If any of you readers are nearby, here's the text of an invitation Val and I are about to distribute among our co-workers. You're invited.
Apocalypse Party (original font: Blood of Dracula)
Okay, the world isn't going to end, but it is the winter solstice, which has been celebrated for centuries, maybe millennia; besides, Jupiter is in a good position to look at through a telescope or binoculars, not to mention the galaxy in Andromeda (the most distant object visible to the naked eye). Since I have a telescope, if the sky is clear, we'll take a look. Feel free to bring your own 'scope or binoculars.
Naturally there will be food and stimulating conversation.
When: about 6:00 PM, Friday, December 21, 2012
Where: 1314 Whittaker Rd, Newark, DE 19702 (Google it), home of Valerie and Rogers George. RSVP 302-731-5948 or email@example.com
Who: You, of course. Our teenagers will probably be there, so feel free to bring your own non-adults. Alcohol is allowed, but hopefully it won't flow too freely.
What: We'll have some kind of entrée, and Val says she'll be making an apocalypse cake, whatever that is. We invite you to bring a contribution for the table, too.
This picture was taken someplace besides our house. Way farther north. But it looks like the solstice at noon.