First Annual Spring BBQ 2004/Founders Birthday Party May 28th
This was our first party of 2004 all my groups were invited since it also was my birthday party including non paranormal ones. I did promise some members that I would still post some photos even if nobody showed. I started the party at 5pm it was a nice evening about 85 degrees. Nobody showed which was a really big let down throwing a BBQ on your birthday for yourself. But I brought out the water melon, cooked on the grill and played with the kids we had a water war, played some football even. I wish others did come to the party my house seemed quite active with paranormal activity and plus there was dozens of Chemtrails in the sky which I did photograph them while sitting in the back yard. After the BBQ I had some brownies, an apple pie and lots of leftovers because nobody showed. I went out downtown for a evening bike ride talked with a couple members out of state and that was about it.
Honestly I am disappointed in the fact that not ONE person could show those that said they would show left our group, lied etc and basically our parties are so that others have a chance to make friends, learn about what we do, who we are as people so they can understand how passionate we are about the paranormal. A lot of people often do not think about the effort that goes into a party the preparations, the money spent on food, time put into these events. Often more complain about when, where, or why there is a celebration rather then just to be glad that good people have a chance at being with other good people. Since we are a serious paranormal group we talk to TV producers, meet with authors, scientist etc etc we do not hide behind our monitors and the parties are a way to get people more involved with the group. Even if your shy or whatever the case is this was a simple family orientated BBQ where you could sit town, talk, relax just have fun that really is not alot to ask.
In closing I would like to say this was our first party since we moved from NY to Florida. It just amazes me that nobody would show they act like the hotdogs are haunted or the macaroni salad is going to get them. Remember this what I am about to say; life is short as in NY i held many parties and nobody showed. Then when I moved now others write to me saying Rick I should have came or should have been more involved. Now is the time to show you care not when the organization moves. There is a lot to celebrate about and that is what this party is about; not my birthday or materialistic gifts but having those around you that care. I have a lot to be thankful for moving to Florida and visiting over 30 haunted places some with very good photos. I got the state record in Ectoplasm shots out here already and been here 3 months. I have almost been jumped, robbed, chased and everything else since I been investigating in Florida as well. What not a better way then to spend your Birthday with your friends and members who support your cause? But nobody showed and this saddens me perhaps the next party will be better but now is the time to make a difference just remember this.
Enjoy the photos from our first PGS Spring BBQ of 2004 below!!!!
Ariel View Of Yard Take On Lower Roof (Low Yeah Right!!)
Rick BBQing & Preparing a juicy watermelon
When I said there would be food and spirits I was not kidding!
Our Football festivities and water wars have carried on through the years.
You cannot forget that Birthday Dessert after all this play and hard work.
2004 4th Of July Group Gathering
Well since last year we had a large turn out for our 4th of July party we wanted to throw a second one and of course the first of its kind in the Daytona Deland area. The party started about 4 P.M. and lasted till whenever. We had two stereos of music playing, a long fireworks display at night, lots of food, snacks, Smirnoff and games. Unfortunately nobody showed to the party despite all the advertising, 100s of members and people I would like to think of as friends. The one person that did show was my date for the day and she turned out not to be so nice perhaps she was more paranormal then the ghost at my house lol. Ehh maybe next time I will have better luck I tell you these Florida women are heartless.
I took around 150 photos from the party but wanted to share at least the main ones or at least the funniest ones. I had so many funny things happen to me this party while cooking out on the grill I was attacked by 1000s of ants and trust me my ankles are red and blistered. James was hosing me down while flipping burgers. But I took out my revenge started the grass on fire which caught onto the tree lol. Then I brought out the poison and really pissed them off. But I won the battle and the burgers and hot dogs were saved ha.
At night we had a nice fireworks display which lasted about 45 minutes. We had rockets, giant fountains, bees, jacks, tanks, fireball launchers, and some other pretty cool stuff. I had alot of fun with that I was running through the fountains, playing with the kids sparklers, running for my life as some fuses kept burning out but none the less some people on my street were laughing at me so I must had put on a good show. But I got them back as I grabbed a bottle rocket and it shot straight at them across the street. Hey it was an accident maybe I am supernatural lol
I felt pretty sad during and after the party perhaps because I put in more effort for this party then even my birthday BBQ. But the thing was that people you think are friends did not show, some just did not want to make the effort to come and some just do not take consideration to all the work and expenses that come with a party. All the way between walking to the store to get groceries to cooking. The party just seemed to bum out real quick it came 4pm nobody showed then we had a thunderstorm which did not last long but it created a beautiful rainbow over my house and heat lightening around it. Then I got attacked so bad my ants lol I can barely walk. I spent a lot on fireworks and nobody really came to enjoy the display. So in closing PGS and as far as the other groups I run may not have a chance to go to the next party because either there will be no parties, I will start charging cover charges, or it will be special invitations only. Remember the parties we throw are ways to promote the organization but there also put together so that you have a chance to get out make some friends have some fun even if its your kids playing with mine its the point that if you do not show or make the effort then you should not even be a part of my group since the most important thing is loyalty. I do have planned to throw a haunted October fright party inside my spooky house maybe do up the downstairs a little bit with dim lights and such but like I said I do not know with all the excuses lately it makes me just want to give up and say who cares since that is what others seem to do towards me. It seems like to many people have something personal against me because I own the organization or run various groups and people need to get over it. But if people do not take active participation with various events I will be forced to change our policies and rules which inadvertently will be a loss of privileges for members who can investigate with us freely or show to our gatherings.
Above The Party Has Just Started a few Smirnoff's and some hugging is a great way to start.
My cooking skills are paranormal in itself watch and learn lol but the ladies seem to be enjoy my grilling.
While grilling I was attacked by an anthill of fire ants I have a hundred bites on my feet today but as you can see here I did not let them win. I poisoned them, flooded there ant hill and even started them on fire. Almost burnt my tree down but hey they say in order to win you have to fight fire with fire and these are fire ants!! Christi snapped the lightning photo while I was busy battling.
To Finish of the evening we had a nice fireworks display since they were not showing up very well I decided to stand in limelight despite the fact that sparks with flying up my crotch it had to be the best fireworks display I had ever put on with comedy included.
Haunted Halloween Bash 2004
as you know our 2004 Halloween party is one of our biggest events every
year and we hope to continue our tradition full of fun, food, music, and
new friendships formed. As a matter of fact its 9:30am and the party is
still going on today as a few of our guest spent the night.
Hours Before The Party (Decorations)
Now This Is Scary
Okay I Lied This Was A Massage Party Can You Feel The Love lol
Now Things Are Really Getting Crazy
Just Everybody Having A Great Time!
Who is the mystery guest who watched there party from there truck?
A. Stalker B. Cowardly Member C. A Jealous Woman D. A Disappointed Queer E. All Of The Above
New Years Eve 2004 PGS Bash
Well as you know last night we threw our first new year's eve party here in Florida. I had pizza, beer, fireworks etc its always nice when you can throw a party and bring in the new year with your friends and members. This party also marked our fourth one in the year of 2004. I host these parties because it allows other members a safe environment and a chance at meeting others from the group. It also allows others to learn a little more about who we are and what we are about.