When I was 15, in theater, a guy named Kurt Van Quill gave me some really good advice. First, he told me that if I was such a loner, and wanted friends, to go find other loners and form a group. Most of them want friends, too. Second, he said to always surround myself with people more skilled than I was. That way, I will become a better person by learning things. I have taken this advice all my life since then, and because of this, I am blessed to have the best and brightest friends anyone could ever hope for.
That's why I like to give them a good time at my birthday as a sort of thanks for making me a better person.
Yes, photos are forthcoming!
- Rogue got to tell "the Bear" story about someone she works with, who used to be a homicide detective in DC. Sadly this person has explicitly stated stories about "the Bear" cannot be put on the web (or it would be on Rogue's site in a heartbeat), so I must honor his request, or he might break jump on my table, break my arm, and sit on my cake.
- Dave and Travis played Siamese twins, and their characters were fighting most of the party.
- I, for one, am glad Travis and April have found each other because they make a great couple. I also found it was April who was the source of the story that ended up giving us the phrase, "Cooking with the octopus." See, she was in a skit as a pirate cook, when her fake parrot fell off her shoulder into the cooking pot by accident, leading to her explaining the fate of the parrot.
- For those keeping score, cjae's character, the dog trainer, did it.
- Kris Trader got stuck at another party, and came very late, but I was glad she came just the same!
- Widget was kid of freaked out at first, but we let him mingle with the people. he didn't bite anyone this time, and I think he's getting better with large groups of people. Although he still barks a lot if someone comes in the door. Ahfu loved everyone, of course. Except if you stole his duck.
- Sorry to all those who went into the condemned bathroom. I'll put up a sign next time.
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