Excellent day yesterday. I attended the Downtowners for Obama rally in the afternoon, which had received so many RSVPs that the Majestic Grille had to move it from their Innovators’ Room to their larger meeting space upstairs. Probably about 100 people showed up between 3 and 5. A couple of candidates for Senate, running against Lamar Alexander, spoke, as did John Branston from the Memphis Flyer. The speech that was the highlight of the afternoon, though, was Rep. Steve Cohen, who called the crowd to action to get involved in Barack Obama’s candidacy.
Then yesterday evening was TubeTopalooza on my rooftop. I was worried going into the event. I didn’t think we had enough liquor, so I drove to the Corkscrew and doubled my purchase. I also worried about the weather… there was rain over Arkansas on the radar at the time the party started. Furthermore, I had heard rumors that a lot of people planned to crash the party… not surprising that guys would want to come to a party where all the women are in tube tops. Ordinarily my reaction would be, the more the merrier, but not when I’m paying for the liquor and when I’m responsible for guests’ behavior on the rooftop. What have I gotten myself into, I thought as the party started.
It all turned out perfectly though. The first raindrop did not fall until 1 AM, right as the party was winding down. Very few people crashed the party, and the ones that did were people I was happy to have there anyway. Good thing I doubled my liquor order… we would have run out at 9:45 PM if I hadn’t. Made it all the way through without running out, and I have a half-gallon of vodka and half-gallon of rum left over. Great music, the ladies looked beautiful in tube tops, and outstanding food by Air Traffic Mike. I’d estimate 120 people were there over the course of the evening, and it was the best party I’ve been to on that rooftop in at least two years. Thanks to Kacy who came up with the TubeTopalooza idea, and to my BFF Suzy… I couldn’t have done it without you.
Pics from both events to come this week, I just have to find time to get them out of the camera and run them through Picasa.
A very happy birthday to Melissa, who turns 23 today. Hang on, let’s post a pic of Melissa.
Yes I know it’s a recycled pic, but come on… if any pic were to appear twice, wouldn’t you want it to be this one? Buy her a drink if you see her out today.
Brunch at the Blue Monkey today, followed by Pete’s weekly ass whooping at pool at the Saucer, handed to him by yours truly. It’s Canada Day at Big Foot with $2 Canadian beer, $3 Forty Creek whiskey, and a $12.99 Canadian platter consisting of Big Foot’s Canadian burger, Poutine, and a Nainamo bar. Not sure at what point I’ll leave the Saucer and head to Big Foot… depends on what the Saucer puts on Fire Sale. They’ve been on a run of crappy beers for Fire Sale this week, so I may be at Big Foot as early as 2 PM if they follow pattern. At the latest I’ll be there before former BFF Meghan’s shift ends.
Memorable quotes from Meghan, from the last time Big Foot ran specials on Sunday:
“(SIGH) One hour and forty minutes until I can get out of here.”
“One hour and ten minutes.”
“Thirty-five more minutes.”
So nice to talk to people who love what they do for a living, isn’t it? Maybe she’ll build another house out of straws today. Or maybe she’ll clean the bar and re-stock it in her spare time. But if I were a betting man I’d put my money on the straw house.
TubeTopalooza to celebrate the end of Tube Top Month may have happened last night, but it’s not officially the end of June yet… so let’s see those tube tops today!
Also, we’re two days away from July 1, which means there will be a BFF of the Month announcement on the blog Tuesday.
Time for brunch.