May 14th, 2004

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Chili Cookoff

Yay! It's over!

It's much fun every year--this year was the 13th Annual Chili Cookoff at Active Voice--but it does get a little crazy the last couple days before the cookoff.

This year we had 13 or 14 chilis--We presented Jolly Roger Pryate Chili--a sweet Caribbean chili. We were kind of going for the Most Creative Chili category, but we had some stiff competition--Chocolate Cake baked in a crockpot, served with Ice Cream. (although, personally, I think our HR Chili, which was simply vanilla ice cream, sprinkles with a side of pickle, was more creative--seeing as 2/3rd of the HR group was pregnant!). All in all, it was fun. C dressed me up as a pirate wench serving girl--sparkly skirts, laced bodice and gauzy shirt. It was much fun. The bodice--which was uber tight last year--was not so tight this year. That's a good thing!

Today, everyone is pretty low key. I still have chili to pack up and take home, too, although I think it's going in the freezer. I've had enough chili to last me for a while.

But in case you want to try something a little different:
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cheesepuppet's Friday 4

1. Name 4 pets you have owned and the names you gave them.
Casper the cat (because I couldn't say Felix)(I was three). Sophia Marie (the princess cat). Captain Batty of the Fu-Manchu's (also a cat). Captain Frank (a Plecostumus).

2. Name 4 weird talents your pets had or feats they accomplished.
Sophia can turn from sweetness to evil in less than .001 seconds. Captain Frank hung out on a boat shaped figurine in the bottom of the guppy tank. Uschi (our minature doxie) would walk on her back legs. Judy (my mother's siamese cat) could beg for pineapple.

3. Name 4 of your favorite wild animals.
Tigers. Zebras. Panthers. Blue Herons.

4. What 4 animal kingdom traits that you don't have would you like to have?
Run fast and far. Fly (oh man, I'd love to be able to fly). Swim underwater for long periods of time without breathing. Be beautiful and dangerous at the same time.