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Gabby and I

When I went to my first TB meet up I didn't think I would anticipate going to another meet up. Boy was I wrong! When I found out that the L.A. Core crew were having another I was gonna be there any way possible!  I asked my friend, Gabby, if she would go with me. I had told her about joining this web site and about the meet ups. She said she'd go with me! Unfortunately, I was only able to make the pre-meet! I was glad to see everyone there. 

While driving and looking at my directions from Yahoo maps, I couldn't find Aviation blvd! I ended up in Manhattan Beach! Well, I turn back the way I came from! Apparently I passed it three times! That's a pretty big street and the name of the street was super tiny! BOY WAS I IRRITATED WITH THAT SIGN!  But anywho, the rest of the directions were easy!  I know a lot of the crowd said that they had a big problem with parking.

Trying to take a picture of that guy w/out him noticing
  It was my lucky night because I had no problem at all! I went to a small street, I don't recall the name of it, and I saw a car pulling out. So I waited. It was a spot with a parking meter so I get off the car and read the sign that basically says free parking from 10 pm to early morning time. I don't remember the time, though. And the meter still had 49 minutes left and it was 9:30 or so. Not only did I get good parking, I got free parking!  WHOO HOO!  So we sit in the car and I apply my lip gloss, a girl can’t have enough lip gloss! We get off to start walking towards The Shore. But before we do, we notice that there are bunch of things on the beach. Then I notice AVP on it and I thought, SWEET! THE AVP IS IN TOWN! But I wasn't able to go to it. :(

We get to the Shore and I notice the TB crown is in the smoking patio.

Alabama Slammers! Love that drink!
So I pay my $5 and go straight there! And of course, a bunch of hugs all around to the peeps I hadn't seen in a while, and lights flashing! People laughing, drinking! Just having a grand ole time! I introduce Gabby to several people and she later tells me that everybody was so nice! So a bit later, we go to the bar and order our drinks. I had to get my favorite at this time, Alabama Slammer! I don't know what is in it, all I know is that it tastes great! Oh, I know one thing it does have, Southern Comfort, and it sure did comfort me!

We get back to the smoking patio when a bunch of girls are heading to the dance floor. I had just settled on the table when Joy comes back in and pulls me to the dance floor. I pull Gabby along with me and we start dancing. This place has a good dj. They play a variety of music with excellent beats to it. I hadn’t heard a bunch of those songs in a long time.  I didn’t take a lot of pictures, as you can tell from my 11 pictures, but if you check out the other blogs you will see lots more pictures of the great time it was.

Joy and I
  But we did have an issue when Joy lost her phone.  Hope everything is alright with that now, but know she didn’t find it. Darn workers!!!

The other issue was that the club was over max capacity and the firemen came and kicked everybody out! So out we go! There was a line for the new bodies and the ones that had already paid. I got in the line of the ones who had already paid. I think everybody else was waiting for Mel to come back from switching her things from one car to another. I spoke with Sheila and she said that is who they were waiting for. I never saw anybody after that. I later found out they went to Denny’s. So that was the end of my TB pre-meet! But it was not the end of my night.

When Gabby and myself were able to get back in, we stayed maybe another hour or so. That is when we found out that the last call for alcohol is at 12:30!!!!!!!!!!  I couldn’t believe it! I was like, HUH? It’s 1:30 everywhere else! What the heck is going on here?  I guess that Hermosa has their own rules or something, because it sure isn’t that way in Hollywood or L.

Love the shirt!
A. We decided to leave and head over to a spot where we saw a bunch of bars. We went to a place called Dragon.  I didn’t like that place AT ALL!  I mean, they have a live DJ, but they also have signs all over the place that say NO DANCING ALLOWED! I just couldn’t believe my eyes! WTF? Why would they have a live dj, but no dancing allowed! That’s like an insult to the dj! Well, that’s how I viewed it! I was irritated!

I later find out that my friend Eliza was at the bar across from Dragon.  She got mad at me for not calling her, when I know that she does hang out there a lot! I don’t know why she didn’t cross my mind, but it didn’t.  That was my night in Hermosa Beach.

oh, what?!
 Great night with strange things happening.

 

 

pvtjoy says:
Great blog!
When's the next TB meet-up?
I know, I know you can't do the one in July - and I'll be out of town from August - Ocotber....
We'll see what happens!
Posted on: Jun 17, 2008
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Gabby and I
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Trying to take a picture of that …
Alabama Slammers! Love that drink!
Alabama Slammers! Love that drink!
Joy and I
Joy and I
Love the shirt!
Love the shirt!
oh, what?!
oh, what?!
Angel looking pretty!
Angel looking pretty!
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Julz and I took a picture at the …
dancing away!
dancing away!
the red bar!
the red bar!
Gabby and Tracy
Gabby and Tracy
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