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Independence Day Plans (and party-making in general)
Guys, what are the plans for July 4th?

I've come to realize that I often wind up making plans for everyone. I like the fact that our home is a place that we can all hang out at any time, but I've grown bored (and am afraid you are, too) always hanging out at the same place. Plus, I need very little provocation for throwing a party (I love to just celebrate life!) and I often fear that I'm shoving to many lukewarm parties down people's calendars. I don't want to usurp and undermine other people's ideas and plans.

I also going to start trying to plan smaller affairs with fewer people so as to create a series of more intimate gatherings. This is in contrast to my default of inviting every-damn-body to a giant party and trying to mesh everyone's schedules. It doesn't mean we won't still have Conglomerati parties when they come around, but in general, I'm trying to switch things up a bit so I can have "quality time" with people.

So, here are my questions -

Do people want to have a July 4th party? If so, where would you like to have it? Would anyone like to host or we could even do something completely different like trudge out to the Grove or Sardis or Lake Enid for all of the Water Valley people or Puscus. Whatever, doesn't matter. I just want some variety.

Or we could do a non-traditional Independence Day celebration. We could pledge to do volunteer work or rally about gas-guzzling trucks or see about taking a party to a women's shelter or orphanage. Hell, I dunno.

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havoknkaos From: havoknkaos Date: June 25th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC) (link)
I'll be on-call, otherwise there'd be a slim chance of my being in the neighborhood. Originally, my Mom was going to come here to Dallas, but that fell through, so instead of fighting 150,000 people for a seat on the grassy knoll to what the City of Dallas throw a quarter million dollars into the air above the Triple Overpass, I think I'll sit at home and enjoy 2 days off in a row (Saturday and Monday are my two days off).

Convoluted enough?

And better, I don't think I've actually made it to any of you fabulous parties, so I'm not sure why I'm even RSVP-ing.
frolicswllamas From: frolicswllamas Date: June 25th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC) (link)
Well. All of those things sound good, but I think Dave and I will be at his parents' place on 4 July. So we might have to be counted out this time.

And seeing as how he just *bought* a gas-guzzling truck, he might not be into rallying about gas-guzzling trucks. :)

But I might.

And I like the idea about gathering at a lake. We need to have a cookout at a lake.
jopasm From: jopasm Date: June 25th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC) (link)
There are lovely lakes (and campgrounds) in Arkansas.... ;)

Sure, you all can just make the 6 hour jaunt to hope! There you go.

I don't think I'll make it this year, seeing as I'm out of state. Alas.
jopasm From: jopasm Date: June 25th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (link)
Hey, some of us *have* to drive gas-guzzling trucks. My poor little pickup wouldn't make it on some of the logging roads around here. ;)

You could do a virtual party and stream it over the 'net....

alcamar From: alcamar Date: June 26th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC) (link)
Julia and I will be driving down to Lake Charles on Saturday, coming back Monday, but will definately be around for the 4th.
As far as what/where, normal's fine with me, but options are good too. I'd say we could go to Sardis, but we'd probably have to be out there early to get a spot, reserve a grill, that whole bit.
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