I realized that I am not only surrounded by some of the greatest people on Earth, but those people are also great cooks. This attribute comes in quite handy, especially when you’re cooking for a feast like Thanksgiving, which is what we all did yesterday. For me, it was a “Home Away from Home” Thanksgiving Feast, because my parents just left a few days ago to go back to Cut Off. And I am quite happy to call these fine culinarians (my friends), family.

The main course was our cooking experiment in Southern goodness – Deep Fried Turkey.

None of us had performed this maneuver before, so everyone did their research and gathered their assigned ingredients. Easily enough, I supplied the house, some peanut oil and the all important 2×4 piece of wood, which will be explained later. Lee gathered a 12 lb turkey from his work at Hirshes’ and the all important “Flava Injector”. Nejdl’s brought the nice and shiny “Bayou Classicturkey fryer. We were ready to rock and roll!!!

Of course, other traditional Thanksgiving items that could be found in the kitchen were Apples, Strawberries, Pecan and Pumpkin for our pie eating pleasure.

Our guest list was:

Me – The hostLee Gibson – Cook Extraordinare
Liz Gibson – Potato and Apple Pealer Mascot
Rusty Nejdl – The Frying Overseer, and Ice Cream Chef
Sarah Nejdl – Provider of Powerful Female Aura, and Precise Flava Moderator
The Fergusons (Kevin, Patty and their child Eric) and – Provider of Family Values
Jeff Stowe – Comic Relief and Cleaner of the Dishes
Rachel Clarke – Late comer, and Fun Interrogator

The prepping of the Turkey was a bit more exciting than we anticipated. I kept hearing about how some unfortunate cooks had their house burnt down from their turkey frying events. So, needless to say, I was a bit worried about doing this in front of my house, after seeing various warnings. However, I put my faith in Lee and Rusty, who are both top notch Boy Scouts and went about my hosting buisness.

One important step was that we had to inject the turkey with it’s Flava. Thankfully, we had some experts in that arena. (Interesting virtual slideshow: One, Two, Three, Four) Then for cooking the beast, we thought that we would just lower the turkey into the heated 4.5 gallons of peanut oil and wait. Thankfully, the aforementioned Boy Scouts were prepared and used a long wooden beam to lower the turkey into the hot pot. Much bubbling and spewage ensued. I hate to think what would have happened if they would have used their hands.

About 30 minutes later, like a Beautiful Symphony of Culinary Delight, everything came together perfectly. The carrots, the potatos, the salad, the wine, the cinammon bread, the turkey, the Everything. Of course, the Master Chef Gibson had first dibs on the turkey, and was quite pleased with the results. Then…we ATE LIKE KINGS!!!!

Ten minutes later…Tryptophan attack. Few were free from the Turkey’s Revenge from Beyond the Grave. Except for Jeff, who started his “calming and soothing” process of washing dishes. Noone dared distrub him.

40 winks later, the house started to smell differently. Mmmmmm…pie. And once again, the feast began. But this was no ordinary dessert feast. We had homemade ice-cream and homemade whipped cream made which was designed to send us straight to taste bud heaven. After everything was all said and eaten, Rusty pointed out that NOTHING was store-bought. Everything we ate was homemade. One thing I’m thankful for is friends that know how to cook…and do it quite well.

Soon after, the Fergusons left, baby in tow and the rest of us chilled, drank Espressos, played Tribond and discussed just about everything under the sun: Cure for Poverty. Positive impact of 9/11 on NYC. Dreams (Paintball with Pierce Brosnan???). Difference between Nerds and Geeks. What we would change our first name to (I’m just glad I’m not Barney.). The reason why Tommy has those stuffed animals. Favorite non-bathing suit place to be touched. (Back of knee-cap???). Homeland Security. Age of friends that we associate with. Wild animal we’d like to have as pet. (Ex: Dolphin, piranna, tiger) And a whole bunch of other subjects that I can’t remember because we finished up around 2-3AM.

