Eeeeeewww, I Am Not Spooning You with Vomit Breath!

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Me and Julz

As we walked down Pier Avenue and I saw Jenn standing outside, I knew the worst was upon us.  For all the work that Mel put into going back and forth down there to secure reservations and to ensure they knew we'd be there, they didn't honor them.  They tell us only 4 of our group is allowed in at that point and we are off on a table by ourselves.  Julz, me, Kathryn, and Angel went in.  We were not happy as Charles and Jamie stood outside.  We ended up sneaking them in and brought chairs over while the bar staff looked on.  Mel's other table was across the room and we were supposed to have these big tables behind it if the group would ever leave. 

The evening was somewhat blurred as I think we made several table changes and I know we irritated the wait staff as we kept moving but given they were the ones to screw up our reservations, I didn't feel terribly bad.

Alice with her TravBuddy mousse
  Julz and I moved over to where Rob and Joy were now holding two tables.  Alice and her hubby showed complete with the chocolate mousse and fresh baked cookies.  OMG....it's a good thing I don't live in Los Angeles anymore - I could not be that close to Alice and not gain 100 lbs!!! 

We chowed, we drank, and we ate cookies and mousse.  Mooooo!  People came and left and we rotated tables yet again.  The evening was filled with our DD (drunken and demanding..ha ha) hostess  running around to make sure everyone was ok.  Somehow Mel also managed to really enjoy her food...so much so that it was all over her white shirt.  LOL!! And well, in true Mel fashion.

Awwww, Jamie and his sliders
..she came in search of her Grey Goose shot I owed her.  Somewhat like the last meet wherein she ran around yelling for Jillian and her purse, this time was for her GG shot! "Where's my shot? I said, WHERE'S MY SHOT??"  HA HA HA.  Well, her shot finally came and that was the one that seemed to do her in.  She announced she was retiring to her office and proceeded to climb under the table and snooze on a chair!!! OMG. 

The night wore on and I thought Tim must have gotten lost on his way so I texted him and he said he was outside looking for parking.  About 20 minutes later he arrived and it was so great to meet!!! We hung out and talked a bit when this guy walks up and says hey "TravBuddies" and I am sorta like...who are you?  Turns out it was Zack from San Diego.

Cute...Love the face Angel!!! HA HA
...HA HA HA.  I didn't recognize him as he looks different from  his pics (sorry Zack)....well his hair color is different in the pics.  It just threw me off!  He brought a friend who also apparently joined the site but I don't know his handle yet. 

About this time, the band finally starts to play and TBs head to the dance floor. We goofed around for a bit and somehow ended up on a conga line that Jenn managed to capture on film.   I was about to get Tim on the dance floor when the music stopped - lucky dog!!! Next time I will get you out there though...watch me!!!  I spent the rest of the evening chatting with Tim and a few other TB's, some I've never met and some I was excited to see again.  Charles, Kathryn, Angel, and Julz headed back to the hotel but I stayed with Mel, Tracy, and Jamie since Tim had driven all the way up from Orange County.

The best pic of the night...Awww, Zack, we think Tim is cute too!!
  Mel was waiting for Dimitriy to arrive anyways so we couldn't go. 

While we are sitting around chatting, I see Hermosa Beach officers out front and OMG..the same guys from the Shore the night before!  They came in and did a count but no one was kicked out this time.  WHEW.  While hanging out, we got consolidated down a table or two as the waitress said we needed to either order more drinks or leave.  WTF?? There was no one outside at this point and empty tables elsewhere and given the fact that the large group which had our table to begin with sat there for over an hour drinking water when the place was packed, I don't see what we were hurting if only a couple people still were drinking.  I was very annoyed with the venue and how they handled things, especially after the money our group dropped in there.

Hilarious!!! LOL
 

By this time, Mel is starting to sober up...at least a little. Thank heaven Julz was on bathroom duty for the night.  Mel had given her Grey Goose shots back to the porcelain gods so she was feeling better.  Remember, Mel and I are supposed to share one of the beds in the hotel and we had joked about spooning.  I told her, eeeeww, I am not spooning you now with vomit breath!! HA HA HA  She laid her head down on the table to nap for a bit before we ventured on.  I ran to the bathroom one last time and there was still quite a line.  Turns out there were two girls in the large handicapped stall and they didn't quite realize there was a line forming outside and given the way they were all over each other when the stall door opened.

