A friend of mine said that last night at softball when I was stressing out about the Preppy Pub Crawl next weekend. You see, now that I know we'll be over 115 people (we have 104 confirmed so far), it requires much more planning than the first year when we were 35.
Where we live, there are a lot of bars, and the great thing is that most of them are in close enough walking distance to have a successful pub crawl. The bad thing, is that some of them have a maximum occupancy of about 200 people. When you are bringing 120-130 people with you, you need to make sure that they will have the capacity, the staffing, and the drink specials. It's a bit of a balancing act to make sure that you are going to the smaller places earlier in the night, avoiding the ones with a busy dinner crowd at dinner time, and making sure everyone can get in!
With that being said, I am totally stressed out. I had ordered the koozies and planned my outfit, but then the outfit came and looked awful on me. I had planned out timing of bars and then started arranging drink specials. Then, I got a new dress... and called two of the early evening bars. First bombshell hit!
Butterface has a comedy show and can't accomodate us unless we start there - which we aren't doing. The Showgirl informed me that they really, really, really wanted us to come, but their dinner crowd started at 6, so we would need to be gone before then. I thought about things a lot during a run on Tuesday night, and decided I was going to move things around a little to accomodate. We're starting at 3:30 this year, and were going to go to Crabby until 4:45 - it's on the water.
Luckily, I don't have dinner plans until about 7 tonight... so I am going to do some mental shifting again during my run. Hopefully I can get it all worked out.