If I thought last weekend went fast, then that was nothing to the past two days. Saturday’s baby shower went well. The red velvet cake chocolates went over really well (thanks, Jessi!) and reader/former co-worker Lisa met me at 11 at night to hand off a more suitable diaper cake topper. It was “the Pooh rendezvous,” as she said. Oh, how it was. My brother saw the cake the next day and was puzzled. “That’s… that’s a different Pooh…”
Here’s the red velvet cake balls.
They aren’t exactly Bakerella good, but they sure tasted fine. Everyone at the shower seemed most curious about HOW they were made more than anything. And they got the stamp of approval from Owen and Jamie’s two young nephews.
Brandon let me take his camera to the event, since his camera is a lot better than mine. However, I am not the photographer he is, and not all of my pictures looked very good. But, here’s one I like. I took lots of pictures of everyone decorating their own onesies for the baby.
The group sure made some good ones.
On Sunday, the (next to) last day of filming took place at Seth and Amy’s. Friends, not everyone will let you come in to their homes with a hockey stick mic, camera and Tupperware container of fake vomit just waiting to be smooshed all over the bathroom floor. Lucky for me, those two were good sports and let me do just that. Becca was a trouper and let me apply this layer of puke to her arm, neck and face:
The barf was a can of chicken n’ stars, mashed up with a couple dozen crackers. And no, it wasn’t the batch I mixed up the first time, it was a fresh mess o’ bile. (How many euphemisms for vomit can I put in here?)
We started filming at 6 and wrapped shortly after 9. Amy and Seth served as extras, along with a Craigslist find, a guy named Franklin. Lazarus, who played Drunk Guy, performed admirably on this, his one day of filming in the whole project. He refused to view the heaping bowl of “soup” until he absolutely had to. I was afraid he wasn’t going to be able to do it, but he slapped some on his shirt without hesitation when the time came.
Somewhere in the past 48 hours, Brandon and I went to see Star Trek. It was interesting, but considering I’ve never seen so much as an episode of the show or any of its versions, I have no idea what that film was about. But I do think the guy who played Spock was kinda cute.