1) It is supposed to be 90 degrees here today.
2) Mom told the boss they should have a cookout.
3) The boss decided it was a good idea, would be good for morale (things have been REALLY slow) and said he would pay for the hamburgers, hot dogs and buns.
3a) All the designers (mom works in a furniture store) are bringing something (regular salad, macaroni salad, brownies, soda, condiments, etc.)
3b) Mom is bringing the Surf Music.
3c) I am not going to get any of the great food. That's not fair!