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So, Jeff's 15000th day on the earth was today (you too can figure out… 
5th-Jul-2009 07:29 pm
So, Jeff's 15000th day on the earth was today (you too can figure out such things here), which made a handy excuse to throw a late birthday party for him. We had a small but nice group of folks show up, including a friend of a friend who may turn into a new friend. We ate food and sat around and chatted, and everyone bailed fairly early (odd thing about afternoon parties: when do you leave? It's not as socially clear cut as evening parties.)

Not a single one of Jeff's former coworkers that had RSVPed came. Or called. Or texted. (He invited a handful of the ones he liked). I am displeased, especially since one of them made a big show about wanting to be friends. I know stuff comes up, but how hard is it to text that something came up? They weren't the only ones who had to bail, but our friends called and said they couldn't come.

Anyhow. *grump* It means we have leftovers for tomorrow, but I wish we hadn't bothered with the beer (most of our friends are lushes :), but even they weren't terribly interested in drinking this afternoon, except for the one who worked second and third shift last night, and got home at 8am, and was using alcohol to substitute for sleep, and he brought his own.) Oh, and this is now my go-to chocolate cake recipe for those who can eat gluten - I didn't use her icing this time (though trust me, it's crack, we've made the whole thing before.) Jeff's requested birthday cake is always chocolate cake layered with raspberry preserves and topped with whipped cream. It was moist and tasty and not too much, especially even with how sweet the preserves were.

I was asleep before 10 last night, and actually slept well - I still woke up, but I'd look at the clock, to "huh. I don't remember falling asleep" and go back to sleep, instead of the normal rotisserie routine - so I was awake at 5:00. In the morning. Oy. I dozed until quarter of 6 or so, and then gave up and got up and played Command and Conquer (because, really, what else do you do when it's 6am and no one else is up yet and you're not awake enough to parse a book) and made the coffee. I've been reasonably chipper all day, though I was yawning some this afternoon - one night does not sleep dep make up - and now I'm totally running out of steam. Dear body, we are not going on a 9 to 4 schedule, mmmkay?
6th-Jul-2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Are there any gaps in your leftovers that we can help fill tomorrow?
6th-Jul-2009 11:39 am (UTC)
We have little smokies, deviled eggs (though I might mush them up into egg salad; they're going to be the worse for the wear, spending a night stacked in tupperware), baked beans, cucumber salad, leftover cake and other assorted sweets. I'm going to make a loaf of bread, and there's mac & cheese we can make if we want. So, if there's anything not on the list you guys think would be good, bring it; if not, bring yourselves. :)

When are you headed this way?
6th-Jul-2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Good question. I was thinking we'd leave around 1, but I can't really imagine that happening. We'll give you a call when we're on our way.
6th-Jul-2009 04:11 am (UTC)
odd thing about afternoon parties: when do you leave? It's not as socially clear cut as evening parties.

I can't say for sure, but I'm gonna guess that "before 9:30pm" is a reasonable answer. Good christ. :P
6th-Jul-2009 11:39 am (UTC)
6th-Jul-2009 04:24 am (UTC)
I'm only 455 days older than Jeff. ;.)

I'd come eat leftovers for you, but, well, there's the distance thing. :P

(I grew up with that chocolate sheet cake. Mmmmmm.....)
6th-Jul-2009 11:41 am (UTC)
This country is too damned big. We need to figure out cake via email. :)

I wasn't as crazy about it the first time I made it - I often like chocolate cakes that are really brownies - but as it was dressed up yesterday, it was perfect.
7th-Jul-2009 01:13 pm (UTC)
Ugh, we meant to stop by on our way home, but ended up coming through there at 11 pm or so. Not exactly visiting time.

Lets plan something.
8th-Jul-2009 12:14 am (UTC)
I figured you guys were either dead on your feet or out and about.

I would love to plan something. Thursday this week we're moving Hope, and Friday I've got board stuff in the morning & afternoon. And tomorrow is prolly too spontaneous all around. Monday Tuesday Wednesday (til 5:00 Wed) next week I'm available, then I'll be out of town July 16th to the 27th.

Ugh, where did my July go?

What do you think?
8th-Jul-2009 12:46 am (UTC)
Dibs on Tuesday! Wanna do that pool thing we talked about earlier?
8th-Jul-2009 01:00 am (UTC)
If you guys don't mind the trip, that would be awesome. :) We can eat lunch here or we can pack up a picnic to munch on in the park.
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