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October 8th, 2004
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So. I turned 33 1/3 today. No need to send thirds of presents, thank you very much.

Tomorrow, I'm throwing a birthday party. Sort of. More of a dance party.

Well, hopefully. Who knows? There are some flaws in the execution so far:

  1. I don't know a lot of women locally. This is a problem beyond just this party, but I've managed to construct a whole social event predicated on lots of men and women showing up. You know, for the dancing. Some of my female friends are joking that they're fine with a 9:1 ratio. I just want them to return the favor and invite me to one of their parties sometime.

  2. 33 1/3 shouted out one thing to me: LPs. I have a few, I picked up a few more off eBay. They're super cumbersome. I forgot how neat the sound of the needle dropping onto vinyl was, but I also forgot how fragile and awkward a LP is. So, I'll mostly be playing MP3s. But I'll have a turntable, CD player, probably even cassette player handy just in case someone brings some old music.

  3. My guests DON'T READ THEIR EVITES. I sent out a perfectly friendly eVite saying that it was a dance party. And when it was. And that it was a dance party. And there would be 80s music. So be prepared to dance. And people have been getting the date wrong (one guy comically showing up a month early, God love him) and another friend called tonight asking when it started. He had been assuming that it started in the afternoon, as the last party I threw started in the afternoon.

Really, my friends are good people, but I'm afraid that they're going to be thrown when there's artificial fog and music and no preponderance of boardgames.

I'm documenting the decoration as I slowly move along: http://www.lecompte.org/Dave/Pix/80s/index.html

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Date:October 8th, 2004 10:01 pm (UTC)
you should set up the backyard cam so it's more of an indoors dance party cam. for us poor saps who can't be there.
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Date:October 8th, 2004 10:19 pm (UTC)
Hm. I might. What with playing music out of the computer. But it'd also be weird to be taking pictures of my friends and putting them on the internet.

I'll think about it.
Date:October 8th, 2004 10:25 pm (UTC)
tell them it's in the name of science (science!) in between plays of the theme from "Weird Science" and "She Blinded Me With Science."

Oh, and you should play your 80s movies with the sound off, too. Don't forget "Back to School" with the fine performance by Oingo Boingo.
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Date:October 8th, 2004 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be playing some music videos, I hope. With the sound off. And completely disconnected music coming from the dining room. That should confuse people.
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Date:October 8th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC)
honestly, that is the best idea for a party ever. I wish I could be there, Dave!
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