What Else Can We Lose in One Night???

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Alice and Jamie..finally a real smile from Jamie! :D

We arrived at the Hermosa Pier and instantly realized this was going to be a chaotic weekend there as the AVP Tournament was this weekend!  Parking and spots on the beach would be at a minimum.  YIKES!  We drive around a bit and realize the $6 parking structure lot is full and there is a lot next to it...$20.  WTF?!?  We circle back around and find a spot in the other $6 thank heavens!  We get to the Shore Restaurant and are greeted by Alice, Jamie, and Sebastian who are already enjoying some drinks at the happy hour pricing! 

We are at these cool plushy booths and I want to get in and sit on the pillows!  Unfortunately, the space between the tables to get in and out would be tight for an anorexic model let alone someone my size! LOL.

The pre pre party peeps!!
  After managing to almost pull the entire tablecloth and place settings right with it, I get situated in the booth, realizing I will never be able to move out again!! HA HA HA. 

Julz and I are ready to take advantage of the happy hour specials and I am STARVING....my folks didn't have much in the way of food at their house so the only thing I had eaten all day was a few dry cheerios! LOL.  Instantly, I spotted a Greek Trio on their appetizer section which looked yummy....it had hummus, tamponade, Tzatziki, all served with pita bread.  It was very yummy...definitely hit the spot!  Julz was more disciplined and had a chicken caesar salad which also looked delish! 

As we are munching, Tracy arrives in her adorable "I caught you looking at my Tatas shirt" HA HA.

TATAS!!! HA HA HA
  It's a breast cancer shirt but with a humorous twist!  LOVE IT!! :D  Shortly thereafter, Sheila and Mel arrive.  Jen and her friend Karin are off trying to find parking....OMG!  Seemed like 1/2 hour before they got inside!!  After some typical TB happenings and shenanigans, including the chef coming out TWICE to personally check on Tracy (musta liked her tatas HA HA HA HA), Mel falling off the booth and under the table (totally sober mind you), and my blonde moment of forgetting about the tight fit on the table and almost taking all the food and drinks as I squirmed out, it's off to the patio for our reserved 8pm time! 

The outside area provides some interesting people watching opportunities but it's also where all the smokers hang (yuck.

Cheesy grin for cheesy fries!
...sorry Joy and Jenn!! HA HA)  More people start to show like Joy, Prissy and her friend, and also Chereese! Poor Chereese, she had to show her ID and wait a minute while some other girl just kissed the bouncer on the cheek and walked right in. We told the bouncer Chereese could do that to and being the sweetheart that she is, she obliged for our picture taking purposes!! LOL. 

So happy to see Joy, Prissy, and Chereese again!!!  By this time, the patio is pretty full.  Not a lot of eye candy for Hermosa Beach unfortunately!! LOL.  I remember my days of living at the beach in Hermosa and it was a treat to be anywhere along Pier & Hermosa Ave and people watch.  Perhaps my taste has changed or the eyes just aren't what they used to be!! :D 

As usual, we goofed around, took some photos.

Mel's favorite pic...HA HA HA
..including some great ones of Sebastian who is the best sport!  He was our new "Giovanni" in regards to the hilarious faces he makes in photos!! Sebastian is such an absolute sweetheart and quite the trooper to hang with us and engage in our goofy picture taking requests.  He was such a good sport and I quickly realized he completely fits in our crazy little TB family!!! LOL. 

Wait...what's this I hear?? Music...they are playing music now and it's time for the girls to head to the dance floor.  Not surprisingly, Mel and I instantly find what could pass for the supersized stripper pole (ok, it was just a structural pole but one has to improvise) and take some photos and dance with the girls.

