Alright brosufs, the Quinquennium is fast approaching. In one week, we will be celebrating five years of flapjackery. The plans have changed slightly since my last post, so here’s an updated rundown of the weekend’s festivities.
– Everyone gets in to SB at their leisure; and by leisure, I mean as fast as fucking possible. We take over downtown Santa Barbara, particularly the area in and around Old Kings Road. I have heard rumblings about folks going in on hotel rooms. If possible, I recommend everyone stay in the same hotel so we’re not stationed all over town.
– We will have breakfast/meeting at 10am in the IFS Banquet Room located within the Goleta IHOP (** future order of business: get the fine folks at IHOP to re-name the big room the “IFS Banquet Room” **).
– Last year, only MOM and A&D participated in what was intended to be a group activity at Hillside House, and as per the suggestion of several Ministers, we’re going to go for it once again. So after meeting, we’ll all gather at Hillside House for an hour of activities (painting, singing, poker, etc).
– At which point we will undergo a first for IFS:
Flapjack Bowl ’09.
This football game made up of IFS members and guest members will be led by a couple of designers: Interior Design and Art and Design (QB’s). The draft will be conducted while at IHOP. First pick will be determined by which of the two Captains has a bigger dick… hard dick. In the event that one of the Captains cannot perform or is unwilling to participate in said contest, first pick will go to the Captain who can consume a short stack in the shortest amount of time. The football game will be played out at a still to be determined location. Though at this time no prize has been determined for the winning team, suggestions are encouraged.
– After we have sweated out the morning’s alcohol, we will retire to the Mesa House/hotel rooms and get ourselves cleaned up and dressed to the nines (this means suits). Once the Minister of Wardrobe has determined that we all look badass enough, we will all gather for dinner in downtown SB. Last year, we had dinner at El Paseo, which is very accommodating when it comes to groups as large as ours. We should make the reservations relatively soon given our sheer size, so if you have other ideas, please share. Otherwise I’ll go ahead and book us for El Paseo.
– Already downtown, we then turn to dust. Let the winds blow where they may.
– As of late, the morning after has served as a vehicle to get the fuck out of Dodge and an opportunity to begin praying for forgiveness for the previous night’s sins. Instead, we will all head to Cold Spring Tavern for their weekly tri-tip sandwich Sunday. Drink, don’t drink… whatever. Instead of bailing town right away, just stick around and eat a goddamn sandwich with everyone, will ya??
And there you have it. For the most part, the Quinquennium is set and ready to go. The only things left to set in stone are hotel coordination, football area and dinner reservation.
As far as $$$, there is little more than breakfast, dinner, bar tabs and, if you choose, hotel to consider. Spend like Finance or spend like Nova… you know the drill.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. schroediki
    Nov 16, 2009 @ 14:02:47

    i so happy.

  2. comp
    Nov 16, 2009 @ 00:01:33

    Looking forward to this one. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a lot of you flappies. Not sure if I can do Cold Springs given the 7 hour drive that I have to do on Sunday, though I would love to eat one of them sammiches. Good flapjack.

  3. MOM
    Nov 14, 2009 @ 18:17:16

    I love IFS weekends. I can’t wait to see you all. Nice touch on the Cold Springs run.

  4. Rousing
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 22:31:44

    WOW. Finance looks badass. Strong photo, I want to spend like Finance.

  5. Rousing
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 18:49:16

    Yay! How ’bout living it up at the Hotel Santa Barbara? wow.
    Seriously, we should do dat. Cause Sandpiper sucks the big one! Hahah, wheeeeeeeew.
    I’m in to share one of those rooms, so we should do that. This is gonna be the best.

  6. M+T
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 13:28:29

    All sounds good to me. I am going to call a few folks tonight about the hotel rooms. Give me a call if you’re interested.
    The football sounds aight, we did do beach football a few years past so I wouldn’t say it’s a first, but probably the best sport for us all to participate in. Verse has been practicing with his MBA boys in case you haven’t read the scouting reports.