All in all it was an AMAZING time. You can see the album for the entire event, here. And for those that missed out…I’ve got lots of leftovers. 🙂 So, come on ova’, ya here?!

Every so often, my parents realize come to visit me in Dallas.  And every so often, my place gets cleaned like it never has been before…my laundry is also done and neatly folded with matching socks…some put off household chores are done…my freezer is stocked with seafood…and the world-famous Falgout Family Food Festival.

On the menu this time was:

There was not a single bit of food that was not completely enjoyable.  The conversation was good too, as Sarah retold the “Jergen’s Story”, and my dad, and Lee, and Lee’s dad was able to converse with Valerie who is originally from France.  The other great thing is that Mr. Sushi Matt and I will be able to eat like kings for a very long time.

Rusty also brought over “French Connection” and we were able to knock another movie off of the enormously big “Movie List“.  The golden generation of the party were remenicent, but the rest of us were quite bored.

The pictures that my mom took can be found here.

Ca c’est tres bien! (except for the big pile o’ dishes)

On Sunday, May 26, my life changed. I found out that I was not whole and complete because I had missed out on a major part of American culture: Movies. So, to help me become a better person, my friends helped me compile a list of movies that I have yet to see. To undertake this huge task of watching all of these movies, (over 250) I will start planning “Catch Tommy Up on Good Movies” parties at my place. If you wish to join us or have an addition to the list, email me.

Movies Now Seen:

  • Requiem for a Dream – Everyone kept telling me how horribly depressive the movie was. I guess some part of my brain decided to flip the switch and force myself to be amused. Yeah, there were some pretty upsetting parts, but I thought the best character was the fridge. Had me rolling around in laughter.

  • Twin Peaks (TV Series) – “Who Killed Laura Palmer?” Saw the pilot. Sorry Matt, but it just didn’t catch my attention.

  • Tommy the Musical – “Tommy’s Cool, OK?!” That was one of the posters seen in the movie. I think that I finally found my life mantra. Pretty decent movie. Kinda confusing at times, but keep your eyes open for the cameo appearances.

