I hate holiday weekends...

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Every summer holiday weekend (and half of the others) my wife wants to have everyone and their brother to come over for a pool party. Guess who gets stuck cooking for 20 people, not to mention the cleanup afterwards, instead of being able to relax and enjoy the day off like everyone else? I have the option of saying no but then again I don't of course because I would then have to endure the wrath of woman. :mad:

Rant over.
 
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Better than working in a IT dept. Every 3 day weekend is a work weekend to do system upgrades etc... Since everyone is off for an extended period so you have a long time to keep things offline.
 
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Say no, and take her out for dinner instead. Sorry, but not being honest has gotten you into this.
 

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Let her have her pool party and you go off solo for the day. See a movie, take yourself out to lunch/brunch/dinner...do some shooting...

Or...tell her "No", and mean it.
 
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We love to have people over for parties. I have been pretty lucky someone will usually come over and give me a break from BBQing and they take over. Makes it nice.
 
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Neither my husband or I BBQ or really entertain. However, I do love to bake. Invite us to your party, and we'll bring desert! Next weekend, you should all go to her brother's house and spread the joy around!!!
 
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for us in Washington State.. no pool parties here.. a bit cool..

We do seem to live under perpetual drizzle and gloom...! :frown:

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I understand your frustration. A pool full of scantily clad females, and Smokey Joe busy flipping burgers.

I suggest a catering company, so you can enjoy the fun...!!

Thymen
 
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It only rains when i want to go out shooting! I have my nice new tripod and I can't get it outdoors.

Carole

I hear you, Carol... :frown:

But have no fear, in about 6 weeks or so we'll get our annual 6 days of summer
where it doesn't even rain once (well, maybe a little drizzle... :wink: )
 
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Jump on the pool butt naked. I guarantee all your holiday weekends will be peaceful and relaxing going forward :wink:
 
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Or do a pot luck, provide a grill if anyone wants to use it and buy paper pates/cups/utensils.
 

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