See, being besties for as long as we have (fifteen years to be exact..and I swear, one crack about age and I will flick your ear through this monitor), established certain traditions. I ALWAYS get my homemade, peanut butter ritz, bathed in chocolate, sandwich cookies (as well as other goodies. This year was a killer tshirt and an awesome jewelry dish...made out of a record.. It was completely awesome and so us and I laughed and laughed and laughed...) Wait, where was I? Oh yes.... and MMO, she always gets me, at her front door, with a little blue box and an ear to ear grin. That's what we do. It works for us.
Anyway, during our pre-celebration phone call discussion to plan my annual birthday trip to OKC, she mentioned this instead. "I reeeeeeeeeally wanna go see this band, 100 Monkeys, in Dallas. Like really really bad." My natural reaction, of course, was.."Who?"
After forty five minutes of explaining to me who they were, I approved. Why not, right? So, last year, for her birthday, I took her to see said concert. Not that I particularly fell in love with it, but I did love the expression on her face as they took the stage. She was ecstatic and it melted my two sizes too small heart.
Ok, so back to NYE. We discovered our little band was hosting a NYE bash in Austin. We also discovered that for an absolutely reasonable, you could feed a third world country for a week, price, we could get VIP tickets and meet the band. Can I getta WOOT WOOT!! Anybody? Anybody?? No? Fine. We booked our package and began counting down the days......
As they day approached, I could hardly contain my excitement. You see, not only were MMO and I going, we convinced a whole gaggle of women to join. us. The more the merrier, right?? Right indeed.
I met the most amazing, beautiful, welcoming women of my LIFE!! They didn't know me from adam, but they didn't care. It was like we'd been friends for life.
First, there were the two lovelies from Georgia. Not only were they smart, stunning and exceedingly witty, they were both incredibly talented. More so than I could ever hope to be.
Then, there was the little fireball from Florida. She had more pizazz in her pinkie than I do in my whole body.
Of course I can't for get the stunning red head. Her personality, grace and smile lit up the whole room.
Throw me, MMO, the five foot tall inflatable monkey and her hubs (yes, he went. We like to refer to him as just 'one of the girls') And we had our self one, motley crew.