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Firefly, Serenity

Six Degrees

Posted on 2007.11.20 at 09:39
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Firefly & Serenity Scores

I started thinking about this when I ran into a guy at work. He knows photogoot, so I invited him to the party. Then I got an email from a buddy of mine who knows this guy at work and photogoot, so I invited him too, even though no one else will know them. It's also going to be a mini-Langley AFB reunion. How do these things happen? So, all the Tribal Council know each other, because we're community-based and the leader dudes physically host at their house. And its true that some of them have been mingling with my lj buddies, but I have to ask myself after the above example, How deep does the rabbit hole go?

galinda822 has met photogoot has met celtmanx has met drax0r has met danzigfried has met galinda822. And that's only the ones coming!

drax0r knows prog_guy69 who galinda822 and I were supposed to meet earlier this year, but that didn't work out due to weather and navigational errors. But only in the last six months have I met jesskd26 who is drax0r's wife and crowy who is jesskd26's best friend. And drax0r and I know leonardii and even though danzigfried and unixwolf (who knows drax0r and I) have never met, danzigfried knows of what unixwolf is known for (namely, Unixwolf) and though bigdog_etc and jaceman used to work with galinda822 and I, those two will be unable to attend.

No one has ever met schpydurx who's flying up from Alabama, nor irulan_amy who was considering flying here from California.

So far I'm sitting at about 30 confirmed, with another 30 possibly showing up. My wife no longer thinks she can manifest enough chili to feed these people, so we're farming some of it out to the Tribal Council. Basically, the citizens of Anna are helping sponsor this event. Thank you.

So I'm working on setting up my playlist, based in part by the many suggestions I received on my last post. Some of these songs require me ripping parts of my existing CD collection, but what I'm finding the most enjoyable is dropping in main titles here and there. Poledouris mostly. What a pleasant surprise! This evening, provided I have some time, I'm going to drop some musicals in there. A couple of tracks from The Pajama Game and The Man of La Mancha ought to do it. Maybe Annie Get Your Gun.

Thanksgiving for us this year will be spent with my folks in Wise County. Jalapeño cornbread, jalapeño stuffing, and jalapeño gravy. I can't wait! I haven't seen my parents in a month. It'll be a nice time. It always is. And his turkey is always...perfect.

This weekend we'll continue to get things set for the party (as this is the last weekend), Thursday my wife is hosting a Home Interiors-type party, Friday all my out-of-state guests arrive, and then BAM! Its the first of December. I think I'll have a Virtual Guestbook set-up. It'll be a post entitled...well, "Guestbook" and everyone who shows up will log in and then "sign in." Perfect.

You guys go enjoy some turkey.

I aim to misbehave.

Sitting here this evening ripping tunes, sipping Dalmore Cigar Malt...thinking of having a cigar with my wife. Good tunes, the kids are out of school, I'm working only half a day tomorrow. I must admit this "Playlist" thing is taking more time that I would've expected, but only because of the logistics of file moving. You see, my external iTunes volume is now directly attached USB to the PowerMac G4, and I believe that's only a 1.1 interface. Ergo, scp across the wire directly to that drive is slow...and causes iTunes the application to thrash as it loads new music. So I try to do many things at once; download, transfer, rip. I have two 1GB thumbdrives, but the G4 has only two USB ports - one for the keyboard/mouse, the other for the iTunes directory. And with the application thrashing due to the 1.1 interface, I really can't do anything else on that box. So here I sit. Sipping scotch and ripping tunes. Its not so bad.

Of course as I've been to many social events over the past six months, I've run plumb out of my daily smokers, and and down to the good cigars I keep in reserve. I've had to dip into those these past few weeks. My Arturo Fuente's, La Gloria Cubana, those gorgeous Montecristo's celtmanx gave me. I have one Cohiba left, and believe it or not, a $15 box-pressed Rocky Patel. That one had better be good. This weekend I smoked on my wife's fat Drew Estates. Not bad. Today, however, and since I'm running out of cigars, I chose a cigar that somebritinmass had handmade for me while he was in London three years ago. I have one more, one he had handmade for me last year. Cubans, I believe, but I didn't store these with my overpowering Paratagas Series D, No. 4. I stored these separately.

