Posts Tagged: hosting

Guess who’s coming to dinner

Twice a year I host a cookout at my house. In May, for my birthday, it’s a BBQ.  In October, for Halloween, it’s a dinner. Two months before the event, I send out an email invitation to everyone with the basics – time, day, occasion, menu hints and a request for advance notification of attendance…. Read more »

Birthday hangover

I’m still bushed. Two days removed from the Big Birthday BBQ and I’m still “feeling the burn” (although, I’m pretty sure that doesn’t apply to any of the food).  It was a tremendously successful party filled with family and friends.  They enjoyed talking amongst each other and, as usual, not with me because of my… Read more »

On to the next 50!

Birthday week – the epilogue Bringing birthday week to a close with the second half of our two-part final post.  Let’s set the stage of what has gone before… I had the idea of throwing a big 50th birthday bash for all my friends and family.  I invited dozens of people, a good portion of… Read more »

50 is the new…50?

Birthday week concludes… Phew.  Between extended hours birthday activities and a revisit from the chest cold thingy, I missed posting yesterday; that leads to a rare Sunday post. I’ve noticed that each succeeding birthday post has gotten longer and today’s is no exception.  I’m thinking it might have to be split into two posts.  This… Read more »

And now for something completely the same

Concluding our two-part post from yesterday… Whenever someone tells me that they would still work even past the time when they no longer need to, I look at them befuddled.  Since I can’t fathom that motivation, I don’t argue the point.  I recognized early on in life that what I looked forward to most about… Read more »

And now, your host for today’s festivities…

Beginning a two-part adventure today, so feel free to copy and paste if you want to read both pieces together tomorrow! The first place I lived in when I moved out on my own was a small fourth-floor condo.  It had more than ample room, including two bedrooms and baths and a washer/dryer inside.  All… Read more »