Yes, that’s right. Yours Truly has been nominated as the Office Ladies’ Soccer Captain. So I guess that would make me Captain MTM. In an attempt to build some team spirit between the different departments around the farm, it was decided by the Powers that Be to host a Ladies’ Lunch Time Soccer Game next Thursday. By some autocratic decision I was made Captain of a team consisting of all the office ladies (there are squeals about broken nails and having to tie up their hair), the older generation of the harvesting ladies and some packhouse ladies. Everyone is already laughing, so the team spirit is already on the up and up.
Our team is playing the much-stronger Field side, so it is a given that we are going to get annihilated – without a shadow of a doubt, but what we lack in skill, we make up for in dedication and creativity. Sandra said she thinks we should come dressed totally wacky (she is thinking shorts, long socks and a ballerina’s tutu). I told every one on my team I want a suggestion of a name for a team name, as well as team colours. In the democracy that is my office, I will chuck all the suggestions in a hat and get one of the gents to select the “winning combination”.
One of my team members, Evangeline sent me a mail asking, “Captain, what exactly does a midfielder do?”
My reply was quite simply, “Kick the ball and hope to hell nobody trips you.”
Last weekend’s Halloween party was a blast. Liza and Elizabeth really went to a great deal of trouble and fun was had by all. !
The following people attended:
Rachel and Kyle, dressed as a witch and Frankenstein
Philip (Elizabeth’s brother), dressed as Captain Hooker, the gay pirate.
Roger, dressed as a very blond John Lennon
Mary-Ann, dressed as a witch
Liza dressed as Liewe Heksie
and her other half, Keith, as the Devil
Elizabeth, dressed as Casper the Friendly Ghost. She had a head-piece too, but the designer cut a square piece (instead of two round holes) for her eyes, so she left it at home because she thought she resembled the Klu Klux Klan.
Andrea and Mike (Elizabeth’s sister and her boyfriend), dressed as Miss Kienie (translated to be Maybe Not) and a nameless boxer (I loved the shiner!).
Imi and Zane (Elizabeth’s other sister and her boyfriend), dressed as they were, with masks to cover their faces – they hadn’t planned to come to the party, but at the last minute decided they would.
Emilynn, dressed as a (very convincing) zombie
and last, but not least, Yours Truly as a vampire
We took a drive through town on the back of Keith’s van through town. We got some interesting reactions. I nearly lost my teeth a couple of times. Emilynn, seriously in the spirit of scary spookiness walked up to an unsuspecting couple necking in the car, knocked on their window and scared them – to such an extent that the gent lit up a cigarette, started the car and drove off. It was SO funny! Here are some group photos we took:
Andrea and Mike baked a cake, perfectly suited to the theme. The spider was made out of a Whisper, a piece of a Bar One and a Sweetie Pie. The spider web was liquorice. I thought it extremely creative.
On the quandry – I’m still in two minds about what to do…it’s been a very long time, so what’s another couple of days? I’m sure he knows how I feel – he can’t possibly not, given the interaction and hints I have been dropping through the years, but part of me can’t help wondering if I actually tell him, that it might change things.
Mom had the idea of going out for dinner, but I’m still at work so it remains to be seen if that will indeed materialize. Some days I really hate this place…