See..

Jan. 11th, 2011 02:04 pm
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This is what happens when one is snowed/iced in >_<. Somehow one remembers they still have an LJ. I know I would keep saying that I would find my way on here again even if it were to say "Hi!". Who'd think it would take an act of Nature! What's next? I find my way back on Everquest too?

I've already reinstalled my Sims2. Almost done reinstalling all my CC x_x.

Anyway, just wanted to dust off my LJ and.. er.. say hi! Maybe I'll post more later. Maybe.

I just haven't had the LJ bug in a long damn while. But it just seems wrong to let it sit here.. And I do miss not hearing from the various darlings who aren't on Facebook or Twitter.

How did I even get hooked on Facebook anyway?!
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Bout damn time I remembered my password!

*looks around* Good Lord.. I really need to change the decor in here.

But that's for another time.

Sorry so late notice guys, but even though I know a few of you darlings already know about the upcoming festivities from the small mumblings I made on my twitter and my facebook, I really do need to make this official.

For all you others out there that I haven't spoken to in eons or whatever; yup, my appearing here means exactly what you think it does (I think).

So.. without further ado:

The 4th of July Party (that never seems to actually be held on July 4th) will take place on Saturday, July 3rd. As usual, I will be in need of kitchen wenches. I am making a request that instead of cabana boys that I be graced with cowboys to work my grill! (I'll wait til my birthday to request ninjas and pirates ^_^)

Mom is hoping to be able to grace us with much in the way of catfish for me to fry for all ya'll darlings, but it seems that unfortunately due to budget there shall be no crablegs this time.

As always, this is a potluck! The Mom has asked for darlings to bring hotdogs and hamburgers or other meats (for those who wish for such items to throw on the grill), and whatever various side dishes you lovelies would like to bring.

There shall of course be my white sangria. Though keeping in with the patriotic theme, I personally request 'red' and 'blue' drinks of an alcoholic nature if possible *wiggle*.

I will make the obligatory flocked post with my address and directions and other needed infos after I post this one.

I think I have the basics down. As I have to be asleep in no less than an hour (gotta be up @ 4am for work), I wanted to get this little announcement up and out quickly.

Any questions? Ya'll know to comment to this post.

x-posted to [livejournal.com profile] partyatvernards
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Greetings and salutations to all; this is [livejournal.com profile] shes_not_there posting on behalf of [livejournal.com profile] zorathenne, who politely requests that all people who need information about the party contact someone that is already here that is NOT leaning over a hyooge deep fryer.

People who are here that are not creating the masterpieces at the moment:

Myself, the beautiful and bold, utterly incomparable [livejournal.com profile] shes_not_there
The magnificent [livejournal.com profile] fauxfire76
And the ongoing cast of...
[livejournal.com profile] copykitty
[livejournal.com profile] maeukemi
[livejournal.com profile] bheansidhe
[livejournal.com profile] elvish_dreams
[livejournal.com profile] irana

Feel free to reach out to one of these other merry-makers for whatever information you need, if you have our numbers. As it is, our glorious hostess is quite busy, and may not be able to respond. Creation requires ALL one's attention, as you well know... :D

x-posted...

*stretch*

Sep. 25th, 2009 02:36 pm
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Got my nap. Been up since about 7am. Got a Jason here who has been helping thaw shrimp (while I finish puttering around doing last minute cleaning and stuff) since about 10am. Anyone else who wishes to come by (hopefully while it's still daylight - and sunny!) Mom and I would like to know if you like chinese or pizza *grinwiggle*. When you do come over, just come around to the back.

I need to find something to snack on! Need nomnoms.

Time to have fun!
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First of all.. Understand, everyone, that I have been up since about 4am, been at work from 5am to 3pm, been dragged out to go last last last minute shopping and stuff with The Mom right after getting home, and am just now finally in my room, about to crash for a few hours. So I apologize way in advance if nothing in this entry makes any bit of sense.

[livejournal.com profile] irana seme? I.. I could kiss you.

Sadiki, Ayo, and Halima would like for you to know that.. Well, when they are finally done snickering, they'll tell you.

3 of my aunts.. Are here.. They got settled in just a few moments ago

*silent scream*

The two who Mom has undertaken as her mission to push out of their comfort zones..? Oh, have they been shoved.

See, some of you guys know about the commission Mom had Irana do of 3 of our characters. With nary a stitch of clothing between them. Well, okay, Halima is wearing.. something. Not much, but it's really just so she doesn't um.. catch cold *halo*.

Mom specifically had the three of them done as.. tasteful nudes. Very tasteful. No genitalia showing. And they have been placed above the fireplace in the living room in all their glory. Mom loves them.

Well, Aunt B saw the trio of pictures first. And her facial expression(s) had me biting my tongue. I had to bite my tongue, mind you, as I'd had no sleep and my mental filters were thisclose to nonexistent.

But, what made my day, was Aunt B demandingrequesting that Mom take those pictures down. Now.

And Mom looking at her, flat out refusing, 'innocently' asking "Why? The human body is beautiful. *headtilt* Do you have a problem with the human body?"