  • Le Dernier Combat (Luc Besson) – Don’t see it. I don’t even think it was done by Luc Besson. We ended up fast forwarding through the whole thing just to see if there was a surprize ending. Nope.
  • BASEketball Trey Parker and Matt Stone can get away with just about anything now. I think they were granted Diplomatic immunity in Hollywood, but the news never got out. This movie was wrong in about 200 different ways. All of which had us laughing and me on the floor rolling around. All that and the best site gag ever. Go see it. Don’t tell your mom.
  • Cure – Japanese psycho killer movie. Imagine killing your wife or some random stranger and then slice an X into their throat…why? Because you were hypnotised and it seemed like the right thing to do at the time.
  • Deliverance – Wow. This was one of the movies I felt that I had to see because it was a classic, but wouldn’t be that good (i.e. Soylent Green), but it was surprisingly delightful.
  • Delicatessen – French movie done by the same guy as Amelie. Another dark French comedy. But not nearly as distrubing as Man Bites Dog.
  • Pitch Black – Van Diesel and aliens. What else can I say? I fell asleep halfway through it.
  • Man Bites Dog – This movie had nothing to do with dogs and everything to do about a dark French comedy with a killer who’s making a documentary about himself killing people. It got really gross at time. Not for the faint of heart.
  • The Specials – Oh my Lord! Talk about one of those movies, that prove you can’t judge a DVD by it’s cover. Lee pointed this movie out to me while at Movie Trading Company and we both scoffed at it, thinking it would be really stupid. I then suggested we watch it…because it would be really stupid. And that it was. But in a really funny good humored way. I now own that DVD.
  • Amazon Women on the Moon – By the creators of Kentucky Fried Movie. Sketch Comedy. But not nearly as good as KFM.
  • The Godfather – Wow. Another Classic, which I thought would be lame. Just as intense now as back in the 70’s. Now I must see Parts 2 and 3.
  • The Perfect Storm – Once again, George Clooney amazes me. I keep relating him to his GQ, stereotypical macho, handsome guy that doesn’t have much acting ability, but I think he did really well in this. Of course, watching it with my dad might have had an influence since he was a fisherman and my dad and I have gone out shrimping and fishing sometimes together.
  • French Connection – As part of the Falgout Family Food Festival, Rusty brought over this movie. My dad and Lee’s dad ragged the rest of us that had never seen of it and how great the car chase scenes were. Note to possible future viewers: There are no car chase scenes. The oldies of the group (Mom, Dad, Lee’s Dad) enjoyed it. The youngies (myself, Lee, Rachel, Allison, Rusty, Sarah, Valerie, Matt) agreed that it was a very boring movie.
  • City of Lost Children – A French movie. Very bizarre. Had one of the same guys as from Amelie. I’m sure that I would have liked it a lot more if I was in the mood for it, but I wasn’t. So, it left a bad taste in my mouth. Not a movie I would watch twice, so it just might stay there for a while.
  • Four Rooms – 95% of the way into this movie, I didn’t get it. It’s a Quentin Tarantino flick, but you’ve really gotta strap yourself in for the long ride tho. But I promise, it’s worth it.
  • Mulholland Dr. – Uhh….what was that about??? Like most of David Lynch’s stuff, it doesn’t make much sense, but you can tell that there’s a deep involved plot behind it, but that would take too much brain power to figure out. And besides, after seeing, it you feel like your brain is mush, so good luck. It was a very interesting movie, because I like bizarre twisted stuff like that, but it even made my head go pop. Oh yeah, and there was an interesting lesbian scene in there. Most of the guys were cheering when it happened, because Mr. Lynch was messing with you the whole time building up the tension between the two main female characters. Many lewd jokes from the peanut gallery followed.
  • The Legend of Speed – Another “Midnight Asian Movie”. Not nearly as good as Attack the Gas Station, but still a quality movie. To state it quickly, it’s like a Japanese “Fast and the Furious”
  • Attack the Gas Station – This is part of the “Midnight Asian Movie” festival held by the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. For those that aren’t in the know, at the Magnolia theatre, they show a FREE Asian movie at midnight. This is one of the funniest movie I’ve seen in quite a while. So much so, that I’m purchasing it. Let me know if you’d like for me to have a showing of it as I’d be more than happy to.
  • Seven Samurai – #8 on imdb.com’s Top 250 Film list. The Magnificent Seven is based off of this move, but in a more modern tale. I really enjoyed this movie, even though it was very lenghty and the plot advancement took a few hours. It was an over-all really good movie. Another black and white movie.
  • Dr. Strangelove (or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb) – Bizarre. This is the late Stanley Kubrick’s last movie before 2001, and was done in black and white. It was quite boring at the beginning (I fell asleep), but picked up in a very twisted way at the end. Thankfully, we had a real Dr. Strangelove buff with us watching and told us about the neat behind the scenes about the movie. As a classic, I recommend it.

  • Das Boot – INTENSE! This is THE ORIGINAL sub movie. U571? Feh! So much of what you see nowadays in movies is nothing more than a copy of this original German movie about a WWII U-boat and the hell (psychological and physical) that it’s crew went through to fulfill on it’s orders above and beyond what my mind can comprehend. It also covers the mistakes made by the German army at that time and how they weren’t too happy with Mr. Hitler at that time. Good movie.

  • Human Traffic – This was recommended by “Rusty” as a movie that’s not great, but when you’re finished, you’ve got a huge grin on your face because it’s a happy movie. How true he was. Yet another movie that came out as a big surprise to be a good flick. There’s no protagonist/antagonist conflict, but it’s a movie that when it’s done, you’re left smiling and feeling good about life.

  • Pi – I remember seeing the poster for this movie right after Se7en (one of my favorite movies.) came out and thought, “Wow…just another rip off.” Well, I was wrong. It’s not a rip of off that great movie, but a very strange movie by Daren Aronofsky about a mathematical genius who is obsessed with determining a sequence of number that has some vague connection to that infamous number Pi.

