blk: (sudopie)
CMU Spring Carnival: Apr 19-20, 2012
... "God always has another custard pie up his sleeve." — Lynn Redgrave, Georgy Girl



It's almost time for the 12th annual after-Carnival Pie Party!

Come socialize, play games, try out bouncy stilts, run around in nice spring weather (hopefully), and eat pie!

Bringing pie is not a requirement, but if you do bring one, it must be homemade. Pies can be sweet, savory, satirical, silly, or any combination thereof. Other contributions of food, drinks, guests, or games are also welcome.

Supervised children of all ages are welcome. There will be one (1) friendly cat and up to three (3) resident t(w)een boys. In the event of good weather, there is a hammock and a grassy yard available for playing in.

Party attendees are welcome to invite and give out directions to anybody they know (CMU alums particularly encouraged). Directions available upon request.

RSVPs are nice (especially if you're bringing pie or someone I don't know) but not a requirement. See the FB event page for people planning.
blk: (sudopie)
CMU Spring Carnival: Apr 20-21, 2012
... "When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?" — Lisa Loeb



It's almost time for the 11th annual after-Carnival Pie Party! Come socialize, play games, play on bouncy stilts, run around in nice spring weather (hopefully), and/or eat pie!

Bringing pie is not a requirement, but if you do bring one, it must be homemade. Pies can be sweet, savory, satirical, silly, or any combination thereof. Other contributions of food, drinks, guests, bouncy stilts, or games are also welcome.

Well-behaved children of all ages are welcome. There will be one (1) friendly cat and up to three resident boys. In the event of good weather, there is a hammock and a grassy yard available for playing in.

Party attendees are welcome to give out this invite and my address to people they know. Directions available upon request.

RSVPs are nice (especially if you're bringing pie or someone I don't know) but not a requirement. See the FB event page for people planning.

Due to the unavailability of some usual attendees this year, we are currently houseguestless for that weekend. If any Carnival visitors still need crash space, feel free to contact me.
blk: (sudopie)
CMU Spring Carnival: Apr 16-17, 2011
... "We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie." -- David Mamet



It's almost time for the 10th annual after-Carnival Pie Party! Usual info after the cut )
blk: (sandwich)
I just read about Soup Swap via some non-local friends. Looks like we missed the official annual date, but idea sounds so awesome I want to hold one here in Pittsburgh anyways, as soon as possible!

The basic premise is that
  • soup is yummy and good (particularly in cold weather), and
  • easy to make in large quantities, and
  • usually freezes well, but
  • too much of a good thing can be too much, so
  • sharing good things with friends in return for other good things is great!

cut for details and poll )
blk: (chainmail)
This Sunday, June 1st, between 12p and 5p, there will be a "Sundae Market" in the Schenley Plaza, marked by tables of vendors with homemade craft or flea market items for sale.

I will be there with a table of chainmail jewelry, attempting to peddle my wares. Hopefully I'll get a few more pieces finished by then, so my stock won't be too awful.

I invite any interested locals to stop by and say hi, as I'll be alone at my table for most of the day. The Plaza has a large open field, food stands, an awesome merry-go-round, and free wireless, and the forecast is for some fantastically warm, sunny weather.

Now I just need to figure out some way to display all my stuff. Particularly earrings. Aiee.
blk: (pie)
This Sunday, 2pm, pie party!

Got questions? Try this FAQ on for size: Q) Pie? A) Yes. )
blk: (spring)
CMU Spring Carnival: Apr 20-21, 2007
... "When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if not…mmmmm, boy!" -- Jack Handy



RSVPs appreciated, particularly if bringing pie.
blk: (spring)
Carnival Event - blk's After-Carnival Pie Party
... "Tell 'em we'll have punch and pie. More people will come if they think we have punch and pie." -- Cartman, South Park

This is your chance to end the CMU Carnival weekend on a good note! I'll provide the place, hopefully Nature will provide some nice weather, you can help provide the pie, and we can all sit back and unwind. Come relax off your hangover, get rid of extra party food/beer, get your hair braided, blow some soap bubbles, say goodbye to all the CMU alums on your way to the airport, play some games, and/or eat pie!

The primary theme to this party is pie. Anybody is welcome to contribute, as long as it is homemade. Leftover party food/drinks/etc that you're looking to get rid of, or yummy pie accessories are also welcome. Sweet pies, savory pies, vegetable pies, totally undefinable experiment pies... bring them! If you can't bring a pie, just bring yourself.

Where: My house. If you can't figure out where that is by web-stalking me, you're not invited.1
When: Sunday, April 23, 2pm until I kick you out. Pie will be served at the obvious time. Things usually wind down around sunset, but there might be games after that.
Who: You, CMUites, and whoever else you think would enjoy it. Feel free to spread the word around to your immediate friends.
RSVP: Appreciated, particularly if you are planning on bringing food, but not required.

My house is conveniently located a 15 minute walk away from the CMU 28x bus stop, with routes running regularly to the airport.

Kids are welcome, and there will be at least two in attendance. If you're allergic, be sure to medicate appropriately beforehand. I have no pets.

1 Not really, but I'll probably at least snicker a little at you. (HINT: try finger + googlemaps)
blk: (spring)
Carnival Event - blk's After-Carnival Pie Party
... or "Come for the oppressive feelings of shame and 'what the fuck?' Stay for the pie." -- Choo Choo, from Something Positive

Despite what you may think, this isn't an official Carnival party. Carnival parties are for the previous three days, so this is your chance to end the weekend on a good note. I'll just provide the place to wind down. Come relax off your hangover, get rid of extra party food/beer, get your hair braided, say goodbye to everybody on your way to the airport, play some games, and/or eat pie!

