Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Misteltoe Hung Where You Can See, Every Couple Tries to Stop

Okay, kids. I just got back from the Dinosaur Junior show and it was awesome. But I can't talk about that now, I'll talk about that later. Now, I'm finally posting photos from the Santa Crawl.

This one was taken at the Deadwood. Remember how I warned you about the screeching? I think I was doing that here. Do you also remember how I always say that I'm glad that they don't make blogs scratch and sniff? Well, I'm just as glad that they don't come with sound. Believe me, you are too.

This is not the most flattering picture of me, but it's the only decent one I have of Erik and after all, this whole crawl was his baby, and I think he totally deserves his props. So, there you go.

Here's me with a friend of mine who everyone seems to think is my doppleganger. We don't really see it. Sure, we both have round faces and curly hair that we happen to always straighten on the same day. We even share the same name, but she pronounces her Tara, like Teara the paper and I pronounce mine like Churlita. But she has these amazing blue/green eyes that you can't really see in these photos and she's 25 and I'm 42. She likes to say that she wants to be me when she grows up, and I keep telling her to go ahead and set her sights that low, and she will surely achieve her goals.

Here we at the piano bar. At this point in the evening, everyone was trying to get people to make out with each other. I was totally okay with that, because I can be kind of a voyeur that way. At one point, some guys were trying to get Tara and I to make-out with each other, but we decided to give them the kiss-off instead. Suck on that.

After the bars closed, a few of us ended up doing after hours at my friend Dave's house. I hadn't done after hours at Dave's since he owned a video store in one of those cute little houses down
by the railroad tracks on Dubuque Street. It was tons of fun, but I started to really fade. So, whatever stragglers of us that were left, all shared a cab where we were forced to listen to Christmas music performed by the likes of Whitney Houston and Barry Manilow all the way home.


Remiman said...

The twenty-five year old is on the right, right?

evil-e said...

Art face offs, drinking, metal, and a Manilow-Houston cab ride. Sounds like good times to me.

I wish you did have sound...I think it would be hilarious. If I ever find my way to Iowa City, I know who my tour guide would be. You appear to be 800 pounds of trouble in a little frame.

Not Fainthearted said...

You look FABULOUS!! What a riot of a night. And I agree with Evil-e, sound would be great...as long as I have a volume control ;-)

Margaret said...

I want your hat! it's awesome like jungle-claus

Mrs. Big Hairy Woman said...

Got to have sound for our blogs..You look like you had a blast even if you had to listen to Manilow and Houston..

Tara said...

Great, great photos. I love your Santa hat! I pronounce my name like Tear-ah as well, and I have a round face and somewhat curly hair. The three of us should pose together in a photo someday.

NoRegrets said...

Holy crap! You are 42? I was thinking 30...

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I live to be compared favorably to 25 year old women, but not enough to make out with one no matter how drunk I get. You guys made great book ends with the finger and the kiss blowing. Your friends are some lucky peeps to have you around.

Middle Ditch said...

Blimey!! You look great!

booda baby said...

You are too beautiful for your own good. Wait. That can't be true. You're just beautiful.

Matt said...

You were hanging out with the Dave that had Tofu Hut Video? Cool.

minijonb said...

the only thibng more freaky than Christmas music... wait for it... is Christmas karaoke.

Brando said...

Awesome, awesome photos. They make me miss the IC.

Can't wait to hear about the D Jr show.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

Is Whitney Houston even ALIVE anymore? What's wrong with Barry Manilow? HUH? Heh.

Stepping Over the Junk said...

P.S. You are way too cute!

Churlita said...


You are very kind. How much money do you want?


If you ever get to Iowa City, look me up.


The volume control is an absolute necessity.


God I love you. Jungle clause is awesome.


I sure did.


That would be awesome. We'd even get you your own santa hat.

No Regrets.

Thanks. And you get all the rest of my money.


I wouldn't make out with at 25 year old guy either...I don't think.



Booda Baby,

Thank you. You are too kind for your own good.


I think so too. I've been hanging out with that chuckle head since I was 18.


That sounds painful.


We miss you too.


Hey, I'm not trying to hate on Barry, it's just not the best music to listen to when you're fading fast and sitting in a stinky taxi. That's all.

Anonymous said...

CUTE Santa hat!! You're ADORABLE! :)

laura b. said...

Wow, good times! You and your friends are so cute!

Churlita said...


Thanks and thanks.


We tend to get really cute when everyone else gets drunk.

Anonymous said...

Tofu Hut Video was a major cult video-rental place in the Midwest! One of the best alternative video stores around,sad it could not survive the trashing down of video (sub) culture...