  • SLC PunkAmazingly enough this was a REALLY good movie. I was expecting it to be full of bad acting and other not so great classic movie-isms, but the acting was really good and so was the plot (The trials and tribulations of an angst ridden anarchist growing up in Salt Lake City (SLC)…home of the Mormons.)

  • Go – Previously watched. I think I was one of the few people that enjoyed it. It follows one of my favorite quotes, “Life begins at 3AM.”

  • Soylent Green – Not a great movie, but a small portion of my life is complete because I’ve now seen Charleston Heston yell, “Soylent Green is People!!!”

  • Fight Club – GOOD MOVIE! Makes me want to start my own Fight Club…but I wouldn’t tell anyone about it.)

  • Harry Potter – Despite the negative publicity for it being a children’s book, this was a really good movie. I highly recommend.

  • The Sweetest Thing – Typical movie of women discovering live, love, men and why they’re still single. Engh…

  • Oceans 11 – Really good movie thus proving that Julia Roberts will be eternally beautiful.

  • North by Northwest – Good Alfred Hitchcock movie. Not my type of movie tho. But definitely one of those that I’m glad that I’ve seen.

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou – Apparently, this movie is based on Homer’s “Oddessey”. I haven’t personally read the Oddessey, but I know that it’s mostly based on Mythology. Thankfully, I did have some people who knew it and was able to point out the parallelisms out to be. (I like hanging out with smart people.) Definitely a good movie…I bet the soundtrack is good too.

  • Monster’s Inc – Not to be confused with Monster’s Ball. This is the animated movie by Pixar. One of the things I love most about Pixar are the short movies that they put at the front of each of their feature movies. This one had me rolling around laughing. All together, it was an amazing movie. Just make sure to watch it all the way through the credits.

  • The Man Who Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain – I learned a bit of English trivia watching this movie. All Hugh Grant movies have a love scene in them. Yup. This one too. A quaint movie with a nice pretty plot and filled with human spirit. And the girl from “Run Lola Run”…a movie I haven’t seen yet.
  • 2001: Space Oddsey

  • The Cook the Thief His Wife and Her Lover

  • The Shining

  • Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

  • This is Spinal Tap

  • Raising Arizona

  • Chocolat

  • Clash of the Titans

  • Doom Generation

  • Logans Run

  • The Gods Must be Crazy

Movies To See

  • Tron

  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles

  • Old Yeller (Am I going to cry at the end of this?)

  • Taxi Driver

  • Bonnie and Clyde

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding

  • Rashomon (Japanese Movie)

  • Lord Rama

  • Brazil

  • Subway (Luc Besson)

  • The Big Blue (Luc Besson)

  • Yamakasi (Luc Besson)

  • Groove Tube

  • Supercop

  • Orgasmo

  • Devil’s Advocate

  • Krull

  • Phare Du Four

  • The Adventures of Barron Von Munchausen

  • The Barber

  • Being Light

  • When Harry Met Sally

  • Grave of the Fireflies (Anime)