Most of the group minus Joy, Rob, and Dimitriy (not sure if I missed anyone else)
..yeah, hmmm.  LOL. 

Tim had offered to take us back to the hotel so we didn't have to catch a cab which was incredibly sweet.  Tracy, Mel, Jamie and I hopped in and of course had to induct him into more picture taking of our driving down the street!! :D  He's a good sport and a great guy...he definitely fit right in with us.  He did point out that he's never had so many pictures taken in one night...Tim, you've probably never had that many pictures in a whole month!! HA HA.  Now you know how TBs roll!! :D

We said our goodbyes to Tim and Jamie in the parking lot and got ready for bed.  Julz and Angel were already snoozing in the other bed and of course, Mel can't go to sleep without downloading the pics first.  We start giggling and being loud while the other girls are trying to get at least a couple hours of shut eye.

OMG..who's driving the car?!!? HA HA
  The best though was one of the group pics where Zack is trying to touch Mel's face and misses and grabs Tim's instead!! HA HA HA.  "Uh, what a smooth face you have Melanie!!" LOL PRICELESS!!!

Mel and I drift off to sleep with the other girls only to be startled wide awake at 4:30 am by someone pounding on our door, yelling "security" multiple times.  We all kinda were groggy and trying to figure out what was going on and Julz is the only one who got up to see what was going on.  She didn't see anyone and we figured out that the dumb girls must have had the wrong room or doing their version of ding dong ditch.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. 

Couldn't fall back asleep so I just kinda laid there until everyone else would rise and shine...in only a couple of hours! LOL

