That evening we went to a Crab Feed, though it was more upscale than most, because it was called a Crab Gala. He had done some pro bono work for an organization, and the husband and wife invited us to be their guests at the event. Which was nice, since it was $40 a plate. It was held at a very nice clubhouse over at Rossmoor. They had door prizes and a charity auction to benefit the Symphony. I think that if you are going to ask people to fork out money, you should feed them well. Our table got one small bowl of salad for 10 people, and the bread plate contained 10 small pieces. No seconds. We did get individual baskets of crab, but I was thinking we would have to stop for some dinner on the way home. I did, however, win a door prize! I got a $20 gift certificate to a local Italian restaurant. He bid on one item and was the winning bid for a gift basket from Rocco's Pizza. The basket contained 5 or 6 bottles of adult beverages, which will be useful for hostess gifts, since I don't drink wine, some packaged Italian ingredients like arborio rice and imported tomatoes, a Rocco's nerf frisbee, a Rocco's T-shirt, a Rocco's magnetic calendar, a Rocco's pen and other stuff, in a very handsome retangular basket. One of the Rossmoor jazz combos played for awhile, and they are excellent. He may approach them about playing for his reunion.
After church today, EG was expressing to us her anger at Grandpa for overdoing stuff and hindering his recovery from the Big Bad Cold. I just looked at her and asked, "Do I look surprised?". She had to laugh, because that is so Grandpa. He had a slight relapse and had to stay home from church. He does way too much stuff for other people when he should be taking it easy.
Got my hair trimmed on Friday after work, and for once, it is not a scalp job. I felt halfway decent looking at the Crab Gala. Which reminds me, when it is called a Crab Feed, you know it is something you can wear jeans to, but when it is called a Crab Gala, what the heck do you wear, crab being a very messy thing? I just wore clothes I would wear to work and that seemed about right.