  • Highway 61

  • Nil By Mouth

  • Kafka

  • Shindler’s List

  • In the Name of the Father

  • The Name of the Rose

  • Full Monty

  • Green Mile

  • Young Frankenstein
  • Full Metal Jacket

  • American History X

  • Defending Your Life

  • Fist of Legend

  • Groove

  • Nowhere

  • Fucked

  • U-Turn

  • Pushing Tin
  • Casablanca

  • Eating Raul

  • African Queen

  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

  • One Flew Over the Cookoo’s Nest

  • Carrie

  • Chinatown

  • 9 1/2 Weeks

  • Body Heat

  • All the Presidents Men

  • Moonstruck

  • The Last Castle

  • Butch Cassidy

  • Behind the Green Door

  • The Sting

  • The Hustler

  • The Great Escape

  • Being There

  • With 6 & an Egg Roll

  • Sex, Lies & Videotape

  • Multplicity

  • The Longest Yard

  • Rush

  • Heaven Can Wait

  • Michael

  • Dog Day Afternoon

  • Scarface

  • Tha American President

  • Notting Hill

  • A Knight’s Tale

  • Frankenstein

  • Silent Movie

  • Grand Canyon

  • Fahrenheit 451

  • Mr. Mom

  • Author Author

  • The Rose

  • The Road to Morocco

  • Platoon

  • The Others

  • Sex and the Single Girl

  • Gidget

  • Regarding Henry

  • Animal Farm

  • Fletch

  • Forever Young

  • Powder

  • The Patriot

  • City of Angels

  • Time Machine (original)

  • Starman

  • Enemy Mine

  • Star Chamber

  • Andromeda Strain

  • Breakfast Club

  • M. Butterfly

  • Sleeper
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask

  • Westside Story

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Godspell

  • Hair

  • Big Wednesday

  • St Elmo Fire

  • Paper Moon

  • Beaches

  • Private Benjamin

  • A League of Their Own

  • Them

  • Dawn of the Living Dead

  • Misery

  • Suspect

  • Fatal Attraction

  • The Jerk

  • Women Behind Bars

  • Last Dance

  • Green Beret

  • Billy Jack

  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High

  • Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion

  • The Truth about Cats and Dogs

  • While You Were Sleeping

  • Entrapment

  • Groundhound Day

  • What About Bob?

  • Stake Out

  • Fargo

  • Dangerous Liasons

  • To Sir with Love

  • Zorro the Gay Blade

  • Romancing the Stone

  • Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitters Dead

  • Pacific Heights

  • Prince of Tides

  • What Lies Beneath

  • The Deep

  • Ed

  • Pushing Tim

  • Arthur

  • Micky and Maude

  • Benny and Joon

  • Bound

  • Decadent Night in Tokyo

  • Paper Chase

  • Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

  • The End

  • High Anxiety

  • Midnight Cowboys

  • Space Cowboys

  • The Day the Earth Stood Still

  • Pollack

  • Diner

  • My Dinner with Andre

  • American Graffiti

  • Ordinary People (Have I seen already?)

  • Same Time Next Year

  • MASH

  • They Shoot Horses Don’t They

  • Out of Africa

  • The Natural

  • Rudy

  • Turning Point

  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

  • For the Love of the Game

  • Donny Bosco

  • Bridget Jones’ Diary

  • Jason and the Argonauts

  • Fritz the Cat

  • The Boxer

  • Wild Things (I recommended this to myself for the Denise Richards/Neve Cambell apperance.)

  • The Bound

  • Dangerous Choice

  • The Color Purple

  • Blue Lagoon

  • Yellow Submarine

  • Black Rain

  • Wild at Heart

  • Giant

  • Iron Giant

  • Citizen Kane

  • Trading Places

  • The Piano

  • Living Out Loud

  • Copycat

  • One Joint

  • 9 to 5

  • 9 Months

  • Rain Tree County

  • The Committments

  • Twilight Zone

  • Family Disturbance

  • My Life In Pink

  • Wings of Desire

  • Elizabeth

  • Timecode

  • Cube

  • Ghost World

  • Dead Again

  • The Tall Guy

  • Dial M for Murder

  • Midnight Cowboys

  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

  • The Apartment

  • Todo Sobre Mi Madre

  • Killing Zoe

  • Dangerous Liasons

Bad Movies to See:

  • Dr. T. & the Women

  • Desperate Living – John Waters

As many of you know, I own a Saturn Sports car, and love it profusely. I’ve been through a lot with it, and still hold it, like all things I care for, dear to my heart.

I took it to get checked out and as soon realized that I hadn’t eaten in a long time. After talking to one of the salesmen I asked if there was any place to eat in walking distance he offered to take me for a “test drive” and then we could go pick something up. Highly honored by this request, I still declined. He later came to me and said that they had “copious amounts of Wendy’s Chili” in the back. Not turning down FREE food, I went to the back and chilled out with the Saturn folk and saw my future car.

