Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I have to admit that I am frustrated.
Of course I will work through it. . .
But you may think I am not being productive. And I guess I am spinning my wheels a bit.
I called the Sheraton today to confirm the menu I was given in October and to confirm the prices. Well, I had the pleasure of speaking with Anna Abraham and she sent me a copy of the new dinner 'offerings'. As a well trained chef I would not be content to offer the sames entrees year after year either. So many foods and so little time! Anyway, if we don't offer one entree then by adding a second entree everyone pays an additional three dollars to their entree plus twenty one percent to cover the gratuity and cost of the ballroom.
Wouldn't it be easier for the vegetarians, Dr. Gis and me to simply go to the dining room for the roasted vegetable ravioli and carrying our plates to the ballroom to eat with y'all than to charge one hundred people a total of three hundred dollars to accommodate our personal choice?
It's maddening.
They offered the buffet, but is that a viable option? Dan and I avoid buffets like the norovirus . . . Mirage a good guide goes nuts with the 'crumbs' she finds on the floor.
This I will have to sleep on.
Maybe we just offer beef or vegetarian on the registration form and Dan can bring up a vegetable lasagne and salad for the vegetarians among us.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Dinner and Dancin?
Dan brought this to my attention. . . if we have a dance we will need music :-)
Okay, I agree.In previous years a band of smoking, red haired men named Dan haul in a lot of discs and spin the tunes while we dance. It's always fun to just bop abound the dance floor with the girls and your occasional 'good sport' if a man. Thanks Guys!!!

Here is a letter I received today~

If the Dans won't be spinning discs, I don't think you necessarily need to
hire a band or a DJ. A sound system and a couple of iPods are all you'd
really need (and a volunteer,of course). That'd be a whole lot cheaper
and quite possibly free. You'd want to check with the hotel, though, to
make sure that they wouldn't have a problem with a do-it-yourself setup like

Just a thought in case Daniel won't be doing the music.


Any other ideas? Shall we go low budget? Call in favors or Find the Dans!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Graduation Day at GDB will be on July 26th.
I just spoke to Jane Grecco who will happily accommodate the guests at the RP Social 2009 who want to attend a graduation and tour of the residential facility. The school is about 20 minutes from the Portland Airport. We will arrange a shuttle to Guide Dogs for the Blind.I am guessing this option will be 12 to 4 on Saturday the 26th. You'll be back at the Sheraton in time for the happy hour that will precede the Dinner and Dance.
A full day to be sure.
We are also thinking of a trip to the Coast for Saturday. Let me know what else YOU come up with.
Thank You Mary Dignan for this superb suggestion.

Saturday, January 3, 2009


Dear Suzy:

So we got the hotel, and I got my tickets, so let's see some folks signing up, lol. I will post my "advertisements" for the social, lol. It looks like there will be a lot coming if everyone who says they are actually does! Are you and Dan hosting alone? Do you need any help? If you need me to look anything up, or be a contact, or lead a group, or anything, just let me know. I am here for you, lol! But don't ask me to design the t-shirt, ha ha; it would be stick figures!

Have a great day and be good to yourself.
Mickie ; ) RP in NJ
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