"Deeper....Deeper! Just Don't Get Burned"

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Joy and Jillian...let's get this party started!

Oh Lordy, where do I begin!?!  After hugs and getting the grand tour of Joy's house, it's scramble time for Jillian, Julz, and I to get ready for the pre TB meet at the Mediterranean Grill.  Amazingly enough, four women with less than an hour to get ready, are on time and ready to hit the road!

The restaurant is practically walking distance from Joy's house so we are there in no time.  In true TB fashion, we emerge from Joy's SUV, "Bruiser", armed with cameras, ready to do battle!  Of course, the first pic of the night is the restaurant itself....or in my case, the fellow TB'ers taking photos of the restaurant! HA HA.  Unfortunately for me, Jillian was kind enough to return the favor of sorts and took a picture of my behind as I am walking in front of them all!

As soon as we get inside the restaurant, I know one face who is guaranteed to be there since he's usually the first one at all the meetups.

First pic of the meet - everyone taking pics of the venue itself!! HA HA
Mark (Travelman727) is always there on time and ready for the party to begin!  Sure enough, we walk in and who's the first person we see.....LOL.  But he's got company this time!  Alice (Alicegourmet) has arrived and I finally get to meet her AND I get my own TB cookies!!! YEAH!!! Slowly but surely, people starting arriving and it was awesome to see my TB buds that I've missed for the last couple months!  I was very excited for Jen (Jenn79) and Will (w_clemmons) arrival because I didn't get to say goodbye to my buddy Will in Vegas because I was in South Korea for his going away party. 

There was food, a ton of it, and I barely remember eating much except for the hummus and cheese filled thingys. Everytime I'd take a bite, someone would come in and it was hugs, kisses, and 40 TB cameras snapping away! Whoo Hoo.

Me and My Tiffy!!!!
  Joy was definitely the hostess with the mostest and remembered the "this is a drink for...." signs.  Got that out of the way and it was back to mingling and giggling. 

Besides the anticipation of meeting Alice, I was excited to meet my future co-conspirator in TB mischief, Tiffany (Tiffybear24).  OMG!  Watch out world.....!  :D Tiffany walks in and it's like my long lost sister (although I'm not quite sure what that's like since I'm an only child but you get the point!)  It wasn't long until she was up belly dancing.....whooo wheeeeee. 

Then, our fearless queen and CW arrived with Melissa (Melissa919).  That's when the party started! LOL.  By this point, Mark, Lynette (Nyl) and Tiffany had all been recruited by the belly dancing and Mel got right out and showed us her moves.

Gee, look everybody, I signed my own shirt!
  Strangely, they looked very similar to the moves she had on the table in the Red Rock Lounge but she could work it!

Now it's time for the official pink shirt presentations.  For the men, our Will was the longest traveled from the Right Coast. And Sharon (sharonburger) was joining us from Montreal! The obligatory prom photos were out of the way and now, let's get this party started!!! :D 

Everyone in the restaurant had their eyes on us - not sure if that was a good thing or bad thing though.  I am sure they wonder how on earth these people can take so many photos!  :D Everytime someone moved, there were flashes going off.  Now it was time for the real fun to begin and the Hookah pipes to emerge!  They brought three large Hookahs and set them around the tables, reminding us not to touch them, move them, or break them.

Deeper...Deeper! Just don't get burned!
  Well......what happens when you put a bunch of wild TB's in a small area with three big Hookah pipes...yeah...someone's going down! I should note, we are ALL sober at this point.....LOL.  Maybe that was the problem because sober TB's get restless and need adventure.  "Always remember to use a new tip and please practice safe hookahing. Thank you!"  Yeah, well, as evidenced by the photos, the Hookah pipes were sufficiently violated. 

And what do you do when you tire of the Hookahs and want to move on? You find the nearest good sport, and make them your next victim. Sorry Sal (sincitytraveler).  If you don't know Sal, you are missing out on a great guy.....he's a great sport and lets us take advantage of him (for pictures sake only of course).

Poor, poor Sal!
 

PLEASE NOTE: No TB's were harmed during the making of these photos.  But kids, remember, you still shouldn't try this at home!  Make sure to check JPChoi's blog for the censored, PG rated pics!!! HA HA. 

