After I gradumacated from Architect-School, we rented a lovely flat near campus, our landlords lived upstairs, and we got our first two kitties from the farm. And in late summer, we decided to have a party for our anniversary, which promptly became a tradition. And now you are aware of it.
After a few years, we bought a house and that first year, the party became a housewarming as well. So, now, every year at the end of summer we continue to have this party. This year, we have two new kittehs, a new basement wall, a half-deck and NO KITCHEN CEILING HOLE. See:
We also had a good friend from AZ come into town Friday night.
And we had a party. A table full of food, a fresh fresh fresh keg of Sprecher Oktoberfest, just pulled last Wednesday, and I discovered early last week my stereo receiver barfed its last OMFG WHAT WILL WE DO FOR MUSIC?
Well, one solution would be to go out and buy a new receiver. Which we did, and do you realize how few stereo receivers are for sale these days? Everything is A/V surround systems, and because of the peculiarities of our house, there is no need for a surround system in this role. However, we were lucky we weren’t looking for a turntable (for you kids like VS, turntables are what you use to play those big black CDs. Ask your grandparents).
But we also availed ourselves of a meatspace solution. I have talked before about Tony Memmel, local singer-songwriter; we had him and his wife come by to play a few songs. Here they are doing “America 2 Go”, which he wrote for a friend who was running across the country to raise money for MS. Sorry about the volume level (and the guests who keep walking in front of me) but it is worth it to turn up the volume and hear his introduction.
The hilarious thing about this is that while Tony and Lesleigh played, I joked that Zorg would probably miss all the songs and when he did, I would mock him mercilessly. Guess who walked in the door not two minutes after they finished? It was truly hilarious, and I did, indeed, mock him mercilessly. I even refused to ask Tony to play one more song for Zorg.
VS, of course, is not expected to watch the video, because his music “does nothing for her”.
Without a doubt, the big hit of the party was Tony and Lesleigh playing. They said they had a good time, and they sold a fair number of CDs, and our family and friends kept telling me how awesome it was.
It rained off and on, keeping us from making full use of the half-deck. Although when the young children were at full screech, people came out anyway. eventually, it seemed to be not-raining enough that I brought out the speakers, of course that was when it started raining again. I accepted the blame.
Many friends showed up, some did not. We solved many of the world’s problems, I insulted some people, the college students walking home from the bar wanted to join us and drink our beer and of course we could not allow that. Deb and Pete and I drank some Hornitos.
Things get blurry after that. When the beer was gone, I opened some sangria, then started in on the Sailor Jerry’s. we sat out on the deck, the rain finally stopped, and we listened to music. Early in the morning, I managed to haul the Bose 901s in from the deck (only moist, not wet) and then apparently couldn’t manage the stairs, because I woke up on the couch.
Yesterday was kind of a vegging day. Watched Bowling for Columbine and the 50 Documentaries thing hosted by Morgan Spurlock. Made some Arroz con Pollo for dinner, and Wife Sublime idly threatened to go out and get some beer.
Also, Jennifer, I kept the iPad handy and checked the status of the Zardoz throughout. Yes, I have read EVERY LAST COMMENT, many of them twice since they seemed new to me after I
woke up came to.
What day is it, again?