From the top of my “What the fuck was i thinking?” file*: i have once again offered my home as a “Party Substrate” for two young engineers from the office celebrating promotions. For this Friday. And yes. i said “once again”….
As an “old and crusty” yet “sorta cool”** mentor within the organization, i am known for my enthusiastic support of the younger technologists. When they need celebrate a promotion, or say farewell as they change jobs, they often have no suitable location for a party. daisyfae to the rescue! The last farewell party ended up with somewhere between 80-100 people stopping by during the course of an “afternoon – evening – early morning – ‘get-yer-ass-outta-my-house-i’m-going-to-bed’ pre-dawn”.
It was big fun. The party gaggle was back the next day – not of bright eye nor bushy of tail – and cleaned my house as promised. My responsibility is to make jello shots, keep an eye on the guests to assure all get home safely (or are tucked onto a horizontal surface until ready for transport), and generally flit about moving piles of kibbles to where the clumps of party goers are assembled at any given time***.
This gaggle includes one of my favorite “young ‘uns”, and i’m sure it’ll be big fun. This will be the fifth in the series, and we’ve finely tuned the process – making it all pretty straightforward. They bring food, drink, tables, chairs. i open the door. We play. i go to bed. They clean up.
i once heard a comedian reference his method to “drunk proof” his house before a party – which included duct taping his dog’s ass. Not likely to be that kind of party****, but i should locate Mr. Pickles kevlar collar and barf-proof cape just for safety.
* “File” is an understatement. This collection is being converted to microfiche for efficient permanent storage…
** “Agedly hip”? “Crustily cool”? Have to work on this… Perhaps The Great One can provide guidance….
*** Also, to assure that no one has sex in The Girl’s bed. Her direct orders. Not that it’s a problem with this crowd, i do have to lock things down before hosting cast parties for my theater crowd…
**** No one from my extended family will be in attendance.