The resident pole dancers! LOL
  Most of the pics everyone took consisted of putting the camera high in the air and snapping blindly to see what we could get! LOL.  Ok, so I ended up with a number of Angel and Mel's heads but it's the effort that counts, right? HA HA HA.  On the flip side, I did manage to catch some "interesting" folks on film from the dance floor who were trying to hang out with our cool group.  They wish they were as cool as Tb'ers!  "I'm a TB, she's a TB, wouldn't you like to be a TB too?"  Ok, sorry! 

From this point, the night tends to blur a little for me as the "drama" begins.  I had "lost" my sweater earlier in the evening.  Actually, I left it in the booth when we went outside, went right back in and they had cleaned it up and of course my sweater was no where to be found.

My favorite shot...WTF is with Jamie's face!!!??? LOL
  The waiter went to check on it and said no one turned it in.  Uh huh, sure whatever...like someone is going to steal a black sweater! Well, come to find out my sweater was the least important thing lost that night.  Somehow Joy's IPhone ended up on the floor and she didn't know.  Julz had found one earlier in the evening and held on to it, not knowing it belonged to anyone in our group, so she did the responsible thing (or so we all thought) and turned it into the bouncer. Yeah, well, hmmm, somehow he claims to have turned it into "Lost and Found" which was on the food station at the bar.  Hmmm, IPhone - you really think anyone was copping to finding it?  A few arguments with the bouncer and the bartending staff netted absolutely nothing.
Hmmm, isn't this a fitting sign for these two!!! LOL
  Poor Joy - she was stressed and had to leave for work and seeing that she's a nurse - she's on call!!!  Poor Julz felt even worse but she had no way of knowing. 

The mood was a little down after all that but we managed to still boogie a little on the dance floor as the place became insanely packed.  Next thing you know, Hermosa Beach PD are in the bar.  Hmmmm....what is happening now?  We are all still on the patio except for Jamie who had gone to the restroom.  I realize that people are pouring out of the inside of the bar and that they must be closing the place down!  We all stand there as the last hold outs until they yell at us to leave too.  Fortunately, Jamie made his way back to us, otherwise oh darn.

Hotties!!! Whoo Hoo
..we would've had to leave him behind!!! LOL.  We get outside and figure out the bar had too many people and was over capacity - interestingly, usually the Fire Marshall does this but these guys all had shirts on for the HB police. 

While waiting for our group outside and figuring out plan B, Warren finally shows up!! OMG...nothing like showing up after the party!! HA HA.  We opt to head to Denny's as everyone is hungry and it's getting late anyways......after everyone manages to arrive it's breakfast time and then time to say "night night" as we head our separate ways.  Tracy and Mel had to take Sebastian back to his hostel but were meeting us at Angel's which was about an hour drive away.  Julz and I were both sleepy....

Nice Jamie......!!
.and what goes around, comes around I suppose......I thought I would take a pic of Julz peacefully sleeping in the back as I blind her with the flash.  Not realizing that my attempts to keep from falling asleep failed, Angel managed to get a pic of me snoozing in the passenger seat. HA HA.  Hopefully that pic never sees the light of day since I had my mouth slightly open...no where near as peaceful and angelic as Julz!!! LOL.

In true TB fashion, we arrive at Angel's and it's like the second wind kicks in!!! Angel, Julz, and I sit and have girl chat for awhile until Tracy and Mel arrive.  I believe it's really late at this point and we talk about pushing things back in the morning, thinking that we will all be sleeping in.  YEAH RIGHT...I spent the night with these girls before....guaranteed - 3 hours of sleep and they will still be up and giggling.  We retire to bed, Mel and I are on the bunk beds......Mel claimed the top of course - the queen needed her throne!! :D A little more pillow talk with Mel about our upcoming TB meets and travels and it was off to dreamland for me........nighty night!

