Thursday, February 09, 2006

Tuesday February 14-Valentine's Reading Special

Ok, where to begin with this one...
Had to manhandle some folks to get into the loft on time and get set up.
No problem till you drag chairs two at a time on a slow elevator, or worse,up a few flights of stairs.
But thanks to some help from key people, my lungs did not give out.
Drink special snafus aside (and all other business stuff for that matter) the night was a blast from start to finish.
From the highly eroticized to the downright bitter (as in wearing t-shirts cussing out valentines day and any lovers of it) the poetry was, as can be expected on holidays, all over the place.
About 20 people signed up then the list was cut. (take note people who come out late on regular nights, this could one day happen to you)
Add to this candy I had passed out (sugar high)
Plus everyone had to wear a "hello my name is" nametag (your name is out there)
Plus everyone getting some very silly elementary school level Valentine's Day cards to address to anyone in the room and drop off in a bag for them to get later that evening, and you've got a recipe for laughs and downright hilarious situations.
Of course people sent one to the person they came with/are involved with, but then you had the "I liked his/her poem so I will tell them" or "He/She is cute I think I will tell them" or "I might be a stalker and wnt yo ubut what is so bad about that" type thing was going on.

I had to give out massages to any lady who signed up for one. Yes, it was nice. No, it was not anything freaky or sexual(though I was told one woman had some funny looks on her face while I was taking care of her). Yes I used a good sanitizer between shoulders.
Hell, I even had repeat customers(more than likely since it was free). Matter of fact, one cat SENT his woman to sign up, and when I checked with him to make sure everything was ok he said, "Hell yeah. One less thing I gotta do for her when I get home. I had to work all day and buy dinner and bring her here for this. Least you can do is start the romance for me"
Had me cracking up. Not what I would've said, but had me laughing all the same.

In fact, some of the more 'romantic' aspects of the night might get added to our regular Ladies Night (which in case you did not know is the first Tuesday of each month)

In the end, the place was so packed we had to turn people away. (sorry guys and gals, the loft is real sleek but does not hold as many folks as downstairs-which is where we will be back to next Tuesday)

Well, thanks to all whom came out and made it a fun night. See you next week!