaghetti factory. Pretty awesome to be walking around downtwon in that thing. People were definitly "enjoying" us.

All and all, it was pretty different than years past, but a good time was had by all. Expect a return to the traditional next year. But one thing I must mention. It appears we have started a revolution: Commodore Ballroom Sweater Party. Next year we should go, we would rock those guys....

Leave it to Jenny to take a hip photo - even at an ugly sweater party.
Leave it to me to take a horrific photo - my childsized Christmas tutu.
Yes, it is true.

Ladies in Red....

On the front of Lavonne's sweater - the Eiffel Tower. On the back - "Joyeux Noel". For all you Americans out there - thats Merry Christmas in French. She's so cultured that Lavonne.

I think we tried to take a picture about 10 times and then realized, we are wearing awful sweaters - how are we supposed to look good?
The Winners of Christmas Sweater Party 2006:
Geoff Stewart - Modified for "Ski-Jump"
Katie Schafer - Stock for "Teacher Vest"
Interesting to note that both of these winners are champions of years past. The great part was our server "John" as pictured above, did the choosing. He even gave an honorable mention to Melissa for her Pig sweater. Three cheers for John.

5 comments:

Angela said...

So beautiful and festive!

Melissa E said...

I swear that waiter was checking me out in my pig sweater when we walked into the old spaghetti factory... but he never asked for my number... however, I was very happy with the honorable mention. Good times!

Trev said...

Hey i saw this and totally thought of you and this party:

http://www.myholidaysweater.com/

Flip Flops Anonymous said...

Yay pig sweater!! I most definitely agree...a good time WAS had by all :) Thanks for inviting us out Sharelle and for, once again, making us feel included :) I think John secretly wishes he was friends with us...oh John, what a character...

Bonnie said...

i NEED to be AT one of these...man alive. give me two years to get to Regent...then we'll shake it like it's going out of style...(weird kind of pun intended)