In just under a week, Saturday 7th March 2009, it will be TJ's birthday. We rely on you to help us celebrate. Congregate here on that day for a Big Party together!
The idea is to get as many people in and socialising on the party thread (and others, if desired, especially the card thread!) as possible. That's all there is to it. Find a time of day when you have a couple of hours free and keep logged on to meet like-minded friends!
Our time differences now range across 17 or 18 hours, I gather, so we will have to have a roll-on, roll-off arrangement with members coming in when they are able. I am going to try to be around for a few hours late afternoon UK time, which would be early morning for California and probably quite late in the evening for the Australian guys. If I could, I'd stay on the whole time, but it is my own birthday on the previous day and the family has arranged some kind of secret celebration, so I don't quite know where I will be when!
This is the way it will work; as in the Sofa thread, this cyberspace is now a very large room. I will be dropping in once or twice in the week to clean it up, prepare things, decorate and do some cooking in the kitchen annexe. On the day, people will come in ready to make short, conversational posts, nothing too long; describe what they are wearing (it can be silly, sexy, it can be a TJ tribute, whatever); say what they want to eat and drink; choose some music (as it's a cyberparty we can have all our favourites simultaneously); dance; and, most importantly, give and receive gifts. The way this works is everyone brings a virtual present for TJ (can be anything from a puppy to world peace) and is then given a present back from a lucky dip. Your parcel contains something YOU really want, which you describe as you open it!
Come and go as you please. The chatbox will be a chill-out room, should anyone want a quick word over there. If you can't login for some reason you will be able to contribute there.
Now I am depending on our Regular Visitors here. We have many loyal but infrequent callers who won't know about this unless you broadcast it
widely to them all. LJ is a good base for this kind of thing, if you have a page. Get out there and advertise. Sharon, Rebecca and I cannot contact everyone; we have too many members now for that. Tell them that the Birthday Boy has promised to make an appearance if he possibly can!
Now I am going to open this thread officially.
*closes door, looks round* That's a relief. I thought my arms were going to drop off coming upstairs with these huge bags. Let's see now, kitchen, freezer. Oh good, nice big one. I'll get these snacks in for the buffet. Looks like the place could do with a good vacuum, so I'll run that round tonight too. Must go out and buy some balloons and streamers tomorrow, and fix up a firework show outside the window. Do feel free to come and join in the preparations. It's fun creating a solid place to come in your mind. Anyone know a good DJ?
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