Once we sufficiently wore out our welcome at the Mediterranean Grill, it was off to Joy's house for the army of us she was hosting for a sleepover.  Hmmm, almost like Joy's running her own hostel!  The only thing is, you just have to BYOB and you are good! Tiffy brought the requested almond champagne from Temecula, I had local boutique red wines, and Tracy was armed with Jager Bombs!  It was quite a fun time and after several rounds of shots, wine, and champagne, what else would you expect from a house full of TB's?!?!  More pics.

Uh, Giovanni...this one's for you! LOL
.....and hmmm, let's see what other TB peeps we can call at 2:30am!! Whoo Hoo.  Thank you to James, Shane, and a few others I didn't quite catch the names of for putting up with us.  Adrian and Giovanni - you're both fired for not answering!!! LOL. I knew Giovanni would be up since he keeps even crazier hours than I do but his phone had died that night so he didn't get our message until later in the morning.  And being the great friend he is to me, he was kind enough to save the message to rub it in, eerrr, I mean play it back later in the day!! LOL.  What are great friends for, right??? 

In between the various TB calls, we still maintained our TB code of ethics and took photos of every single detail that occurred, including the lovely photos of us all in Joy's bed!  That followed several goofy comment postings that we figured we needed to back up!! HA HA.

Now THIS is a true harem master! HA HA
  After the group photos around the house, people began dropping like flies and the remaining crew did what we do best! Jumped on TB and began blogging, commenting, and checking out John, JPChoi who was crazy enough to drive back to Las Vegas that night and start blogging at 4am!!! HA HA HA.  Everyone pretty much went to sleep around 5am and I stayed up chatting online with a friend and fellow TB'er until around 6am when the sun was coming up!!! HA HA. 

All I remember was closing my eyes to be waken by my phone at 8:15am with a text from Adrian (Acowboy) - "You awake yet?" Uh, gee thanks...am now! LOL.  15 minutes later the girls are all awake and it's time to review the photographic damage from the night before and get ready for lunch in Venice with Wendy and the REAL TB meet!! Whoo Hoo.

The end....good night girls!
    

