January 28th, 2007

parties

Mardi Gras season is here!

How did this become a trend to be out of town or busy with after-work events right before my parties?!? ;) I think it started with Halloween 2002 when the Choral Project sang at the National Cathedral in October, plus I was moving out of my apartment & into the duplex at the same time! For Mardi Gras 2005, when our work kickoff event was local but required me out at events every evening & back for early meetings the next morning, I'd come home around 11pm & do party prep until I couldn't keep my eyes open. Then NANOG in LA was the week before Halloween 2005, but that was only a week so I worked around it, decorating before I left, working on mad scientist tags on the flight, etc. This past Halloween it was my own fault for going to Oktoberfest when I was invited, and I only planned to stay after Oktoberfest vs. before so I'd be in town for our concert, which was moved to when I was gone anyway! ;) Now we have kickoff in Vegas this time, plus I'm staying the weekend after to see a highschool friend who lives there, so I'm missing both pre-party weekends, leaving me only 5 days when I get back before the party! Perhaps some might say that the parties aren't enough and that I have to create extra excitement for myself...? ;)

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Fair warning - no more Mardi Gras party progress until I get back from Vegas! :)
australia, ocean

Vegas, baby, Vegas!

Whew! What a week! I have been frantically gathering multimedia for a secret presentation, working on the big scavenger hunt game that has become my baby by default, AND trying to get ready for Mardi Gras since I'm already in Vegas right now, not coming back until Sunday Feb 4th, with my party Saturday the 10th! :-o
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