Thanksgiving Pub Crawl

Any excuse for a pub crawl is good enough reason to pub crawl, right?

Well, as it turns out there are numerous Santa Cons coming up and I’m fully prepared with a buttload of Santa costumes I can wear – everything from a bare assed elf to Mrs. Claus.

What you don’t know is there there is a little known but equally awesome pub crawl called The Pilgrim’s Progressive.

Basically you dress up like a pilgrim, turkey, or other Thanksgiving themed costume and you crawl through the pubs of downtown Mountain View.

Yesterday, I pulled out all my Santa Con costumes.

Now I’ve got to pull out my pilgrim costume from last year (which I never got to wear, boo!).

Because this year I AM GOING TO BE A PILGRIM crawling down Castro Street in downtown Mountain View, imbibing questionable quantities of liquid courage as I go.

Check me out. . .

Here’s my inspiration for my costume.

And here’s what I’ve assembled for my costume:

Is  it not THE BOMB as far as pilgrim costumes go?  I’d like to thank etsy for the awesome cape and bonnet (which I did not want to sew myself).

Watch out Mountain View, the pilgrims are coming!

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Cupid’s Crawl: Posing with the bartender

To tell you the truth, I was more than a little surprised.

I went up to the bar like normal and ordered two beers – one for my friend and one for me – when the bartender asked me to come behind the bar.

He wanted to take a picture of me in costume.

I slid through the crowd and behind the bar.

The bartender handed his phone to a patron, laid his head on my…. ahem… breasts, and proceeded to wait for the picture to be taken.

Here’s a photo of us getting our photo taken.  Thank you Brad for the picture!

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Here are my other pictures from the night.

Enjoy!

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Cupid’s Crawl: Giving my heart(s) away

In retrospect, bringing glowing hearts necklaces and blinky heart pins to Cupid’s (Bar) Crawl in downtown Mountain View was one of the BEST IDEAS I’VE EVER HAD.

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 The event organizers planned and advertised the event well and a butt load of people showed up in Valentine’s gear to celebrate.

One guest sewed his own “Sweet Heart” pants – he was literally covered in sweet hearts from the waist down.  Another guest wore white wings and a red dress and looked every bit the lolita Cupid.  I think there was even a “Queen of Hearts” costume in there.

By and large, an incredibly creative crowd.

I got a ride to Krunch’s place.  I didn’t want to risk driving with a few beers in me.  I warned Krunch, “If you see a gin and tonic in my hand, SLAP IT AWAY!”

Here’s Krunch and I, waiting outside Molly Magees.

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Notice how I look so much taller than him?  Yes, that’s because I was wearing 8″ heels that LITERALLY HOBBLED ME by the end of the evening.

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You should’ve seen me trying to dance in those shoes, all the while my feet SCREAMING at me to CUT IT OUT!

So, I didn’t make it as long as I would have liked in the evening, but at least I left because I was hobbled, and not because I drank to much.

Folks, this is what I call PROGRESS!

Open Season

It’s dating season.

At least that’s what all the online dating sites are saying.

It’s their busiest time of the year.

And I’d be busy dating too…

…except that all my weekends and evenings are being taken up with burner activities.

And I’m perfectly happy this way.

Actually, I have WAY MORE FUN at burner events than I do going on carbon copy dates with questionable men.

Still, if I don’t want to be single FOREVER I guess I need to put myself out there more and actually respond to the men who email me and go out on dates with them.

The latest guy is a tall, handsome, bald vegetarian who lives in the East Bay and has a SUPER CUTE pet pit bull.

You know that having a dog makes a man sexier, right?

Maybe I can take him to a burner event. See if he can hang with my friends and acquaintances.

But I’m sensing there will be a BIG BACON CONFLICT.

I once remarked that the quality of your life isn’t dependent on the money you have, the car you drive, or the job you work at. It’s about the quality of the relationships you’ve established.

And I, my dears, have got that in SPADES!

It kind of kicks dating to the back burner.

Who wants to go to another dinner at Opa in downtown Los Gatos and drink another $500 bottle of Malbec when there’s a Santa Con costume pub crawl?

Just asking…