The Pre-Meetup

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At the Raglan Road

Friday morning was spent making some trips to the airport. Our first pickup was for Will who flew in from South Carolina. I took Will and Yadira to the Westin Hotel downtown and then drove back to the airport (a 30 minute drive) to pick up Melanie, Erin, and RJ who were all flying in from Las Vegas.  An hour later, we went to a different terminal to pick up Tim who was flying in from Austin Texas. No misadventures, except that I once again couldn't remember where I parked my car and we spent 15 minutes looking for it! I am rapidly gaining a reputation for doing this. haha

Back at the hotel a few more had arrived...Eric from Michigan, and Sal from Las Vegas. Sal had arrived earlier and rented his own car. Mark, who only lives a short distance away, had also arrived.

Picking up Will at the airport.
Our afternoon and evening was spent in the Power and Light district. Our first stop was the Raglan Road Irish Pub for lunch. I chose not to eat and instead began drinking grey goose and cranberry juice. Mel and I also did some shots of grey goose. By the time we left, I was already buzzing. We left the Raglan and ventured across the street to the College Basketball Experience. After playing some B-ball and taking some shots (the basketball variety) my buzz was beginning to fade. But not to worry...there were plenty more shots (the grey goose variety) to come.  TOO MANY, in fact!

So after the basketball, we went to the Power and Light courtyard and had more drinks while we waited for Howl at the Moon to open. Once it opened, Melanie and I were off to a quick start with more shots of grey goose.

At the Westin Hotel lobby. RJ, Mel, Yadi, Erin, James, Eric, Will.
We all did some dancing, and Melanie entertained the crowd on stage. After 7 shots of the goose, Melanie and were back outside talking on the phone with Jillian...something we call drunk dialing! And for both of us...this was about the last thing we remember. Apparently, so we were told, we left Howl at the Moon a couple hours later and went to an Italian restaurant next door. But as I said, we remembered none of this. The last remaining moments for Melanie and I were spent outside in front of the restaurant being baysitted by Sal, Erin, and RJ. And shortly after that, Will drove Mel and I back to the hotel in my car sometime around 9:30 or 10:00 p.m.

So after we passed out in Mel and Erin's room, the rest of the gang continued on. And when they left the Power and Light District, the party continued in Eric's and my room...ending sometime around 3:00 a.m. It was an early retirement for Mel and I, and we didn't remember half of the night. Lesson learned....don't go without eating all day and then drink as much as we did.

 

 

Africancrab says:
I was not yet there :(
Posted on: Jul 19, 2008
yadilitta says:
yes, we had a great time there!
Posted on: Jul 05, 2008
Jelly says:
hahaha oh my dear Jamie!! 7 shots! yikes! See even if I would have came, you would have faded out long before my night starts! lol
Posted on: Jun 26, 2008
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At the Raglan Road
At the Raglan Road
Picking up Will at the airport.
Picking up Will at the airport.
At the Westin Hotel lobby. RJ, Mel…
At the Westin Hotel lobby. RJ, Me…
Erin and Melanie shopping at Wal-M…
Erin and Melanie shopping at Wal-…
Picking up RJ at the airport.
Picking up RJ at the airport.
A scandalous photo! General James …
A scandalous photo! General James…
Doing a shot of Goose!
Doing a shot of Goose!
At Howl at the Moon...I wasnt how…
At Howl at the Moon...I wasn't ho…
Me, Melanie, Eric!
Me, Melanie, Eric!
Harriet, Mark, Yadi, Shawn, Erin, …
Harriet, Mark, Yadi, Shawn, Erin,…
Another circle shot....Sal, Melani…
Another circle shot....Sal, Melan…
Dancing!
Dancing!
Yadi and Will at the KCI airport
Yadi and Will at the KCI airport
Erin and RJ
Erin and RJ
Erin, RJ, and Melanie
Erin, RJ, and Melanie
Another scandalous photo...Erin an…
Another scandalous photo...Erin a…
Tim and Erin
Tim and Erin
Mark and Erin
Mark and Erin
At the Raglan Road Irish pub
At the Raglan Road Irish pub
Melanie...hahaha
Melanie...hahaha
Eric
Eric
Time to eat!
Time to eat!
Next to the Sprint Center.
Next to the Sprint Center.
Melanie...No clue what she is doin…
Melanie...No clue what she is doi…
Missouri vs Kansas....James vs Mel…
Missouri vs Kansas....James vs Me…
Playing ball at the College Basket…
Playing ball at the College Baske…
Mel and me shooting.
Mel and me shooting.
Me shooting.
Me shooting.
Will...taking it easy.
Will...taking it easy.
Eric and Mel playing one on one.
Eric and Mel playing one on one.
This is how you play defense!
This is how you play defense!
RJ and Eric.
RJ and Eric.
Erin, Will, TIm, and Yadira.
Erin, Will, TIm, and Yadira.
The Sprint Center
The Sprint Center
Outside Howl at the Moon.
Outside Howl at the Moon.
Erin and Shawn.
Erin and Shawn.
Tim, Sal, Mel, Erin, and Shawn.
Tim, Sal, Mel, Erin, and Shawn.
Tim, Yadira, and Shawn.
Tim, Yadira, and Shawn.
Erin, Sal, and WIll.
Erin, Sal, and WIll.
Erin and Will....eeeeew, Kudies!
Erin and Will....eeeeew, Kudies!
Mark and Harriet.
Mark and Harriet.
Harriet, Mel, and Yadira.
Harriet, Mel, and Yadira.
Harriet and Melanie!
Harriet and Melanie!
Sal and Will
Sal and Will
Shots!
Shots!
Read the mirror!
Read the mirror!
Melanie on stage at Howl at the M…