RSVP (children are welcome in my cellar)

Brief administrative thing here before we resume normal usual  programming:

I turn 50 in May. I would celebrate this the usual way, by adding a new number in my “about” information in the right-hand column of this blog, but my wife insists that Austrian custom requires something more elaborate.

So we booked a cellar* for 9 May, which is a Saturday. Please let me know if you can come (metamorphosist(at)gmail dot com).

Here is more information, if you are the type of person who needs more information:

If you read this blog, then I probably consider you a friend and you are invited. The cellar is in the village of Königstetten, a bit west of Vienna, across from the church, directly beneath the police station. Transportation there from the nearest train station can be provided.

It will probably start around 7PM. Children are welcome. There will be food, nothing fancy. If any vegetarians RSVP then I will endeavour to include some vegetables. We are looking for a band now. There will also be wine and beer, and cake.

The cellar is a really neat-looking old wine cellar. If there is some sort of catastrophe during the party, involving radioactive fallout, say, you will be glad you came.**

*Please, no Austria/cellar jokes.

**Also, I am fanning the embers of this intense self-pity and depression I am currently experiencing in connection with the upcoming festivities in the hope that they burn themselves out and I am a real fun guy at the party.

15 responses to “RSVP (children are welcome in my cellar)

  1. mig

    Update: the band is 3/4 arranged already.

  2. You mean you’re not inviting over your friends from Apocalyptica? ;)

  3. Name Required, Esq.

    I would love to come, and not just because it is directly under the police station, but I hate parties…and so will probably just be here in holland risking the fallout. You are a real fun guy, and not just because children are welcome in your cellar.

  4. cj

    The moment I win the powerball, I’ll book the flight and limo. Barring that, though, happy birthday!

  5. Fifty! Just wait until Sixty! (No “Just Shoot Me” jokes, please, ’cause no one’s gonna). Start practicing Fauré’s Elegie now and you’ll have us all in tears.

  6. anne

    Is Tulln the nearest train station?

  7. anne

    And could there be transportation BACK to the train station? Are there, for example, taxis in this village?

    We have a bar under the church here.

  8. mig

    That depends on how drunk my wife gets.
    (yes, there will be transportation)

  9. anne

    Okay then see you in a few weeks, you handsome old fart.

  10. zeynep

    Hey Migh,
    You deserve all the festivities! I would have loved to attend but at 8 months pregnant I probably won’t be able to come to Austria… I would ove to send you a gift though – maybe a pinata shaped like a hobo spider? Can you send me your address by email?
    Oh and apparently for women 50 is the new 30 – :))

  11. zeynep

    extra h in Mig – courtesy of my new crappy keyboard..

  12. Buttonhole

    Damn! I was so poised to make an Austrian/cellar joke! no fair!
    I’ve been 50 since November, and I’m no fun at all anymore. I’m sure you’ll have much better luck, though! Of course, none of it’s any fault of my own.

  13. I’m sorry I’ll miss that, mig. I would enjoy being in an Austrian cellar with you and yours :)