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2005 Post Game Show
posted 7/26/2005 08:56:00 AM

Well, I was too busy being a *good host to take many pictures. So here's what I have.
Any other ducks out there who took a few pictures: please email them to me at benschy@gmail.com so I can put together a proper photo album.

The party went well! There was a good turnout, and the bar my dad and I built in the last 2 weeks was a tremendous hit, and got much use. The ri-god-damn-diculous heat and the presence of a semi-finished, cool basement with a bar and a beerpong table in it kept most people from spending much time outside. The plunge pond wasn't as cold as last year, but it was still darn cold. The slip 'n slide was better than last year because there weren't as many rocks under it and the first half of it was padded. And the water cannon was good, clean fun (except when I shot my cousins kid Jacob and made him cry). The food was in the proper amount, as we didn't run out and didn't have many leftovers. The drinks were plentiful (4 beers on tap, semi-stocked bar, jello whatnots, etc) and many people imbibed. All in all, good tims had by everyone attending!

*Things a good host does: take nap, slit wrist, eat all the cheese puffs.


This Weekend
posted 7/18/2005 08:51:00 AM

SDP is this weekend.

Saturday, July 23, 2005.
13235 Sunnybrook Drive, Memphis, IN 47143 (see map below).
Starting at 11 in the AM.
Ending Sunday morning.

The weather looks good. Stef and I will be testing a new Slip-n-slide location this week, and setting up the pond for a test run.


Iron Bartender
posted 7/08/2005 01:47:00 PM

Forgot to mention on the new events for SDP.

Iron Bartender is a competition similar to Iron Chef, but with obvious differences. A mystery ingredient is presented to contestants. They then create a drink that must use a specified amount of the ingredient along with other available bar supplies. A judge declares the winner and gets to drink (or assign) the winning drink. The loser must drink his own creation. It really is good times, and it's very suprising how good of a drink can be made with a dollup of sour cream.

Seeing as how the number of drink varieties that can be made is a direct result of the number of drink-related ingredients available, I think it would be best to have a large amount of ingredients for IB. So, I was thinking it might be nice if SDP attendees could each bring one or more drink ingredients/accessories, alcoholic or not. I'll cover some of the basics by providing:
  • Vodka
  • Rum
  • Tequila
  • Coke/Sprite/etc.
  • TSE
  • Milk
  • Fruit garnishes
  • Whatever random bottles of liquid I have around (not very many)
  • Some secret ingredients
I have plenty of glassware and shakers and whatnot, but we'll need a plethora of ingredients to make IB a success. If you are coming, can you bring somehting? If so, leave a comment with your intended contribution so we can avoid doubling up!


posted 7/07/2005 09:08:00 AM

Here's a map to SDP.
Party starts when you get here.


A Blog About SDP
posted 7/06/2005 08:16:00 AM

Here's an update.

SDP is still on for the 23rd of July. That's a Saturday. Anyone who reads this is invited.

There will, of course, be a plunge pond, and it will be filled with ice cold water. Same place as last year so you can jump in from the retaining wall on the side of my house. There will also be a slip 'n slide, in a slightly different spot, and padded this year so that fewer injuries result. Various other water-related items will be present as well. Inside, there will be a ping pong table in the basement for those interested, and possibly a bar, depending on how quickly my dad and I can build it. Probably have a spud gun outfitted as a water cannon too (big time fun).

Grilled meat will be the main course, supported by side dishes galore. There will be fruit, some spiked, some not, and some homemade vanilla icecream.

I should have 4 taps mounted by then, and the tentative lineup is: Hop Harvest Ale, St. Chucks Porter, Miller Lite, Whiskey and Diet Coke. Along with the draughts, there will be a variety of other drinks in can, bottle, and jug form.

Anyone have any suggestions? Anythign that I may have left out?


Final Date
posted 5/16/2005 12:22:00 PM

July 23
Plan on it!


Pick a Date
posted 5/06/2005 08:43:00 AM

Well... July 16 is out. I have a big time family reunion that Saturday. There will be 4-5 generations of my mom's family there, and they are almost all Catholic. Big families. I bet we have it in a huge barn. Andyway - help me pick a new date by voting in the poll to the right.

Stef and I will be heading to German in August, and June is too early. Luckily, there are 5 weekends in July. On which Saturdays can you make the drive to SDP to have a cold plungin', slip-n-slide'n, spiked watermelon eatin' good time?


SDP 2005
posted 5/05/2005 12:38:00 PM

Well, we've decided on July 16 for SDP 2K5. Planning is underway. I think it'll be much like last year, but with a few exciting new additions. One of them may or may not be a giant burger.

I've dropped the summerduckplunge.org domain (it should expire pretty soon) and decided to make the switch to blogger for this page. Last year's stuff is here in case you missed it.

I'll post a more detailed description of the event in the next few weeks. Plan on coming, good times will be had by all.