Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Because We Give a Hoot

Yesterday, I had a great time with my OC friends and supported a good cause while doing it.

Before the festivities, s and I got our nails done at The Nail Spa (1460 Baker Street, Costa Mesa), which was relaxing and pleasant. It's not a fancy place, and the selection of OPI and Essie is scarce, but I was happy enough with my manicure because it only cost $10!

Afterward, we headed to Paper Source at South Coast Plaza, where s returned a photo album and bought a different album with more pages. I saw some cards that reminded me of my favorite potato.
I bought a few things, too, but I won't reveal them because they will be given to some people who read this blog. Hee hee!

Claire met us shortly after we got to the store, and the three of us walked around the mall a bit. We stopped by here.
Then we headed to Hooters for wings and charity!
Several of my friends are training for the L.A. Marathon through Team in Training, so our donations tonight will benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The girls did a great job of organizing, and the Hooters gig proved a great success!
Wings! Wings! Sliders! Bones! I'm glad laughter burns calories. I burned a lot.

Winning raffles is fun! Jennifer won some awesome hoity-toity Mona-Vie acai berry juice. Liz won a wine gift set. Ness won a cosmo gift set. And I won a Sprinkles gift card! (As much as I rave about Crumbs, Dots, and Leda's, I won't turn away free Sprinkles, even if I'm now averse to standing in line.)
A night at Hooters is not complete without public humiliation...of servers and other patrons. Two morons raced while pushing Hooters servers in tiny dish trays. One server totally ate it. Yes, I had fun taking pictures of her fallen ass. Tragedy is comedy when it happens to other people, especially when those people are wearing shiny spandex.

There was also a race between two idiots who ran while flapping like chickens with styrofoam beaks and wings. I don't even know what the prize was. Whatever it was, it couldn't have been worth this.
We caught Diane and Kim sharing some cozy alone time. Fuck yeah!
And a bunch more pics. (Please note the pics in this post are from my iPhone and my point-and-shoot. Papa Monkey still has custody of the new toy until I pick it up when I visit him this weekend!)

So worth the drive.


  1. Aw, how fun! Looks awesome. Fuck yeah! Just felt like saying it :)

  2. Good times! I was so elated to finally meet you! You are one JOLLY monkey! :)

  3. I had so much fun and laughed a lot... can't wait for the next GTG

    So great to finally meet you :)

  4. It was so nice to finally meet you! :)

  5. I'm so stoked you were able to come. I'm sorry I couldn't hang at your end of the table more...you guys were obviously having a blast!

  6. I wish I could have been there to soak up the laughter and watch that server fall on her ass. :) Yay for the marathon trainers and for a kick ass night out.

  7. hooters hooters hooters! (quoting 'Big Daddy')

  8. 1. i gave all of my vendors their tips inside those mini cards + envelopes. you know me so well.

    2. looks like an awesome time! so sad i was not there.

    3. bwaaaaaaak!

  9. Looks like so much fun! Super jealz over here.

  10. Hooters has good fries. The Paper-Source gives me warm fuzzies...I LOVE that place!!!

  11. i'm jealousE of you getting to hang with the OC crew! one of these days i'm hoping to make it to one of those GTGs.

    um, that's if i'm welcome. heh. i like to invite myself to stuff.


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