belinda2000 says:
Very funny! Love all the pics...
Posted on: Jun 13, 2008
TRE69 says:
HAHAHAHA...Erin you did it again...another great recap! Too bad there wasn't another pic of Mel hanging on the edge of the sink...THAT would have been PRICELESS!
Posted on: Jun 13, 2008
zlinst says:
HAHA!! That night was a blast!
What a way to break in to my first TB MeetUp!
I think I am going to have to change my TB handle to "KissingBandit"! LOL! Next one in sunny SD...
Posted on: Jun 12, 2008
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Me and Julz
Me and Julz
Alice with her TravBuddy mousse
Alice with her TravBuddy mousse
Awwww, Jamie and his sliders
Awwww, Jamie and his sliders
Cute...Love the face Angel!!! HA HA
Cute...Love the face Angel!!! HA HA
The best pic of the night...Awww, …
The best pic of the night...Awww,…
Hilarious!!! LOL
Hilarious!!! LOL
Most of the group minus Joy, Rob, …
Most of the group minus Joy, Rob,…
OMG..whos driving the car?!!? HA …
OMG..who's driving the car?!!? HA…
Tim and I
Tim and I
The rest of our group...far far aw…
The rest of our group...far far a…
Julz and Jamie upon arrival
Julz and Jamie upon arrival
Sebastian!!! LOL
Sebastian!!! LOL
I think I caught Kathryn in mid bi…
I think I caught Kathryn in mid b…
Rob and Joy
Rob and Joy
Jen and Jamie
Jen and Jamie
Crazy Mel!
Crazy Mel!
Mel and Tracy
Mel and Tracy
My Turkey BLTA
My Turkey BLTA
Julz enjoying her quesadilla
Julz enjoying her quesadilla
Jen trying Alices sinfully yummy …
Jen trying Alice's sinfully yummy…
LOL Sebastian!
LOL Sebastian!
Jamie and his first TB cookies!!!
Jamie and his first TB cookies!!!
Angel and Tracy with Jamie and Vic…
Angel and Tracy with Jamie and Vi…
The Queen herself
The Queen herself
No spooning with vomit breath!! HA…
No spooning with vomit breath!! H…
My pic with Rob...eat your heart o…
My pic with Rob...eat your heart …
Me, Joy, and Julz
Me, Joy, and Julz
CUTE!!!
CUTE!!!
Eeeek! Scared of you two!!!
Eeeek! Scared of you two!!!
Get him Angel!
Get him Angel!
Again!!!
Again!!!
Looks like hes too weak to push y…
Looks like he's too weak to push …
Jamie and Tracy
Jamie and Tracy
Kathryn and Charles from the OC
Kathryn and Charles from the OC
Me and Kathryn & the random chick …
Me and Kathryn & the random chick…
The TB Mousse!!
The TB Mousse!!
What are you doing Julz!?!?!  HA HA
What are you doing Julz!?!?! HA HA
Cmon...over here Julz!!
C'mon...over here Julz!!
I didnt eat the mousse, really I …
I didn't eat the mousse, really I…
Nice try but not as cute as Angel!…
Nice try but not as cute as Angel…
HA HA HA....
HA HA HA....
Spoons unite!
Spoons unite!
Yummy for Angels tummy but why ar…
Yummy for Angel's tummy but why a…
Jen feeding Sebastian!! LOL
Jen feeding Sebastian!! LOL
YIKES!!!!
YIKES!!!!
HA HA HA...cant wait to see your …
HA HA HA...can't wait to see your…
Sheila
Sheila
Charles enjoying his mousse
Charles enjoying his mousse
What is the CW doing now?!?!
What is the CW doing now?!?!
Drink for Colleen although Mel can…
Drink for Colleen although Mel ca…
Drinks for our Jilly!!! We miss yo…
Drinks for our Jilly!!! We miss y…
Uh, Jamie was a little premature b…
Uh, Jamie was a little premature …
Drinks for our brother Will!!!! Se…
Drinks for our brother Will!!!! S…
A shot for Doris, Martinikitty13
A shot for Doris, Martinikitty13
Drinks for Bennie
Drinks for Bennie
For James..thanks for cutting my h…
For James..thanks for cutting my …
For RJ!!!!
For RJ!!!!
For Bday girl Sybil!!!
For Bday girl Sybil!!!
For our JPChoi....
For our JPChoi....
Awwww, Angels 1 year anniversary!…
Awwww, Angel's 1 year anniversary…
Kisses for Zack
Kisses for Zack
As things are starting to wind dow…
As things are starting to wind do…
FancyNancy, Zack, and his friend
FancyNancy, Zack, and his friend
As Mel presents Sebastian with his…
As Mel presents Sebastian with hi…
Posing with his new shirt
Posing with his new shirt
Whoo Hoo.....party time with his n…
Whoo Hoo.....party time with his …
Work it Mel!!! LOL
Work it Mel!!! LOL
Our Sebastian
Our Sebastian
Julz and I with crazy Zack
Julz and I with crazy Zack
Sebastian and Angel dancing
Sebastian and Angel dancing
Our pin up doll!!!
Our pin up doll!!!
Mel retiring to her office
Mel retiring to her office
The office is now closed
The office is now closed
Well hello Jamie!
Well hello Jamie!
Zack pretending hes camera shy
Zack pretending he's camera shy
Nhi and Angel on the dance floor
Nhi and Angel on the dance floor
Who is Angel trying to reel in on …
Who is Angel trying to reel in on…
Sebastian on the dance floor
Sebastian on the dance floor
Julz
Julz
Charles
Charles
Oh my Mel...LOL
Oh my Mel...LOL
Awww Sebastian
Awww Sebastian
Tim, Jenn, Sebastian, and me
Tim, Jenn, Sebastian, and me
What are you doing Sebastian?!?! L…
What are you doing Sebastian?!?! …
Zack taking photos of himself with…
Zack taking photos of himself wit…
Jen, Zack, and I
Jen, Zack, and I
Nhi and Jamie
Nhi and Jamie
Zack and Mel
Zack and Mel
Zack, his friend, and Mel
Zack, his friend, and Mel
Jamie and Tracy
Jamie and Tracy
Zack and Belida
Zack and Belida
Nancy, Zack, Belinda
Nancy, Zack, Belinda
Zacks friend
Zack's friend
Cute group!! :D
Cute group!! :D
Mel, put your phone down!
Mel, put your phone down!
Not sure who had my camera & got u…
Not sure who had my camera & got …
Poor Belinda!! LOL
Poor Belinda!! LOL
Night night Mel. :)
Night night Mel. :)
Jamie, Tracy, and the late arrival…
Jamie, Tracy, and the late arriva…
close up...yup, shes asleep!! LOL
close up...yup, she's asleep!! LOL
Mel and Tracy in the car
Mel and Tracy in the car
Jamie..where are you looking?!?!
Jamie..where are you looking?!?!
Tim and I....
Tim and I....
Thanks for your finger Jamie!
Thanks for your finger Jamie!
Mel and Tracy
Mel and Tracy
Jamie...still cant look at the ca…
Jamie...still can't look at the c…
There we go! LOL
There we go! LOL
This time I think we got everyone …
This time I think we got everyone…
Hermosa Beach
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