Monday, April 14, 2008

We'll Leave the TV and the Radio Behind

Okay, so now where was I again? Oh yeah. When we last left the pool tournament, my friends and I were dorking out at the first bar, and getting updates about where the kilt boys were roaming.

We finally caught up with them at a bar called Shenanigans. How perfect. At first I was worried that the bar may not quite be my kind of place, but then we found a quiet little table by all the games and put up stakes there. We were able to have our private, dorked-out dance party and no one else seemed to mind or notice.

But as with all good times, there always comes a last call and we had to head back to the hotel. The kilt guys were staying at the same place, so we all walked together. As we passed the walkway to the riverboat casino, the guys asked us if we'd ever been up there before. None of us had, so we took the elevator up just to see the lights. They told us that the lights changed with movement and had us run down the hall in order to chase the rainbow.

On the way back, we ran into these little Emo high school skater boys who asked us if we had weed. Uh, yeah. Maybe they thought guys running around in skirts chasing rainbows had to be high, but really, we were all just drunk and we didn't have any alcohol we'd share with them either.

We were all going back to the elevator, but I stopped for a minute to see if I could get some action shots of the stoner Emo skater dudes and when I headed to the elevator, the doors had already closed. It was fine. I figured I'd just go down the stairs and meet them on the first floor. As I was running down the stairs, one of the kilt guys met me. He told me they realized they had left me and per our "no person left behind policy", the rest of the group took the elevator back up to find me.

We headed down to greet all the kids at the elevator. And if you were wondering if there was anything under those kilts...

...You can probably guess by the look on their faces, that to some people, Commando is more than just a movie with Arnold Shwarzenegger - it's a lifestyle choice.

We finally made it back to the hotel, and the guys invited us to swim, hot tub and/or hang out in their room and drink some more. All of which we politely declined. We'd already had more fun than we could handle, and we didn't want to ruin it by extending it even further. And true to their totally non creepy natures, the guys were cool and didn't press it.

Because, honestly, the next morning was hard enough as it was. I probably would have had to have been carried out on a stretcher if I had any more fun or less sleep.

As I was driving home, I was still riding on the fumes of the magical world of the state pool tournament, and because of that, the first song that came on my iPod as I turned onto I-80 was Joe Jackson's "Steppin' Out", and each song thereafter was better and better, and the weirdness from Friday was almost forgotten...Or at least overshadowed by the wonderfulness of the rest of the weekend.


NoRegrets said...

Wow! I'm the first comment!
Sounds like a lot of fun. Dorking out is way cool...

dmarks said...

"We'll leave the TV and the radio behind"

I seem to hear that song every day now. It's not my favorite Joe Jackson, but it has grown on me over the years.

evil-e said...

Wow, restraint in the face of more are very strong to resist the invitation of more partying.

Looks and reads like you all had yourselves one hell of a time out. Those are the kind of weekends that are good for one's existence.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

The guys in kilts are cute to look at.. good thing there was no creepy stuff going on.. From the looks of things you made out pretty damn good...

Mr Atrocity said...

Awww, emos are so cute, with their sulky little faces and identical clothing, all wanting to be individuals together.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a riot. Of course, you know my opinions on kilts. They only make the party MORE interesting. ;-)

Poptart said...

I was just listening to Joe J too! I love him. Now that song's in my head this morning, which is just fine.

Love the kilty boys. WOnder when they'll show up in IC to hang with you guys?

another good thing said...

I think I'm in love with the kilt boys.
And oh so jealous of your great female friends.

Tara said...

Ohhh, I LOVE that song "Steppin Out"! I have it on a mixed CD set of 80s music and can't get enough of it.

That all looks like so much fun, I'm glad you got a shot of the Emo boys.

DJSassafrass said...

My mom makes me walk that skywalk every time I town...has she forgotten that i have seen it...or does she just really love it?

laura b. said...

That skywalk thing looks like it would only add to any kind of fun going on. Kilts too, for that matter. I don't know how you're weekend could have been any better, so good for you!

Liz said...

YAY for fun boys!! No one tried to flash you? No one tried to lift their kilts? Everyone was drinking and all ended peacfully?

All so civil! (I'm mildly disappointed).

MrManuel said...

You always look like you are having such a good time!

Remiman said...

Thanks for clearing up the under-the-kilt pun intended!

Margaret said...

if i were a man, i'd wear a kilt every day

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

You know nobody has ever asked me if I have any weed - they might be suprised.

NoRegrets said...

Darn. Was hoping to be the first comment again. :-)

Churlita said...


Yea for you for being number one. I'm glad you think dorking out is cool. I've found that not everyone agrees with that.


I know. It's not my favorite either, but it's kind of perfect when you're driving.


After I recovered, I felt rejuvenated.


Most importantly they were fun and not trying to get some.

Mr. Atrocity,

Exactly. It's so deep I could almost cut myself and start listening to The Cure.


I know. I thought that if they had been wearing jeans, we may not have been as interested in meeting them.


I don't think they will. I never even got their email addresses to send them a link to my Snapfish account. Eh, they know where we hang out, so you never know...


The two are a great combination.


You can never have enough photos of emo skater stoner boys.


Next time, go with her when you are both drunk. It will make a HUGE difference.


After Friday night, I needed some out of town fun.


I never said we didn't get flashed. I even have plenty of photos of bare asses, but I would never put those on the web without their permission.

Mr Manuel,

I try to, whatever I do.


Yeah right. But it's a great pun, so it's good.


I probably would too. As a woman, I wear skirts almost every day in the Summer.


It sounds like those boys would have been happy had you shown up.


Sorry. I was putzing around and didn't get the post up soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Jaysus! Tell your kiltie boys to hike it up a bit. Fickin school girls wear the plaid o'er the knees! What the hell are they afraid of? Gettin their knees dirty?
I bet these Nancys think they are real caber tossers.

Bro In Law