Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oh What A Night

I should start out with the requisite apology for goofing up the end of NaBloPoMo and not having been around for a bit. But I really don't have much of and excuse for not being around, besides a severe case of what my sister would call "Head Up Ass" disease. I did bail on the last day of NaBloPoMo, but I have a number of reasonable excuses - I was in a different time zone, I was entertaining someone else's children in Disneyland, I'd already messed up NaBloPoMo anyway, oh and I was at my super important reunion (also called the mini Slug-Fest-Love-Fest-Drinking-Fest).

It was pretty damned awesome! It's been almost 13 years since I'd seen all my old roomies and almost 20 since we'd lived together, yet we were able to pick back up as if no time had passed. Sure we were all a bit older, maybe a few more pounds here and there, but no worse for wear. Some of us had kids, some weren't working, one was having an affair, and one had a nice new set of boobs (none of those are me by the way) - but all still in good shape and still the same bunch of fun gals we always were.

Oh, and did I say we all looked pretty good? 'Cause we did. My one roomie said that "almost 40 is the new 20" - maybe she's right. Oh and I'm pretty sure I pulled off the H-O-T, hot bit as well ("you are hotter now than you even were in college" - a direct quote from the Ex) - even with the bangs.

After plenty of girl chatter and gossip the once "Fearsome Foursome" (our nickname way back in our Freshman year) got all tarted up and headed out to the bar to meet the rest of the Slugs. The group was supposed to include one Ex per roomie (yep, we broke hearts and took names once upon a time), plus a couple of floor-mates from our Freshman and Sophomore dorms. The "rest" of the group ended up being only be my Ex and one other friend. Oh, and my Ex brought his wife - which actually turned out ok, she was really nice (and incredibly tall and could kick my ass in a hot second, so I have to say she was nice right? :-).

Anywhoo, we headed out to the restaurant and proceeded to eat, drink and relive old times (strangely they included a lot of talk about how my Ex and I hooked up all those years ago - the good news is that his wife took it in good form). We kept talking, eating, drinking and laughing till we realized that we were getting a bit too loud for the rest of the restaurant patrons. We knew we weren't done with the evening so we headed on to some random country bar around the corner (which you really wouldn't expect to see in the trendy part of San Diego, and yet...).

At some point between trying to get me on the mechanical bull and the tequila shots we started to really have a good time! The guys tried out a little table dancing - which was frightening (and managed to get the bouncers over to our table). I'm fairly certain that at least one of the girls had a little spin on the pole (clothes on). But the night couldn't end there! Not long after, we all ended up on the roof top bar dancing and drinking well into the wee hours of the morning. Sometime around 3am we dragged ourselves back to our room and into bed.

We all managed to drag ourselves out of bed the next morning and down to breakfast. I'm not sure that we did any better than we did 20 years ago, but we all made it through the night not too much worse for wear. We enjoyed a breakfast and shared a small bottle of Advil and started making plans for the next reunion.

I guess the good news is that I've got a year to recover.

Current Music: So Long, Farewell, Bye Bye - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

So, the question is whether the girl with the new boob job is also the girl who is having an affair? Hmmm ... =) Glad you had fun with your girls (and your girlfriends, too) - those reunions are always so much fun!

Hotch Potchery said...

When I went to my reunion a few years ago, we had one with new boobs...let me ask you...after some drinks was she willing to show them? oh. Just my friend, then?

I am so glad you had such a good time!!!

for a different kind of girl said...

Sounds like it was a fantastic time. I love picking up with my old college friends and it absolutely is just like we were still hanging out on the floor we all met on years and years (and years) ago!

kimmyk said...

aw how fun!
your one friend is all up in her scarf isn't she?
that's funny that your ex brought his wife...and it's great she was a good sport...that's always good when reliving the good ole days.

your pictures are great. you look great! are y'all gonna do it again?

Lori said...

Oh that sounds so fun. Isn't is great to be able to click right back to the way things used to be even though it's been years? You all look great and sounds like you had a great time. Scott didn't go with you?

Oh and I'm really sorry to hear about your basement! That has to suck really really bad. Why does yours keep flooding? Sump pump cant handle it or is it coming up through the floor? Ours flooded for both of those reasons, we have fixed both problems, so now our only problem is whenever the power goes out the pump turns off. Our next $5000 solution is to buy a generator. A lot of money, but when you figure the cost of re-doing a wet basement, I guess it's worth it.

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