NYC living comes in so hectic sometimes, that people within a very
close proximity can fall through the cracks. It’s not like you never
want to hang… you just… don’t. Rich, and his whole social circle
actually, fall into this category. And just because of this, I have
always made it a point to make it to his birthday. Below lies our
shenanagins of 2007, which is scary, cause I just went to his 2008
(that’s five in a row) birthday, and that means I am now a full year behind.
Worry not, twill all be blogged. Anyway, on to the post.
The day before Rich’s birthday, Jenna and I ate pasta.
And pizza. I don’t remember where but it looks good. Look at the oil in the cute little bottle.
I will never pass by a trash train without taking a picture of it. And that’s a lifetime guarantee.
Which brings us to the party. He usually choose one of those bars you
wonder how people find, this edittion, Happy Ending. I tried to leave a good tip
for my coat check, and went downstairs, only to be hunted by a bouncer,
cause I put in less that what it actually costs, before tip. I hate
bars like this. Pay to get in bars. But I did find Rich, and promptly snapped him with his
best friend from childhood, Molinardo.
Oh shit, Ben got in the fun!
Frosh was around, taking a small leave from belle Paree.
Lee gave me his million dollar smile.
Heaya continued to keep the myths of lesbianism with her best friend alive.
Perfectly normal Mallika.
Silly… almost crying Mallika?
Ben giving his best point ever, while I look slightly maniacal.
Another good random find, Shooter Joel.
This place is called Happy Ending cause it used to be a massage parlor.
Down stairs they have little tile coves which used to be saunas,
divided by see through glass. The people behind seemed like nice
people, so I did the only sensible thing… Did i ever mention i was Varsity Moon Squad in High School?
At this point Rich stole my camera. He had forgotten his, but it was
the same model as mine, so he new what he was doing, going around
catching himself with everybody. Notice the similar smile.
Cut off thumbs up.
Full thumbs up.
Don’t even know what this is.
Oh, and we are back.
Psych! Rich is still got it. Open mouth.
Even more smile (and pretty awesome toast picture).
And we finally end the Rich Camera Occupation with an open mouth. Thank
you for joining us on our little tour of facial gesticulations.
Moving on to Shingo and hot girlfriend Take 1.
Shingo and hot girlfriend Take 2. (Sometimes you need that second take).
Rich harassing with love hugs.
At this point, I had an awesome conversation with Ben where we agreed
that even though we didn’t hang that much, our history was full of
I think I purposely took this picture of these two who I didn’t even
know to make fun of them somehow, but I can’t remember. Whatever.
Serious but Understanding Beth.
What birthday blog post would be complete without a shot of me molesting rich through the glass?
Have you seen this man?
There he is!
Take 2 different, and just as good.
Aaah. I don’t know how this happened, but people… The pineapple is in play!
Yes, out of nowhere, it came to save the end of the night.
Ben continues in grand pointing fashion.
The pineapple gets some play.
Oh, getting kinkier, a bit of stroking.
And the final killer kiss from the birthday boy.
Bad take 1.
Priceless take 2.
And yes, by this end of the night Rich was belligerently drunk enough to ride the cone.
But at least he didn’t throw up in the cab.
And we end the legendary night by dropping John off across the street from my house. Later Neighbor.