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Advance Belated Planning

I’ve decided that Columbus Day weekend (all the way in October – hence the "advance") I am going to throw myself a 40th birthday party (hence the "belated.") I’ve never had a birthday party with people invited over and all that jazz, and it sounds like fun. Throwing it for myself may be in slightly bad taste, but that’s perfectly in character.

I’m thinking of the standard "show up after thus and such a time, I’ll provide basic food, bring a dish to share" thing. Not sure if it’ll be Saturday or Sunday – it’ll depend on what shows up on the event calendar. I’ve got some time to scope that out.

October is an iffy weather month, but there’s a good chance that the weather will be nice enough to be out on the back deck. If it’s Saturday and it cools down in the evening, we could put fires in the fireplaces. Also, NOT being February, people won’t have to deal with the death trap that is my driveway in the wintertime. This is a plus (on a related note, I’m trying to figure out if there is some realistic way to rig a handrail so that someone parking on the street can climb to the house. Because I don’t have enough projects.)

I figure that if I post this out here, I’ll have to actually either follow through or have a damn good reason why not. Yes, I do respond well to public embarrassment. Why do you ask?

EDIT:  Aw crap.  I knew that weekend sounded familiar.  Okay - one more time, this time like I really mean it.  SOMETIME IN OCTOBER (or possibly September) I'll be doing this.  I'll circle back around after some quality time with a calendar that's completely filled in...


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Jun. 17th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a WONDERFUL idea. And since I'm not going to see you at Pennsic (I didn't pre-reg...I really would have been going to see you anyway), it'd be a great chance for us to catch up in person.

Is it rude of me to ask if you have a guest room? I'll bring presents! ^_^
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
We still don't know about Pennsic. The money is less of an issue with Bob working, but we don't know about the time. One of these years we'll know in advance and be able to pre-reg again...

We do indeed have a guest room! Queen sized futon, private bath, lots of books. Maybe even a TV (depending on how unreasonable Comcast is at that point...) The library is a room of many purposes. Assuming that everyone's health holds good, I'll take a vacation day or two. There must be something to see in CT, right? :-)
Jun. 17th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
I throw myself birthday parties from time to time.

Next year I'm throwing myself a 30th birthday party. No, I'm not going to be 30, but it'll be close to the 30th *party* because I haven't had a party every year. Never had one while I was in school.
Jun. 17th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I guess by that arithmatic this would be my... fourth? One when I was maybe seven, one in the early teens, one canton meeting with balloons and cake. This will make it one for each decade. That works.
Jun. 22nd, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
4th birthday party? I'll make cupcakes & bring party hats!

(I'm feeling terribly guilty for getting so out of it in February that I missed your birthday...I'd had it on the calendar but didn't turn the page until almost the end of the month...sigh.)
Jun. 17th, 2009 06:04 pm (UTC)
That is usually a gorgeous weekend. If my book group doesn't make the semi-annual/sometime pilgrimage to Ogunquit that weekend, we're in. We could probably also offer some crash space for a singleton who can stand kids, dogs, and clutter. (Gee, doesn't that sound so hospitable of me?)

Also, when we were attic cleaning, I came across my stashes of SCA garb-type fabric. Would you like it? I've got some black wool and other good stuff. I want it to go to a good home.
Jun. 18th, 2009 12:06 am (UTC)
With bells on and something yummy to share!! My vote is always for Saturdays, or relatively late Sundays, just 'cause of the Sunday morning commitments.

The sooner the date chosen, the better to make sure I'm there!! (though you'll trump just about every other commitment).
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