November 25, 2008 § 5 Comments
I realize this is hideously early, but I’m putting out advanced warning now for all my friends who are putting together their 2009 travel calenders.
Keep the evening of May 16th, 2009 free.
Why? Well, there just so happens to be a party in the offing, one held by me and munenori as a way of celebrating our 20 years of marriage to each other.
Yep, you read that right, 20 years. We eloped (thank god) and as poor college students and then young work force participants and then and then…well, we never got to have that wedding reception we thought we’d have. So, 20 years later (more or less) we’re going to have a do. And you’re invited if you’re reading this (and if you pass it along to other friends, then we suppose they’re invited too).
[EDIT: Eventually we’ll be asking for RSVPs to make sure we have enough food and all. So, no worries about responding or whatnot at present. Feel free to if you’d like, but take your time. We just wanted to get a shot across the bow so to speak, so people could place it in their calendars now.]
Now, there will be more details posted later, as we get them, but we’ve already secured the site for the party and I’ve already had people ask “what can we get you as a gift?” And munenori and I would like to get this out of the way right off:
We don’t need anything.
But we also know that our friends like us and sometimes really want to do something special anyway, so here’s the deal we’re striking with you. You have two choices if you really can’t stand it and want to give us a gift that’s more than your smiling face at our party:
Idea 1: That money you’d spend on a gift? Donate it to the charity of your choice and bring us a printout of your receipt, confirmation, whatever. We’ll collage them onto a booklet so we can show off how cool our friends are.
Idea 2: Really want to give us a gift? Help us build up our wine cellar and bring us a bottle of wine. Something *you’d* drink. Something you love. Something you’d let us drink if we came over to your house. And put a tag on it that says who it’s from and when you’d drink it. For example: “With love, Bob and Mary. We had this with meatballs and it was fabulous!”
Got it? Good. We love you. We’d love to have you at our party. Save the date and join, won’t you?