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Clueless as to the debauchery and mayhem that ensued just a few hours before I arrived...I stepped off the NWA redeye from Vegas and into my sporty (not) Chevy Cobalt....Hellllloooo Minneapolis! I quick texted Nancy (FancyNancy) to get their location...turns out they just finished brunch (bummer...I was hungry since most airlines now feature the Karen Carpenter meal plan!) and were doing some St. Anthony thing (Are TB's now doing Shrines at the meetups? My mother would be proud!). I was supposed to meet them at some small parking lot at the foot of an old bridge that spanned the Mississippi (hmm sounds kinda clandestine). I get there but there's no sign of TB's...I call Nancy back and she asks if I'm alone and wearing a khaki Tshirt and jeans.

..WTF??! I got flashbacks of the movie Scream! I turn and they're all coming down off the bridge....Wassuup!!! There's my motley crew!...Nancy (FancyNancy), Shawn (Geerbox), Bill (The_Bill), Michael (Moon_over _Michael), Jennifer (NinjaFer), Julie (Pinchora), Alyssa (Alyssa_OB) and Jeremy (festerwretch).  After hugs with TB's old and new we were off to deface the mpls sculpture garden woo hoo!! Unfortunately Jeremy had some very expensive car trouble and was late for a family get together so we had to say a quick goodbye.

Wow...so many sculptures and so little time!!  I had to think of something to top my badminton birdie pic from KC...hmmm....I know! I'll serve my cherry to Nancy on a giant spoon! LOL Hey what's that on my butt? Mark??? Flashback to Trains, Planes and Automobiles with Steve Martin and John Candy sleeping in the same bed.

...those aren't pillows!!!!  LOL.  Right about now Melanie (Mellemel8) would let out a GOOD GOD!! Hey I have to give Kudos to the people of Minneapolis...unlike KC there weren't 30 cameras watching me and sending out a Jerry Garcia look alike security guard to watch me!  Whew! that's enough culture for one afternoon...lets go to Lake Calhoun for a little R and R shall we? 

After driving around the lake 5 times we found a parking spot and headed to the lake.  Hey what's that? Bill was taking out what looked like a folding massage table covered in astro turf..."wow things are going to get interesting I thought"! Nah, turns out it's a non patented (but should be) portable bean bag toss-across game that Bill's uncle built...way cool!  I think Minnesota is trying to get this established as an olympic event for 2012! So under the shade of some beautiful oaks on a perfect Minnesota summer day overlooking lake Calhoun we play bean bag toss-a-cross.

..if that doesn't scream Minnesota I don't know what does!  By the way don't ever play Bill or Michael for money...I think they're bean bag hustlers! Nancy and I looked like Special Olympic rejects playing across from them!  Around this time I think it was Julie who made an interesting observation...aside from our group...the rest of the men in Minneapolis weren't wearing shirts! I looked around and OMG she's right! Well there's no way I'm going to follow that tradition...they'd pass a law real quick requiring man-zier's!

It really was a great time playing by the lake and having great conversation with my TB family but as with all meetups the time flies when you're having fun and we needed to go get cleaned up and ready for dinner at Chino Latino's and our induction into the Sake Bomber's Brotherhood!! Stay tuned for more blogging...I'm tired and the meds are wearing off!

Africancrab says:
Wow, the photos make me feel what I missed, :(
Posted on: Sep 19, 2008
RJ82 says:
sounds like you had a great time!.. old friends and new friends converge!..wish i was there
Posted on: Aug 19, 2008
alyssa_ob says:
Sal, that is hilarious! I love your take on Saturday's events. Special Olympics rejects...LOL!
Posted on: Aug 12, 2008
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