This pairs up with “In Lieu of Flowers…Part Deux….So You Can Plan”. The photo below will be emailed to people who are not on social media. How can you not be on social media? How the heck do you know which friends are faking a happy marriage and perfect kids if you don’t have social media? In any event, this is the photo I am sending to those not on social media. All details are below. All salient details. If you have questions not related to the questions below, then you have way too much time on your hands to think up questions. Those are the only questions I am answering. The salient ones.
Feel free to right click on this photo here and save it as a photo and send it to your date or whomever you are bringing, if you don’t want to send the all the details in this link. Or if they don’t care what Pi is to the thousandth place.
WHERE: Main area of the Museum of Man
WHAT TIME? 6:53 p.m. to 10:49 p.m.
WHAT: I’ve fielded some texts asking if this is a living wake. No. This is my rehearsal for the post memorial service karaoke party that will take place at some point in the next two years. There will be no moribund speeches or wake-like activities. This is a happy, karaoke party with no sad crap.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE THERE? I’d be just as happy if there were just my three sisters and Mallory and Stevie JC and me and my San Diego people drinking and singing karaoke as I will be if a bunch of peeps show up. However, it looks like a bunch of peeps are coming in from out of town, so that’s cool, too. None of my friends are morons, so you’ll probably like them all. Look like anywhere between 100 and 200 people or so. Excellent cross section for maximum karaoke pleasure. Don’t worry if you can’t make this one because there will be a second one in the next year or so and you can go to that one.
WHO CAN I BRING? You can bring anyone you like, really. I did NOT post this on my regular wall because I did NOT invite everyone I am friend with on FB because some people add to a party and some….well, they subtract. So if you are here on the FB invite page and you see that I did NOT invite someone is a friend with me on my regular FB page……don’t bring THAT person. Because I very intentionally did not invite them. Because they do not add and may subtract.
ANYONE I SHOULD MEET WHILE THERE? Yes. If you see “In Lieu of Flowers: Part Deux”, there’s a part about The Last Mile. The founders of The Last Mile, Beverly Parenti and Chris Redlitz are coming down from San Fran with six or so Lat Mile peeps to join us for the evening. The human part of my “in lieu of flowers” is “hire someone for an internship or full time job from The Last Mile sometime in the next five years”. Or, have a friend hire someone now and you can hire someone next year or the year after. I think you’ll really enjoy hearing the Last Mile story, plus everyone from The Last Mile is ridiculously smart and engaging. If you want to see the Ted talk that made me fall in love with The Last Mile, here you go……..
Then, the man who runs PB Christian, Brian Daly, is most likely going to be there. If you plan on sending him spare cash down the line in an envelope, as explained in “In Lieu of Flowers….Part Deux”, you can meet him. He’s also extremely engaging and intelligent and just an all-around good dude. This is Brian here…….
Were I you, I would find those folks during the evening. Now you know exactly what they look like and you can find them. Boom. And my sister Patti is pretty hilarious once we get a few cocktails in her, too. That’s Patti: under the blue arrow.
FOOD: This is a rehearsal thing for the final thing so I am having the same company cater it….Kitchens for Good. I love their mission. They help out the marginalized and disenfranchised and that’s a damn fine mission. So I am paying for food for 125 people for this thing and there may be more people coming……so, if you plan on coming later (which is no problem at all), you may want to eat elsewhere. The menu is a Clevelanderitian theme and the pierogis are coming from my friend Greg’s business (Ohio City Pasta) in The Land of Cleve. Mmmmmmm….pierogis.
If you live in The Land of Cleve and have not been here yet…….go…..
The rest of the food is what you see below, except I changed out the salad because I would rather chew on broken glass than eat blue cheese and eggs. Man, but I hate me some eggs. Grandma Douglas force fed me her nasty egg salad when I was a child: made me despise eggs. Bleh.
WHERE SHOULD I STAY: I have no idea. I guess wherever you want to stay? If you plug in “Museum of Man” to The Google it will show you where it is. Then, you can go from there. If you want to stay downtown and Uber, it’s about five bucks. If you stay in Pacific Beach, your Uber ride will be more…..how much more, I have no idea. If you live in San Diego, I would imagine you should stay at your own house.
HOW SHOULD I GET THERE? I’d take an Uber or a Lyft. Yep. That’s what I am doing. So I can drink without killing anyone on the way home. Unless I get a super bad Uber driver. Then, you never know.
KARAOKE RULES: There are no rules. It’s full contact karaoke, which means there will be various percussion instruments available (shaker eggs, tambourines, drumsticks) and I’ll have all my guitars there…..6 strings, 12 strings, electric mandolin, dobro, etc. They are all electric except for the dobro. The way we did karaoke at Chez Mulligan was you could play along with the song, you could just play a song on your own using any instrument, you can do karaoke alone, you can do karaoke with a group. There ought to be at least three mics. Maybe four if I get an extra one.
WANT TO DO SOMETHING FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY MORNING? Hey, thanks for asking. I’m going to pass. I have a solid two hours of energy in me these days and I am going to save it up for the six hours Saturday evening. Plus, I want some quality time with my three sisters Friday evening and Saturday morning! Thanks for asking, though! We can see each other on Saturday evening…
WHAT IS YOUR ‘IN LIEU OF FLOWERS THING’ THAT YOU ARE MARKETING FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS?
Thanks for asking! All the details are in this link here…
IS THERE A SARCOMA/CANCER BACK STORY THAT I COULD READ TO BRING MYSELF UP TO SPEED BECAUSE YOU PROBABLY DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT CANCER ALL THE TIME. THAT WOULD BE SOOOOOOOOO BORING AND REPETITIVE.
Again, thanks for asking! Yes. All the details of the two year plan are here in this May post and I am seventeen months into a twenty-four month plan, with the last two quarters being “market the ‘in lieu of flowers’ things”.
WHAT IS PI TO THE THOUSANDTH SPACE? 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510