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1st Sep 2003 | 13:28
mood: happyhappy

My birthday party on Saturday was great -- food, drink, conversation, games. Friends I haven't seen for a while came up from London, which was especially nice.

The morning started off interestingly with me trying to work out how to spile & tap the beer without an expert to hand. The spile went in without difficulty and without spraying beer over the ceiling. The tap was more tricky though: I don't have a suitable mallet, so I ended up improvising with a copy of the Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge (to protect the tap) and a brick (to provide momentum). The first attempt just shifted the barrel, but the tap went in fine on the second attempt. However, I forgot to make sure that it was closed first, so I spilt a pint or so of beer on the floor. Oops.

The barbecue was fired up at about 13:00 and we fed the early arrivers. More people turned up at intervals over the afternoon, and some had to leave early for various reasons, but the party gradually ramped up to full-on fun in the evening. The last people left at 03:30...

I managed to emerge from bed at about midday to find that Peter had done almost all of the post-party cleanup (including the kitchen floor), which makes him even more of a star. We ate some of the left-over meat mountain for lunch, then I retreated back to bed for a bit more sleep. The rest of Sunday was relaxed :-)

Thanks to everyone for coming and making it a very good party.

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Senji

from: senji
date: 1st Sep 2003 14:07 (UTC)

How close to the correct ammount of money did you get for the beer?

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 1st Sep 2003 15:08 (UTC)

About 2/3rds, which is OK I think.

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Steve

from: timeplease
date: 1st Sep 2003 14:19 (UTC)

Did you get your Statutes covered in beer?

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Senji

from: senji
date: 1st Sep 2003 15:07 (UTC)

They appeared to still be in working condition when I looked at them.

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 1st Sep 2003 15:09 (UTC)

No -- the hole is in the bottom of the tap not the end, so the statutes are as close to working condition as they were before :-)

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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate

from: _nicolai_
date: 1st Sep 2003 14:50 (UTC)

It was a most fine and good party, particularly since it featured a leisurely afternoon start rather than a mass arrival in the evening.
I must note this approach for future reference.
I had a most excellent time, and not even a hangover (despite the dire predictions of someone who saw me take a late pint of Electra that was getting a little cloudy).

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 1st Sep 2003 15:13 (UTC)

The start time was something I got from rmc28's house warming and other parties at her place, where they have a similar barbecue.

I had a bit of a headache but I think that was more from lack of sleep, food, and soft drinks rather than too much beer...

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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate

from: _nicolai_
date: 3rd Sep 2003 15:38 (UTC)

I feel this is relevant.

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