Facts About July 26, 2014

July 26 is the 207th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. Mr. Bowie’s Gotcha Day was a week ago. My birthday was a week ago. Unfortunately, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone the party and move it to July 26.

Fact #1: As a self-confessed perfectionist, Mr. Bowie couldn’t wait to impress his first party guests with hospitality. Mr. Bowie was responsible for greeting and welcoming guests. A guest’s first impression is even more critical these days because of social media. The human made his Wi-Fi network available for everyone.

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Fact #2: All guests received a special badge. These badges gave the guests special privileges at the dessert buffet. No party is complete without a table filled with chocolate mousse, pudding, cake, ice cream, blueberries and fresh fruit salad.

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Fact #3: The best festive drinks. Just like last year, the fabulous vodka cocktail recipe and the intense Gato Negro Chardonnay from Chile made the Gotcha Day party a delicious success. It was hard to convince Mr. Bowie to only drink water. We all deal with setbacks, Mr. Bowie, but we can overcome them.

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Fact #4: Party crashers beware! Whether the concern is party crashers or paparazzi, security is a smart way to create a safe and comfortable environment for Mr. Bowie’s guests. My 89-year-old Dad got back on his bike to come to the party and he entertained a famous Belgian celebrity.

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Fact #5: Mr. Bowie loves kids! Mr. Bowie didn’t leave the kids alone at the party. He was prepared and took care of them. Mr. Bowie took the kids for a walk and he even gave away his favourite football cards.

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Fact #6: Precautionary measures were taken. Last year, kids formed a coalition and kicked my ass during a water fight. This time, a powerful water gun was safely hidden away from the kids.

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Fact #7: Never lose sight of your cake. Never lose sight of Mr. Bowie. We did.

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Thank you all for showing up that day. You gave me such a wonderful time. I love you all.

Dear HoB visitors and followers, I deeply appreciate your kindness in reading, following and leaving comments on my blog posts. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

PS: No photographic evidence, sorry. Totally forgot to take photos of the main dessert buffet table but I can assure you it was delicious!

 

Facts About July 21, 2013 Part 2

July 21 is the 202nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 163 days remaining until the end of the year. I was born on July 21, some say it was on July 22, though. July 21 is also Mr. Bowie’s Gotcha Day.

Fact #6: It was a hot day. But it was fun to be outside on this hot, sunny day.

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Fact #7: Prepare your weapons to hold a water fight. Keep in mind: kids will form a coalition and kick your ass.

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Fact #8: White wine from Molina – Chile. This intense Chardonnay is clean and light yellow in colour, with aromas of peaches, tropical fruit such as pineapple, and a hint of banana that blend beautifully with a rich note of vanilla. Bright acidity enhances the fresh fruit flavours and lends perfect balance to the sweet sensation that lingers on the deliciously long and pleasing finish.

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Fact #9: The future’s so bright. Girls gotta wear shades and drink a Linizio Lungo.

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Fact #10: It was a private party. No doggies allowed. It was forbidden to feed Mr. Bowie. Some of the guests asked me not to put their photos on HoB. I respect that. It’s not easy being a celebrity, you can ask Mr. Bowie.

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Hail to the King! Hail to Mr. Bowie! Hail to myself!

Related post on HoB: Something Big Is About To Happen, A Matter of National Interest,  (Almost) A Full Moon, This Must Be the Place and  Facts About July 21, 2013 Part 1.

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