Friday, August 06, 2004

Tomorrow is the 3rd Annual Tour de Reinach.

That's right. Tomorrow - August 7, 2004 - is the third annual Tour de Reinach. For those of you who are new to my blog/website, TDR is a progressive cocktail/appetizer party that is modeled after the Tour de France. This year we have four houses hosting "stages." Each stage provides a different drink/cocktail and some appetizers (we don't disclose what we are serving during the stages because it's more fun if it's a surprise). We spend about an hour or so at each stage, and then we move on to the next stage. At the end of each stage, the participants vote on who appears to have had the most to drink, and the leader then wears the yellow leader's jersey during the next stage. I am proud to say that my neighbor Steve F. wore the yellow jersey from begining to end last year. So, he will get to choose the wearer of the leader's jersey at the end of this year's first stage. Actually, at one point last year he protested that he shouldn't have to wear the jersey any more, and then about two seconds later he fell backwards into a bush. This year's hosts are as follows:

7:00 - 8:15 = Jooce and Judy
8:15 - 9:30 = Steve (2003 TDR champion) and Gill
9:30 - 10:45 = Steve and Louise
10:45 - ? = Jo Ann and Tim

I think we'll end up having about twenty people - including a lot of new faces - at this year's TDR. I'm still waiting to hear from several people as to whether or not they are coming (isn't RSVP a universal abbreviation?), so it might be more than twenty people.
Today, I have to do a little grocery shopping for TDR to pick up a few odds and ends, go to the gym, go to pet supply store to buy the beasts some food, and maybe stop by John and Rammy's to water their beautiful garden. It's raining lightly right now, so I might not have to water anything today. But, I'll stop by their house anyway (is anyway one word or two?). Their garden is REALLY nice. It's been a pleasure taking care of it. It makes me miss having a big yard as opposed to the postage stamp of a garden we have now.
On Sunday, we're going over to Christian and Nimashini's "penthouse" apartment for a BBQ. So, I'll probably report on TDR and C & N's on Monday.

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