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The girls throwing up gang signs. I bet Julz had something to do with this..
I'm not sure how these meetups quickly evolved into entire WEEKENDS! Our LA pre-meetup was 19 people at a wonderful Mediterranean food place Joy frequents and is owned by the NICEST people!

By our standards, this was a pretty tame night! Only 3 people got minor injuries, retinas were only slightly burned out from the multiple bulbs and 1 or 2 bottles of wine were consumed. By all accounts and measures - an absolute success!

I was EXTREMELY looking forward to this meet as we would be joined by some of our BAY AREA BABES! Julie, Erin and JILLIAN!!! I had never met Julz but knew immediately I would love her (and I was right!!), I hadn't seen Erin since the first ever meetup at the Edison, and I hadn't seen Jillian since Vegas a month and a half ago but that seems like AGES and AGES ago now!!

To sweeten the deal, most of the Las Vegas crowd that I remember so VERY FONDLY made the drive - ALL in separate cars! Our Queen Mellemel drove with Melissa, John (jpchoi), Sal (sincitytraveler), and Will who spent the big bucks flying all the way out from South Carolina!! I am surprised I didn't pass out from happiness, as I am known to almost pass out quite frequently, as this weekend would reveal.
Alice and Bellydancer1


In addition, a wonderful new group of TBs joined us for this meet, including Charisse, Sharon from Canada, Melissa from Las Vegas and Oscar!
Fresh blood! Hahahaa =)

For me, the best part of the night was the bellydancing. Though Sal came too late for the festivities ;) Tiffybear, Alice and Mel were chosen to go up and strut their stuff. The bellydancer would basically perform a move and ask the unsuspecting diner to imitat her. But Mel just came in and made the dance her own - in my opinion, highly improving upon it in true MEL STYLE! I've decided that Mel is one of the MOST charismatic people on TB.

I couldn't believe this was only the pre-meetup. It would turn out that it was far better organized than the actual meetup, no thanks to me. But you live and you learn and Joy saved the day as usual with a divining rod - finding us the COOLEST place for drinks and dancing - how does she find these hidden gems and luck out SO HARD??


mellemel8 says:
OMG karaoke :)
Posted on: May 20, 2008
jenn79 says:
Of course didn't forget you darling! Sorry my fault as we didn't meet in Vegas, in my head you are one of the new ppl! =)
Posted on: May 19, 2008
Melissa919 says:
u 4got me! I guess I am not considered part of the Vegas people. =P
Posted on: May 19, 2008
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The girls throwing up gang signs. …
The girls throwing up gang signs.…
Alice and Bellydancer1
Alice and Bellydancer1
Bay Area Babes!
Bay Area Babes!
Melissa, Julz and Sharon
Melissa, Julz and Sharon
Mel doing her own thing - and lovi…
Mel doing her own thing - and lov…
Charisse and Julz doing a little d…
Charisse and Julz doing a little …
Tracy, Charisse and Eli
Tracy, Charisse and Eli
Some of the girls!
Some of the girls!
I dont know why Travman is trying…
I don't know why Travman is tryin…
Will and Mel - aww!
Will and Mel - aww!
Will being award the Pinkie!
Will being award the Pinkie!
Sharon being awarded a cool racerb…
Sharon being awarded a cool racer…
Me and Will
Me and Will
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