Speaking of somebritinmass I rec'd a package from his recent trip back to the UK. A healthy amount of FIRE HOT CARIBBEAN JERK, two measures of Piri-Piri (thank you), and this very nice hand-painted house-warming gift. Thanks dude, that's awesome!


wardlejew at 2007-11-20 18:20 (UTC) (Link)
I'd love to be there, but I don't know if I can be the designated driver for that many people. =)
wardlejew at 2007-11-20 18:21 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and have an awesome Thanksgiving day!
glodowg at 2007-11-20 22:39 (UTC) (Link)
I'll be there, with TEXAS HOT chili in the biggest crock pot I can find. It shall be a blast.

Now the music I am not so sure about. You do seem to have some strange taste in music. Or perhaps I am just exceedingly boring.... hmmmmmmm

Aren't you lucky! You get to see me on Thursday and Saturday. Wonder if I could fit Friday in there as well?

ehowton at 2007-11-20 23:11 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the chili. I'll eat only yours. As for the music - I am going to have so much fun with this! As an 80's baby, I have the Top 100 from that era but I'm dropping in sound bytes of Boondock Saints, Nacho Libre and the intro to each season of The Twilight Zone and 10-second spoken word pieces and sounds from video games, children's TV shows, DVD intro's....I'm having fun! Not to mention full Main Titles from Bernard Herrmann and Basil Poledouris. I'm excited!

Edited at 2007-11-20 11:55 pm (UTC)
galinda822 at 2007-11-21 03:03 (UTC) (Link)
What do you think the chances are we'll even see each other at this party?
ehowton at 2007-11-21 03:21 (UTC) (Link)
The day of the party? Who knows. I bet everyone gravitates to you and I won't be able to even hear you above their din.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-11-21 03:53 (UTC) (Link)
Cigars are on the way.
ehowton at 2007-11-21 04:19 (UTC) (Link)
I don't understand. I thought you were bringing them with you?

So anyway, I've never shared one of my Cubans with drax0r. I think the weekend you're here - photogoot, drax0r, celtmanx, you and I shall indulge ourselves.

Edited at 2007-11-21 04:24 am (UTC)
texas_tangent at 2007-11-21 05:00 (UTC) (Link)
Will you ask your spousal unit if I can bring anything to the party? Remember I have that other thing to go to first.

ehowton at 2007-11-21 15:58 (UTC) (Link)
I know she's looking for someone to make queso. Who made that delicious queso at Glodowg's? Anyway, thank you! And I will - she's going to make a list to see what needs to be covered after Turkey Day. Sixty people to feed!!! Thanks again.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-21 05:28 (UTC) (Link)
Gosh, where did those overpowering Paratagas Series D, No. 4. come from besides Cuba???
ehowton at 2007-11-21 15:56 (UTC) (Link)
Mmmmmmm, I hope we're able to sit and enjoy one, all of us together.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-21 05:32 (UTC) (Link)
Tell your folks I said hi!!!

And tell your dad to quit playing with his balls so much or he'll go blind or get hairy palms or something like that
ehowton at 2007-11-21 15:56 (UTC) (Link)
Will do. You guys have a happy thanksgiving. And congratulations with finally pushing galinda822 over the edge with your ceaseless posting of nude pics in her journal! I don't think she'll talk to you at all at the party!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2007-11-21 06:23 (UTC) (Link)
irulan_amy is not comming???

I was so looking forward to seeing even more of her!!!
ehowton at 2007-11-21 15:47 (UTC) (Link)
snapper521 at 2007-11-21 21:53 (UTC) (Link)
Hi. :-)

I read it so I'm commenting. :-)
ehowton at 2007-11-21 23:47 (UTC) (Link)
Fantastic! What's your comment?
photogoot at 2007-11-22 02:36 (UTC) (Link)

This slays me every time....

You need to see this one.... It slays me every time....

ehowton at 2007-11-22 02:51 (UTC) (Link)

Re: This slays me every time....

I'm trying to think of something more gay you could've done, and drawing a blank.
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