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Why I host Pie Night

Well, you might have gotten the hint that I was sort of messed up as a kid. I didn’t exactly turn out all right, and someone asked me what I am doing about that. The answer is, a lot of things, and not enough. Not yet.

Which brings me to the title. I wanted to be the kind of person who hosted parties. As a teen, I tried to throw a party when my parents were gone once. Complete failure. No one came besides Jason and a couple of people I can’t remember who. I can’t remember trying again until the first Pie Night in 2002.

It’s pretty simple. Pie Night was and is my attempt to be the cool popular kid in high school and college who threw a party and everyone wanted to go to his parties. Instead of playing not to lose, like I did for years, I made a stab at being popular.

I stacked the deck in my favor by having it be a little different. Other people threw parties with alcohol or art or music or whatever. No one else had pie. It would be different, and who doesn’t like pie? I’ve jokingly referred to Pie Night as buying friends but it’s not really a joke. I’m hoping people will like me because I’m doing something in which they like to participate.

Have I mentioned the first pie night was a failure in that regard? I was certainly popular with people Jason cajoled into coming. I wasn’t so successful at convincing them on my own. But I was new at it and I learned. If a person does anything long enough, they’ll get some notice for it. Pie Night is over 7 years old now.

That’s actually sort of important. Becoming a person different from who I was takes time and practice. Pie Night isn’t the only thing I do to change who I was. Some of them I stuck to. Some of them I gave up prematurely. Pie Night has been pretty successful.

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h2so4 From: h2so4 Date: June 24th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have really enjoyed the two or three Pie nights I have attended. I plan on attending the upcoming
one as well. I made a pie last time and will try to make one this time also.

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gkr From: gkr Date: June 24th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do make my own pie crust. Most of the time, I just use the basic BH&G recipe. Also the same recipe as is on the back of pastry flour bags.
daystars From: daystars Date: June 24th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hint: don't forget the shortening. It's kind of important.
a_muse_d From: a_muse_d Date: June 24th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
i have enjoyed your Pie Nights and hope to attend another in the future. :) i like the opportunity to bake. it'll be after July though, since there's a wedding i already plan to attend on the same date as your next Pie Night.

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