Meeting my fellow TB for the first time..

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My first TB meet up!

 I was reading the travel forum at work when it said that there is going to be a mini meet up in Santa Monica on March 28. I contacted pvtjoy (the organizer)to let her know that i was thinking of going, i gave her my contact number and immediately responded to me. She sounded really nice on the phone, we chatted for a little bit. She said don't think about going just go and you'll have a good time, boy  was i glad i  did because it was a blast! I want to thank Joy for convincing me to go.

The meet up was great, i finally met with Mel ( Joy had mentioned her name during our conversation) she's quite a girl, very funny,energetic and friendly.

L-R: Tracy,Mel,me and Grace
But before the meet up, mind you, i only live less than 2 miles from the place we were supposed to meet up, i was an hour late;-( i almost missed the happy hour ($3.00/drink before 7pm) as soon as i got there, half of the girls were already buzzed! so i immediately ordered my margarita (i like it with salt of course,) and tried to play catch up with them. All the girls were really cool and fun. On the nite before the meet up, i asked my new added friend, mizcali to join me with the rest of the gang in Santa Monica, accoding to her, she's never been to any of the meet up and thinking of going too.I gave her my info and  to make the story short she was convinced to meet up with me and the rest of the TB group.We clicked right away, she's cool, i feel like i've known her for a while,  i noticed we had something in common based on what our conversation was, very nice and i'm glad that she came too.
Alina,Joy,me,Tracy and Mel

So i met with code173(cool guy from Barstow, imagined he droved five hours to meet with us), ocwarren happens to be code173's carpool, he's cool, i met Dan  from Michigan, he was telling me that he had just recently came from Southeast Asia not too long ago, very nice guy. Vinnie, i did'nt get to talk to him, he's somewhat quite.There were only four guys among the group so can you imagine how lucky they are hanging out with all this beautiful girls;-)

I got to meet with Alina from Toronto, Tracy, Tiffany from Temecula, Carol from Santa Barbara,Jenn (who thought that the party was over so she decided to put her pj's on  and call it a night but Joy convinced her to join us as well) she came and was happy to see Mel and Silby! Mel and Jenn met before from a previous meet up and Silby had gone on a trip to Mexico with her.

Me,mizcali,and Carol
Silby came later but had to leave early since she's going hiking the next day.She came just on time before the happy hour ends and ordered two huge margarita as soon as her margarita's came, next thing i know, both straws were in her mouth and attempted to drink it all at once! this girl could drink! but then again i thought to myself, what a great idea! next time i'll have both at the same time!(ha-ha-ha!)

Around 11:00 ish, i asked everyone if they are  up for anything maybe go to another bar or club. Since i live in Santa Monica  and i know the area   pretty well,  i recommended Ma'Kai in ocean ave. This used to be my hang out place and it still is, so i told them i know a good place. At first i was kind of worried that we may have to go in line, i got there first and Joy,Alina and Demitrius (omg, i almost forgot to mentioned him)so.

cheers!
.i lied, there were five guys in the group(ha-ha-ha)Anyways, i was surpirsed that we got in so quick, maybe because it was already almost midnite.When everyone got in except Mel,Jenn and Tracy ( they went to grab something to eat), we ordered more drinks and danced. Music that nite was kind of in the 80's and some house music. Warren and Alina were taking photos. When code173 learned that the club in LA closes at 2am, he was so disappointed.

I want to thank everyone for bringing their camera's, what a great photos!

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My first TB meet up!
My first TB meet up!
L-R: Tracy,Mel,me and Grace
L-R: Tracy,Mel,me and Grace
Alina,Joy,me,Tracy and Mel
Alina,Joy,me,Tracy and Mel
Me,mizcali,and Carol
Me,mizcali,and Carol
cheers!
cheers!
huh! those ladies could drink;-P
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huh! those ladies could drink;-P …
My tag was missing for a while and…
My tag was missing for a while an…
I just arrived in this photo
I just arrived in this photo
Joy and me,shes a sweatheart!
Joy and me,she's a sweatheart!
I wonder what Joy was in her mind..
I wonder what Joy was in her mind..
Me plus Mel and mizcali
Me plus Mel and mizcali
second hand smoke;(
second hand smoke;(
all the ladies and Vinnie, oh what…
all the ladies and Vinnie, oh wha…
code173 just arrived from Barstow …
code173 just arrived from Barstow…
Hapy Joy!
Hapy Joy!
Were inside MaKai
We're inside Ma'Kai
me with Alice and Alina
me with Alice and Alina
a bit tipsy?
a bit tipsy?
me soo tired!
me soo tired!
I think this is a great idea, in e…
I think this is a great idea, in …
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