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27.2.06

Saturday was Jump Back. It was a great time, and somehow the stuff I painted didn't look awful. Or maybe I had consumed enough alcohol that it didn't look awful??

I was there about 20 minutes when someone came up to me and said she knew me. (I'd never seen her before, so picture me with a deer in the headlights look.) She said that she was at the Easter Seals auction and described my dress and shoes. Excellent...now I'm notorious. Or is it infamous? (Ironically, I had Converse on at this event as well. Black ones. I hoped to get to the store to buy a pair of pink Converse -- which I desperately want -- but ran out of time. But the converse were part of the costume this time.)

My little brother was there, and my friends were all flirting with him. I just can't get over the fact that every time we hang out all my friend tell me how adorable he is. Actually, I'm ok when they call him adorable. He's the little kid who at 18 months broke his leg and was in a full body cast and made all the nurses fall in love with him. He can be adorable. No, I start to freak out when they call him "hot." He's my LITTLE brother. Aagh!!

There was an afterparty at the hotel. The Cleveland Police came to break it up. NOT hotel security, the Cleveland Police. Excellent. I haven't been at a party that the cops busted us since, well, October. But you get the idea. I'm 30, not 16. And the cops are still busting my hotel parties.

A few stories. We hired M.O.B. Inc to walk the crowd. Anyway, one of the MOB Inc people was the naked cowboy (from 42nd street, in case you haven't been to NYC for a while). He
The rumor is that he is a diabetic and actually went into insulin shock. I heard that he ended up in the hospital. Then, at the end of the night, as we were walking out, an ambulance was walking IN. Turns out that some guy was drunk, slipped, and hit his face on the bar. They think he broke his nose, but he passed out and there was blood everywhere. As far as I know, that was the only casualty.

And let me tell you, open bar usually means weak drunks and not the best liquor. No, the drinks are strong. The martinis were super strong, I couldn't even drink them. The amaretto sours were also strong. Did you ever notice that when it's an open bar, you have no real attachment to your drink? So dancing, you may get covered in alcohol?? Because there is no incentive to be careful when walking or dancing with your drink. If it spills, you go get a new one. No responsibility at all. (Yes, this is way to say that I got covered in alcohol...)

The next morning, some people on the Jump Back committee went to breakfast (difficult in itself. The Diner on 55 was closed (WTF?), Pickwick got slammed with about 150 people right before we got there, so we ended up at The Harp (which, incidently, didn't have regular pancakes, only had blueberry pancakes. I was inconsolable.)) Anyway, we were telling stories about Jump Back, and most of them started with "so and so was so wasted and...." I mean, how many black tie affairs end in someone getting escorted out of the event, and an ambulance coming?

I had a great time though. The bands were both really good (Abby Normal and the Superband or something, who I had heard broke up.) However, as the theme was all about NYC, I thought the night should have ended with New York, New York. Just my two cents.

I spent most of Sunday recovering. Thankfully, we didn't have a soccer game. Of course, I have one this Sunday, and the Oscars are on. Do I go to soccer, or do I be snarky with friends and make fun of Oscar dresses? Oh, the trials and tribulations of my life...

For those looking for something to do tomorrow, there is a Personal Finance event. There is also a happy hour this Thursday at the Cleveland Playhouse. It includes free parking until 7pm - $5 unlimited wine tasting (compliments of Laurello Wine) , free appetizers , and a cash bar. And for those who have never been to the Cleveland Playhouse, you can get a tour as well. You know, the Cleveland Playhouse while not as big as Playhouse Square obviously, has some great performances. Intimate Apparrel is there through this weekend.

3 Comments:

  • At 4:28 PM, Blogger Jen(nifer) said…

    Your brother is cute.

     
  • At 10:38 PM, Blogger estarz said…

    Hotel parties are the best. I am surprised people still have them!?! I had a couple back in the day...particularly a two room partay in N.O.

    Peace.

     
  • At 5:39 PM, Blogger Dennis! said…

    Okay, I demand to see a picture of the hot brother!....

     

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