Monday, June 15, 2009

Oh Boy My Weekend….

Friday night was supposed to be just a simple happy hour orchestrated by my girlfriend Crazy. The happy hour was held at a local hotel chain in downtown Baltimore.

Things were going along wonderfully until someone in our group decided they wanted to go to another spot afterwards and the others quickly jumped onboard. Since I was not driving that evening I just went along with the program.

I thought we were going to some rinky dink hole in the wall bar but when we arrived I looked at the plaque on the door and it said “American Legion Hall”. American Legion Hall???? I don’t go to American Legion Halls!

We opened the door and walked in and was decidedly confused on where to go from there. We spotted a bar behind a closed door on our left so we opened the door and went inside. It was just as I feared. Nothing but a bunch of people 20 + years older then us!! What in the…..???

Don’t get me wrong, I love older people but I was not prepared to party with them that evening. There was an eclectic group of pimps and drunks strewn all around for your viewing pleasure.

Then if that wasn’t bad enough the DJ would play a song and as soon as you started to get into it he’d switch up and play another song! Dude, that is DJ 101, “Don’t play a snippet of a song. People can’t get into the music if you keep changing it as soon as it begins.”

I just sat at the table taking in the sights, trying to stay wake when all of a sudden my girl Clueless says, “I can’t get in touch with the kids. They’re not answering their phones. I have to go and check on them to make sure their OK.” Before she could even finish that sentence I was up by the front door with my purse slung over my shoulder yelling back, “Aaaawwww, we have to go? Doggonit!” I wasn’t too eager to leave was I?


25 People saying stuff:

Hit 40 said...

You need to pull the same cell phone smack!!! LOVE IT!!

She must have also been bored out of her mind!!!

sunshinestar110 said...

I love it!! and I agree with Hit 40. U should have pulled the cell phone smack and u would have been out there quicker...lol

shorty said...

Anytime your friends are named Crazy and Clueless, you are guarenteed a good time, right?

Sounds like a good time...Legion halls can be fun places....you need to go to some around here.

Yeah, when are you coming to my town? Offer still stands.

Jeni said...

I probably have no business commenting on this -seeing as I haven't even so much as had a smidgen of a buzz on in well over six years now, so what the hell do I know about partying these days, huh?
That, plus the only places I would frequent, were I out and about like that, would be one of two bars near my place and/or the local Moose Hall. But, even in my younger days, my party-hearty times -I've never seen a D.J. play a snippet and then, quickly move into another number and if I did, I'd probably be leading the pack to string that D.J. up using fine copper wire! Now, where's this hall located though with all the old geezers? Think I could find myself one to drag back home to PA? Keep an eye out for one who looks promising for me, if ever you get stuck in a place like that again.

Tanyetta said...

*****There was an eclectic group of pimps and drunks strewn all around for your viewing pleasure.*****

you crack me up!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

wait your friends name is clueless

Karen said...

My happy hour joint is a good mix of older and younger folk. As the night wears on, it is generally all youngsters though. I enjoy a mixed crowd better.

Tonya said...

Keep that little excuse in your back pocket for next time something like this happens :)

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I heard people go to the american legion because the booze is cheap. lol

LiLu said...

Haha! At least you had an easy out!

The Ambiguous Blob said...

I hate being out where I'm uncomfortable. Yeesh. Glad you found an exit!

lisaq said...

I went to one once with some people from work. All I can even say is yikes! Notice the word once. Never, ever going again!

moooooog35 said...

You mean that guy at the end of the bar popped his Viagra for NOTHING?!?!

Tease.

Sandi McBride said...

I love a cell phone...it's good for so many uses...you done good!
Sandi

CarmenSinCity said...

The American Legion Hall? Um? Really?? That's funny girl. What were your friends thinking??

imbeingheldhostage said...

wow, clever thinking. (Must use tactic in the future).
I really thought you were going to end up at some posh hotel bar where you spent the evening speaking to Hugh Jackman-- American Legion was seriously disappointing to envision after that thought.

f.B said...

The American Legion? I bet that place smelled like Bengay.

I've only been in one once, I think. And I think it had something to do with voting...

Asthmagirl said...

American Legion Hall? I don't think so. A girl has to have some standards!

Good call on racing to the door!

Amber said...

LOL @ Shorty's comment about friends being named Crazy and Clueless. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Debbie said...

I can't imagine going to the American Legion and I AM old!

Terri said...

DJ101 - funny stuff!

CarmenSinCity said...

The link you gave me worked. I wonder why the link on my blog isn't working. I'll fix it though! Thanks!

Suze said...

I went to one once. The good: Beers were 25 cents a piece. The bad: They played a Garth Brooks song on the accordian.

B said...

Wow, WTF were they thinking going there? Of all the places you could go to downtown! lol

LiLu said...

I HATE when DJs "snippet"! That is the worst. So with you!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

Now see THAT is why I never wanted to roll with a posse back in my club days....