Jenn and I had the housewarming on Saturday. Started that up about 4:00p (we figured a nice afternoon/evening barbecue, get together hang out, wrap it up around 8 or so…) and closed the place down at a little after midnight when the last guests of the evening - *Jenn’s parents[i] took off.
We had about 30 people show up, and after tallying up who invited who, it turned out there were slightly more of Jenn’s friends than mine. Hmmm. Interesting, considering I put the invite out to a [i]lot* of my friends.
Of the folks invited, three who RSVP’d that they’d be there didn’t show and one of the “maybe” responses showed (actually, two, but the second one didn’t show up until the next day because he got the date wrong).
What I really found interesting was that only one of the guys from my work showed up. That was a little disappointing. Considering I spend the majority of my waking hours hanging out with these guys, I would have hoped more would show. That’s okay; it sort of indicates why Jenn and I generally don’t have parties.
The folks who did show, though, were awesome, and it was great to see each and every one of them. To the people who brought gifts, thank you very much. We already spent all but $0.68 of the Home Depot gift cards we got, and I’m drinking a very tasty cup of coffee this morning.
All in all, it was a blast. We barbecued (and still have more hamburgers and hot dogs than we know what to do with), we talked, we spilled drinks all over my hardwood floors (hehehe… at least it was the hardwoods and not the carpets, right?), we got a little loud and we generally had a great time.
Interesting social note: It was a little like a high school dance - all of my friends on one side of the house and all of Jenn’s friends on the other. I think the next party - if there is one - will probably be just one of those two groups. It’s hard to go back and forth between the two, since I feel a little like a poor host when I do: not quite paying attention to anyone there because I’m too busy floating around.