Africancrab says:
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Posted on: May 22, 2008
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Joy and Jillian...lets get this p…
Joy and Jillian...let's get this …
First pic of the meet - everyone t…
First pic of the meet - everyone …
Me and My Tiffy!!!!
Me and My Tiffy!!!!
Gee, look everybody, I signed my o…
Gee, look everybody, I signed my …
Deeper...Deeper! Just dont get bu…
Deeper...Deeper! Just don't get b…
Poor, poor Sal!
Poor, poor Sal!
Uh, Giovanni...this ones for you!…
Uh, Giovanni...this one's for you…
Now THIS is a true harem master! H…
Now THIS is a true harem master! …
The end....good night girls!
The end....good night girls!
Julz and Erin ready for some Hooka…
Julz and Erin ready for some Hook…
Mediterranean Grill
Mediterranean Grill
The first two arrivals - Alice (Al…
The first two arrivals - Alice (A…
My first TB cookies from Alice!
My first TB cookies from Alice!
Oscar (Coolfrnd92) and his TB cook…
Oscar (Coolfrnd92) and his TB coo…
Alice passing out her cookies
Alice passing out her cookies
Angel and Joy
Angel and Joy
Alice and Angel
Alice and Angel
Flex those muscles girlfriend...Wh…
Flex those muscles girlfriend...W…
Peace Out Joy!
Peace Out Joy!
Oscar, Angel, and me
Oscar, Angel, and me
What is Will doing with his hands!…
What is Will doing with his hands…
So excited to see Jen, couldnt ev…
So excited to see Jen, couldn't e…
Joy and Jenn
Joy and Jenn
Jenn.....let him go, he cant brea…
Jenn.....let him go, he can't bre…
Dont look so surprised Mark!
Don't look so surprised Mark!
Dont be scared Joy!
Don't be scared Joy!
Julz, Me, Angel, Jillian, and Joy
Julz, Me, Angel, Jillian, and Joy
LA and OC representing!
LA and OC representing!
Joy and Angel want a piece of the …
Joy and Angel want a piece of the…
Joy and Angel with Will!
Joy and Angel with Will!
Julz, Oscar, and ME
Julz, Oscar, and ME
Me and Will
Me and Will
The group mingling
The group mingling
Me and Tracy!
Me and Tracy!
Tyra Banks photoshoot in progress
Tyra Banks photoshoot in progress
No, dont get me Julz! No!
No, don't get me Julz! No!
Me and John
Me and John
Mmmm, Hummus!
Mmmm, Hummus!
When one camera isnt enough.....
When one camera isn't enough.....
Uh, cant remember what this is ca…
Uh, can't remember what this is c…
Let the vino flow!
Let the vino flow!
Get ready Mark..shes coming for y…
Get ready Mark..she's coming for …
Shake it Mark!
Shake it Mark!
Can you believe no Ouzo was involv…
Can you believe no Ouzo was invol…
YEAH MARK!!!
YEAH MARK!!!
Tiffy, watch you...you are next gi…
Tiffy, watch you...you are next g…
Tiffys ready!
Tiffy's ready!
Now its really Tiffanys time to …
Now it's really Tiffany's time to…
Now Lynette takes a shot at it....
Now Lynette takes a shot at it....
The happy arrival of Queen CW Mel
The happy arrival of Queen "CW" Mel
Instant Party..Just add Mel
Instant Party..Just add Mel
Me and Mel
Me and Mel
Now its Alices turn to shake her…
Now it's Alice's turn to shake he…
The secret of how Mel gets some of…
The secret of how Mel gets some o…
Everyone wants a pic of Mel on the…
Everyone wants a pic of Mel on th…
What lushes! LOL
What lushes! LOL
The main courses
The main courses
Uh.....no comment! LOL
Uh.....no comment! LOL
Julz has skills....two cameras for…
Julz has skills....two cameras fo…
Hey.........
Hey.........
Mel musta finally said something f…
Mel musta finally said something …
Can we say hottie?!?
Can we say hottie?!?
Me with Angel and Julz
Me with Angel and Julz
Who me?
"Who me?"
What are you pointing at Jen?!?!
What are you pointing at Jen?!?!
With Mel and Angel
With Mel and Angel
With my partner in wine
With my partner in wine
Angel getting a head massage???
Angel getting a head massage???
LV and OC repesenting!
LV and OC repesenting!
Joy trying to get everyones atten…
Joy trying to get everyones' atte…
Gee, you know who has a shot of Jo…
Gee, you know who has a shot of J…
And the winner is.....Will of cour…
And the winner is.....Will of cou…
Cmon Will...you know pink is your…
C'mon Will...you know pink is you…
Uh oh, watch out ladies....shes p…
Uh oh, watch out ladies....she's …
Looking good Will
Looking good Will
And the female winner is.....Sharo…
And the female winner is.....Shar…
Cmon Sharon...speech! speech!
C'mon Sharon...speech! speech!
Group shot - numero uno
Group shot - numero uno
Group shot - numero dos
Group shot - numero dos
Sharon and Will as they prepare fo…
Sharon and Will as they prepare f…
That is the look of a man who love…
That is the look of a man who lov…
Everyone photographing the Prom Qu…
Everyone photographing the Prom Q…
What up Julz?!?!
What up Julz?!?!
That side of the room taking the K…
That side of the room taking the …
Hmmm, I musta done something funny
Hmmm, I musta done something funny
Julz helping set up the Hookah
Julz helping set up the Hookah
The official Mark kiss!
The official Mark kiss!
