Posts Tagged: party

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 »

Nothing says cleaning like party!

It’s birthday BBQ prep week, so most of the posts will likely be self-absorbed ramblings of little interest to anyone (and that’s different from other weeks, how?).  On the plus side, I’m pretty busy, so they should all be short. One of the most important tasks in preparing to host 20-25 people inside and outside… Read more »

Jeffrey’s Laws

We’ve all heard of Murphy’s Law (which swiftly expanded to Murphy’s Laws).  With my birthday BBQ only a week away, I thought it appropriate to share with you some of my own “laws” I’ve learned in my two big BBQ’s I throw each year (my birthday and Halloween).  Read on… (Note for newbies, I live… 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 »

A picklish situation

Mom week continues… Once or twice before I’ve mentioned my long-standing reluctance with having my picture taken (along with a natural lack of interest in owning a camera).  I can’t say for sure if the following event started it, but it’s possible. Shortly after Dad got remarried, Mom also entered into a new set of… 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 »