Friday, November 02, 2007

Day 2 and I almost didn't make it

Here it is, Day 2 of NaBloPoMo and there is only an hour left in the day.... but I made it!

Last night my company had a most excellent party at the Exploritorium in San Francisco. Granted yes, it was held on a Thursday, it still totally rocked. Last year's party was very fun as well, but this year's party .... well, let's just say that this year I didn't hesitate visiting the open bar, I ate a lot of great food including the best Risotto I've EVER had, danced to a really good DJ and a really bad Neil Diamond cover band (they were great as far as Neil Diamond bands go, but it was more the fact that it WAS a Neil Diamond cover band which made it bad), took some cute photo booth pictures with my husband, played with a lot of science experiementy thingys, and laughed with some of the best people I've ever worked with.

The party was officially over at 11pm, and we left to head back over the bridge. We took along one of my co-workers who decided that public transportation to the other side of the Bay would be fun which would take her 2 hours plus a lot of stress to make it back home. Once we dropped her off, I asked Eric if he would mind if we went back to the city to hang out with the kids who were continuing the party at a nearby bar. By nearby I mean it was nearby to where the original party was... you know, back in San Francisco... not in Oakland which is where we were as I asked this (lets just say this is a good 30 miles away plus bridge toll). Being the wonderful husband that he is, he said he'd take me back and let me hang out with the cool kids to try to up my social status at the office. This office where I have felt to be a very awkward pre-teen amongst all of the really cool seniors, and have been trying to get my break into the inner circle since I got there.

We found the gang at their 2nd after party bar, and continued to move with them to 2 more bars until closing time and then onto a pizza place for some drunken pizza eating (we were completely sober by this point... well Eric and I were at least). By the time we got home from our 2nd venture into the city, it was 3:30am. Good thing I had planned ahead and took the following day off! Even though I'm very tired now, I'm really glad we went back to do a little bar hoping because of that whole not getting out to do much factor, and even though my co-workers may not all remember that I came back based on the state we found them, Eric and I had a great time.

When I got home I did contemplate logging on to write my day 2 post since it was technically the 2nd day already, but I figured I had time.

Of course, I had already filled up my day off with plans of sleeping, a dentist appointment and a whole lot of hanging out with my good friend Liz on her last day of maternity leave, so this is why I am just now finally sitting down to write this post, now with only 1 hour to spare. I really can't be doing this kind of thing every night, so I had better figure out a better system and schedule. Oh and don't worry. Not all of my posts will be of the 'what I did last summer' (or last night) types of posts. I'm sure something more insightful will this way come because that's just how the randomness of my brain works.

Cheers! (with water of course!)


Starshine said...

Phew! just in the nick of time!

Karen MEG said...

Wow, what a great party! I love party stories, if you ever need another to fill a spot, please don't hesitate on my account. I need to live vicariously through you because we don't party a heck of a lot around here anymore ;).
Glad you made it just under the wire!

MrsGrumpy said...

Heh. I was clicking on you...and clicking on you...and thinking "Oh No! Cherry's not going to make it!"---because I apparently have no life. It sounds like a great party.

Gina said...

It sounds like a lot of fun! I loved the Exploratorium!

Py Korry said...
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J said...

OOps...that says Py, because I'm on his computer, but this is J. ;)

Py Korry said...

I was wondering if you were going to make it, too. But you got in under the wire! Sounds like you had a great time! :-)

J said...

Yay to fun and partying! I'm glad you guys went back, too. :)

C said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast!

Mmmmmmmmmm...You've gotta love a good Risotto! Yum! (Bad Risotto is just downright yucky!)

Love Bears All Things said...

I'm Nablopomo also.
Glad you had some fun. You deserved it.
Mama Bear