Thursday, April 13, 2006
The 30th Birthday Surprise Geekfest
This was really the highlight of last weekend, as I had been planning it for so long. Here is a pictuer of the guest of honor. He was pretty surprised. I betcha he didn't realize his wife was so sneaky. I think he had a great time. I think all the guys had a good time. It was Andy & 10 other guys that played their war-type games and shot each other in the head.
Andy is wearing a t-shirt that I had made with his screen name and image that a co-worker drew of his screen name.
Here is a picture of one of the guys. I'm not posting pictures of all of them. This is one of the rooms they were playing in. They split into 2 teams and are in separate rooms. Here is Brandon in the "fancy" room. We set up 2 banquet tables in this room. I think they end up with having moer room to spread out with this set up.
Here are Jared & Alex in the "fancy room". As you can see, one of the benefits to playing in this room is that they can grab one of the wingback chairs to sit in. Talk about getting comfortable. Don't the guys look like they are pretty into their games.
And here is Dave & Jason. They are in the other room, the dinig room. We have a rather large dining room table (to fit in our rather large house) and then we throw a card table on the end. Dave doesn't look like he wanted his picture taken.
Those not pictured include Chris, Raoul, Wade, Kyle, & John.
I was very happy with how cooperative the guys were with getting there on time to set up. I am even more pleased with how everything turned out. And I am sure they were all happy to come & drink beer, play video games, and eat all the food I provided. I'm really not sure if there will be any more geekfests to be had at our house. I think this may have been the 5th one (could have been the 4th), but they have all been at our house. But with the baby coming, I am just not sure if we will want to do it anymore. Maybe someone else will have to step up and do one, or maybe the guys won't be able to get together and shoot each other in the head. I guess time will tell.
Posted by Lame Shrill Owl at 9:30 PM