Monday, October 27, 2008

Been a busy last four days.

Thursday: Lori and I went to the aquarium Lori works at for "Fish & Sips". The fish refers to the fish there and the sips refers to the wine tasting. The head of catering insisted that they not advertise, so as of last Monday, they had sold a whopping 27 of the $69 per person tickets out of the 300 that was promised to the wineries. So they decided to give away tickets to anyone that would take them. Lori got some for us and for some of our friends. With the give aways, it was a full house, so giving the tickets away worked just fine.

FYI, I felt the crappy previously frozen horsdervers, three different kinds of cheese and crackers wouldn't be worth going back next year if we have to pay. I'm thinking even if it was free again, I would have to think long and hard before going again.

Friday: Dropped Lori's car off after she got off work to get the brakes fixed. later that night we went back to the aquarium for a charity function. This one was OUTSTANDING! It was worth the $85 a ticket. Compare that price to the $69 it would have cost for the Thursday night function.
1. Open bar
2. Two hours coctail hours with mostly not previously frozen horsdervers
3. Open bar
4. More than three types of cheese (I didn't eat the cheese because the horsdervers were so good.
5. Open bar
6. DJ
7. Open bar
8. Cute girl magician
9. Open bar
10. Belly dancers
11. Three belly dancers
12. Cleavage
13. Low rider costumns on the belly dancers
14. Belly dancers
15. Being selected by the hottest belly dancer to join her making a fool of myself faus belly dancing
16. Hip bumping said hot belly dancer
17. Belly dancing with the other belly dancer with the big boobies
18. Open bar
19. Open bar
20. Open bar (Hey! I was hot and needed to cool off.)
21. Rolls and butter
22. Caeser salad
23. Open bar
24. Really great buffet: Pasta, chicken francaise, beef & spaetzle, eggpland rollatini, carving board with ham, seafood paella and some other stuff I don't remember
25. Open bar
26. Coffee
27. Dessert (I don't eat dessert or sweets, so all I remember about that was the chocolate covered strawberries Lori ate.
28. Open bar
29. Chinese auction (Neither of us won anything)
30. Open bar
31. Silent auction (I WON! I got the mountain bike and a week at a one-bedroom time share suite anywhere in the world. How cool is that? I have to use it before the end of the year, so do you have any suggestions where Lori and I should go?)
32. Open bar
33. Gift bag

Okay, comparing everything we got on both nights, which event do you think was worth the money. LMAO! No need to answer, because it's a silly question.

After we left the aquarium, we went to a hotel for the night, because of the open bar. I used points from my Hilton Vacation Club, so it didn't cost me anything out of pocket.

I couldn't leave the bike in the trunk, so had to take it up to the room. The chick at the front desk asked about the bike with the big bows, whcih gave me a chance for a bit of small talk. We explained where we had come from and then I asked her about a room upgrade and a late 2PM check out. Without hesitation we got the room with the hot tub, king size bed and the late check out. How cool is that?

34. My private open bar with gin & tonic
35. 37" HD TV
36. Free high speed internet access
37. Snuggling

We didn't get to sleep until around 3AM and didn't wake up until noon.

38. Snuggling
39. Coffee
40. Hot tub

We checked out and dropped off the bike and luggage at my place.

41. Breakfast/lunch at the diner.

42. We hung out at my place the rest of the day until Lori's car would be ready.

Damn, her car wasn't ready. The parts place sent over the wrong parts. That meant the car had to stay until Monday night.

Bummer, that meant Lori had to stay with me for an extra day. ;-)

Later that night we met some friends for a going away dinner for Maggie. Going to miss Maggie. But her going back home is the best thing for her now.

Sunday: Hung out all day and went to the store for tonic and a little grocery shopping.


43. Slept in until 11
44. Snuggled
45. Coffee and then hung out the rest of the day waiting for Lori's car to get fixed.
46. Called car repair place. Seems that the job turned out to be bigger than they thought, so the car wasn't going to be ready.

Bummer, that meant Lori had to stay with me for an extra day. ;-)

Tuesday: Let's hope the car will be ready, NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!.

NOTE: Pictures you'll really want to see and a video of me belly dancing to follow.


Anne Marie said...

HHHHMMMM where do I start!! I have to disagree about the FISH AND SIPPS!! Bill and I loved it and would pay the $69 if they do it again next year! The food in my opinion was great (except for the baby lamb chops gross they are not for me) The cheese was out of this world especially the one with the cranberries(but you guys missed that one because you were LATE getting there. The live band was awesome great music!!! We also were allowed to tour the acquarium and see the fish!!! So I disagree I loved the FISH AND SIPPS and we would do it again!! Oh and I think Maggie had a good time also!!!
Now about your Saturday night!! WTF did you not enjoy the company? Hello Lori loved the food and we all had a nice time with friends! And all that night got was a teeny tiny little mention!!!
Now next year if Lori gives us more notice about the chinesse auction dinner thingy we would love to join you guys sounds like a great night!!

Monogram Queen said...


P.S. that was some good advice you gave me concerning Madison and let me just say two of her kitchen sets and a set of table/chairs will be donated to charity IF she gets the new set and we will discuss it. I don't want to raise an entitled brat :)