Monday, May 7, 2007

Friends and Fun Part I

Above: A woman at The Mint enjoying the Karaoke!

Paul and I had two of our best friends; Jon and Kevin come to stay with us this past weekend. They arrived on Wednesday and stayed for almost a week (They are still with us☺). I had to work late on Wednesday late; working late for me is 2am!! I was at work from 9am -2am Wednesday night/Thursday morning and then I went back to work on Thursday morning for 7:30am. I know, I know you all think I am crazy for working those kinds of hours BUT I love my job AND hard work pays off. At this point I think Kevin and Jon were thinking I no longer existed and Paul was hiding my body somewhere. So I didn’t get to hang out with Kevin and Jon the first night they were staying with us. That first night Paul, Jon and Kevin tramped around the cities gay bars and checked out the nightlife in San Fran. I did leave work early on Friday and was able to catch some ZZZ’s and rest up for the SF Giants game we were going to go to that night. So, Jon and Kevin did see that I was alive and somewhat well.

Above/Below: Views from outside and inside of AT&T Park, Home of the SF Giants!

After taking a nice afternoon nap, we were all ready to head to the Giants game at AT&T Park. Paul and I have been to the park for a few games since we have been out in SF and we really love the park. It’s mammoth, great roomy seats, cup holders, tons of plasma screens, it’s right on the ocean. It’s probably the perfect ballpark. After being at this park I vote they tear down Fenway Park, bulldoze it and rebuild. Every Red Sox fan should experience this park and THEN make a decision if they want to keep the old Fenway the way it is. Not only is it AT&T a great park but every game there they hand out great gifts. Last game we attended they gave out SF Giants foam fingers and this game they gave away really cool comfy Giants blankets. Thankfully, they gave these blankets out so Jon and Kevin had something to cover themselves while sleeping at our house. SF Giants has so much love for the fans, Fenway needs to follow suit! We all rushed to get our free gift and then headed across the street to a bar called “MoMo’s.” Surprisingly enough there were a few "Momo’s" there, we weren’t the only ones☺

Above: Paul and I wearing matching shoes in Red Sox colors!

Above: Kevin and Jon at "Momo's."

We finally made our way to our seats, really nice seats with a great view, no Fenway poles to get in the way of your view of the field. The Giants played the Phillies so there were a few obnoxious Phillies fans in the back of use taunting the Giants fans, which was actually kind of funny. Paul, Kevin and I were in Red Sox gear. Kevin and Jon bought Paul a Matsuzaka blue shirt and bought me a Dice-K shirt in red so we were both matching; we even had matching shoes to boot! We received a ton of Red Sox love at the field, never have I seen another city give so much love to a ball team other than their own. It was quite comical the love and cheers we got for being Red Sox fans. The game started off bad for the Giants but ended up with them making a comeback at the end to win the game! We had a great time at the park even though we all smelled like garlic after eating a carton full of tasty garlic fries and Jon had a bread bowl with corn chili. The combination of Jon and Kevin both sharing a bed that night after, eating those classic foods, must have been an earful of “air music” that night! Good Lord!

Above: Hmmmm, garlic fries!

Above: This is how Kevin plays softball.

Above: This is the glove Jon will be using when playing for the Brushbacks.

After the park, we headed back to the city and decided to go for a nightcap. We made our way to this cool martini bar called “Martuni’s.” We again got a ton of Red Sox love and had a few tasty martinis. We then made our way to the famous karaoke bar, "The Mint." Oh, how I love this place. Every time I have been here it’s not only a new experience but also so much fun! When we arrived it was packed, it appeared to be a birthday party for someone so the place was in full swing. We made our way into the middle of all the action and started to get into the song that was being sung to “Waterfalls” by TLC. After being at The Mint for a short time we were getting hoots and hollers from the patrons, in a positive way, for being in Red Sox gear, we even got some love from a Yankees fan that was there. The Yankees fan was best friends with the person who was having a party there. She was an incredibly beautiful Asian women and she immediately latched onto me and started touching me and calling be beautiful and saying how cute I was. She then saw PJ and said the same thing, saw Kevin and said the same thing and then saw Jon and said the same thing. She was pretty drunk and was coming on to all four of us even though her husband was there watching the whole thing! After we shocked her with the news that we were ALL gay (it’s pretty hard to figure out) she then tried to hook me up with her gay Yankees friend, he was pretty excited at first but I had to break the news that not only do I have a boyfriend but I am not into Yankees fans, sorry!

Above: Kevin and "The Asian Lady" at The Mint. I think Kevin was thinking about...

Above: Feelin' the love!

Above: More lovin'

After we pried the Asian woman off of us, we really got into some of the great Karaoke songs that were being sung, “Video Killed a Radio Star” and " I Wear My Sunglasses at Night.” It was yet another amazingly wild and interesting night at The Mint. We headed home that Friday night and rested up for the things to come for Saturday. Keep reading to see what happened on Saturday and Sunday….

Above: She's watching you too!

Aww.. My love!


Concerned Brushback said...

Adorable picture of you and PJ. For the love of God get Kevin to eat something, he is has that whole Karen Carpenter thing going on.

PJ said...

As for that Yankees fan hitting on you at the Mint, I just have one thing to say: WHORE! :-)

Menky said...

Well Kevin IS a huge Carpenters fan, maybe next time he is at "The Mint" he will sing a Carpenters song.

Menky said...

Yea, Yankees fans are all whores, just ask Grindle!