Howl at the Boobies! (Friday Pre Meet Festivities)
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After getting checked in and meeting Eric (Yockeh) and Yadi (Yaditta), Melanie and I ran upstairs to finish getting ready as we had less than an hour to be ready before our meeting time. Eeeek! This is the fastest I’ve probably ever gotten ready in my life and we even made it with two minutes to spare! Whew!
We went downstairs in the lobby and hung out with everyone, taking a few photos like always! HA HA.
We head towards the Power and Light District so we can have a quick drink at Raglan’s Irish Pub. We walked in and I instantly spotted the Smithwick’s on tap so I was set. A couple of us were hungry (ok, more like starving) and still had a few hours before dinner, so I opted to get a little something to tide me over.
Of course we had to hang out and take a bunch of photos and act silly. Would you expect anything less? Mark did something different at this pre meet which was great since only a few of us actually knew each other this time around. He had each of us tell a funny story about ourselves as an ice breaker. Everyone pretty much stuck to funny stories of international travel and there were definitely some great ones.
Once we finished lunch at the Irish pub, we went across the street to the College Basketball Experience.
James and I wandered across the street and found out nothing really opens until , even the open courtyard area.
Talk about great happy hour specials - margaritas on the rocks were $2 a piece. SWEET! There was also a free little Mexican buffet which was not bad for just bar munchies.
More dancing, eating and drinking, and the piano people announce there is a message option you can do and they will post them up on the mirrors in front of the pianos. The first message was free and Tim instantly grabs a paper and comes up with his message. I have no idea what he's up to as he flashes this devious grin. It says, “Melanie flashed her tits first.” OMG, he goes up and puts it in the box and I let people around us know it’s time to pull the cameras out.
After Melanie was “outed” to the bar, the next message went up and it said “Cameron wants to meet Melanie” LOL. With that, the girl on the piano asked both Mel and Cameron to the stage. With that came the supreme embarrassment. They had them basically fake an orgasm together! HA HA. A couple of us got video and will have to upload to You Tube but it was absolutely hilarious. You could tel Mel was pretty embarrassed but she rolled with it well. Poor Mel and Cameron, his friends basically did to him what we did to Melanie so it was all good!
We partied for a bit more, danced quite a bit, and had a few more drinks.
It was time now for our dinner reservations downstairs but I am not completely sure of the restaurant name (something with a V and a B). I saw the most important things on the menu - a good wine selection by the glass and gnocchi pasta on the menu! Whoo Hoo. It was during dinner that a couple members of our group realized they enjoyed Howl at the Moon a little too much. I went on double duty babysitting with both James and Melanie and poor and Will ended up playing chauffeur back to the hotel. We all know Will doesn’t really drink and I think he only had two or three Sprites so he was still good!! HA HA.
After dinner, we tried to find a place to go dancing but everything was packed so we ended up back at the Irish pub that had a live band and Irish dancers. We were told earlier in the day their band would play contemporary music as well so it was worth checking out at least. We sat back in our same cubbie area and proceeded to dance around, be silly, and of course, take a ton of photos! Tried to go dancing with Eric but had a minor wardrobe malfunction so I was back on the bench! HA HA. One thing I learned is that we had Michael Flatley in our group. Good grief, RJ, was quite the dancer.
We danced a bit in the main courtyard and decided it was too crowded so we would head back and have a little time together in Eric and James’ hotel room.
At this point, since we lost one vehicle and not enough people…we had too many people to get in the remaining vehicles. We hopped back in with Sal with a couple new additions….two people had the misfortune to find themselves as our “trunk monkeys” and sitting in the back of the SUV for the ride home! It wasn’t bad (probably because I wasn’t stuck back there) but RJ and Shawn seemed like they were having a good time, so it’s all good!!
Time to change into pjs now and all meet in James / Eric’s room to chill.