Posted on : Dec-16-2009 | By : Joshua | In : Event, Skeptics in the Pub
UPDATE: Rebecca and Sid sent along a special holiday message wishing everyone well and… explaining how a Yankee Swap works.
Hey, gang! Sorry for the late notice, but there will be a Skeptics in the Pub event this month. We won’t have a speaker, though. Apparently, some skeptics have “lives” and “families” they want to “spend time with”. Weird.
Instead, we’ll meet at the same Skep-time, same Skep-drinkery on Monday, December 21, for some fun holiday shenanigans. (Remember: every time you don’t say the Ch-word, a fundie has an aneurysm.) Mostly, we’re just going to hang out and drink, but Rebecca informs me that there’s a holiday tradition called the “Yankee Swap”. Given the name, I assume all of you native New Englanders are already familiar with the concept, but I’ll explain it for the rest of us.
- Bring a present.
- Give your present to someone else.
- Take their present.
We’ll have detailed rules for the swap at the event, but the important part is to bring a present. This is the perfect time to get rid of that ugly-ass sweater your grandma bought you last year, but only if you’re an asshole (like me). Seriously, though, don’t bring anything huge. It’s just a fun little swappy thing. You know, warm fuzzy kindergarten stuff.
There may also be a special bonus that we’re preparing for you. You won’t find out what it is unless you show up, so show up!
Remember, folks, that’s Monday, December 21, 7 pm, at Tommy Doyle’s in Harvard Square. Be seeing you!