Howl at the Boobies! (Friday Pre Meet Festivities)

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The hotel gang - James, Eric, Will, RJ, Mel, Yadi, and me

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 2pm 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.

Welcome to the Raglan and my dream bar! LOL
  We ended up riding over to the Power and Light District with Sal and realized we had the Vegas crew back together in the car!! Well, minus Melanie anyways, as she rode with James.  I knew it was going to be an interesting day as we sat there waiting for James to pull out of the garage but the next thing I see is Eric running full speed out of the garage and back into the hotel.  Apparently James left something by the couches in the lobby while we were taking ten thousand photos.  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.

Yeah...Mel's babysitter....LOL
  I ended up ordering just the Potato Leek soup, which was excellent.  RJ’s Shepherd’s Pie and Sal's steak sandwich both looked very tasty as well. 

 

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.

The pre meet attendees
  This was an interesting idea and for those who were into basketball, it was heaven!  We tried to take a bunch of pics of the group as they practiced slam dunking and three point shots.  After about an hour or so, RJ and James were pretty sweaty.  Ewwwwwwwww! LOL.  James decided he had enough and wanted to go outside to smoke and I ended up following him out.  We chatted out front for awhile when we thought we should go hold the tables at Howl at the Moon early.  In other words, it was drink time again!! HA HA. 

 

James and I wandered across the street and found out nothing really opens until 5pm (which was our time to meet), even the open courtyard area.

James, me, and Tim (Thanks James..ha ha)
  We opted to have a quick drink at the Irish pub again as they had an outside patio area that you could order drinks at.  Now, what I learned is the venues don’t necessarily care about you bringing drinks into each place which was pretty cool.  We got upstairs right at 5pm and they still had not opened the doors at Howl at the Moon so it was more picture time as we melted in the sun.  It felt almost like Vegas but with humdity.  By this time, Shawn (geerbox) had shown up and it was now time to go on in. 

 

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.

Me and Shawn upon his arrival to Howl at the Moon
  Howl at the Moon is apparently known for their dueling pianos and that started somewhat right away after our arrival.  We were all dancing around and having fun and then someone picked Melanie up and well, it was flasher alert! Wasn’t her fault but as her head went back and her legs went in the air, gravity took hold and well, yeah…..LOL. We got her put back in right away fortunately and only a couple of us saw it. 

 

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.

Love this pic!!!! Poor Tim had no idea!
  As soon as the word “Melanie” went up, everyone in our group was already laughing.  Ironically, I was initially blamed for the reveal to the bar but Melanie didn’t see it coming from innocent, sweet, Tim! HA HA HA. 

 

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.

Such handsome men...I was a very lucky girl!
With the happy hour prices hard to beat, this was a great place to hang for the night and get plastered if you weren't careful!  And I think someone may have talked our server into joining TB as well! HA HA HA. 

 

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.

Part of the crew back at the Irish pub after dinner
 There was quite a delay in poor Will being able to find the car in the structure and I recruited Sal and RJ to help babysit and take turns with James outside and Mel inside. LOL.   Eric had discussed maybe hanging in the room later so we opted to have Will take James and Mel back to our room which was next door to James anyways. 

 

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.

I like to say this is Eric's imitation of Mel! LOL
  I feel special to say I’ve traveled with Flatley’s understudy!! HA HA HA  There were other people in the pub who commented on how good RJ was as well so it's not just a biased opinion!! LOL. 

 

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.

Our ride home - complete with the two in the trunk! :D
  Fun times - everyone was very laid back and in comfy clothes so it was just like a slumber party.  People started slowly leaving and I thought I should go check on the wounded in my room.  Neither of them had moved since I saw them last when I came back to change - James was curled up in the fetal position clutching a down pillow and Melanie, well, she was on her stomach spread out diagonally, basically hogging the whole bed.  I opted to crawl into bed for a couple hours of sleep before the 8 am wake up call came for James who had accidentally left his hanging clothes at his prior hotel.  Poor James - he was having a rough time! 

 

