Call it denial. Call it misdirection. The party event. It's what I tend to do to escape reality.
Whether the badness comes in the form of a health issue, a lost pet, job changes and moves, or even the sudden death of a friend, I tend to believe in the old adage about busy hands and minds.
I hope it was the right decision to continue with an annual murder mystery party event, one in which our friend had always contributed greatly.
And so we gathered at the house on the cul-de-sac and gave homage to a good man taken way too early, raising him up in spirit on the Island of Mulla Mulla.
The torches to Exile Island
The mandatory fruit machete
Winning the Immunity necklace
Playing the Findit Game
Relaxing in the lean-to
Preparing for the knot tying competition
Fruit, fruit and more fruit
Get a clue......
happy Island man
The Hollywood Hasbeen
Our host: Sean Styles
The investigative reporter and an ex- Navy Seal
Gathering clues, interviewing suspects, trying to figure out where I left my beer
Snuggling up to the competition
the stern attorney gives us game face- all night long
Staying rehydrated, building alliances
Island princess and a rich girl from The Hills