July 05, 2007

July 3 Recap

Melissa and I hosted a July 3, pre-Independence Day party at our house, and it was quite the successful affair. Much swine and poultry meat met the searing kiss of the grill. Everyone who was invited managed to attend, if only briefly in a few cases. In all, 13 people, including Mel and myself, milled about doing the social networking thing.

Mel hovered about, making sure the table was stacked with edibles, while I played the role of "Tender of Prometheus' Gift," dutifully grilling anything passed before me.

Cigars were smoked, poker was played and beers were ingested; about three beers too many, in my case, judging by the groggy noggin the next day. All in all, a grand time, although it sucks to be back in the office today. Having a random Wednesday holiday off just doesn't entirely compute. The mind is thinking "hey, we should have, at least, one more day, shouldn't we?" Alas, no.

Although here at work, there are about 1/3 the normal number of workers present. Apparently, most of Big Blue is taking the rest of the week off. Makes for easy parking, that's for sure.

Posted by Ryan at July 5, 2007 11:34 AM | TrackBack

I didn't realize it till the hubby said, but if I'd taken the holiday off, and run two vacation days, I'd have had a 5 day weekend. All for the price of two. Dammit, I totally fucked up and could have gone somewhere. I could have come to your house and eaten cooked beast and drank beers with the boys. Was there liquor in the front? And poker in the rear? Heh...damn I'm as old as that joke.

Posted by: Donna at July 5, 2007 01:50 PM

Thank you so much for the other night; it was great! I get the feeling you may be referring to me as one of the "breif" guests, but I had a great time anyway! Thanks again, and be sure to thank Mel for me as well. Hope to see you soon (and I really mean it)!

Posted by: Autumn at July 6, 2007 08:09 AM

Actually, Autumn, I was referring to Lisa, primarily. And it wasn't meant as a jab, either. We were really happy everyone who was invited showed. Let us know when to visit you in Winona. I'm totally up for a night in my old college haunt.

Posted by: Ryan at July 6, 2007 08:12 AM

I know-I'm just giving you crap. I'll try to figure out my schedule, and let you know asap. Have a good weekend!

Posted by: Autumn at July 6, 2007 08:46 AM
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