alicegourmet says:
Hey Erin! I was so thrilled to see you again at the pre-meetup! We really had a great great time!
:-)
Posted on: Jun 12, 2008
TRE69 says:
Excellent recap of the evening Erin...LOVE IT!:P
Posted on: Jun 12, 2008
jenn79 says:
Gosh Erin.. thanks for ALL the memories - I love you and your pics and your blogs!!! =) I love it all. xoxoxo
Posted on: Jun 12, 2008
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Alice and Jamie..finally a real sm…
Alice and Jamie..finally a real s…
The pre pre party peeps!!
The pre pre party peeps!!
TATAS!!! HA HA HA
TATAS!!! HA HA HA
Cheesy grin for cheesy fries!
Cheesy grin for cheesy fries!
Mels favorite pic...HA HA HA
Mel's favorite pic...HA HA HA
The resident pole dancers! LOL
The resident pole dancers! LOL
My favorite shot...WTF is with Jam…
My favorite shot...WTF is with Ja…
Hmmm, isnt this a fitting sign fo…
Hmmm, isn't this a fitting sign f…
Hotties!!! Whoo Hoo
Hotties!!! Whoo Hoo
Nice Jamie......!!
Nice Jamie......!!
Mels eyes say it all!!! LOL
Mel's eyes say it all!!! LOL
Uh, you are how old? HA HA Angel…
"Uh, you are how old?" HA HA Ange…
Julz - cute as always!
Julz - cute as always!
Me and my favorite dork! :-)
Me and my favorite dork! :-)
Cmon Jamie...smile like you mean …
C'mon Jamie...smile like you mean…
The glass chandelier..reminds me o…
The glass chandelier..reminds me …
The main bar area inside the Shore
The main bar area inside the Shore
Cheers to Julz and me...our first …
Cheers to Julz and me...our first…
Cheers to our Jilly whos there in…
Cheers to our Jilly who's there i…
Sebastian, Angel, and Alice...the …
Sebastian, Angel, and Alice...the…
With that pillow...Angel could giv…
With that pillow...Angel could gi…
Alice and I imbibing!
Alice and I imbibing!
My Greek Trio (now only if it was …
My Greek Trio (now only if it was…
Julz salad...shes so healthy and …
Julz salad...she's so healthy and…
Angel and Alice
Angel and Alice
Oh lord..the arrival of our queen
Oh lord..the arrival of our queen
Sheila!!!
Sheila!!!
Sorry Jamie!!! LOL
Sorry Jamie!!! LOL
Uhh, there would be a Mel down the…
Uhh, there would be a Mel down th…
Oh lordy...there she is...poor Ang…
Oh lordy...there she is...poor An…
The Queen always has to climb on t…
The Queen always has to climb on …
What are you doing now Mel?!?!
What are you doing now Mel?!?!
Awwwww..hi Sheila!
Awwwww..hi Sheila!
Right on Julz!
Right on Julz!
One of the only times Sebastian ac…
One of the only times Sebastian a…
Limited eye candy!
Limited eye candy!
Julz, Tracy aka Tatas, Mel, and Se…
Julz, Tracy aka Tatas, Mel, and S…
Get em Jenn!!!
Get em Jenn!!!
Sheila, Julz, and Jenn
Sheila, Julz, and Jenn
Me, Sheila, Mel and Julz getting a…
Me, Sheila, Mel and Julz getting …
Angel and Tracy
Angel and Tracy
Joy and Mel! Whoo Hoo!
Joy and Mel! Whoo Hoo!
Sebastian...what a ladies man!
Sebastian...what a ladies man!
Yo...look over here you two! LOL
Yo...look over here you two! LOL
Oh Sebastian...you know you love i…
Oh Sebastian...you know you love …
The BABs...Julz and me!
The BABs...Julz and me!
The Mel Motorboating sequel....
The Mel Motorboating sequel....
Higher Mel, higher!
Higher Mel, higher!
Chareese!!!!!
Chareese!!!!!
Cmon give him a smooch Chereese a…
C'mon give him a smooch Chereese …
