Ange made plans to go hang out with her bff Prem so I of course made plans to hang out with my bff Leslie. She had to work all day and I didn't so she put me in charge of making plans for the evening. I hate making plans. But since I had all day I decided I could tackle the job. I decided if I made a big list of things we commonly do, then at least I could force Leslie into helping me make decisions. Knowing my sister's fondness for things organized and also goofy I came up with a "Things to do Ballot." I can't lie, it is awesomely nerdy.
You'll notice near the bottom of the list I had "Build a cool blanket fort." My sisters and I are pretty much the champions of blanket forts. I think we made approximately 786,570,808,786 forts in our childhood. Leslie and I had been talking about our forts for some time and we had mentioned that we should totally make an adult sized fort soon. BFF night seemed like the perfect idea.
After we did some of the other activities on our list we headed to her house to begin fort building. When we got to her house we decided that we needed some supplies. Namely, pins of some sort to reinforce the blankets and brownie mix. Because duh, what else do you do in a fort?
So we went to Walmart to get some supplies.
We found some binder clips (which we didn't end up using) and some clothes pins. Both were $1.88. A good investment. We also got our brownie mix and some whip cream, because...yum. We got home and my dorky sister remembered she'd used the last of the eggs the day before. Then I wanted to to kill her. But instead we went back out to get eggs. We didn't want to go to Walmart so we decided to hit the gas station because gas stations often have rations that you would need on a short moment's notice. Well that was a bust. Milk, cream cheese, ice cream...no eggs. Then we drove by the liquor store. Yeah, no luck there either. Then we went to another gas station. GZUS, why doesn't anyone have eggs??? So we went to Meijer. Sigh. We finally got home and mixed the brownies really quick, popped them in the oven and then started fort building.
She's a maniac with the brownies.
Our starting materials.
I was really worried about ripping the ceiling fan down. It didn't stop me, but I worried.
Leslie made full use of her clothes pins.
Zoe had no idea what was going on.
Our first peak.
At a certain point you have to maneuver carefully to arrange blankets.
Lots of giggling ensued throughout the 45 minute building experience.
The cord to the lamp provided a great storage place for our emergency fix it pins inside the fort.
Unintentionally the fort became more teepee like. We left it because it was funny.
We decided we needed to do some union inspections in honor of Clint.
One thing we didn't have in the olden days: a ginormous flat screen tv. Funsies.
The final view from one side.
The final view from the other side.
Leslie and Zoe were ready for movie & brownie time.
And then Clint the ruiner of everything good came home and almost destroyed everything. Luckily we shrieked enough that Godzilla was paralyzed and repairs were quickly made.
Clint joined us in the fort to watch the end of Unstoppable. And then promptly fell asleep. Lame-o.
Yay for for building!!!