Inspired by this thread in which Le Ministre de l’au-delà mentions that he will be in Calgary next Sunday (October 24th) from around noon until eight pm. Dread Pirate Jimbo and I are in dance class from 1-2:30 pm, but we are available for say, an early dinner after that. Hell, after latin dance class, I will not only be available for but demanding an early dinner.
So, who’s ready, willing, and able to come out next Sunday?
Hmmm… Sunday around 2:30. Doable, though I hope it doesn’t go too late, as I’ll have a two hour drive ahead of me to go home. I really ought to get up to Calgary anyway, as I need to hit Ikea. I could do that before meeting everybody though.
We were tossing the idea of Ricky’s in the North Hill mall around - it’s central, good parking, good access to trains and Deerfoot Trail, never busy, and quiet (the last place we chose was really loud, and it was hard to talk). How does 4:30 sound to people, so those who have to travel can hit the highway?
a) I have to take him with me everywhere;
b) The childfree in the group would find him unpleasant (i.e. the ‘Crying Baby’ age). Well, actually even those with children probably find that age rather unpleasant.
Ricky’s works for me. And my kids will be soooo jealous. I mean, it’s no Breadsticks, but they just loved that place when we needed a place to eat when the gas main blew across the street. Good times, good times.
Unless I’ve forgotten something (which is entirely possible – I am getting old, after all), I believe this will be the 5th consecutive Calgary Dopefest over the last several years that I’ll be at, but that **alice_in_wonderland **has been unavailable to attend. Therefore, I would like to suggest, in her honour, that we name Sunday’s event “Alice Can’t Make This Dopefest: 5” and all subsequent Calgary Dopefests carry on the sequel naming until she is able to attend one.
Whew… almost missed the thread… Thanks for the PM Cat Whisperer…
So here’s a question for y’all, and by all means please be honest: **truesquirt ***luurves *him some go-ghetti & garlick bread at Ricky’s. He’s an 8yr old boy, and we could plug him into his auxiliary brain support, (aka portable DVD player) to extend the patience range. Alternately, I have a goodaughter who is likely sufficiently broke & fashion conscious to want to earn a few bucks babysitting.
So then, would you feel constrained in your conversation if we brought him?
Note that I haven’t run this by the higher authority, namely, Serious Lark, who may have a different take, nor cleared this with goddaughter’s busy social & soccer calendar. That being said, please tell me how you feel, and we will do our best.