Who among us could ever forget the lesson of Delorean, who at the suggestion of penetrative intercourse over text replied, "Absolutely! Who is this?" Apparently me, who received an obviously mistaken text invitation for a 4th of July bash which stated, "We'll provide the meat just bring a side dish!" to which I replied:
Is beer considered a side dish? If so, I'll be there! BTW, who is this?
Outside of dinner with my Grandfather-in-Law Bill, I didn't seek out plans for the 4th. I surely have plans now. Turns out I was NOT a mistaken recipient - the text was from the mother of one of my daughter's friends - who took my glib reply as an R.S.V.P.
So after a short but acute bought of 300.23 (nods to quicksilvermad), I decided the best course of action was follow-through, and that beer would equalize the playing field. Beer usually does.
Two notable mentions here - I bought a wheeled cooler for Bill's family reunion, and this beerfest is taking place within walking distance of my house. What could go wrong?