IT WAS MURPHY"S LAW TO ENTERTAIN MY FRIENDS IN MY FIRST APARTMENT.

IN 1986 I MOVED IN TO THIS GORGEOUS APARTMENT IN GEORGE TOWN A BLOCK AWAY FROM THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL. THE VIEW WAS BREATHTAKING I HAD SIX WINDOWS IN THE LIVING ROOM AND FOUR WINDOWS IN THE BED ROOM EVERYTHING IN THE APARTMENT WAS BRANDNEW. AND THE NOICE WAS UNBEARABLE ALL I COULD HEAR WAS SIRENS DAY AND NIGHT. AND MY APARTMENT WAS SURAOUDED BY RESTURANTS.

I DECITED TO HAVE A HOUSE WORMING PARTY AND INVITE MY FRIENDS OVER FOR DINNER LET ME TELL YOU WHAT HAPPENED. I ASKED ONE OF FRIENDS SUGGETION FOR EASY MENU AFTER THINKING FOR FEW MINTUES SHE SAID FOR APPETIZERS SHRIPM COCK TAIL AND YOU COULD BUY READY MADE COCKTAIL SOUCE. AND FOR THE MAIN COURSE.

STAKE AND BAKE POTOES, AND FOR DESART POUND CAKE AND ICECREAM IT SOULDN"T TAKE MORE THEN AN HOUR TO PREPARE THE MEAL. I DIDN"T LIKE THE IDEA OF BUYING DESART I WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING AT HOME SO I SAID TO MY SELF HOW CAN I KICKED UP A NATCH. THAT"S WHEN I DECITED TO BAKE A MARBLE CAKE.

SATURDAY I WOKE UP EARLY AND WENT TO THE FISH MARKET TO BUY SHIRPM AND I ASKED THE FISHERMAN FOR THE BEST SHRIMP HE SAID IT WAS $19.50 PER POUND I SAID GIVE ME 2 PONDSDS. WHEN I CAME HOME IT TOOK ME 2 HOURS THE CLEAN THE SHRIMP. THEN I COOKED THE SHRIPMS FOR 45 MINUTES BECASE I DIDN"T ASK MY FRIEND HOW LONG I SHOULD COOK THE SHRIMP.

MURPHY"S LAW WHERE EVERYTHING COULD GO WRONG IT WENT WRONG. IT WAS 1 PM I THOUGHT IF HAVE EVERYTHING READY BY THE TIME MY FRIEND ARRIVE I WOULD HAVE TIME SITDOWN WITH THEM AND TALK THEREFORE I DECIDED GO TO THE GROCERY STORE AND ASKED THE BUTCHER FOR THE BEST STEAK. HE SAID FILET MIGNON ,BUT WE DON"T SELL IT AS IT COSTS SO MUCH. MAY I SUGEST A FINE DELMONICO AT JUST $7.59 A POUND? I BOUGHT 6 STRAKS AND COOKED IT WITH SALT AND PEPPER FOR 20 MIN. IT WAS RAW SO I LET IT COOK FOR ANOTHER 30 MIN. WHEN I TOOK IT OUT IT WAS CHAR COAL.IN MEANTIME THE POTOTOES WERE HARD. .

"OH BOY TALK ABOUT MURPHY"S LAW".