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Birthday dinner

Since my actual birthday falls on a Tues (today) this year, I am having my dinner on Friday instead so that people can go and see Bear and his wonderful new show. The actual details will follow. Please comment here if you are interested.

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beowabbit
Oct. 11th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! Unfortunately I have a prior commitment on Friday. :-( I hope you have a great birthday dinner, though!

Are you going to be at Bear's show? This will be the first time I've seen him.
mrpet
Oct. 11th, 2005 06:35 pm (UTC)
Nope, I am having dinner with Honey tonight. I saw the show before, it a really good one.
buxom_bey
Oct. 11th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!

Any hints for gifties you would like?
mrpet
Oct. 11th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)
Not really. I do not like the whole concept of _having_ to get somebody something. I really appreciate gifts when the person thinks of me and says "I'll bet Jim would love this" The day it's given isn't so important.
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mrpet
Oct. 11th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
*smooch*
cathijosephine
Oct. 11th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
I'll be there!
ifuonlyknew
Oct. 11th, 2005 10:49 pm (UTC)
I would love to go but I'll be traveling out west that weekend. Have a great one though! *hugs*
ainos2
Oct. 11th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)
drive-by-post
In reference to an email I sent you for info on bonding flat steel to a busk...
I attempted to drill holes in the spring steel to no avail! It's rather resilient, and ended up bending much. I opted to cut U shaped notches with my Dremel's cut-off wheel, painting the edges with Plasti Dip, and taping the two together with electrical tape. I have a dead-line with this corset, so any experimentation with welding and bonding will have to wait. Although the busk is stronger now, I found that if I had left the seam allowance wider, and placed the flat boning behind that, it seemed to be stronger than the "sandwiching flush" technique. In doing that, there would also be no worries of the nubs scratching the surface of the bone.
Just thought I'd share my results...
mrpet
Oct. 12th, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: drive-by-post
Drilling into hardened steel takes cobalt bits and a jig that can hold the steel flat. I would have made a clamp out of mild steel with the holes already drilled into it. After the bone was inserted into the clamp the bit would be fed through the pilot hole, through the bone and then through the back pilot hole. That will keep the bit from walking.

Placing a bone beside will make the busk more resistant to twisting but not much more resistant to fore/aft bending. That is determined by the thickness only.
surrealestate
Oct. 12th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
I'd be interested if I didn't already have rather elaborate existing plans for Friday. But I do hope those plans will be yours after dinner. :)

Happy Birthday!
dustriderma
Oct. 12th, 2005 12:40 am (UTC)
I would like to partake and celebrate your awesomnes! I do have plans, but if you can gimme more info I will try to rearange those :)
dancingbrat
Oct. 12th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
happy birthday to a new friend! so very nice to meet you.... i have plans this friday so i'll not be able to crash a b-day , but i hope you have a festively wonderful celebration!
moechus
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
eetmewithtoast
Oct. 12th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
I would love to celebrate your day-of-birth, Bestest Dish I Ever Made For The BiCamp Potluck. I have no idea if I'll be feeling well enough by Friday to travel into the Northlands of Boston, though. :/
xmelancholia
Oct. 12th, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
I'd like to try to make it, depending on what time dinner is since I will be coming from work.
mrpet
Oct. 13th, 2005 05:43 pm (UTC)
We'll be at the Enormous Room in Central Sq. starting at 7pm. There is no reservations or seating so you can drop in when you get there. See you on Friday!
catskillz
Oct. 13th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
hey! Belated mention that I'm in for this - looking forward to it!
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