Monday, January 11, 2010

Hot chocolate and a Mai Tai go reeeeaaaaally well together. Yes, really. Shut up.

[….and the Corascope Chronicles continue….]

January 2nd, after spending the day buying Nightmare Before Christmas stuff for my kid in Quake, looking at wedding rings, and explaining what on Earth a “blog” is to a curious jeweler (*snicker*), Scope and I ventured off to the Hala Kahiki Lounge for the big, bad Blogaritaville brouhaha, the Drysdale Awards.

It was a whopping 7 degrees in Chicago that day, which I’m 99.9999999999999% sure is the coldest temp I’ve ever endured. But, hey, looky here – I actually managed to survive, people!


Still, it was a wee bit funny to be sitting in a tiki bar surrounded by people in Hawaiian garb after emerging from such North Pole(ish) temps, all bundled up like that kid from A Christmas Story.

At the Drysdales, we had the privilege of meeting the one and only Grant Miller, Splotchy and Joe The Cop. Of course, I have no pictures to prove it. Utter bloggy fail there. Turns out the only pictures I took that night were of Scope, and they all came out shaky like this one:

What?! Don’t give me that look! Blame the damn delicious Mai Tai! Even though I only had like 1/3 of it, which is, admittedly A LOT for me since I don’t drink! (And now we see why, don’t we, boys and girls?)

Eventually, Scope and I had to bid adieu to Grant and the gang because *gasp* the Hala Kahiki Lounge doesn’t serve food. And lack of food turns me into Satan.

As does watching Grant Miller getting carded by the waitress when I was NOT.


(….to be continued….)

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Scope said...

Yeah, the pretzles didn't cut it.

But Denny's was good.

Joshua said...

This is me missing Quake once again.


mo.stoneskin said...

Are you that kid from A Christmas Story?

Scope said...

Mo, did you just ask my fiancée if she was "RANDY"? ;-)

Alex the Girl said...

I never realized the devil had such big boobs. Wonder if they're real or memorex.

SkylersDad said...

My wife gets that way without food also. Me? I can get my nutrition from dark beer.

J.J. in L.A. said...

A Tiki bar that doesn't even serve appetizers? What's the world coming to???

My wv is: guisp - I'l interpret that to mean 'gasp!'. Even Blogger can't believe it!

BeckEye said...


I mean, um...heh heheh..that was kind of a weird outburst. I was just looking forward to see some photos of the awards ceremony, that's all.

Cora said...

Scope: The pretzels were sorely inadequate. I usually carry candy in my purse for just such an emergency, but, oddly, my purse was foodless that day.

Joshua: Quake is brilliant!!

Mo: What Scope said.

Alex: I assume they're real. Wouldn't fake ones melt in Hell?

Sky Dad: When I'm hungry I'm mean, impatient, utterly humorless, and I hate everyone in a five mile radius. This is why I could never be anorexic, I'd go postal.

JJ: I know! What the eff?!

BeckEye: EPIC FAIL. I agree. I had TWO cameras on me too, I just spaced on my mission. I blame the mai tai and lack of food. I'll do better next year, I promise. If it makes you feel any better, I got to sit right beside Grant. And he smelled REALLY NICE. :-)

Anonymous said...

WHAT?!? You drank alcohol?? Really?! OMG.. someone write the date down!