Some of you are already winning and myself and the other MLs are so proud of you. As we get closer and closer to the 30th (and we get closer and closer to defeating the NaNoWriMo Monster), we wanted to let you know that NaNo won't quite end December 1st!
That's right, we gotta celebrate everything we did!
Join us for the Thank Goodness It's Over Party on Sat, Dec 9th at 11:45 in the lunch room of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street (one block south of Nichols Library). It's a potluck, so please RSVP with what you're planning on bringing. We also need numbers for those planning on bringing plates and silverware, so if you're bringing a guest let us know that too.
UPDATE: Please RSVP no later than end of day on Thursday if you would like to receive a customized certificate.
Not close to 50K? No worries--you don't need to have made it to 50K to celebrate what you've achieved this month.
And in addition to food, don't forget to bring your Library Crawl Cards! This is the big day, where we raffle off prizes! Turn those cards into free stuff! (and if you have potential prizes to donate, hit me up ^_~)
Folks should also bring their stuffed animal for the group photo (in optional superhero costume); and those who play instruments might consider bringing that to play when we sing our regional song.
See you then!!!!!!
Attending (30 definite; 2 maybe)
Jenny/Gwen: An appetizer of some sort
Tim/NewMexicoKid:potstickers + vegetable lo mein from Minghin
Jennifer/dohenyster: Main Course - Turkey Roll ups; I also have a prize to donate "Plot & Structure" by James Scott Bell
TRRDEDEAN: main dish (probably chicken) + possible guest
DJRM - some soft drinks and ice to keep them cold and cups for those drinks
Atm256 and Pamebellezza -bacon-wrapped dates and roasted cauliflower +aFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemBlu-Ray we'd like to donate as a prize
writertodd07 - some sort of dessert
KatherineWriting and FinbarrMcG:kugel. (noodles, cheese, eggs - no meat).
Goddess_Astra -Veggie chowder soup in a slow cooker. + Tardis bookmark prize
P J Raymond -probably a side dish or sweets.
fishmama -creamy lime jello w/ nuts & pineapple
aprilkitty -some sort of bread
cableshaft and paperlanterns -some meat and cheese and maybe something else
Kiela Starcatcher + Tom Tolios - lo-carb chili
AriaDear -homemade guacamole and chips. Also, I wasn't sure if I would be able to make it to this so I handed off my prize contributions to Tim at one of the write-ins--so if you could bring those along, thank you and sorry about that! I could have brought them myself in the end. The prizes I contributed are eco-friendly spiral-bound notebooks, all of which are included with a metallic pen.
zora5128 - chicken wings or something
ChaiTea4Me - food
debko -Something from the store
Cee-Bee - either a cheese plate or a vegetarian main dish
I will be there with some kind of main dish. Nan might come (will need to check with her).
I will also have the Anth 12 books for all those Anth 12 authors who ordered their author copies (there will be quite a fewNear Mythsauthors at the TGIO for those who want to get their anthology signed).
P.S. We will also have our normal door prizes raffle for posters, coffee mugs (from Kat) and a nifty flash drive (from John). Only those who RSVP in this thread will be entered into that raffle.
Ideas on What to bring forthe pot-luck:
main course (always need lots of these)
vegetable side dishes
raw vegetables & dip
pasta or rice side dishes
rolls or bread
cheese & crackers
desserts - usually we have too many of these
cold soft drinks in cans
cold water in small bottles
plastic forks, knifes, spoons
good sturdy full-sized paper plates
sturdy small plates (for desserts)
napkins - don't need a huge pack, maybe something smaller and sturdier?
What else to bring
serving utensils for your dishes
stuffed animals (for the group photo)
your library crawl cards (each card gets you a raffle ticket)
musical instrument to accompany the singing of our regional song
friends and family (but note how many/who you are bringing when you RSVP)
I unfortunately will not be able to come to the party as I had already made plans prior to this that I'm not able to get out of, but Tim, I will be there to pay and pick up my books. I'm so sorry about this, but congrats to all of you for doing NaNoWriMo this year. I was beset with deaths in the family and other things so I couldn't get my head in the game for this year.
I'll be able to join for the party, and no plus ones. I'll bring homemade guacamole and chips. Also, I wasn't sure if I would be able to make it to this so I handed off my prize contributions to Tim at one of the write-ins--so if you could bring those along, thank you and sorry about that! I could have brought them myself in the end. The prizes I contributed are eco-friendly spiral-bound notebooks, all of which are included with a metallic pen.
I will be there. (unless its snowing cuz my dogsleds are on holiday) Im considering bringing chicken wings or .... something good to eat. Decisions are not my strong suit right now. I can bring paper plates too
Squiddish wrote:If I can make it, I call baby holding duties
YOU MISSED BABY HOLDING DUTIES...and the chance to win the awesome tardis book mark!! I forgot who won it....but...pssst...i take commissions on my etsy page...and now that i purchased the cross stitch pattern program...i plan to make plenty more nerdy patterns...
maybe if you attend the next pints n purls on the 18th...i can bring the baby if it isn't too cold
I'll be a story in your head. But that's OK:We're all stories, in the end.Just make it a good one, eh?