TYoungTX says:
I can see now that people who want the full story on the wardrobe malfunction have to read each blog. There are little clues in each that help to bring it all into perspective!
You have a ton of pics of us dancing -- I am going to have to grab some of those if you don't mind. :)
Posted on: Jun 25, 2008
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Welcome to the Raglan and my dream…
Welcome to the Raglan and my drea…
Yeah...Mels babysitter....LOL
Yeah...Mel's babysitter....LOL
The pre meet attendees
The pre meet attendees
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James, me, and Tim (Thanks James.…
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Me and Shawn upon his arrival to …
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Love this pic!!!! Poor Tim had no…
Such handsome men...I was a very l…
Such handsome men...I was a very …
Part of the crew back at the Irish…
Part of the crew back at the Iris…
I like to say this is Erics imita…
I like to say this is Eric's imit…
Our ride home - complete with the …
Our ride home - complete with the…
Will and RJ
Will and RJ
Look at the Queen
Look at the Queen
Eric and Yadi
Eric and Yadi
Whoo Hoo Vegas peeps (minus Mel as…
Whoo Hoo Vegas peeps (minus Mel a…
Our car - ready to head to the fir…
Our car - ready to head to the fi…
Hi Will
Hi Will
Cute smile RJ
Cute smile RJ
Theres our Sal
There's our Sal
Look at Wills new whiskers!
Look at Will's new whiskers!
The Sprint Center
The Sprint Center
Headed toward the Power and Light …
Headed toward the Power and Light…
Melanie and Eric skipping down the…
Melanie and Eric skipping down th…
Raglan Road Bar - Smithwicks on Ta…
Raglan Road Bar - Smithwicks on T…
Sal and James
Sal and James
Melanie and I
Melanie and I
Mel, Yadi, and me
Mel, Yadi, and me
Me and Tim...although Tims off so…
Me and Tim...although Tim's off s…
Meditating Melanie
Meditating Melanie
Mark and RJ
Mark and RJ
RJ..double menuing it!
RJ..double menuing it!
My potato leek soup
My potato leek soup
RJs shepherds pie
RJs shepherd's pie
Mel and James...their first Grey G…
Mel and James...their first Grey …
On the walk to the Basketball Expe…
On the walk to the Basketball Exp…
Mel running for the Basketball Bal…
Mel running for the Basketball Ba…
Howl at the Moon
Howl at the Moon
James and I
James and I
Shooting some hoops
Shooting some hoops
Cmon guys - lay them up! LOL
C'mon guys - lay them up! LOL
Look at Melanie go!
Look at Melanie go!
Mark taking a shot!
Mark taking a shot!
Look at RJ dunk! Whoo Hoo
Look at RJ dunk! Whoo Hoo
Nice face Eric! LOL
Nice face Eric! LOL
Go Sal Go!
Go Sal Go!
Is Eric trying to sit on RJ?
Is Eric trying to sit on RJ?
Yikes...I guess so! LOL
Yikes...I guess so! LOL
Ewwww...sweaty boys! LOL
Ewwww...sweaty boys! LOL
Love Erics face in this one
Love Eric's face in this one
The Power and Light District
The Power and Light District
Makers Mark Baby!!
Makers Mark Baby!!
The big stage (love this sign)
The big stage (love this sign)
Sal in thoughtful mode LOL
Sal in thoughtful mode LOL
The arrival of Shawn....with me an…
The arrival of Shawn....with me a…
Whoever is taking this photo keeps…
Whoever is taking this photo keep…
Love this Sal shot
Love this Sal shot
Tim and I - ready for more!
Tim and I - ready for more!
OMG Melanie! LOL
OMG Melanie! LOL
Awww, cute Mel and RJ
Awww, cute Mel and RJ
Eric and Yadi
Eric and Yadi
Shawn and I
Shawn and I
Cute Eric...just dont throw up! L…
Cute Eric...just don't throw up! …
Me with Eric and Sal
Me with Eric and Sal
HA HA...no I was not going to kiss…
HA HA...no I was not going to kis…
See, cheek kiss only!
See, cheek kiss only!
Blowing in Wills ear...HA HA
Blowing in Will's ear...HA HA
Tim and Harriet
Tim and Harriet
Me and Harriet
Me and Harriet
Party time
Party time
Me and Sal
Me and Sal
Whoo Hoo - look at Harriet
Whoo Hoo - look at Harriet
All the paparazzi! LOL
All the paparazzi! LOL
Hmmm...this mightve been the prec…
Hmmm...this might've been the pre…
Uh oh...we know what happens after…
Uh oh...we know what happens afte…
Getting ready to dance again
Getting ready to dance again
Hee Hee Hee
Hee Hee Hee
Some of our handsome men
Some of our handsome men
And there it is.....Whoo Hoo
And there it is.....Whoo Hoo
Love this too!
Love this too!
Melanie and Cameron as they meet!
Melanie and Cameron as they meet!
Mel and Cameron after the embarras…
Mel and Cameron after the embarra…
Goofball!! LOL
Goofball!! LOL
Cute!!
Cute!!
Love Sal in the background on this…
Love Sal in the background on thi…
Me and my Mel
Me and my Mel
Everyone dancing and enjoying them…
Everyone dancing and enjoying the…
Look - no more sweat!!
Look - no more sweat!!
Dancing with the gang
Dancing with the gang
Too many cameras...no one knows wh…
Too many cameras...no one knows w…
Me and Yadi
Me and Yadi
Whoo Hoo
Whoo Hoo
Tim is quite the dancer and showed…
Tim is quite the dancer and showe…
HA HA HA HA (sorry Tim, had to pos…
HA HA HA HA (sorry Tim, had to po…
WTF Sal?? LOL
WTF Sal?? LOL
Work it Harriet!
Work it Harriet!
Awwww.....love the message on the …
Awwww.....love the message on the…
The poor new embarrassed guy on st…
The poor new embarrassed guy on s…
No clue what this is about! LOL
No clue what this is about! LOL
Awww, RJ and his Michael Flatley
Awww, RJ and his Michael Flatley
Self done pic of Tim and I
Self done pic of Tim and I
With Tim and Bill
With Tim and Bill
The Irish dancer on stage
The Irish dancer on stage
Hey you two!!! LOL
Hey you two!!! LOL
OMG...RJ has his crotch on Tims h…
OMG...RJ has his crotch on Tim's …
Yikes RJ! LOL
Yikes RJ! LOL
Cute!
Cute!
Awwwww!
Awwwww!
With Bill and Harriet
With Bill and Harriet
Harriet working it in the courtyard
Harriet working it in the courtyard
Trunk Monkey #1
Trunk Monkey #1
Trunk Monkey #2
Trunk Monkey #2
Tim
Tim
Look at those dimples!!!
Look at those dimples!!!
Thanks RJ! LOL
Thanks RJ! LOL
Ha, we got one without your bunny …
Ha, we got one without your bunny…
Our trusty driver
Our trusty driver
Shawn...over here at the camera!
Shawn...over here at the camera!
Another good shot of Bill
Another good shot of Bill
Awwww, how cute are they???
Awwww, how cute are they???
Tim releasing the prisoners! LOL
Tim releasing the prisoners! LOL
HA HA HA HA
HA HA HA HA
Such a sophisticated shot, except …
Such a sophisticated shot, except…
Yadi and Eric
Yadi and Eric
The girls!
The girls!
Shawns awesome tattoo!!!
Shawn's awesome tattoo!!!
No comment even necessary! LOL
No comment even necessary! LOL
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