Aunt B expressed her displeasure, Aunt F seemed uncomfortable, Mom went on her little 'rant' about the naked body being nothing to be ashamed of, and Aunt D? The Aunt I adore.. Pipes up with "Please; that's hot!" She likes the pictures too ^_^.

I offered to make tiny loincloths out of felt to tape to the glass covering the pictures. Mom said to do no such thing. Aunt B and Aunt F were not amused. Aunt D, though, was. I think she's still giggling.

Aunt D is the one whom I was referring to in the last post when giving 'warning' that she might er.. pinch those daring enough to walk around in figleaves and smiles.

I took the time to give further 'warning' to Aunts B and F that as this party has a costume 'theme', and that Mom had declared she wished to see thongs and g-strings and corsets and the like (to the exclamations of displeasure and disbelief from two of my aunts and the exclamations of "Oh! I can't wait!" from the other), well..

LET'S JUST KEEP IT 'TASTEFUL' AND 'RESPECTFUL' AT LEAST EVERYONE. PLEASE (think of my sanity? Please?)?! >_< NO BITCHES AND HOES ALLOWED - PIMPS THOUGH ARE ACCEPTED AND ENCOURAGED. AND ALL DRUNKEN NAKED DEBAUCHERY STAYS. DOWN. STAIRS.

I will say this though. In all my 30-something years being on this planet and subject to my Aunts' complete and utter disapproval.. Tonight was the first time that I didn't feel like a fumbling, ungainly, ugly, corrupted, never-will-be-good-enough duckling (even though they only say what they say to/about me and do what they do to me because they love me and want nothing but the best for me) amongst them.

I still have these knots in my stomach, though, because I know that that was only Round 1. And I didn't hang out up there any longer than I had to tonight.

I'm expected to be in a car with them Monday taking them to visit with a few kinfolk. And I can tell now, it's going to be a long ride. Aunt B has already been giving me the Look of Disapproval(tm) and her patented Look of Just Wait til I Have Time to Talk to You(tm) from since they first got here.

I just have to endure til Wednesday. I just have to endure til Wednesday. I just have to endure til Wednesday.

Anyway. Just wanted to ramble. *snickergiggle*

Naptime for me. Those of you darlings who wish to be here tomorrow? I should be up and moving around 10am-ish. If you are coming, before you are on your way just give me a call or a quick email letting me know when to expect ya.
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I knew I was going to forget to mention these little items of note.

Usually my parties have a 'start time' of 12 noon, but doesn't get fully underway til about 2pm. We're gonna kinda keep it that way, with the 'Official' start time being 2pm. But as I'm in the kitchen from 10am to 12midnight (as usual), if anyone wishes to wander by early that's fine. You might get put to work if you do though, so come expecting me to get some.. use *cough* outta you. Heehee.

For those who wish to come by for the Pre-Party Prep on Friday, The Mom says that whoever comes gets fed. We're deciding on either chinese or pizza, or something more home cooked. For those who mentioned they wouldn't mind making their dish(es) here on that day to have them ready for Saturday, we have 2 kitchens. You are welcome to use them, though chances are it'll be The Mom's kitchen that will be free. Just don't blow her kitchen up or leave a huge mess (I know I probably didn't even have to say that) and things will be ducky. If anyone wants to bring anything for entertainment (and keeping the Cooking Goddess's stress levels down), go for it. Hell.. This party might end up being 3 whole days long, if people hang around Sunday for breakfast *evil grin*. Btw, when was the last Brunch of the Living Dead anyway??

If you wish to know what time to come by to help on Friday, The Mom and I will be home all day. Especially as we've got a few family members from out of state arriving that day, and I have that day off from work. So any time from early morning on is fine. The Mom will be going to pick up the fish on Friday early afternoon and she might or might not need help bringing all 50 pounds of fish into the house. Saturday is when she is picking up the crates of crab legs, and she will definitely need help lifting those. For those who have never helped with prep before and are wanting to help, let me warn you now, don't wear clothes you don't want to get messed up. You'll be true kitchen slaves that day. And you'll see why we only throw these types of parties no more than twice a year. Oy. And you'll get to see a real stressed out Zorathenne in action. Thankfully [livejournal.com profile] elvish_dreams will be around to bust out with one of her signature jigs when needed, which are guaranteed to set The Queen Goddess off in giggles.

I wonder how many loaves of banana bread I'll end up making Friday..

To answer the question about the tarps: The Mom got this er.. bright idea to hang a tarp up directly under the wooden deck outside my formerly blocked livingroom outside door. It does kinda make sense, as there's now an extended concrete patio under the deck. It would be lovely to use that area, but not so lovely to be eating there while people are walkiing above you. Grit does not make with the tasty. And if it's raining as well.. Yuck. The hanging of the tarp has been the plan for a little bit, but for the past so many days of rain and other happenings that kept making us put off the hanging. There's another tarp to hang over the gazebo, where the original canvas roof fell in during that real wild day of heavy wind and rain a few months back. We have the tarps and (hopefully) enough rope. We've just needed the time, sun, and hands to do it.

I know it seems like we're going through a hella lot for this party, but as was said before, this is quite possibly going to be the last party of this magnitude thrown in the Temple of the Goddess for quite some time. So, yeah.

