This past weekend, Bossy’s friend Martha threw a Murder Mystery dinner party for eight of her closest friends. OK, they aren’t her closest friends — but rather the eight suckers who would willingly pass a Saturday night dressed in stuff like lederhosen:
In the above photo, Bossy’s husband is dressed as a German wine merchant. And Bossy’s friend Martha’s husband is playing the part of an old man vineyard worker. You see, Murder Mystery parties typically center around a theme, where typically means hellsa balls if Bossy knows what’s typical since this was the first Murder Mystery party she ever attended.
In the case of this party, the theme was wine and a vineyard and more wine and Bossy has no idea why her friend Martha chose such a far-fetched theme:
Bossy’s friend Martha was dressed as the spry wife of a vineyard owner. And Bossy’s friend Danielle played the part of a competing vineyard owner. She was supposed to dress like a hippy earth mother:
Next we have Bossy’s friend Danielle’s husband, who was playing the part of Bossy’s friend Martha’s husband, and welcome once again to Apostrophe S Anonymous:
And lastly we have the requisite private detective and yet another vineyard field worker:
Bossy lied. That wasn’t lastly at all, because Bossy forgot herself. She played the part of a Hollywood starlet, Marilyn Merlot:
Bossy doesn’t know about the Marilyn bit, but she had the Merlot part down:
Soon the party guests retired to the dining room where the stage was set:
As the eight suspects consumed shrimp cocktail and Cornish hens and multi-grain rice and asparagus and sorry, was Bossy saying something about a murder mystery? Right. As the guests ate, the questioning began. Each player received their own booklet of known information and suggested questions and possible retorts:
To keep track of everything that would be revealed, Bossy’s friend Martha provided each guest with a notepad and pencil:
The following is a real sample of Bossy’s carefully considered notes:
And then Bossy’s friend Martha said, “I’d like to respond to hades’ challenge,” when she actually meant Hedy’s challenge — which was only slightly funnier than when the character Papa Vito was referred to as Papa Zit, but in whatever case, this is when Bossy’s notes became unintelligible due to the incessant giggling.
And no, the wading pool of wine had nothing to do with it.