The Surprise

Monday, August 23, 2004
So Kathryn, Sandy, and I successfully pulled off our surprise party for Jenny.

For those who don't know we had a surprise going away party for Jenny. After many months of planning it all came together. She definitely seemed surprise if not a little frazzled by the whole thing. I swear for the first 30 minutes she was in shock. Ironically enough on Wednesday Jenny was telling me that she hates parties where she is the center of attention. I listened all the time knowing I was about to throw here a huge party where all people would want to do is talk to her.

Later on in the evening we played "Jenny Trivial Pursuit". Basically I made questions up pertaining to Jenny like "What are the only soy products Jenny will eat?" (Soy Sauce and Trader Joes Soy Bars) and "Jenny claims to have woken up one morning and spontaneously learned how to do this" (Drive a stick). You have no idea how hard it is to come up with 120 trivia questions about somebody, no matter how well you know them. It basically took me three months of careful listening to Jenny every time I was with her. I'm a guy, do you realize how difficult that is?

Sandy then brought out the Lemon Cake that we tricked Jenny into telling us she liked (See previous entry). And the night ended with us watching the Olympics, something Jenny has been doing a lot of lately... hmm maybe another trivia question for the "Welcome Home Jenny!" Party.

8 comments:

Jenny said...

How did you decide that 120 questions would be the right amount?

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T said...

Well as it turned out 120 was too many questions. But I also planned on 4 teams where we only ended up playing with 2.

There was no master plan to come up with 120. Part of the reason was because I thought that was a good number and the chances of having to go through that many questions was small. I did not want to run out.

Also, the colored index cards came in a pack of 100 for the 5 colors, 20 each. 6 categories (I just got some white index cards) times 20 cards equals 120.

susan said...

Sounds like fun. Wish I could have been there.

P.S. What's with all the removed comments.

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blogger is experiencing some problems so I hit the submit button several times and it gave me an error screen. I had no idea my comments were really posted.