Besides, a person turns 70 only once.

Before I forget, [livejournal.com profile] kellinator? You around love? I know I made the request for corn (well, it was The Mom's request; I just played messenger) back during the DragonCon Party. Are you still able to sweetness? If you can, would you be able to drop it off on Friday? I'll write a note to myself to give you a call tomorrow after work. The Mom likes it when you bring corn. You are her Corn Goddess. Her Samuel L. "Eat this Mutherfucking Corn or I'll Bust a Cap in Your Ass" Jackson of Corn Goodness. I wonder if that voice post is still around on your lj somewhere *gigglefits*.

I think I got everything... Anyway bedtime for me.

x~posted to [livejournal.com profile] partyatvernards
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Yes, I know just about everyone knows about the party. And yes I had every intention to make the Official Post about it (thank goodness I had mentioned it way back and then made sure to verbally tell darlings about it and stuff) last week. The more the rain came though, the less time The Mom and I had to get a lot of the outside prep that still needs to be done. I'm limited with the time I have as it is (11 hour shifts at work leave me too damn tired some days), and the last time The Mom went out working in the rain, she caught pneumonia. But whoa ya'll. I really did not expect the response I got today from you all on twitter and facebook and etc. when I mentioned that if the rain was going to be keeping up the way it has been that the party this Saturday might have to be cancelled.


So. Without further ado.


The party to help celebrate The Mom's 70 Birthday this Saturday, September 26th, shall not be cancelled. It's still on, rain or shine darlings.

But we're gonna be needing a lot of help. We have a couple of tarps that we've not had the chance to put up because it's been raining the past so many freaking days/weeks/etc, and unfortunately it seems the rain ain't gonna stop any time soon. I know a few darlings are gonna be helping me with (a LOT) of food prep work on Friday (we were going to ask for some help this Wednesday, but that's way too short a notice I think, as well as it may still be raining), but a few extra hands would be greatly appreciated *puppy-dog eyes*. The Mom and I are prepared to bake/cook/otherwise prepare whatever bribes are necessary. I'm already gonna be in the kitchen baking tons of loaves of banana bread it would seem *grin*.

Mostly what needs to be done (outside of food prep) is chair/table setup, along with the tarps. Weather reports vary on whether or not if it is going to rain on Friday. If this party were going to be any smaller, we wouldn't even give the tarps any thought, but, at last estimate, we're looking at quite a large gathering. Damn near half my family will be down here as it is *wince* (I'm really going to need someone with me to keep me sane on Friday... please).

Anyway, the part that you guys always wanna know about: The Main Dishes. There will be about 40 pounds of catfish, 4 crates of crablegs (and guess who's doing all the cooking x_x), a ton of chicken and shrimp for various shishkabobs, and enough white sangria to possibly drown a horse. I'm waffling on the jambalaya, and I may have to hold off on the turkey(s). We'll see.

And this time there's more. Many of you already know, but The Mom has asked for you lovelies to dress up in costumes (especially kilts and corsets ^_^). Not required, of course, but The Mom has declared she wishes to see 'Characters' *grin*. She also wishes to see people in thongs, figleaves and smiles.. But none of you have to take her seriously. Really. Don't. Please. We want to surprise and shake up certain of her sisters. Not have them coming to me reading the Riot Act.

.... Okay, fine. Figleaves and smiles it is. Just.. Keep it tasteful.. And try not to catch cold.

I take no responsibility if a certain aunt of mine gets it into her head to pinch the bums of any wearing said figleaves and smiles.

Well I wanna see kilts and corsets, dammit.

The Mom has also asked for pirates to be in attendance. Don't ask me; I'm just relaying her wishes. I'm just the cook. There will be rum; stop looking at me like that >_<. Though knowing how many of you darlings are pirates (at heart), You might have to bring your own. I don't think I could buy enough.

Anyway, as usual, if you can read this, you are invited. Also as usual, if you are not friended to my journal, you need to ask me or a mutual friend for directions to my place. A friendslocked post shall be made with my address and other needed infos.

I doubt I have to give the usual There Shall Be No Drama Up Under My Roof That Ain't MINE warnings. I'm going to be stressed enough over the weekend. Don't even think to add to it.

Any darlings who wish to bring a dish, please understand there's gonna be a LOT of people. At last check, half my family, and half of Vernard's family (don't look at me, Mom invited them *halo*) and a few out of state darlings are intending to show. I'm staying my ass in the kitchen.

Speaking of staying my ass in the kitchen, I'm going to need kitchen slaves like whoa this time around.

There is limited crashspace this time. But there is crashspace. The beds are claimed by my aunts, but we have an extra mattress, some thick pads, extra sheets, couches.. and I think I have a sleeping bag somewhere around here. We have much in the way of floorspace as well. Please use it! Bring sleeping bags! Make it a slumber party! I'll make breakfast in the morning! I'll have coffee! *wails* PLEASE DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE WITH ALL MY FAMILY!!! *shiftyeyes*

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder for a reason.

*ponders* I think that's everything.




Oy.. Should I put up the sign now? 'Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here..'
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