Monday, July 21, 2008

Anniversary Antics!

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but we were in the middle of our big housewarming/1st Anniversary party.

It was an outdoor picnic catered  affair, attended by many of our nearest and dearest. It was a smashing success, we assume. We were too busy running around to actually talk to anybody or enjoy ourselves. We were dealing with surly caterers, late arrivals, and an unexpected guest in the person of Rocco the Wonder Dog, whose alternative plans for the day didn't work out. He was a good boy, though, and charmed all he encountered at the party.

We stressed in our invites that we really didn't want any housewarming gifts. Our guests cheerfully ignored this, and now, if you  ever need decorative candles, just pop by. We have plenty.

Another lesson learned at this bash: If you are are a guest at a party, and everyone else has left, and your hosts are looking at their watches and mentioning how tired they are, GO HOME! This may seem like an obvious tip, but this point is missed by some.

One last thing, I just have to mention, since it was my anniversary Saturday: I have the best wife ever!

2 Comments:

Blogger The Vogon Poet said...

This may seem obvious as well. When asking guests to leave, ask them all, don't pick who may and may not stay, especially when those who can stay are in mid- conversation with those who can't. Discretion comes in handy at a time like this. Sensitive people may get offended, and may not ever want to come back, which I suppose may be mutually beneficial. Luckily I am completely insensitive, which may become evident in this post. I know 7PM may seem like overstaying one's welcome to some, but when its an hour drive home, and the invitation to stay late (even when instructed to pay the expense of a babysitter) was made weeks before, a sensitive guest may feel bum rushed at 7PM. Then when said guest reads a blog about how rude he or she was, the sensitive guest may feel downright insulted, and may not read the blog again. Again, luckily, I have no feelings and will continue read the blog until I've stored up enogh venom to post again.

July 23, 2008 at 12:41 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...

Vogon (If that is your real name)-

Please don't take offense. I didn't mean YOU (as far as you know).

Thanks for your continued support of the blog. If you keep it up, we may invite you to our Annual Arbor Day Party (free trees for everyone!).

July 24, 2008 at 11:17 AM  

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