The Party Is One Week Away!
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z-man wrote:Ok, FroBozz, are you getting premade hamburger patties? Not going to work if that is the case.
That's what I was going to get. But I won't since you are going to.
z-man wrote:Let me make sure that I can make it early next week. If I can, I will bring the burgers and the brats. On my tab. I just need a pattie count, roughly.
I'm figuring on 12-16 people showing up at this point. Two dozen patties+ maybe? What do you think? I'm going to summarize what's being brought and prepared here below...
z-man wrote: I can cook anything else you might want to throw at me. Also I can bring some Cherry BBQ sauce I get from a small place near TC. I've got plenty of jars to spare a couple.
You do have one grill right? I can bring mine and have two going at the same time.
I have one gas grill and a charcoal grill as well. Not sure if I have coal but I think I have fluid for that. I was thinking maybe I could use that (or a 2nd grill) for BBQ'ed baked potatoes.
z-man wrote:I almost forgot. If I come it will be for about 3-4 hours. With my wifes school schedule I just cannot break free for longer then that.
So I will come a little early, work the grill for a while, shoot the $hit and then you guys are on your own. So if the quality of food drops, it's not my fault.
It's scheduled for a 1 o'clock start right? It's not on the front page.
Yep, 1pm is the start time. Howard and the Chicago gang are going to show up a slightly earlier maybe so Howard can stat getting stuff ready.
Looking forward to a live demonstration of your grilling expertise...
Dposcorp wrote:Hey, are we really doing a swap meet type thingy at the BBQ?
I got some goodies I could bring..
I think that's the plan. Not sure where we could do it yet but we will see. I was thinking about the basement but I'm not sure if that's going to work or not (translation: I'm not sure I'm going to get around to cleaning the basement by then.) We will figure something out.
Dposcorp wrote:Also, I could place a sticky thread in the BB (as long as Kevin doesn?t mind), and people can post what items they are bringing, and/or what they are looking for.
I have some nics, video cards, socket A motherboard, etc..
That's cool...Either that or just bring whatever and perhaps a list of what you brought with you.
Dposcorp wrote:Plus, as we get closer, is there anything that still needs to be done, or Items that need to be accounted for?
Listing that below, still determining...
Dposcorp wrote:Lastly, how much is the cash for the food donation?
Um, not sure about that yet. You can help me give some money to HowardDrake to reimburse him for the fudge, cookie dough, corn bread and biscuit ingredients he is bringing. You also said you were goiing to bring beer and maybe a veggie tray so that's also a big help. If people bring coolers, we might need help getting some ice for them. Or perhaps if those bringing beer have coolers they can just bring stocked coolers. We'll figure it out one way or another.
Dposcorp wrote:Has anyone done a final approximate head count?
Should we figure one out by posts?
I'll list that below.
Dposcorp wrote:I posted a geek question about trading hardware, and everyone ignores me and talks about Margaritas and how they like to drink them.
What is the world coming to?
I just had a shot of Cabo Wabo Tequila 100% Blue Agave - Great Stuff!!!
Oh and HowardDrake, Frobozz & Myself have noted that we are bringing stuff to the event to buy, sell, trade, just plain get rid of.
If you want to post in the BB section that would be a good place to get a list going, and after the event if other people are interested in our left over junk we could work something out there as well.
Now we are just a week away so, a head count and any food tabs that need to be chipped in on would be good info. not to mention directions to the party.
I think will PM the directions to the known participants I will be listing below and if I miss anyone you can PM me....
** Those I think are showing up: (Chicagoans in bold, Unsure about intalics) **
6. Nulldev06 ? - I think this is a yes...
8. Action Jim
13. Velvet Elvis ?
(My wife will be there, my brother-in-law and his GF might stop by as well. Someone from MI I thought said earlier in the thread that they might bring a buddy)
** List of who's bringing what to the party: **
: Fudge, Cookie Dough, ingredients for corn bread and biscuits, handcrafted beers from Just Brew It! to sample. He's also bringing a cast iron pan for the cornbread.
: Beer and a veggie tray
: Beverages, Drinks, one table to set food up on. A bottle of his First Impressionz brew. He's also bring an 802.11b wireless access point for those with compliant laptops and or PDA's that wish to bring them along. The AP will be connected to the DMZ area on my network with 2MB/500K cable speed.
: Burger patties and Brats, maybe another grill, help w/ grilling
: a couple bottles of Spergeon Vinytards Mead
My wife and I
: Hot dogs, hot dog and hamburger buns (how big are your patties going to be, Z-Man?), paper plates and cups, napkins, a couple bags of Ice, condiments. I have a cooler maybe I can put Gleek's pop and drinks into. Still figuring out what else...probably a bag of potatoes and maybe a big thing of potato salad or something like that...
** What else do we need? **
More tables. I have 2 card tables and Gleek is bringing his DJ table. We could use a couple more I think especially if we want to use some table space for the hardware swap meet thing.
Not sure If I can get the poker table or not at this point...
Coolers would be good in case the beer doesn't fit in my fridge (don't think it will).
Maybe a couple more folding chairs would be nice.
I hope I have my car back in time for the party...*sigh*
Edit: 6/3/04 This info in this post has been updated on the next page!