when i think about this past weekend, all i can say is “the shit is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s”.
at 5pm on saturday evening, a magical transformation took place.
the work zombie took off its top hat, donned smurf blue puma boots, and emerged as a party monster.
and i owe it all to the birth of lil M on tuesday. and her fantastico party on saturday.
sutures did not disappoint. it hosted a rockin gathering of celebrators and the wonderful bday girl…and my party monster spirit could not be more happy! there were the stone cold t-town crew (lil M, the lovely Wallflower, Button, Triple C and her lil sis, T, plus a bevy of other people who i met) not to mention 3 of my favorite ladies that came into town (cousin A-sizzle, Geredith, and Lady Green).
on the drive up to tulsa, i decided that i wanted to do 2 things
2) hug some people
kids, it was a mission freakin accomplished. and all at the low low price of a $30 tab (man o man, how i love being in a group so large that it overwhelms the waitress and i don’t get charged for most of my drinks. don’t worry, i tipped well).
after snapping as many hug pictures of the group as possible, my drunk ass decided to hug everyone in the bar. and with the help of Lady Green, i did just that. i hugged so many strangers. so very many strangers. i literally went from one person to the next going
“hi, i have kind of a weird question. i’m working on a project where i’m trying to get 2,010 pictures of hugs by the end of 2010. can i take a pic of us hugging?”
and sometimes, my drunkiness kicked in and i said
“hi, i have kind of a weird question. i’m trying to get 2,010 by 2010. ah. crap. i fucked that up. i’m trying to get hugs by 2010. ah, hell…i’m too drunk for the spiel…can i take a pic of us hugging?”
here is why i love oklahoma…any other place in the world people would look at me like i was a lunatic and say “hell no”. but here, people are all about helping out. i had a few people who looked at Lady Green and asked if i was legit. when she replied yes, that was good enough for them (apparently she’s the Legit Police). oklahomies love hugs. i only had 1 person who didn’t want to oblige, but i am persistent and said he didn’t have to show his face…so he caved and gave me a hug. there were 2 bartenders that were too busy…not including them, i hugged every single person. and even got 3 kisses on the cheek to boot.
the bar closed down and A-sizzle drove all of our drunk asses to mcdonalds, which was bumpin. so instead of waiting patiently, i decided to hug everyone waiting in line at the drive thru. which was awesome. i had a girl end her phone call, jump out of the car and shed her jacket so she could show off her new tat sleeve. freakin rad…man i love oklahoma.
sunday was relaxing and full of recovery. luckily i didn’t suffer from the pyrotechnic tummy, but i did suffer from the “i partied til my face melted off” general tiredness. i grubbed on some arby’s market fresh sandwich, watched Role Models with lil M, napped and eventually dragged myself to the car so i could head home.
yep, all-in-all, victory to me. i spent time with some of my favorite people, the party monster got a break from the work zombie cage, and i captured 100+ pictures of hugs (many of them freakin hilarious).
oh! and i created a fan page for Project 2,010 Hugs on facebook. i figured that the strangers i take pictures with might want to see them and it does make the project seem a little more legit. so become a fan of it (if you haven’t already). soon to come, a Hug Awareness day (my hug benefit) and possibly a Project 2,010 Hugs t-shirt.
one of my favorite hugs…me doing the “koala hug” with Triple C