Well mostly to get Travis to stop asking me I have put up Festivus pictures. Every night it was, where are the pictures, are the pictures up, have you done the pictures yet. Yes they are up, ok, he he.
I also wanted to say a few words about this year's Festivus and all the fun that was had. Roger started with the cleaning on Friday to prepare, with some help from Travis and I. Also Roger had acquired some liquor and the 16 oz and 24 oz Buds pictured. Then Saturday things got really into gear. I went out in the morning to get food and other supplies. Travis then spent 3 hours or so hand making the pies you see pictured at the side. The last piece to the puzzle was the keg. You can see in the pictures that Roger and Travis had to test the tap and make sure all was in working order. About 5 PM or so I began putting out the food. I didn't think I got any more food than the year before. However, there was quite a lot left over this year, so I guess people didn't eat as much. Also Karri brought over some tasty desserts, some Krispie Treats and cupcakes.
About 6 PM people started showing up. By the time the gift exchange happened there were 30 people in attendance and 28 participating in the gift exchange. The gifts ranged from the really cool and highly sought after to the um questionable (*cough* shark poster *cough*). One thing that came out of this year was a no Simpsons gifts rule. While most people like the Simpsons, we had at least 4 Simpsons based gifts this year and almost as many last year as well. No more. After the gift exchange people dispersed around the house to enjoy adult beverages and food.
People started to leave around 11:30-12:00, of course there were many left over in the morning. Some wanted to do their best to kick the keg, a feat I am sad to say didn't happen. Also we obviously had many other adult drinks left over at the end of the night, or the next morning as it were. It was strange seeing this after last year. One of the things that no one got to enjoy however was the pies that Travis worked so hard on. As you can see from the second photo the pies were destroyed during the evening to prevent anyone from enjoying them. Too bad, since they did look tasty.
All in all it was a pretty good Festivus. All I know is it won't be here next year, our two year duty is up, time to move on. Four of the last six years have been with Roger and I, somebody else can step up now.
Festivus for the rest of us, indeed.