Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Boston Pig Party

I was fortunate enough to have the chance to attend the 2nd Pig Roast Party held by friends in Boston and it definitely lived up to the hype.

Take a 125 lb pig on a spit, 100+ people, 3 live bands, 8 trays of mac and cheese, a pyramid of cornbread, free ice cream from the ice cream truck camped out in the front drive, a hot tub, and an obscene amount of alcohol, and you’ve got a recipe for a crazy good time.

The pig required over 12 hours of roasting over a spit, which meant that it had to be started at 3:30 am and be rotated every fifteen minutes.

I was a newcomer to this group, but was welcomed with open arms. A testament to everyone’s laid-back friendliness was that the neighbor's kids (4 and 5 yr olds) wandered over early in the day and were not only welcomed into the party but taken care of throughout the day. At no point did I witness anyone react in a manner that was less than great with the kids.

Best/Strange Moments:

- Wii Tournament, watching the spastic flailing of limbs instead of watching the screen. I’m also secure enough with myself to admit that I lost to two girls in Wii Boxing. (But I rocked the house in Wii Bowling.)

- Two girls screaming at 3 am, wondering "Oh my God, where are Jenna and Jenna?! They wouldn’t just leave us, would they? They’re sooo lame!"

- Parallel parking in front of the Thirsty Scholar in a giant white van with blue racing stripes with all the smokers gawking as we hop out of the monstrosity.

- Having a bit of a Little Miss Sunshine moment with said van while it died on every hill and inched forward with people jumping out to push it along the two lane highway.

- Standing near a guy and a girl and overhearing this conversation:

Guy: "Did you see that they stuck the pig’s head on a spike?"

Girl: "Oh yeah? Kind of a Lord of the Flies tribute?"

Guy: "Uh, I don’t think I ever saw that movie."

Girl: "It’s a book."

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