Sunday, January 27, 2013

Testing the Waters of Socialization

Yesterday, I sent this out to all of the Fulbrighters who are here currently, about twenty plus. In addition, I sent it out to about ten others that we know who live here full time. I will report back on the outcome. As of this morning, I have only had one RSVP for each event. My next experiment is to post this on Facebook in the All Expats Group to see what happens.

This is a social experiment being sent to a large number of people.
Please do not respond to this e-mail unless you want to join us. It will be too confusing getting "No, thanks!"
Do write me if you want to suggest something other than what is here.

We are hosting two events with conditions.

1. For Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 pm, we would like to have 4 people come over for a potluck and to play Cribbage.  All levels of Cribbage players are welcome from those who don't know nincs about the game to those who are champion level. The basic requirement is that you can count as high as 31. If you are a newbie, we will patiently teach you.

Generally, the game is played with 1, 2, or 3 players, but if we had 4 or 6, we can do teams of 2.
The first 4 people to RSVP for certain that they would like to have a potluck/Cribbage evening will be invited. Those beyond the first 4 will be invited the next time.

2. For Friday, February 15 at 6:30 pm, we would like to have another potluck, but this one as an open game night. We have "Apples to Apples", playing cards, Scrabble, and others. If you have a game, you are welcome to bring it along. If we have too many for one game or some choose to play something different, the living room is a second option for setting up a game space. There are no limits on numbers as long as you are willing to bring something for a potluck.

Remember, for either event you only have to RSVP if you want to attend. If you don't want to attend, we are open for a coffee or other social type event you may want to propose.

Other culture notes:
Mangalica Festival - Indigenous curly haired Hungarian pigs
Szabadsag ter (near the US Embassy)
February 8-10

Museum of Fine Arts
Cezanne exhibit - Not free, but limited engagement
Once you pay admission there are free tours of the permanent exhibits focusing on one area Tues - Fri 11am, 1pm and 2pm in English. There is one on Sat also. You can find the schedule here:

Happy Winter ~~ FYI, February in Hungary lasts for 58 days. It is the longest month in the history of time.

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