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'You know, hors d'oeuvres are completely lost on your side of the family.'
"I'm not anti-social; I'm just at a point in my life where I find all your friends really, really annoying."
Tags:married, married life, marriage, dinner party, dinner parties, parties, party, couple, couples, double, double up, double date, dating, socialise, socialising, socialised, socialize, socializing, socialized, visit, visits, visiting, courtesy, courtesies, courteous, out to dinner, eating out, out to eat, fine dining, restaurants, restaurant, friend, friendship, friendships, friendly, unfriendly, companion, companions, dislike, like, disliked, annoyed, annoy, annoying, annoyance, introvert, introverted, cut the crap
"We're still getting used to feeling patriotic."
"Barry made the wine. I made the cheese."
"Her fried squash blooms were leathery."
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"Please forgive us for being so late- we had parking issues."
Tags:parking, city parking, bad parking, driving, driver, drivers, city life, city living, urban life, dinner party, dinner parties, modern life, late, delay, delays, delayed, modern times, cocktail party, cocktail parties, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, guest, guests, dinner guest, dinner guests
"As usual, Dominique, everything was absolutely business class."
"These are your friends the Erskines, sir. Madam kisses both of them. You kiss her and you shake his hand. Then you wink and say, 'Hey, how about those Yankees?' "
Tags:butler, butlers, etiquette, etiquettes, good manners, bad manners, manner, manners, greeting, greetings, announcement, announcements, cocktail party, cocktail parties, dinner party, dinner parties, party guest, party guests, cocktail party, cocktail parties, small talk, small-talk, social skill, social skills, socialising, socializing
"I stuffed it with things found around the house."
Tags:turkey, turkeys, thanksgiving, chicken, chickens, cook, cooks, cooking, stuffing, stuffings, dressing, dressings, dinner, dinners, meal, meals, supper, suppers, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, bad cook, bad cooks, found object, found objects, loose change, haphazard, christmas, christmas dinner, banquet, dinner party, dinner parties, disaster, disasters
What They Brought to the Table
Tags:thanksgiving, pot luck, pot luck meal, pot luck meal, pot luck dinner, pot luck dinners, potluck, potlucks, bring-and-share, party, parties, partying, dinner party, dinner parties, unhappy, unhappiness, depressed, depression, tension, tensions, dysfunction, dysfunctional families, resentment, buried resentments, emotion, emotions, emotional, upset, upsets, upsetting
"Gee, Mom, these people don't make ME sick."
Tags:kid, kids, child, childish, repeat, repeating, parrot, parroting, watch what you say, precocious, dinner party, dinner parties, parties, party, couple, couples, double, double up, double date, dating, socialise, socialising, socialised, socialize, socializing, socialized, visit, visits, visiting, courtesy, courtesies, courteous, out to dinner, eating out, out to eat, fine dining, restaurants, restaurant, friend, friendship, friendships, friendly, unfriendly, companion, companions, dislike, like, disliked, annoyed, annoy, annoying, annoyance, kids say the darnedest things
"We'd invite you to our place in the country but we're having it torched."
Tags:demolition, demolish, destroy, burn down, burning down, torch, torched, torching, arson, arsonist, arsonists, dinner party, gathering, friend, friends, food, foods, restaurant, restaurants, dining, dinner, meal, meals, menu, menus, food service industry, customer service, hospitality, excuse, excuses
Guests Bring a Bomb to Dinner
"You misquoted St. Thomas Aquinas, Albert Camus, and me."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts, quote, quotes, quoting, quoted, misquote, misquoted, misquotes, mistake, mistakes, angry, upset, annoyed, anger, criticising, criticizing, st. thomas aquinas, philosopher, philosophers, philosophy, theology, theologian, theologians, religion, religious, dinner, dinners, dinner party, dinner parties
'I don't trust carry-out food. . . when you find a hair in my cooking, you don't hafta worry about where it came from!'
"Roger doesn't use the left side of his brain or the right side. He just uses the middle."
"We were into things, but now we're into experiences."
"We're going out with Joe and Rita next Tuesday. They want to know whether we want to talk about Tuscany or carbs."
Tags:dinner party, dinner parties, dinner guest, dinner guests, socialising, socializing, socialise, socialises, socialize, socialized, socializes, conversation, conversations, conversing, conversational topic, conversational topics, conversation topic, conversation topics, carb, carbs, carbohydrates, tuscany, holiday, holidays, gossip, gossips, gossiping, gossiper, gossipers
"Still doing the egg thing?"
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"Fine. Sit there and check your messages. Perhaps it will give you something to contribute to the conversation."
Tags:communication, communicate, communicating, communicated, communicates, talking, talk, talks, argue, arguing, argument, arguments, language, metaphor, metaphors, metaphorical, romance, romantic, married, married life, old married couple, couple, couples, angry, anger, angered, dredging, dredged, young love, trouble, troubled, problem, problems, wit, witty, response, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, mobile phone, mobile phones, cell, cell phone, cell phones, texting, text, modern life, modern world, tech, gadget, gadgets, dinner party, eating out, out to eat
"Joel! Killer crust!"
Tags:meal, meals, dish, dishes, food, cooking, cook, cooks, chef, chefs, home cooking, homecooking, homemade, home chef, home chefs, man, men, househusband, househusbands, pie, pies, crust, baker, bakers, baking, compliment, compliments, complimenting, man, men, hobby, hobbies, leisure, dinner party, dinner parties
"Fremont, no one is interested in seeing your sides."
Tags:slide, slides, sliding, home, home plate, home base, base, bases, baserunner, baserunners, base runner, base runners, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, playing baseball, slideshow, slideshows, bore, bores, boring, bored, dinner party, dinner parties, gathering, gatherings, boredom, boring, tedious, tedium
"I'm surprised. I understood he was an extremely good listener."
"I was proud of you tonight. You were just hostile enough."
Tags:hostile, hostility, unkind, socially awkward, social awkwardness, surly, grump, grumpy, grumpiness, grumps, surliness, unfriendly, rude, rudeness, party, parties, guest, guests, antisocial, proud, pride, introvert, introverts, introverted, introversion, husband, husbands, wife, wives, partying, unsociable, dinner, dinners, dinner party, dinner parties
The Gal Who Could Tie A Know In A Cherry Stem With Her Hands
Tags:party, parties, party trick, dinner party, cocktail party, struggle, struggles, struggled, klutz, clumsy, clumsily, cherry, kissing, kiss, cherries, cherry stem, tie, ties, tied, knot, knots, knotted, knotting, bar, bar trick, bars, drink, drinking, drinker, drinks, alcohol, alcohols, trick, tricks, tricky, fiddle, fiddly, fiddled, average, mediocre, mediocrity, normal, normie