Mmm…Sky. Unfortunately, they’re only making about 1,500. So, I’ll have to be waiting outside the Saturn dealership line like I did for my PS2.

My stay at the dealership took a lot longer than I was told, so I wasn’t happy about that, but the free lunch allowed me to easily overlook that small setback.

Afterwards I went out swing dancing and I learned that pretty much no matter what mood I’m in, dancing will cheer me right up. Someone once told me, “The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else.” Since that doesn’t jive with my morals and beliefs, I’ve altered it to say, “is to dance with someone else.” It’s not nearly as catchy, but fits me quite well.

Y’all be good now, ya hear?!

Jean Reno and Luc Besson.

You put these two guys together and you know only good will come of it. The latest installment of their blessing to the rest of us people is the movie “Wasabi.” As is typical with my latest set of favorite movies (About a Boy, Attack the Gas Station, Amelie, etc.), this is a foreign (French) comedy. I used to think that I would never be interested in foreign comedy, because very little of it actually made me laugh. However, this one really got me good. What also makes this movie especially great was that I kept seeing pictures for it while I was in France and wanted to see it, but the whole “Non-English-Subtitles” part kept me away. So, when my friend Lee said that he scored two free tickets to it, I knew that my time had come.

Lee, Liz (Lee’s sister), Matt and I made a stop to what Lee refers to as the Happiest Place on Earth — Chipotle. Mmm…Burritos. For those that aren’t familiar with Chipotle, they make Burritos. And not just any Burritos. God’s Burritos. If you haven’t had one yet, then DON’T run out the door yet. Wait a few more hours till you’re really good and hungry, then go! The thing about them is that their Burritos are so big that they beep when they back up. And like all good food places, it’s not just the food, but the atmosphere which makes it king. Just go see for youself. You’ll be glad.

Oooh…parents are coming soon. Gotta make the invitations for the Falgout Family Food Festival!

Good night, Chief! Good night, McCloud!

Grr…I was almost finished writing this post and I accidently hit the back button and lost all of my work.  Grrrrr….

Anyway, I was in the middle of telling you, all of my loyal viewers, that I reached a New Level of Manhood.  Today, instead of calling a plummer to fix my toilet problems, I opted to take matters into my own hands and fix the problem myself.  And the most amazing thing happened…IT WORKED! 🙂  Of course, there were a few setbacks, like having to turn off the water to my house instead of just the input valve because that valve’s broken, but all’s well.  (Especially since the parents are coming in for a visit and Dad’s going to help me with the house.)

I’ve also cleaned up one of my pictures which I’ve been pointed out offends some people.  Now I am not interested in censoring myself, because this journal is a place for me to openly express myself, and if you’re not interested in reading them, then I request that you unbookmark this site and go about your buisness.  However, in hindsight, I can see how one of my previous pictures was a bit too crude, and I’ve taken it down.

In the immortal words of my good friend Lee, “It’s all GOOD!”

In the past 10+ days, I’ve had quite a few things open up for me. One of which was the meeting and dating of Miss Melanie Rusk. Raised in Midland, Texas, Melanie (who also dons the name Trillian Prefect), and I met a few times earlier Swing Dancing at the Red Jacket, Sons of Hermann and Bass Club. On the Wed. before Halloween, I invited her to come dacing with me a few of my very wacky friends at Kempi’s Night club. We had a good time and I was hoping to see her again at my Studio 54 Party. Alas, Miss Melanie was sick. Not to be deterred, I told her, “That’s ok. If you can’t make it I’ll just come over and cook you some gumbo.”

One Studio 54 Party and a bowl of gumbo later, Melanie and I were watching Amelie (an amazingly good French movie) together on her couch. After much conversation, I realized how glad I was that I had the opprotunity to meet and cook for her. She really struck my fancy. After seeing the pictures of her at the Halloween party, my parents now call her, “My Lady in Red.”

