I don't know the total headcount yet or how much moolah we made, but either way, it was a fun night. Mag and I brought a white wine that supposedly pairs well with cheddar cheese, so I made some vegetarian quesadillas from a recipe I made up on the fly that included cheddar cheese.
I wanted to bring something vegetarian since I'm trying to not eat things that once had a face, and to have something to offer others in the group that don't eat things with faces. The quesadillas were actually quite good, I'd say. Maybe I should try making recipes up on the fly more often. Or maybe it was the wine talking...
Anyway, it was a good time. This was our second annual wine fundraiser. I missed it last year because, well, this is high school marching band season, and that was Meego's thing. We used to do Oktoberfest which had been successful too, but was more work to throw - all those brats! Wine and potluck works better.
I also "won" some body mousse from the silent auction. I really wasn't interested in buying anything, but, all proceeds go to the philanthropies. One of my P.E.O. sisters teaches engineering at a local high school, and she's quite interesting and knowledgeable about geeky things and also makes a crappy salary. As such, she sells Mary Kay on the side.
Among the auction items were a few Mary Kay things, from whom we all knew. Anyone who knows me knows I'm not in the target audience for Mary Kay items, but I saw a canister of "body mousse" and was all, "What the heck is 'body mousse'?", and nobody really knew. So I asked the Mary Kay Teacher Sister, "What the heck is 'body mousse'?"
She said it's like lotion, but thicker, "more like 'body butter'".
...which left me wondering what "body butter" is, but at that point, I decided to just bid on the darn stuff. And now I own it.
Another highlight of the evening was the bionic girl.
See, the couple who hosted have three adopted Chinese daughters in addition to their four biological kids. The youngest daughter was born with an incomplete arm - it ends just above where her elbow would have been.
Daughter had recently gotten this cool new prosthetic arm, and we all knew about it because her mom/our sister has been working on getting the arm, and there were several hurdles to clear, etc. Daughter recently got it and began using it, just in time for homecoming, no less (she's 16).
I and others wanted to see it, of course, but didn't want to be all, "Hey Sis, bring daughter out and make her do stuff with her arm!"
But, without us needing to be obnoxious about it, Mom and Dad had her mingle with us while they talked about how cool the thing was, and Daughter did a few demo moves. This isn't her arm/hand, but close enough:
Friendship, wine, faceless food, charity, body mousse, bionic Chinese adopted girl. Three hours well spent.
*and I've fallen behind on Inktober, but so bet it...*