“I could say that all my books were conceived by the time I was twenty, although they were not to be written for another thirty or forty years. But perhaps this is true of most writers—the emotional storage is done very early on.”—Marguerite Yourcenar (via theparisreview)
Announcing the 2013 “It’s 5 o’ Clock in Lime-A-Rita Ville” Garden Party Contest. Invited guests will have the opportunity to rack up points by participating in thematic activities such Limbo, mini Hula Hoop-a-thons, a Lost Shaker of Salt Scavenger Hunt, and by wearing your most daring flare. Not only will you walk away with a year’s worth of bragging rights, but you could be one of three partygoers to win hot prizes such as a dashboard hula girl, a golden coconut, or a handle of Jose Cuervo.
Here are the rules: You’ve got to play (hard) to win. And these rules are by no means official—because I haven’t texted my lawyer yet to see if he can come.
When you arrive at the “It’s 5 o’Clock in Lime-A-Rita-Ville” Garden Party, be sure to pick up a score card. Each player should ask another partygoer to initial their card upon completion of each task. Somewhere around 10pm, I’ll ask that you turn in your cards and winners will be determined.
Here’s how you earn points:
Limbo: 2 points = For each successful pass under the limbo stick. Seriously, people, how low can you go?
Mini Hula Hoop-a-thons: 3 points = Challenge a fellow party-goer to a Hula Hoop-a-thon. 3 additional points will be awarded to winner of said Hula Hoop-a-thon.
Lost Shaker of Salt Scavenger Hunt: 2 points = For each item you locate in the Lost Shaker of Salt Scavenger Hunt.
Flare: 1 point = Guests will receive 1 point for each item of Parrot-head approved apparel and accessories. 2 bonus points will be awarded to guests wearing anything with a parrot (live parrots are not permitted), a floral shirt, beads (counts as 1), beachcombers hats, shark’s teeth, a noticeable amount of fragrant sun tan oil.