One of the things which has really been a pleasant surprise for me upon meeting her was how much we actually talk about what’s bugging us. Typically, if I met someone I liked and something happened and it bugged me or if I had a concern about something, I would just stuff it down and not bring it up. And I would do the same thing over and over again with little things, until I got the point where we were dating for a while and then I would just have a total release session that would not be pretty. Well, Melanie’s great because she will work with me on the things that bug me. And as I’m learnings. Lot of little things bug me, but I typically don’t even notice it.

Another cool thing is that she’s a devout Christian. And even though I’ve questioned my faith these past few years, I’ve always knew that I wanted to be with a Christian. Don’t ask me why…it’s just a Tommy thing. Anyway, she’s been a good influence on me and we even went to Church yesterday to watch my Lee sing in the choir.

It’s all good.

On a completely separate note, Matt and I went to go see 8 Mile this night. It starts the controveral rapper, Eminem and is about a young man’s frustration and angst and how he uses rap as a release. I had heard that this was a good movie, and although, I didn’t know what it would be like, I was once again, pleasantly surprised. It was a really good movie, but I wouldn’t recommend it to my parents, because of the generation gap thingy. Quality flick. It also had me see how blessed I really am. God…you my #1 ..err…Dude!

Of to bed. I’ve got some cool Perl programming to make happen for my boss!

I’ll write about the amazing Halloween event later, but I’ve gotta get the Studio 54 party out on paper (be it electronic, or whatnot) while it’s still fresh in my head.

Before the party started, I had a TOTALLY crappy beginning, as I did some poor planning and scheduled the party 2 HOURS after finishing a course at Landmark.  Well, the class took a bit longer and then when I rushed to my car, I found out that my car battery had died and wasn’t going to easily let me leave the parking lot it was so comfortable at.  After some panicy actions, I finally got my car started thanks to my good friend, Cliff.

Pre-party preparation started with myself, Lee GibsonLee Blum., Lydia (who left quite early) and Mark blowing baloons and decorating the place.  Noticing that Lee B. and Mark didn’t have costumed, I figured that I need to remedy this.  So, I made Mark take off his shirt and pants and don a Toga I had from a party a while back.  A joke was then made about Lee B. not having a costume to which she responded with the immortal words, “What?  Do you want me to go home and put on my G-string and Leather chaps?”  At that point, I don’t really remember much else of what happened.  I could have passed out for all I know.  But Lee said that she didn’t feel like going back to her place in Allen, and opted to just walk around in her Harley jacket and a bra.  Quite an acceptable substitute in my book.

Little by little, the guests stared showing up in their beautifully done costumes.  Kelly as Miss Havisham, some girl from Great Expectations that got stood up at the altar.  Sarah and Rusty as hip 70’s looking people. Lee, who went at Santa Clause just to get pretty girls to sit on his lap.  Matt in his Jumping Asian Outfit (which apparently was REALLY from Asia).  Andre and his lady all dressed up.  Laura in a Swingish outfit.  Holly in a neat outfit that I can’t really classify this late at night (3AM).   And Matt Weyant donning his Russian hat, complaining about Capitalist swine and their horrible alcohol. Cliff, Erin and ???  (God I feel horrible for not remembering Erin’s friend’s name, who was a VERY amazing dancer)  And, of course, our very bizarre and eccentric hostDisco Stu.

Some of the highlights of the evening were:

The last of the hardcore partiers left around 2:45.  So, as far as parties go…this was definitely a swinging party.  Lots of dancing, lots of really cool people and conversation.  Lots of dancing and posing too.  And if you didn’t go to the party, consider this your warning.  Do not miss the next one.  (Which was already under discussion.  Possibly an “Un-birthday Party”)  I think everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

Love, Sunshine and Disco,Stu.

P.S.  A special thanks go out to those that came to the party, especially those that brought stuff, and even more so the essential cool lights, Disco ball, and liquid pleasure.  It was very much appreciated.

P.P.S.  If you want to see the whole gallery, click here.  Rusty also posted his own pictures, here.