Love this pic!
Love this pic!
With Jen and Tyra, uh, I mean Jill…
With Jen and Tyra, uh, I mean Jil…
Mr suave...JPChoi
Mr suave...JPChoi
With Alice and Julz and poor Sals…
With Alice and Julz and poor Sal'…
Kiss so Sals head feels better no…
Kiss so Sal's head feels better n…
Uh, can we say hottie again?
Uh, can we say hottie again?
Angel and Tiffany
Angel and Tiffany
Sal starts off the night - remembe…
Sal starts off the night - rememb…
Will is going to try the Hookah
Will is going to try the Hookah
Ok, maybe not yet
Ok, maybe not yet
And perhaps never
And perhaps never
Jen and I with the Hookah
Jen and I with the Hookah
Sal and I with the Hookah
Sal and I with the Hookah
Psssst, Psssst...hey Jillian
Psssst, Psssst...hey Jillian
Look at Alice with the Hookah!
Look at Alice with the Hookah!
I warned you.......
I warned you.......
This is where the PG rated showing…
This is where the PG rated showin…
Awww, Jillian needs a Hookah pipe …
Awww, Jillian needs a Hookah pipe…
Arent they cute!
Aren't they cute!
Love from Mel!
Love from Mel!
Julz and Sal
Julz and Sal
This is the original LA TB Meet up…
This is the original LA TB Meet u…
I believe Mel calls this the 60 in…
I believe Mel calls this the 60 i…
Cute pic of Angel and Jillian
Cute pic of Angel and Jillian
Julz, Mel, Angel, and Me
Julz, Mel, Angel, and Me
What shady back door deals do we h…
What shady back door deals do we …
Me and Will
Me and Will
Yeah, like you are all innocent Me…
Yeah, like you are all innocent M…
Uh oh....you know where this is go…
Uh oh....you know where this is g…
Very studly
Very studly
And yup.....there it went!
And yup.....there it went!
Me and Julz
Me and Julz
Me and Tiffy!
Me and Tiffy!
Is that the dont bother me look?
Is that the don't bother me look?
Higher Mel, higher!
Higher Mel, higher!
Uh, I believe Mel threw ice down J…
Uh, I believe Mel threw ice down …
Poor Sal......
Poor Sal......
Uh, and I am guessing Jillian told…
Uh, and I am guessing Jillian tol…
But look, they made up already!
But look, they made up already!
Wills sexy pose!
Will's sexy pose!
A rare moment....a pic of Will smi…
A rare moment....a pic of Will sm…
What on earth!??!
What on earth!??!
Tracy is double fisting
Tracy is double fisting
And finally...a pic of the hottie …
And finally...a pic of the hottie…
Bye guys!!!!
Bye guys!!!!
Say bye bye to Eli!
Say bye bye to Eli!
Oh yes, let the afterparty begin! …
Oh yes, let the afterparty begin!…
Now for anyone who knows Jen, does…
Now for anyone who knows Jen, doe…
Learned that Sal is a wino too! Wh…
Learned that Sal is a wino too! W…
But apparently Will is not - he wi…
But apparently Will is not - he w…
First Jager bomb of the night
First Jager bomb of the night
Concentration....
Concentration....
Julz is spill proofing!
Julz is spill proofing!
Cmon Julz, you can beat her!
C'mon Julz, you can beat her!
Uh oh, poor Chareese...she has no …
Uh oh, poor Chareese...she has no…
Chareese is already behind - her s…
Chareese is already behind - her …
Looks like she caught up though!
Looks like she caught up though!
Like this pic should surprise anyo…
Like this pic should surprise any…
I wear my sunglasses at night.....
"I wear my sunglasses at night.....
....so I can see so I can see
....so I can see so I can see"
Uh, its the West Side LA Peace po…
Uh, it's the West Side LA Peace p…
Jager Bombs here we come!
Jager Bombs here we come!
Time to drop and.....
Time to drop and.....
Lets chug!
Let's chug!
Now its Sals turn for Jager Bomb…
Now it's Sal's turn for Jager Bom…
Go Tracy! Go Tracy!
Go Tracy! Go Tracy!
Uh oh...Tracys met her match! LOL
Uh oh...Tracy's met her match! LOL
Tracy can still keep her happy fac…
Tracy can still keep her happy fa…
And Markos...this one is for Joys…
And Markos...this one is for Joy'…
Of course, they cant stay away fr…
Of course, they can't stay away f…
Last girls standing! HA HA
Last girls standing! HA HA
Watch out Mel!!!!
Watch out Mel!!!!
Let the drunk dialing begin (sad…
Let the "drunk" dialing begin (sa…
This is where Mel and Jillian conj…
This is where Mel and Jillian con…
Look at Tiff leaving comments at 3…
Look at Tiff leaving comments at …
Mel talking to Shane
Mel talking to Shane
Tiffy tries to snake the phone to …
Tiffy tries to snake the phone to…
The tickle fight begins!
The tickle fight begins!
Watch out Mel!
Watch out Mel!
Me talking to James
Me talking to James
We see you in there.......come out…
We see you in there.......come ou…
Mel getting ready to turn on her l…
Mel getting ready to turn on her …
Unwinding before bed
Unwinding before bed
The last text of the night
The last text of the night
Ready to take on Tracy and the Jag…
Ready to take on Tracy and the Ja…
The obligatory circle photo with a…
The obligatory circle photo with …
Me and my wino!
Me and my wino!
Uh, I have no idea! LOL
Uh, I have no idea! LOL
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