Chareese and Joy
Chareese and Joy
Awwww, dimples!
Awwww, dimples!
Mel and Jenn
Mel and Jenn
Hurry and get the pic before they …
Hurry and get the pic before they…
Its not what it looks like!!! Jam…
It's not what it looks like!!! Ja…
Yeah Angel, we know..Mels a freak…
Yeah Angel, we know..Mel's a frea…
Me, Julz, Angel, and Tracy
Me, Julz, Angel, and Tracy
Such a stud Sebastian!
Such a stud Sebastian!
Me and my PIW!!!!
Me and my PIW!!!!
Yeah, Jenn dropped her purse now! …
Yeah, Jenn dropped her purse now!…
Thanks Jamie!!
"Thanks Jamie!!"
Mel, pretend to kiss him not mash …
Mel, pretend to kiss him not mash…
What the heck..whered everyone go…
What the heck..where'd everyone g…
Poor Joy...another meet, another w…
Poor Joy...another meet, another …
Hmmm, the bouncer who started off …
Hmmm, the bouncer who started off…
Yeah, he needed to move the chairs…
Yeah, he needed to move the chair…
When all else fails, just move She…
When all else fails, just move Sh…
Sheila and I
Sheila and I
Uh oh...the pole.  Sebastian, you …
Uh oh...the pole. Sebastian, you…
Work it Sebastian!
Work it Sebastian!
Julz and the potential lurker behi…
Julz and the potential lurker beh…
Mel found the pole!! :D
Mel found the pole!! :D
Yes, the random people that graced…
Yes, the random people that grace…
Work it girlfriend!!!
Work it girlfriend!!!
Whoo Hoo!!!
Whoo Hoo!!!
Mel and Julz
Mel and Julz
Look at those smooth moves!
Look at those smooth moves!
Sheila, Jenn, and I on the dance f…
Sheila, Jenn, and I on the dance …
Love this pic of Jenn!
Love this pic of Jenn!
Chareese and Angel shakin it
Chareese and Angel shakin it
Hey Karin!!
Hey Karin!!
Mel cant stay away from this pole…
Mel can't stay away from this pol…
Prissys tribue to Giovanni!!!
Prissy's tribue to Giovanni!!!
Open your eyes guys!!! :D
Open your eyes guys!!! :D
Rock it Karin!
Rock it Karin!
Having a great time on the dance f…
Having a great time on the dance …
Smile Angel! :D
Smile Angel! :D
Chareese!
Chareese!
Still gotcha Angel! LOL
Still gotcha Angel! LOL
Tracy is the only one paying atten…
Tracy is the only one paying atte…
Cute pic of Karin and Alice
Cute pic of Karin and Alice
Why is Sebastian looking like hes…
Why is Sebastian looking like he'…
Ohhhh...this is why! LOL
Ohhhh...this is why! LOL
Ok, I originally blamed Jamie for …
Ok, I originally blamed Jamie for…
Prissys friend (cant remember he…
Prissy's friend (can't remember h…
Yeah, run Angel, run!
Yeah, run Angel, run!
New pole dancers! LOL
New pole dancers! LOL
Cute!
Cute!
Angel and Tracy
Angel and Tracy
Peeps on the dance floor
Peeps on the dance floor
Work it Tracy!
Work it Tracy!
Prissys friend gettin down
Prissy's friend gettin down
Look at her go!
Look at her go!
Shes working it! LOL
She's working it! LOL
The people pouring out of the bar …
The people pouring out of the bar…
OMG...look who showed up! LOL
OMG...look who showed up! LOL
Warren at Dennys
Warren at Denny's
Warren and Sebastian
Warren and Sebastian
Alice and Sheila at Dennys
Alice and Sheila at Denny's
Hmmmmn, what do I order???
Hmmmmn, what do I order???
Hey Tracy!!! LOL
Hey Tracy!!! LOL
I look like I am ready to pass our…
I look like I am ready to pass ou…
Gnight Julz!! :D
G'night Julz!! :D
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