April 1st, 2006


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02:24 pm - on carnival parties...

More Aloha Goodness
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way back in 1999, I vowed that I was throwing my last carnival party ever. Since then, although I have attended other carnival parties, I have more or less kept myself in pseudo exile from carnival, and haven't even made it over there to see a booth or the midway in 7 years.

I'm thinking of changing that this year. I had been planning on throwing Aloha Jam in May or perhaps June, once it got a tad warmer and I could maybe, just maybe use the pool. But, Steph and I are having our brand new hottub delivered on Tuesday and I am contemplating maybe throwing the party a little early this year.

So the question: Should I throw a party on Sat. April 22?

Would people be interested, or is there already a big carnival party in the works somewhere? Will people from out of town be in town? For people who don't know what Carnival is, would you interested in partying in three weeks anyway? Or should I just wait til its warm, despite having the new hottub?

Give me input people.

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[User Picture]From: denovich Date: April 1st, 2006 - 10:07 pm (Link)
My mother jokes that: Hottub = People Stew
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 2nd, 2006 - 04:32 am (Link)
No no no... its nothing like that... just ignore the tomatoes and celery while you're in there.

So you'd be in town/interested then?
[User Picture]From: denovich Date: April 3rd, 2006 - 02:16 pm (Link)
I think Deb has camping plans for this weekend (at least I think that's what she told me earlier.) I may or may not be in the country... I've been warned to expect a trip to the UK on short notice this month. If I'm here I'm interested and probably free.

[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 3rd, 2006 - 02:52 pm (Link)
well, het her to chime in here too, just to be sure. I really need to figure this out... but I will count you as a "maybe"
[User Picture]From: alazrael Date: April 1st, 2006 - 10:11 pm (Link)
Parties good.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 2nd, 2006 - 04:33 am (Link)
So there's no DPB event that I've been too lame to notice. Will a lot of people be in town?
[User Picture]From: arilinn Date: April 2nd, 2006 - 06:20 am (Link)
carnival party! i'll be there, and i can't resist a mav party!
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 2nd, 2006 - 12:53 pm (Link)
yep... you would be one of the main reasons I'm even considering it.
[User Picture]From: blk Date: April 2nd, 2006 - 02:15 pm (Link)
Party good! However, I have the kids all weekend, which means that I'll either bring them by if it's an early party, or skip it if it's a late party.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 2nd, 2006 - 02:37 pm (Link)
Interesting... I had been thinking it would just be a late party. I keep meaning t have some more kid friendly parties (with BBQ and volleyball and stuff) in the summer when we can use the pool (and invite you and your kids and qiika and her daughter and others) to come by, but I've been lame. Sorry... I'll definitely try to do it this summer once its warmer. Remind me.
[User Picture]From: sexyhockihoochi Date: April 2nd, 2006 - 07:12 pm (Link)

Stupid question...

But what's a carnival party?
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 2nd, 2006 - 07:49 pm (Link)

Re: Stupid question...

Nah, that's not a stupid question at all.

You see, once a year, the nexus of geekdom and nerditude that is Carnegie Mellon University (where I went to college) has this big festival in the spring where they pretend for 3 whole days that they're a real college and all the students, alumni and even faculty get crazy drunk and have school spirit and there are competitions and concerts and all kinds of craziness like that. During this magical three days, there are traditionally tons of parties on campus and off. We call these three days Carnival!. We commemerate them by building a whole bunch of "booths" with games and prizes and stuff. And there are rides, like ferris wheels and stuff like that. And we have this race where we find the smallest women we can on campus, and then we seal them inside of a little missile and throw them down a hill as hard as we can, and then we push them up the other side as fast as we can and the team who can do that the fastes wins and they get really drunk. And all the other teams lose, and they get really drunk (and really, I swear I am not making that up).

So anyway, there are always parties and since I'm a party person, I used to always throw a big one. Only I kinda got tired of them back in 1999 and stopped throwing them. Now I am considering throwing one again. It would be Aloha Jam. Or I might hold off and do Aloha Jam in May like I was going to. I can't decide.

What's your vote?
[User Picture]From: duckmonster Date: April 3rd, 2006 - 01:50 pm (Link)
I thought there was going to be something at the Embassy.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 3rd, 2006 - 02:50 pm (Link)
is there? I looked through the DPB archives and didn't see anything. I wrote KT and JE, but neither of them answered yet. You're actually the first person (admittedly I only asked like 3 other people) who even knew of something definitively going on. Or are you just guessing? *sigh* I have no idea what to do.
[User Picture]From: random_vamp Date: April 4th, 2006 - 01:05 am (Link)
I remember hearing rumblings of an Embassy party last month, but I haven't seen anything official about it. And even then there are *two* weekend nights of Carnival.

(Oh, and I'll be in town)
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 4th, 2006 - 01:16 am (Link)
sadly, for me, there is but one weekend night of carnival. I just can't get my shit together to throw a friday party without taking the day off, and I won't be able to do that. Anyway, I'd totally be willing to cross coordinate things with KT and JE, but they have yet to return my email on the subject (as they apparently hate me... WAAAAHHHHH!!!!!)
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