TTUT-Tahoe Girl’s Grad Party

Christine: Ritchie, we have talked about this. You’re eight years old. We live in Los Angeles. You have to learn how to swim.
Ritchie: Why?
Christine: Because, honey, you can’t keep going to pool parties telling people you’re having your period. –The New Adventures of Old Christine

 with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

Saturday was Tahoe Girl’s graduation pool party. She graduated from business school with her master’s degree, and we all got together to celebrate. Match actually had the time off and I was looking forward to watching him have fun. He was complaining a little bit on the way over about how he didn’t think he was capable of relaxing and having fun. I told him to not condemn a party before we even got there, but I promised we’d leave early and that for once, I would be the DD.
When we walked in the backyard, we saw that the party was in full swing, but it was definitely right up Match’s alley. He’s a sucker for outdoor games, and there was a game of beanbags going on. Tahoe Girl’s dad actually built his own, and Match is going to build a set for our yard. I would love that or a flat washers game set, which is the same idea, just a little smaller. TG’s dad also made a beer pong table, with cutouts for the cups. Match, Mr. I don’t want to party, didn’t leave the beanbag/beer pong area for hours! 🙂

I can’t tell you how great it was to watch Match having fun and letting loose for once. His job is so stressful, and he can get wound up pretty tight. It was refreshing to see him enjoying himself. He was the first one in the pool too.

He motivated me to go in, even though I was so self conscious. It’s only been 6 weeks since I gave birth, so my body is still a bit of a war zone. But I shook it off and had fun goofing off in the pool with my sweetie.

I spent a lot of time hanging out with my ladies.

We only seem to get together a lot in the summers, but when we do we have fun. All of the weirdness I had felt at the wedding was gone. I think it helped that I was DD. I’m really not emotionally ready to be drunk yet. I had fun visiting with the girls and watching the boys be complete goofballs. Sometimes it’s more fun people watching. The lack of hangover alone is worth it. 🙂

Friend Bonding

A Man must fight for his good and true friend.-Heat GuyJ

Yesterday Monica came to stay with me for a night. It was the first time the two of us have spent any one on one time together. We had a great time visiting. I took her out for lunch in my new Jeep. We just got the title loans New Jersey. I love driving it around, and it was fun showing her around our town.

That night she took me to the nearby college town to visit Lil Sis. We had a really mellow night bar hopping and people watching. When we got back we curled up on the couch with a bottle of wine and talked until about 2am. It was one of those nights of good solid friend bonding, and I loved it. I am really going to miss her when she goes back to Scotland.

Moving and Our Last Party in the Duplex

Victoria: I will tell you my most humiliating story.
Marshall: Yeah, Victoria! Way to step up.
Victoria: OK, it involves a game of Truth or Dare, a squeeze bottle of marshmallow ice cream topping, and the hot tub at my grandparent’s retirement community.
Future Ted: Kids, I tell you a lot of inappropriate stories, but there’s no way in hell I’m telling you this one. Don’t worry, it wasn’t that great.
Marshall: [staring goggle-eyed at Victoria] That is the greatest story ever! –How I Met Your Mother

Hello my lovely readers! I’m sorry it’s been awhile since my last post. I have been incredibly busy packing up our house and getting ready for our move to the East Bay. I’ve also switched over my hosting to a new, much better hosting site and I was afraid to post until everything transferred over. Let me know if the site is buggy for you when posting comments.

We move this Saturday and I’m so excited. We’re moving to an actual house. Not just a duplex, but a single family detached home! This is the first house I’ve lived in with Match and I feel like it is so symbolic as our first new place as a married couple. Of course I wish it was a house we were buying, but we still need to save for that and figure out if we like this new town enough to buy here. I have a feeling we will though.

Besides all of the moving preparations, we’ve been busy visiting with friends. We hosted our last party at the duplex, a surprise birthday party for Monica/co-birthday party for me on the 11th. It was also a PJ party and all of us girls got into the spirit by wearing pigtails and acting like little kids. It was such a fun night!

I’m terrible at secrets but I managed to pull off the surprise for Monica. I picked her up and distracted her the whole drive to my house with talk of her upcoming wedding next summer. When she walked in, Tahoe Couple were there, along with Monica’s Lil Sis and Match, all head to toe Pajamaed. She was shocked! We all donned party hats, and we had PJs ready for Monica and I to change into.

Here are just a few pictures from the night.

Me, Lil Sis, Monica, and Tahoe Girl

Me and Token Gay Couple. They’re getting married next!

Me and Geeky

Chandler brought me and Monica flowers. What a sweetie!

