Last night, Dwayne and Sarah of the WNY Paranormal Society held their “end of summer” party. Once again, Michele, Belinda, and I received an invitation. Unfortunately, Belinda was unable to make it again, so only Michele and I attended once again. I’m happy to report that after getting lost last time, the directions to their house are firmly etched into our memories and we made it there without incident.
This time, the theme was pirates. I must say that many of Dwayne and Sarah’s friends (not to mention they themselves) are quite talented at putting together some great costumes for these themes. Michele and I were less creative, and therefore did not go in costume. Fortunately for us, everyone was easygoing, so we were not forced to walk the plank. (I will note I didn’t mention that possibility, however, lest I give anyone any ideas.)
The party was a rather mellow affair (especially compared with the much more lively and louder Chrismas party), which allowed for a great deal of conversation. Of course, no party would be complete without a little raciness, so the organized activities included a treasure hunt. We were divided into teams and had to follow clues to the treasure. Upon finding the treasure, each person was allowed to take one item. Items included “sex addict” pens, glow in the dark condoms, and other items from whose description I’ll spare my readers.
Towards the end of the evening, some brave souls even decided to go swimming despite the chilly air. Of course, a small number of them shortly realized that there’s a fine line between bravery and insanity and decided to join us cowardly and/or sensible landlubbers. But no matter what our choices were, I think it’s safe to say we all had a great time.