This year's Oscar Party was a lot of fun... although we missed KO, Kathleen, and Elizabeth. No costumes this year took some of the pressure off the attendees. Of course, Miss Karen dressed in India garb... costume contest or no costume contest Miss Karen dresses the part! Big hit on the drinks. As usual we served champagne with gold leaf. As a nod to Slumdog Millionaire we had Bombay Gin and Tonics. And a new entry... The Tropic Thunder which was a mix of tropical fruit juice and Malibu rum. We thought about making a Dark Knight, but it just seemed to morbid. Meri made footprint cookies again this year, and some red velevet (carpet) cupcakes. Gordy and Linda won the Oscar pool, with Patrick as runner up.