A Day at the Races: An IFS Gathering


June is big.  It’s
like, “Wow Dad, that month is big.”  MOM
(Frick) will be turning 26, Maritime (Jimmy) will be turning 27, and Revelry
and Spirits (JRich – I mean, JCon) will be turning 33.  That’s pretty big.

So, we have to do somethin’ about it.  Something like put on a three piece suit and
scream at horses running in a race named in the honor of IFS while holding a snifter
of E&J Brandy in our private box at Hollywood Park.  Gambling, booze, buffet and sun dresses…a
celebration of birth.

A Day at the Races: An IFS Gathering will take place on the
weekend of June 12th and 13th.  The two biggest chins in IFS will be there
and we will celebrate their respective days of birth.  Unfortunately, our Marine Biologist will be
out of town on an exotic Fish hunt, so we will have to drink and gamble in his

Here’s our proposed Schedule
of Events:

Friday, June 12th:

  • Gather at MOM and A&D’s new, absolute playha pad in Los Angeles for a
    Birthday/Housewarming (cool) Party.  We
    don’t want to over-schedule this first night, as out-of-towners will be
    arriving throughout the evening; for now, let’s just say we’ll brung heat at
    Fricker and Persons’ new place and most likely a nearby bar as well.

 Saturday, June 13th:

  • 10:15 am: Gates at Hollywood Park
    Open.  Eat, Drink, Gamble, and repeat,
    and repeat.
  •  5:30 pm: Races end, bars remain open.
  • Saturday night…watering hole suggestions welcome…uh-oh,
    Hollywood Park Casino is right there…oh no.

 Sunday, June 14th:

  • Repent. 
  • Breakfast, lunch…maybe a BBQ?  Suggestion needed.

Alright, that’s a brief outline of the
weekend.  Let me now explain the Hollywood Park situation in more detail, because
it is so very strong and it is made for IFS.

We will have a private area overlooking the finish line,
situated between the owner and trainer boxes, where the excitement is
strong.   We will have an all day buffet of BBQ chicken,
burgers, beans, potato salad, hot dogs and mac & cheese.  We will have a race held in The International
Flapjack Society’s honor – this race, we will name.  We will have races held in the honor of the
three birthday men, these races, we will also name.  We will be invited, eight of us at a time, down
to the winner’s circle of the races named in our honor, where we will behold
the glory of horse racing first hand, be photographed, and wave to the cheering
masses.  We will be provided with
programs and professional race handicapper assistance, so that we may gamble
stronger.  For all this, we will each pay

Oh yes, the booze.  We will have a bar package that includes domestic
and imported beer, cab, merlot, chardonnay, rum, gin, vodka, scotch, whisky,
bourbon, tequila, and E & J brandy. 
We will pay for our drink service by the hour.  Five hours will cost $24.00 per person, 4
hours will cost $23.00, 3 hours will cost $21.00 and 2 hours will cost $19.00
(there’s also a limp-wristed ‘beer and wine only’ bar package, it’s slightly
cheaper and significantly more limp-wristed). 
Clearly, Hollywood
muss not know bout

The Bill (Finance!):

Friday is a house party…bring booze, we might buy a keg,
maybe bars later…so think anywhere from 30 – 80 bucks that first night.

Saturday is Hollywood
, which will cost us
each between $60.00 to $80.00 for food and drink…how much you want to gamble is
up to you.  Bars (or casino, oh no) after that will cost
what you want them to, so factor that in as well.

Sunday is still open, so let’s project it’s potential cost
once we have something lined up.

That means, Friday and Saturday will cost each monk
somewhere between $90.00 – $200.00 a pop…remember, spend like an absolute
plaahhaa or spend like Finance (miss you man).


  • MOM and A&D’s pad is here:

3954 Beethoven
, Apt.1, Los Angeles, CA 90066. 
There are several hotels along Washington
nearby the apartment – a Ramada down the street goes for $125 per night.

  • Hollywood
    is pretty close to
    LAX.  The hotels in that area range from
    gnar to absolute plaahaa.  But let’s be
    realistic here, once we know who is going, hotels will be much easier to plan…as
    we will have coordination going on among smaller groups.


The Gathering

Remember beloved Ministers and Rabbi, this is a
gathering.  So we won’t have an official
meeting (we can do something informal if we’d like).  That means, invite friends, potential guest
members for future meetings, and more importantly invite women.  This will be a fun time, as we’re trying
something new, something that was built for IFS.  

And above all, we will celebrate the birth of three very
important Ministers.  MOM has been a rock
for IFS – selfless in his disciplined and spirited preservation and promotion
of our glorious Society.  R&S has
breathed new life into IFS, actively pursuing and dominating some new and
exciting endeavors – an IFS calendar, mailing list, and of course, the absolute
plaahhaaa Fourth of July meeting in Tahoe. 
And finally, Maritime has ‘saved’ the fish, and we are forever grateful.

So, let’s throw down like I know we can.  Please comment on this post with questions or
concerns…and let us know if you will be attending – also, let us know if you
will be bringing anyone else along.  I’ll
see you at the races.


Goodnight and Good Flapjack.


The Minister of Rousing

PS, I am unable to post pictures right now, and when I asked M&T for help, he told me to ‘fuck off’, so please excuse the lack of color.



13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. frickerigno
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 22:34:38

    Pre-Party, save money.

  2. Rousing
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 16:43:49

    Oh ok, so you’re doing a Graduation/Pre-party before the races. Good, save money.

  3. frickerigno
    Jun 04, 2009 @ 16:15:11

    I just realized I may be a little late to the horse and pony show. I have to walk in my graduation at 9am, but I’ll come to the Races straightaway from there.

  4. mandrew
    Jun 01, 2009 @ 16:30:16

    There’s a tingling sensation in my chin, storm’s a brewin.

  5. schroediki
    Jun 01, 2009 @ 15:12:22

    I’m going to skip the repent portion of Sunday…Gotta get my suit pressed.

  6. Health
    May 31, 2009 @ 08:42:22

    These H-wood Park shenanigans are right up my alley… Unfortunately, I’ll be out of the state. Wham Jam. Still tryin to get off work for Tahoe, so I will keep you posted R&S.

  7. Rousing
    May 30, 2009 @ 16:50:39

    No limit at Hollywood Park or Tahoe.

  8. M+T
    May 30, 2009 @ 14:14:54

    Wickey wild, I am in like Flynn and ready to sin.
    Is there a max number for the box? My roommates could be in, also what’s the tally on Tahoe? My roommates may be in for that as well.

  9. Rousing
    May 30, 2009 @ 13:40:28

    I want to reiterate that Hollywood Park is only Gathering. TAHOE (turboe)is the official Meeting, so if you have to pick between the two…definitely go with Tahoe (and don’t worry, there will be plenty of gambling there as well – and drunk women…damn, you lucky monks). Of course, doing both is the stronger option, it always is.

  10. Revelry & Spirits
    May 30, 2009 @ 09:12:22

    Hell yeah TUR-BO!

  11. comp
    May 30, 2009 @ 01:03:04


  12. interior
    May 29, 2009 @ 23:14:55

    i’ll get dere, or sumthin

  13. letters
    May 29, 2009 @ 20:42:08

    bettin’ ponies in suits. count me in.