Lisa is 30!!!Happy Birthday

You are invited to an unveiling!
We are proud to announce the public release of the new & improved -
Lisa Ryan Arconati

Saturday, July 23, 2005


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Spongebob: Tonight, we're gonna PARTY 'TIL WE'RE PURPLE!!!

Patrick: I LOVE being PURPLE!!!

Friday, July 22, 2005

And it all falls into place...

Finally, I can almost relax. Everything is in ... pretty much in place. Last night, Heather and I went on a mad mad crazy shopping trip to about six different stores. My feet still hurt. We were on a 'budget' and kept having to go back to stores we had already been to, just to make sure that we got the best deal possible.

However, for the budget we were on, there will be plenty of food and plenty of alcohol for the event. I even managed to squeeze out a few gifts for Lisa out of what we had left over. Now there are only a few minor details, a bit of house-work and yard work and the party will come together.

For those that RSVP'd and are going to attend, I want to extend a very big THANK YOU. I'm sure this will not be one to miss. The only problem I'm thinking about is the HEAT ADVISORY that will be in effect all weekend. We have bottled water and should be able to manage to survive the day. There will also be hand fans at the park.

Note: If you're paying attention, you realize that Lisa's birthday was actually yesterday and since we were shopping, Lisa got to spend the evening of her birthday mostly by herself taking care of the kids.

Sorry, babe.
However, I am confident she will see that it was worth it.

Final note: if you have not RSVP'd by now or contacted me in some way, left email, left message BUT you decide you want to come anyway... go right ahead and do that. You may want to call me on the cell (314.724.7791) on your way, but unless you are bringing your tribe of 15 or more, I won't mind too much.

Oh, and I almost forgot.. For those of you that might have some plastic stackable lawn chair type furniture, you may want to bring it to the party at the house. The park has picnic benches, but their bolted down (darn) and I may not have enough seating at the house. Not that we'll be sitting outside much...

Monday, July 18, 2005

More Site Outages

I'm very serious: Blame the French

Lisa's birthday and the party approach and responses are still coming in amid technical problems. I've temporarily moved the hosting of back onto BLOGSPOT servers as the server for is having problems again today, most likely due to issues I've previsouly mentioned.

If you try and email the standard username - - and are not able to get through, I have a short list of other email addresses that will get through to the right places. Thanks for your patience.

Also feel free to call me on my cell phone at any time day or night, 314.724.7791. Thanks!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Digital Birthday Card

Another Year Older? Please feel free to use the COMMENTS link right below each post to add a note and your name to a 'digital' birthday card for Lisa. Regardless of whether or not you are going to be able to make it or not, please take a few moments and comment. Thanks!

Friday, July 15, 2005

Blame the French

This last Monday and for several hours earlier this week, there were some ..'technical difficulties' on the server that this site is hosted on. Most noticably, this page wasn't here. MORE importantly, the email was also down or unresponsive for about twelve hours. If you sent in your RSVP by email on or around that time THAT MEANS I didn't get it. If you sent in your RSVP by email and have not yet received a reply from me directly THAT MEANS I didn't get it. It either bounced back to you or got lost in the internet ether. Please either send it again to or call me on the cell at 314.724.7791. Thanks for your patience.

My site is hosted with a good friend and coworker. He is the best system administrator I know and a confident security expert. However, nothing is foolproof. If you want to know who to blame, ... well, look at the title of the post. Ya froggy farts!

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

R S V P - ing

Responses are starting to come in now from all directions. Mostly emails and face-to-face responses so far, but there is still time. As a reminder, you can call me on my cell phone at 314.724.7791. If I do not answer, please leave me a voicemail and I will call you back. You may also email your RSVP to and I get those in my inbox. We are buying soda and would like there to be enough per everyone's preference so include that in your response. Also, if you want to let us know which part of the party you will attend; picnic, drunken debauchery or both; that's okay too, but not necessary. You can also use the "comments" links here on this page to RSVP publicly, as I will track those as well.

And to answer a question that some people may have; no, this is not a surprise party. Lisa is aware there is going to be a party in her honor, approximately where it will be and the date. There were early plans to make it a complete surprise but there are simply too many other things going on this month to accomplish all that would need to get done without her getting wind of it. However, she does not know how many people we invited nor does she know how many people have RSVP'eed (haha, I said 'peed' That is so funny!) So, there is a certain amount of surprise involved. In fact, she has not --to my knowledge-- even seen this web page!! SECRET -Although, I'm sure she will eventually..


If you'd like optional gift ideas, there are a few links in the sidebar to wishlists that she has on various shopping sites. I will also be uploading a file of gift ideas she specifically typed out that you can use. Thank you very much for everyone's help on this party. Stay safe!

Friday, July 01, 2005

Invitations Sent

DJ Kitten

The invitations were sent earlier this week and if you are reading this page it probably means that you got one. To reiterate and summarize, my wife, Lisa Arconati turns 30 years old on July 21st. I and Heather VanMeter are throwing an all-day 30th birthday party and picnic bash for her on July 23rd. I don't like to brag, but it's gonna rock.

There will be music, but alas, we will not have dj kitten, despite many requests. Sorry.