When
· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · January
· · · · 02 (1 entry)

Gazpacho and Champagne · Last year, to cel­e­brate my un­em­ploy­men­t, Lau­ren and I had a New Year’s Day af­ter­noon so­cial, and it was a lot of fun, so we did it again this year, and I think we’ll go on do­ing it. The re­fresh­ments are those list­ed above, plus hot lentil soup and cheeses and dip­s, and we didn’t of­fer desserts but a few of the guests turned up with ’em and they got snaf­fled, so I guess we should in fu­ture. As for cham­pag­ne, we find that the Mumm Cor­don Rouge hits a good price-performance point. The gaz­pa­cho (im­pro­vised by Lau­ren) was just stu­pen­dous, got raves all around. The kids get sent up­stairs where there are lots of toys and in­ter­mit­tent su­per­vi­sion. We had one injury—somehow they man­aged to pull down a cur­tain and the rod hit lit­tle Joe on the head, noth­ing se­ri­ous but it was kind of scary when he came down­stairs with bright red blood run­ning down the side of his neck. Oh, and some­one broke the an­ten­na off the toy-racecar re­mote, and Phil Mans­field dis­as­sem­bled it on the spot and jacked in a new an­ten­na made out of the wire off a cham­pagne cork, it worked fine, is that stylish or what? The crowd in­clud­ed VCs, geek­s, busi­ness­peo­ple, neigh­bours, par­ents of the kid’s play­mates, and mis­cel­la­neous old friend­s. The thir­ty or forty peo­ple who dropped by in­clud­ed on­ly one oth­er blog­ger, as far as I know, and very few peo­ple who read on­go­ing; an in­di­ca­tion, were any need­ed, that this public-voice thing is in its ear­ly days. Plus, Adam dropped off a mix disk la­beled “CTI/Kudu (& Others)” which was just ul­tra­suede, lus­cious Boo­gie Nights Seven­ties or­gan funk. Same time next year.
 
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