A holiday with the usual suspects-- the first in fordmadoxfraud & Maggie's new apartment in Gowanus, which means that lovely & I can just pop over there. So we loaded our loot up into the laundry cart & off we went. kromelizard & wolvus were three hours late (or well, Peter at least-- Alicia was only one hour late) so we had a chance to watch some Rankin & Bass films (not the Frank Baum one, though, which I find mystifying) & then White Christmas. For those of you who have never seen White Christmas let me sum it up. Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye start off in the post-apocalyptic future, after the Fourth Reich has risen. Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye since a song to lull everyone into death gently-- the movie starts with the mass euthanization of the remaining humans on Earth. After that, they go to Heaven-- the Fourth Reich might have destroyed the souls of all the non-Aryans, because they even have an all-white minstrel show. It is pretty weird. Anyhow, they leave Heaven to go to the Inn Between The Worlds. The go there on a train & find the leader of the War, their general, a Fallen Angel. The angel wants to go back to Heaven (we always do) but he isn't allowed, so Bing & Danny bring Heaven to him. Along the way they fall in love with a couple of Genies. So it was a pretty okay movie.
For dinner, David made rabbit (named Beautiful), & duck, & veal heart. It was my first time eating heart; I think I am now immune to a cow's breath weapon. There was a ridiculous amount of other food as well: mashed potatoes & whipped sweets, brussels sprouts & asparagus & corn, all kinds of appetizers, from cheese & crackers to pate to endive with stuff on it, soup that no one ate (to David's chagrin) & so on & so forth. There were oceans of champagne & wine, & Jenny had made her eggnog which Maggie realized she liked. Peter & Alicia brought coquito rum, which both Maggie & I thought was "cookie dough rum" even after we had been told better. The evening was rounded out drinking absinthe (with water & sugar, though not cubes) & watching the new DC comics cartoon The Brave & the Bold which is, uh, kind of awesome. More pictures at my photostream.