Hello RTMD Crabbies, we interrupt our usual greeting for a very special message:
Now that that’s out of the way, how was everyone’s Thanksgiving? We hope you didn’t have soupy mashed potatoes like some of us did (it was admin Emily, she mashed them too hard). We’re kicking off this holiday-tastistic month with a meaty meetup, a sneak-peek at some artsy shenanigans, and so many birthdays! Seriously, there are so many December babies in RTMD. All y’all’s parents got freaky in March.
Mark Your Calendars
The December Meat Sweats
Hnnnnngh….meat sweats. It may sound gross, but it’ll be a rip-roaring good time when RTMD gathers together for a holiday feast of Korean BBQ. Swing on by to Honey Pig, a Korean barbeque restaurant in Ellicott City, MD on Sunday, December 10th. The party starts at 7:00PM, and by party, we mean friends gathered round a table top grill to enjoy KPop and festivities. Cost does depend on what you order, but expect a range of $20 - $35. Honey Pig does have a variety of options, even if you want vegetarian sweats instead of meat sweats. As long as you get sweaty, you’re doing it right!
Happy Little RTMDs
Oh hi there...certainly glad you could join us today. My name is Rob Boss and we’re gonna have a great time. Come with us to make some happy little trees on Sunday, January 14th at 6:00PM. Everyone is meeting at Emily’s house, going to get food, then having a painting extravaganza. Supplies will be provided but we ask that everyone coming spare $5 to cover the costs of tools. Art is pain...the pain is mostly in our wallets. We appreciate you and look forward to painting a la Bob Ross! More details to come in January’s issue.
Shhh….Its A Secret (Santa)
Thank you to all of you little elving elves who signed up for the secret santa exchange. This is our love child between RTMD and RTVA, and everyone who filled out the form should have already received your match! Remember to send out those prezzies before December 10th so our postal workers can deliver it on time. (Shout out to the post office, man, they the real MVPs of the holiday season). If you have any questions, comments, or Christmas cookies to give your lovely lovely admins, let us know! Speaking of: this is not strictly a Christmas event. We have a ton of people of different faiths and we all enjoy receiving gifts from new friends so please keep that in mind! Bring on the tidings of joy, motherfuckers!
The Bay Watch
We know, we know, a lot of you are thinking, “This again, I’ve already filled it out ” but RTMD has had so many new members join that we felt it was time to bring the long-ass survey back again. This survey helps us keep track of our group, and more importantly: announce your birthdays each month without badgering you. Please take the time to fill it out if you haven’t already! The survey can be found here.
What A Girthy Poll
It’s a good practice to take a census of how everyone’s feeling about things when said things are reaching a milestone. With 2018 coming up, we scrapped together a lil ol’ poll to get everyone’s thoughts and impressions on how RTMD has been doing this past year. Feelin’ the temperature of everyone’s opinions helps us, as admins, move RTMD in an even better direction. So just call this questionnaire our anal thermometer. Thanks in advance for filling it out!
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Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear...well, a large chunk of ya’ll actually. RTMD has seven birthdays coming up this month. SEVEN. We hope everyone has a fantastic birthday, and doesn’t experience the dreaded birthday/Christmas combination gift!
Doug (@SirDuggieWuggie) on December 6th
Hannah (@hannahconda) on December 11th
Emily (@Mololue) on December 13th
Alli (@amwride) on December 21st
Taylor (@colemant12) on December 22nd
Nate (@Big_Buckets) on December 26th
Adam (username TBA!) on December 31st
And Now...The Weather
Ho ho ho, hoes! RTMD has grown so much this year! From our wobbly-legged beginning to a semi-functioning adult, we’re proud of how far this group has come. Starting from the beginning of 2017 to now, we’ve more than tripled our size and done some wild shit together both online and offline. We love you guys and we’re happy to have you here with us! There’s some exciting stuff planned for 2018 and we’d love to hear suggestions from everyone. We don’t have a typical suggestion box, so if you’re not jiggy with the survey, just send us an email at email@example.com or DM one of us on any of the social media sites we spam you on! We promise we’ll keep the dog memes as responses to a minimum.
Our present this year is to keep this update fairly short (ha, like this is ‘short’!). As the holidays begin, we want to wish everyone a safe, plentiful, and loving time. Obvious reminders for all: don’t drink and drive; be polite to customer service and retail workers; and don’t re-gift a present to the person who originally got it for you. That’s just yikes.
Hanukkah Sameach! Happy Kwanzaa! Merry Christmas! Peaceful Solstice! And a happy New Year!
Your Friendly Neighborhood Admins (And Santa's Helpers),