Monica and I also got cupcakes smashed in our faces by our men soon after this picture. I got frosting all over my face which will probably give me adult-acne but it was so funny. It was payback for Match and Chandler’s birthday!

We played I Never the board game. Yes there is a board game version, and it’s hilarious. Every time everyone had done the I Never, Token would say, “Suck it bitch!” before we drank. There were Truth or Dare questions mixed in with the game which really added to the retro feel of the party. At one point Chandler had to switch clothes with Monica which made for some great and embarrassing moments for Chan.
It was an amazing night and a great send off for Monica. I’m really going to miss that girl! Only 3 months til she’s back again. It was also a great last party at the duplex. We’ve had some great memories there.

When’s the last time you had a PJ party?

Hen Party

[at a bachelorette party]
Jay: [using a Black dildo as a phone] Wait a minute. Yes, Mr. President. Yes, the erection results are in.
Cal: [Holding up a blue and white striped dildo] Hey, guys, look, it’s Dr. Seuss’ penis. “I really mean this.”
Andy: [holds up a penis shaped cake tray] Hey, everybody, who wants penis cake?
Nicky: I do!
Cal: She does!
Andy: Hey, you guys, Betty Cocker! –The 40  Year Old Virgin

The Friday before the wedding Monica invited me out for a night in San Francisco as one last “wild night” before I tie the knot. So after work I hopped in the car with Monica, Monica’s Lil Sis and we headed to Tahoe Girl’s new apartment in the city. I don’t know if I mentioned this but Tahoe Couple moved to SF and live really close to the Giants Stadium!

I was so stoked about spending one last night out with the ladies. The Jack and Jill Party was awesome, but this was just us chicas. I was nervous about my stupid arm rash and really self conscious about it but the girls convinced me that no one would see it when we went out. They were right and after awhile I even forgot it was there. You can see it in a few of the pictures though because of the flash and it looks so frightening!

We started the night off with a bang when Monica pulled out penis straws for us to drink with our champagne at Tahoe Couple’s apartment. The joke of the night happened when Monica said, “Wow these are really big” meaning the straw itself. Of course Tahoe Couple’s roommate had to fire back with, “Wow that doesn’t say much for Chandler does it?” All night poor Mon had to listen to that joke on repeat!

As we were getting ready, Monica was busy working on a sign for me. I didn’t know exactly what it was until she was finished. Turns out it was my check list for the Hen Party, and included all the things I had to do on our night out.

She made me wear it the whole night, and as we went from place to place we got people to help me check off the list.

The first place we went the bouncer took one look at us and started cracking up. We had our penis straws sticking out of our dresses and he said, “Ya’ll know you’ve got penises in your cleavage right?” When we walked into the bar, the very first guy we saw came running up and took one look at my list and announced he was going to help us.
I thought maybe he’d do the easiest one on the list and just buy me a drink. But nope, instead, he did this:

Not only did he take off his shirt, he gave me a strip tease. This was the very first person we saw. Right then we knew it was going to be a good night. PS the guy was super hot, but we’re all pretty sure he was gay. Aren’t all the best strippers? He squealed when he saw us, hehe. I was sooo embarrassed during this little strip tease. My face was beat red by the time he got to taking his shirt off!

I danced with 5 strangers, I said “Hey Sexy” to 10 different strangers. I got a bartender to buy me a drink at this great bar called Butter. It’s supposed to be trashy and they served us 40s in paper bags. He bought us not one, but TWO 40s.

Ack see my rash? Ewww. But no one seemed to notice. I guess it sort of looks like I was a burn victim. It faded before the wedding thank God!!

There was a trailer inside the bar where you could buy fried food. We had some delicious mozzarella sticks. I can’t wait to go back there for Monica’s Hen Party.

Here we all are about to take jello shots outside the trailer while we waited for our food. From left to right it’s Tahoe Girl, me,  Lil Sis and Monica.

This was also the bar where I got the best check off on the list. I got a piggy back ride from a stranger! It was awkward and hilarious as it seems.

We headed back to Tahoe Couple’s place after last call, where we all proceeded to pass out as if we’d had the best natural sleeping pills in the world, aka lots of alcohol. In the morning we woke up hurting but happy because we’d had an awesome night. We all managed to be at that perfect level of pretty buzzed without being full blown trash. Our mini hangovers were cured over a big San Francisco style breakfast and laughter as we retold the stories of the night before to Tahoe Guy and Tahoe Couple’s roomie.

Have you ever heard of a Hen Party? Did you do anything wild or crazy for your bachelorette party? Do you plan on it?