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Re: Birthday Fun Saturday 10/23

Based on reccomendations, I have chosen Namaskar, an Indian Restaurant in 
Square. It is at 236 elm st. Please RSVP if you plan to come so that I can 
to make a reservation of the right size. Even if you aren't coming to 
you can still come to the friendly gathering.

date: Saturday October 23
time: 6:30pm for dinner at Namaskar
      8:30 pm for friendly gathering at 7 Craigie Ter
location: Namaskar at 236 elm st, somerville
directions to 7 Craigie Ter are below. Please contact me if you want to 
about parking near my house.

If you have any trouble finding us, my cell phone number is 617-733-3671.


> It was my birthday recently. In celebration, I want to organize a dinner 
> mob
> and
> friendly gathering for this Saturday. A suitable restaurant will be 
> chosen
> in
> the next two days. The friendly gathering will be at my new apartment 
> near
> Porter Square. We will meet for dinner at about 6:30 and then plan to 
> get to
> my
> apartment by 8:30 (in case you only want to do one).
> Summary info:
> date: Saturday October 23
> time: 6:30pm for dinner, 8:30 for friendly gathering (ending time
> indefinite)
> location: Porter Square (details below)
> reason: I just turned 24
> RSVP by noonish on Friday to help me estimate how large of a reservation 
> I
> should make. There will be another email later when I have determined a
> restaurant, so you can reply to that one if you prefer.
> Details:
> I just moved to Porter Square, so I do not yet know what restaurants in 
> the
> area
> are good. Please send me suggestions so that I can make a good choice. I
> expect
> somewhere between 10 and 30 people to show up. I like Indian food, but
> mostly
> not any other spicy food. Leaving Porter Square is possible, but I do 
> want
> to
> make sure that I can get back on time so that people don't think they are
> lost
> if they get to my apartment at 8:30.
> My apartment is at 7 Craigie Ter. I do not drive, so I cannot give good
> driving
> directions, but it is easy to find. From Porter Square T stop, go down
> Somerville Ave in the direction of Beacon St and Elm St (away from MAss
> Ave).
> Go left immediately after passing Elm (this is Craigie St). Craigie St
> really
> is immediately after Elm, so it is easy to miss if you are not expecting 
> it.
> About 150 feet up Craigie St on the left is Craigie Ter. Craigie Ter is 
> only
> about 100 feet long and has four houses. My house is the one on the right
> immediately after the large yard. I live on the second floor (top 
> doorbell).
> Mapping programs on the internet should provide good driving directions 
> if
> you
> are not familiar with the Porter Square area.
> The landlord has not given a clear answer on how much we can block up
> Craigie
> Ter when we have parties, so I will ask our neighbors what their opinions
> are.
> If you are concerned about parking, email me so I know to include you in 
> any
> further emails about parking.
> By friendly gathering, I mean that people will sit around talking and
> possibly
> playing games (my games collection consists of a deck of cards so bring
> games
> if you want to play them). There will be some amount of snacks provided. 
> We
> do
> not have a television. Ringing handbells, square dancing, and other 
> strange
> activities are welcome if you can find space for them and bring proper
> equipment. I will not be providing alcohol. You can bring some, but 
> getting
> drunk is frowned at. We have two caged birds
> I was going to collect email addresses from social lists that I am on, 
> but I
> ran
> into two problems: several of these lists are not publicly visible and 
> many
> people have email addresses that do not clearly indicate who they are. My
> apologies if you have no idea who I am. Feel free to bring along friends
> that
> know who I am (I'm sure I forgot to check for some people). SOs are 
> welcome
> too.
> James