12.27.2007

Sweaters a Go-Go

Kermit didn't make it off the couch until about 5:00 PM tonight. Not surprisingly he soon had his bottle of wine ready to go. What a drunkard. It is a nice sweater though, I'll give him that. Actually I did give him that. It almost makes you forget that this guy made a complete fool of himself on Christmas. Almost. A sweater can only do so much.

I have to admit that I did not wear a sweater for most of the day today. I didn't get up until noon as a result of dinner not starting until 9:00 PM last night, and including after dinner liqueurs. By late afternoon I had demoralized myself by doing some Bears & Chiefs, showered, and changed into a sweater. My simple blue crew neck was out shown by Kermit, but we could both laugh about it. Dinner tonight was retro. In Barnebey tradition we do a fondue on Christmas Eve. That didn't happen this year because both the brothers had to put in face time in New Jersey. So it got postponed until the 28th. Which was tonight. Our fondue recipe comes to us from our Good Old Great Aunt Ellie (GOGAE), who brought back the tradition after living in Europe in the '30s. The fondue set itself dates back to our parents' days in college at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA during the late '60s. But it really started seeing regular use once they got to Philadelphia in the early '70s. From what we can tell, there were regular 'fondue' parties throughout that decade in the house behind us ours that our parents shared with the couple that still lives there now (and former home to Brown Marks the Cat, R.I.P. 2007).The cheese course is usually followed closely by a chocolate course, which was modified this year to a chocolate truffle course. If you weren't here, you wish you were.

Tomorrow we Fish Fry.

7 comments:

DarcyM said...

Kermit looks hot. Hot and saucy.

Joanna said...

What I love even more than Kermit's shawl-neck sweater is picturing you lovingly dressing him.

The Moderatilist said...

Rizzo's ears are on fire! He called me yesterday on the pre-paid cellphone that I got him for Christmas to complain about the lack of attention he's gotten since that frog came into your life. At the end of our conversation, he flatly said that if Kermit, The Karpet Muncher moves in on his Saturday Socks territory, that he was going to sever the Rizzo-Barnebey relationship and go live with David, a muppetless soul who would give him the appreciation he deserved. Before hanging up, Rizzo said "RAT FARTS!"

Alex said...

You're one of the weirdest people I know. But, fondue parties do sound tasty.

Joanna said...

If you think Whitney is weird, you should meet Gonzo.

tommy said...

Wait, my Gonzo? Short, chubby, looks like a leprechaun? Is there another Gonzo?

Anonymous said...

Whitney: " I hope you are joking Tommy"
darcy: " yeah tommy. Stop being an idiot."