To my running friends:
I make it to be the 9th annual if you count Charles and me swigging champagne out of a paper bag the first year. In past years we have eaten pretty well with rack of lamb, sushi, oysters on the half shell, shrimp, caviar and satay. Even last year's bratwurst was well received counting by the lack of any leftovers. I am still working on this year's treat but the concept will remain similar.
Where: City Park, by the kids swing area near the west end of the duck pond.
When: Wednesday December 31, approximately 12:20 pm (it takes about 24 minutes to run the usual route from the Y)
What: A toast to celebrate another year of friendship and of running together.
Who: You and anyone else I may have inadvertently missed who has run with us (I don't have a complete list of e-mail addresses. Please feel free to pass this invitation along.)
Why: Why the hell not? Besides, I think we had another good year
The only thing I ask is that you please respond by close of business Friday, the 26th, if you are coming and how many guests you are bringing (friends and family welcome) so that I can have an approximate head count. And while I have not finalized the menu, also please let me know if you have any food allergies (not because I'll do anything to cater to them; it will just be one more thing I can use to make fun of you. Yes, Scott, I know you crave shellfish.) I expect that most of you who attend will run from the Y (meet at 11:50 as usual), although a couple of you have already said that you are off that day and will be coming from home. Don't wait for me as I will drive out to set up in advance. I look forward to it as always.