OK, so in August people went absolutely ballistic for the Eclipse.
On Facebook and Next Door, people were frantically looking for eclipse glasses because they were sold out everywhere.
Well, the week before, I bought a 5 for $15 pack for myself and Mr. Sauce, Esq. I only needed 2 pairs so I sold the other 3 for $15 a pop.
Supply and demand, bitches! Woo-hoo profit! CAPITALISM RULES!
It is a Thing That Doesn’t Happen Often, so Mr. Sauce, Esq. and I left work early on the day of the eclipse and had ourselves a poolside Eclipicnic.
I got out my little canape cutters and made a lunar-themed lunch. I made little snackies inspired by some of my hors d’ouerve cook books.
I rounded out the luncheon (rounded! ha!) with some sun-shaped melon balls and a bottle of Mooncrest Pinot Grigio:
I am glad that we did something for the eclipse. Even though we weren’t in the swath of the US that saw a total eclipse–it was still pretty cool. And I got to float on pool noodles during it!
To also be filed under Things That Don’t Happen Often:
Yes, my mum and I made the trip to the MGM National Harbor Casino to see Cher.
And oh did we see Cher–FROM THE THIRD ROW.
The Cher fans were all kinds of excited.
Check out the woman in the sailor’s hat that says “BELIEVE” on it.
And then she appeared on stage like an exotic, sequined bird. I think the look was vaguely Aztecian, but her dancers were sporting inexplicable gladiator costumes.
SPARKLY TOGA CHER:
Mariah Carey wishes that she could dance this much.
MARDI GRAS CHER:
VAGUELY INDIAN ON AN ELEPHANT CHER:
SONNY & CHER SHOW CHER:
CULTURALLY PROBLEMATIC BUT FABULOUS HALF BREED CHER:
It is so worth clicking on this video to hear my mum lose her frickin’ mind.
ETHEREAL GODDESS CHER:
IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME CHER:
Finally, DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER LOVE CHER: