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Another Most Excellent Weekend

Friday night, I went with my girlfriend Patty to her friends ‘Annual Prostate Cancer Fund Raising Benefit’. Well, that sounds a little more formal then the event actually was. But nonetheless, it was money being raised to donate for Prostate Cancer Research in the name of the host’s father.

For Patty, it would be the second time wherein she would be in the same room with so many people from her not-so-pretty past. She was beyond nervous with the looming possibility of her former husband making an appearance. Thankfully? As expected, he did not show up. Whew.

For me, the evening was the opportunity to be there for such a good friend who has always been there for me. And I knew how much fun I would have after last year’s event. It’s always so nice to witness Patty, see herself, and just how far she has come over the last five years.

Once again, my Patty was the ‘Jackie O’ of the evening.

I could go into graphic detail, about The Game Patty and I like to play called: ‘Who Will Be The One To Make The Biggest Fool Of Themselves After Drinking And Pill Popping Too Much.’ But, out of respect for other people’s boundaries, I cannot disclose this year’s winner.

Instead I will direct your attention to (23) 41 out of the 400 photos taken that night.

Anyway, in the same fashion of last year’s fundraiser, I sidled right up to the professional photographer (Jeremy) of the party. Thus ensuring any of the photos taken of me will be flattering. I kid. I kid. He’s actually a very nice guy, who is smart, creative, and has free passes to the MOMA in NYC. And unlike last year, now that he is single, I just might have to take him up on that invitation?

Oh Yeah. Um…Apparently, there is a new ‘tradition’ in effect. (Which I inadvertently initiated last year.) What is this tradition I speak of? Oh just me, making an ass of myself while dancing with the host of the event, Eddie. But, when I say ‘dancing’, I really just mean WE act out the lyrics of the song ‘Paradise by the Dashboard Light’ by Meatloaf as if it were a high school play.

Patty was NOT in charge of videotaping that moment this year. Considering she has limited camera experience. So there is no video footage or evidence that occurred. YET. However the real ‘Fo-Tog’ (Jeremy) who I am still anxiously awaiting to hear from, was able to capture most of the dace/play scenes as still shots.

(Ya’ll will not be completely spared from seeing me make an ass out of myself. Just as soon as I get those photos I promise to add them to the existing set in Flickr.)

So yes. I had a wonderful time with Patty. As always.

Saturday? I went to the movies with ‘The Parents’ and my son. I found it quite comical that even after the theatre filled up, my father and my son, were two out of only nine men in the joint. My son kept asking me, “Um. Mom. Why am I the only boy in here? Is this going to be one of those chick-flicks?” To which, I had no reply. Also, during the trivia-session (pre-movie) segment of the evening, my father continued to joke rather convincingly that the theme song ‘All That Jazz’ really belongs to the movie ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark’.

As Promised…

My through long ass movie review of Baby Mama can be found HERE.

Sunday? Sunday was the prefect day. I spent the cloudy, windy, overcast day in my favorite place in the world, with my favorite scented candles lit and worked on THE BOOK. My son delighted in joining his friends Dominick & Marco to Marco’s second soccer game, giving me the much needed alone time to write my book and that movie review.

Sunday evening ended on a high note. Since I have not been able to participate in my own ‘Wednesday Night Kids Eat Free At The Country Club’ weekly tradition with my girlfriend Tiffany (and her kids mentioned above) we made up for lost time.

Great Company. Lots Of Laughter. Good Times.

I have so say it was excellent to Do Things Again. After being so sick and bed ridden for weeks, I didn’t realize how depressed I had become by the total lack of interaction with tangible people.

That was refreshing.

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  • and you miss social butterfly,, so nice to see you with your wings on for a change!!!!

  • Sounds like a good time but I hate it where there is photographic evidence of drinking and debauchery.

    To see a chick flick I usually smuggle a flask of gin into the theater to pour into my coke. It really helps 😉

  • Sounds like you had one great day after another this weekend and you SO deserved it!

  • Meleah

    Paisley:
    I havent been that social in months!

    Hammer:
    ha ha ha ha ha

    Terri:
    Thank you. It was.

  • CGB AKA Danny

    Glad to see that you are finally feeling well enough to go out. It looks and sounds like you had a great time !! Stay Healthy

  • cmk

    Good to hear your weekend went well!

  • I’m glad you got out and refreshed yourself.

    Your photo from Passover looks much different than your photos from this past weekend. You look great in both but entirely different.

  • Meleah

    Danny:
    Thanks. Here’s hoping I didnt ‘catch’ something by going outside of my bubble.

    CMK:
    🙂

    Urban:
    Really? I look different? Is it the glasses? No…wait….Its gotta be my hair? I am forever doing something new to my hair….but it always end up, in a pebbles bun by the end of the day / evening.

  • It sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I so glad to see the pix of you smiling and laughing and living it up after all that you’ve been through!

    xoxox

  • I am SO happy for you! It’s about time you got to enjoy yourself and have an evening out! Yay!

  • Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend… but I really wanted to hear more about… ‘Who Will Be The One To Make The Biggest Fool Of Themselves After Drinking And Pill Popping Too Much.’ 😉

  • Meleah

    Catscratch:
    That makes TWO of us!

    MoMo:
    It was Much Needed. I didnt realize hoe depressed I had become while isolated from everyone and everything.

    Dawn:
    HA HA HA HA…yeah that is something I have to put “In The Vault”

    But, I can tell you that watching someone (with really bad hair extentions and dressed totally inappropriately) completely wiped out, fell flat on their asses (HARD) and spilled their own drink all over themselves…in the middle of the dance floor / in front of everyone….was HYSTERICAL.

    However those photos and names must and will forever remain private!

  • and a god time was had by all..damn no video of Paradise by the Dashboard Light…:))))

  • You would be so much fun to go out with. So glad you had a brilliant time. Sounds like the perfect weekend – you even got time to work on your book. YAY!

  • You had quite a good weekend! I’m glad!!!

  • Meleah

    Robert:
    No. But there will be some very candid photos to follow! xxoo

    Selma:
    Not to toot my own horn….but yes…I am a one hell of a good time when I “go out”….If I am ever Down Under we have to ‘hook up’ 🙂

    Michael C:
    It certainly was. I am glad too. I wish I could always live my life like that….friends, family, movies, events, complete with Time To Write without any sort of interference….yanno like 40 hours a week wasted on earning a minimal paycheck.

  • You sound so cheerful and energetic! yay!

  • YAY! You’re feeling perky again! 🙂 I’m so happy you got to work on your book!!! Probably the best medicine of all….
    xoxoxo

  • Wow, I’m glad at least somebody had a great weekend 🙂 Well, good for you Meleah, nice to see you having a great time 😀

  • Meleah

    Miss Burrows:
    Its about time I had some form of energy! (Of course by Monday I couldn’t get out of bed…but it was toad-ily worth it)

    Olga:
    Pretty much. I didnt OVER DO IT. I cannot tell you how GREAT it felt to work on the book again.

    Nick:
    Thanks darling xxoo

  • Lee

    Got a thing for photographers, huh? Have I mentioned what my hobby is? 😀 Sounds like you had a great weekend. I’m going to head over to Flickr in a minute to check out the pictures. I’m disappointed there’s no video of the lip syncing though.

    I’m also pumped that someone is actually doing fund raisers for prostate cancer. It’s seldom that you hear about a disease that kills as many men as breast cancer kills women. They are both insidious diseases, but unfortunately there is a lot more focus on breast cancer awareness. Maybe there should be joint efforts to raise awareness and research funds.

    I’ll climb off my soap box now.

  • Jeremy is very handsome. Sounds like you had a much needed night out and worked in some quiet time too.

  • Meleah

    Lee:
    Im totally into and down with joining efforts to raise money for causes like this. All. The. Time.

    I dont know if I have a ‘thing’ for photographer(s) but I certainly have a big ol’ crush on this Fo-Tog.

    Valerie:
    I know!!! Jeremy is toad-ily and completely….adorable! I am definitely taking him up on the offer to go to MOMA and I am definitely going to “ask him out.”

  • real people things can be so invigorating.

    but the computer does what i tell it to do.

    although it never laughs *with* me…

  • > “Um. Mom. Why am I the only boy in here?
    > Is this going to be one of those chick-flicks?”

    Priceless!

    Space has been made in the bookshelf for THE BOOK. Keep on writing!

  • Meleah

    Holly:
    Good Point!

    Rog:
    My son cracks me up.

    Space has been made in the bookshelf for THE BOOK. Keep on writing!

    Aaaaaaaaawww….Thank you. I will!!

  • I’m so glad you were out and about so much! It is horribly depressing to be cooped up and sick for any length of time.

    I’m also glad you were able to set time aside to work on your book.

    Wow, what a fulfilling weekend.

  • Ahhh you look so LOVELY in the pictures 🙂

    You know what, I do notice that there are fewer men in the cinemas now, hhmmm that’ll make cinema the #1 bad spot for finding the special someonw… so unlike years ago (my parents generation) when people go to movies, to see and be seen! 🙂

  • It’s good you’re not sick anymore and got a chance to work on the book AND have fun!

    Cool.

    And geez you photograph well. LOL…how do you do that?

    Take Jeremy up on that offer. I smell a museum trip WITH a free meal. Can’t beat that! :p

  • Meleah

    Holly:
    I know I was holed up for over a month! Talk about stir crazy. Getting back to the book was the highlight of my weekend. For sure. (Well…that and seeing Jeremy, and finding out he is SINGLE!!)

    RMH:
    Awww…that was so sweet of you. I love compliments. Thank you.

    I dont know what it is about this generation…but there were No Dudes at the movies. It was weird.

    Jillian:
    Me too!

    Thank you for the ego boost! I think I take horrible pictures, so hearing THAT makes me feel wonderful.

    And Hell YES I am going ‘On A Date’ with him THIS Saturday evening!

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