this year's greekstravaganza 2.0 (the greekquel) was bigger, badder, and greeker than last year's.
for one thing, this time there were decorations:
what's that you say? did i go from chicago all the way to the parthenon to throw a greek dinner party? no, that's my living room, but i can see how you might be confused.
there were celebrity guests:
of course, tons and tons and tons of food:
this time we went big on the cheese on fire - in case you need a recap of how last year's cheese on fire went down, here it is:
"a lovely little greek lady at fresh farms market told us to use sherry, but after several failed attempts to light the cheese we resorted to vodka. even so, the cheese was not as on fire as i had hoped it would be.
well we didn't find 151, but eileen brought me something polish called spirytus (a rectified spirit!) which definitely did the trick:
we even had ancient greek olympics,
with ancient greek olympic gold medal winners:
alright, they were silver medalists (technically they were cardboard and aluminum medalists but in this arena the cardboard and aluminum medal is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an olympian).
it was all very exciting and very greek, and so far the best greekstravaganza yet. we'll see if i can top it for next year's greekstravaganza episode III: live greek or die hard.
(this was the first of many throwback posts, written from nor cal about my many backlogged chicago adventures. on a more current note, the first thing my mom said to me yesterday was that there were record high temperatures in chicago. the reason this is funny is that for two years she did this every morning over gchat, telling me from nor cal that it was raining in chicago as i looked out my window at clear sunny skies. well... this time i finally had to take her word for it.)