Saturday, November 13, 2010

Oh! I just died in your arms tonight...

it must have been something you said
I just died in your arms tonight
-Cutting Crew, (I Just) Died in Your Arms

Thirty Days of Thanksgiving - Day #13 Today I am thankful to have such a great group of friends on my Journey.

Our Sunday School class, known as the Journey Class, is an awesome group of people. Tonight's social activity will certainly be one for the record books - we hosted a Murder Mystery Dinner. The theme was an 80's class reunion, where guests at the party were members of the class and we were all trying to figure out what happened to "David," a classmate who'd been murdered 2 days before the reunion.

Before the party, we were emailed our character assignments. Derek and I were "Lenny" and "Linda," the social outcasts in high school who'd gone on to become rockstars. Derek/Lenny is the lead singer in our band and Linda/I am the drummer. We went to the reunion to rub our fame in the faces of those who were so mean to us in high school.

(Please note the accessories for both of us - my genuine 80's vintage slap bracelet, Lenny's necklaces, the drumsticks in the top of my boot , the Wii guitar... we went all out!)

What fun!! Everyone really got into character and it was quite an evening of intrigue. There was even another murder during the event. All in all, it was a great time and I'm thankful for friends who are willing to plan such a unique activity. And I'm grateful that they won't kick Derek out of church tomorrow for showing up with a skull and crossbones tattoo on his neck.


Lisa said...

Everyone did such a great job with costumes and getting into character -that really made the evening. I have to admit that "Linda" and "Lenny" were some of the best characters to see walk through the door!


Sush said...

So...P L E A S E...don't keep your readers in the dark! Who was murdered? And why?

Anonymous said...

You match Luke's Halloween costume! And just FYI, I am a little peeved that I've had that song in my head all day!

Sush said...

Is it horrible blog etiquette to comment to Ms Jamie via your blog that I too have had that song in my head all day since reading your posting...and now having read your latest posting, I'm wondering what kind of phone I need that becomes a guitar! I truly love looking forward to each days cup of thankfulness!

Jen Foster said...

Not bad etiquette at all!! Glad I can start a conversation ... I know it's annoying, but I thought it was the perfect song for an 80's murder mystery event!

And to clear our names, neither Derek or I were the murderer. Our esteemed mayor was the killer. You can never trust those politicians.

Sush said...

Wow takes dirty politician to an entirely new level! Yikes. Thanks for the info!