The primary theme to this party is PIE. Anybody is welcome to contribute, as long as it is homemade. Leftover party food/drinks that you're looking to get rid of are also welcome.

Where: My house. If you can't figure out where that is by web-stalking me, you're not invited.1
When: Sunday, April 17, 2pm until I kick you out. Pie will be served at the obvious time.
Who: You, and whoever else you think would enjoy it. Feel free to spread the word around, although I'd prefer if the guest list were kept within two degrees of me. If in doubt, ask.
RSVP: Appreciated but not required. If you would like to bring a pie, please let me know ahead of time so I can coordinate foodstuff better.

My house is conveniently located 15 minute walk away from a 28x bus stop, with routes running regularly to the airport.

Kids are welcome, and there will be at least two in attendance. If you're allergic, be sure to medicate appropriately beforehand, or else factor that into your plans for not staying too long. I have no pets.

Currently known pie-like contributions: cheesecake, no-sugar cheesecake, marshmallow, (pecan | pumpkin)?, apple.

1 Not really, but I'll probably at least snicker a little at you. (HINT: try finger + googlemaps)
blk: (cathat)
Carnival 2005: April 15-16

It's almost time for the 4th annual, world1-famous, after-Carnival PIE party, coming soon to a house near2 you, on Apr 17! Got leftover food, extra beer, spare $100 bills lying around from other Carnival parties that you don't know what to do with? Bring it by and hang out, laze around, get in that last bit of socializing before leaving for the airport, play some games, get your hair braided, or whatever. Otherwise, start practicing your pie-making skills, and optionally bring by something yummy (no store-bought allowed)!

Party is conveniently located 15 minute walk away from a 28x bus stop, with routes running regularly to the airport.

Another announcement/invite will happen later, with more details. If you comment here, I'll make sure you get a personal email about it.

1 for certain interpretations of the current size of the relevant world
2 where "you" are assumed to be near "cmu," which is where all the fun stuff will be.
blk: (delirium)
Carnival Event - blk's After-Carnival Pie Party

Come relax off your hangover, get rid of extra party food/beer, play games, get your hair braided, and/or eat tasty pie!

The history of this party is simple: everybody is busy all weekend, and rather than try to compete with my own wild and crazy bash, I'll just give everybody a chance to wind down. We have a nice front porch, a clean backyard, and lots of games. The weather is forecasted to be near perfect. Bring any leftover food and drink and hang out or just stop by and say hi. There will be pie (and other munchies).

The other theme to this party is PIE. Anybody is welcome to contribute. The only rule is that it must be homemade (crusts are arguable. if you don't tell, we'll probably let it slide).

Where: My house. If you can't figure out where that is by web-stalking me, you're not invited.(1)
When: Sunday, April 18, 2p-6p. (at 6p I have a volleyball game)
Who: You, and whoever else you think would enjoy it. If you're bringing someone I don't know, please notify me beforehand.
RSVP: If you'd like. If you would like to bring a pie, please let me know ahead of time so I can coordinate things better.

We live approx 30 minute drive from the Pittsburgh airport. There are no bus routes that go there directly, but a quick ride to downtown can put you on the 28x. If you coordinate well, however, there may be several people leaving from the party.

Kids are welcome. In fact, we have two of our own, so if you're allergic, be sure to medicate appropriately beforehand, or else factor that into your plans for not staying too long.

Currently known pie-like contributions: mint, cheesecake, vinegar, pumpkin, mocha pecan, and cheery.

(1) Well, not really. I'll give directions if you need (as long as you ask before Sunday), but I'll probably snicker at you.
blk: (Default)
Carnival 2004: April 15-17

If you are going to be in town and are interested in these events, think about marking your calendars. This year I have plans to host:
  • A group excursion to The Climbing Wall, most likely on Saturday afternoon, assuming there is enough interest. Lessons available for first-time climbers. Tackle the ropes! Explore the bouldering arena! Leave comment if this interests you so I know if this will work out.

  • blk's 3rd annual after-Carnival PIE party on Sunday, Apr 18. Got leftover food, extra beer, spare $100 bills lying around from other Carnival parties that you don't know what to do with? Bring it by and hang out, laze around, play some games, get your hair braided, or whatever. If you didn't host a party this year, consider making (no store-bought allowed) a pie. (and if you don't bring a pie, just bring yourself)

More formal announcements/invites will go out later, but I'm more likely to make sure you personally get included if you leave a comment here.
blk: (happy)
It worked so well last year, I thought I'd do it again.

I'm tossing (as opposed to the more serious version of "throwing") an after-carnival carnival party this year. Not during carnival, because there are already too many parties happening and I'd rather guest than host. I realize many people will be leaving by then or soon after then, and I'm sorry I can't accomodate you all, but hopefully I'll see you other times throughout the weekend. For everybody else, bring your leftover food and drinks and hang around. I have a front porch and a nice house and lots of games.

The theme of the party will be PIE. I currently have planned an apple and a strawberry. If you would like to contribute, feel free. No store-boughts allowed, though. Other snack food and drinks should be available for munching.

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2003
Time: 2p-ish until we kick you out, which will probably be somewhere between 7p and 11p.
Place: My house. If you can't figure out the address by web-stalking me, you're not invited. If you need directions, email.
People: You. If I don't know you, or if you're bringing someone I don't know, please notify me before the fact.
RSVP: If you'd like.

Kids are welcome. In fact, we have two of our own, so if you're allergic, be sure to medicate appropriately beforehand, or else factor that into your plans for not staying too long.

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