Editor’s note – I am fairly disciplined about divulging people’s names on this worthless dribble of a blog. If they didn’t have a nickname already I normally gave them one that doesn’t really incriminate them. That being said, the person named “Weed” is a real nickname but I promise that her name has nothing to do with Colorado’s State Flower/Plant and it would take too long to explain how she got it.
So 2 weeks ago I headed to Memphis for some work, some play and to celebrate Weed’s surprise 50th birthday. I have to give D credit, she orchestrated this thing like a mad scientist. When the guest list got above 30 even I was wondering if the surprise could be kept quiet but she pulled it off.
Friday night we all arranged to meet up the Flying Saucer and as the Mo-Ho’s trickled in it was waterworks on each and every arrival. Many 40’s were drunk that night on 3rd Avenue and I ‘think’ I rolled into bed around 3ish. Saturday we all headed up to Midtown for brunch, beers and the surprise. Bless OTB (Old Tired & Bitter) and Ziggy for hosting, it went off without a hitch. Afterwards things went ugly as we headed to Beale for the stalking of Barbara Blue and Gnome attacking.
Happy Birthday Weed, we have known you the longest and we love ya. Even if you were “a couple grades behind us.”
That poor boy spent a little too long down at the BBQ Fest. (not anyone we know)
The birthday girl and D aka the Mad Scientist of Planning (venue not disclosed)
This is when you could say that “it went off the rails”
Play that Funky Music White Girl aka Baby Fine Hair!
My Missouri Legal Counsel
We miss ya Raiford!
Snot did come out of my nose when I saw some of these pics. Oh and A-Cups, yes I am going to forever be haunted by the image of grandma’s hoo-hoo.
The Unofficial Queen of Beale Street – Ms. Barbara Blue
A view over Nate’s shoulder
Here is where it went off the rails on Saturday night!
If never hear Lucinda William’s “Drunken Angel” ever again I am probably good with that!
Sunset over Monroe Avenue as I was heading into Bardog.
Happy Birthday Weed! It was great to see everyone and play with the MoHo’s too!