April's 21st Birthday July 16 2004
blurry photo courtesy of our waiter
The morning of April's birthday party I had a dentists appt. so I had to rush over to the apartment afterwards and managed to get kind of stuck. By the time I got there April had already moved the furniture and covered most of the living room floor with the oodles of cardboard had been bringing for the past couple of weeks. Styna was baking or something (?) and I went to go set up the music (my laptop hooked up to Chul's speakers).
So yeah, we kicked off the celebration with dinner at a small Italian restaurant on Balboa with just us roommates (minus Xinloo since she ditched us for England). Stupid us we had Ape (birthday girl!) drive so she couldn't have anything to drink with her meal but I guess it didn't matter since she was going to get wasted at her party anyway...
Went to the store to get a bottle of booze plus a case of Smirnoff Triple Black. Decided on a bottle of Midori which I believe was a good call :)
look at the floor!
We got back and got the ice chest out, got the food out, and honestly I don't remember what else. I do know that Styna cracked open the bottle of Midori and made some Midori Sours.
I think Dave was the first to come...then Maria with a bunch of April's hs friends...I don't know it's been too long. Somewhere in there Styna and I went to go get gin, water and more sweet and sour mix.
I ended up chugging about a third of a Smirnoff. I was okay other that the bubbles making me feel kinda weird...? Sometime after that I nearly walked into the screen door. I put my hand out at the last second and ended up making a big *bang* so yeah everyone turned to look and I'm sure they all thought I was drunk. It was one of those embarassing yet funny-in-a-third-person-kind-of-way moments--not unlike that time I stumbled out the door and right into the wall in the C-building hallway junior year.
And yeah I only brought that up because I'm sure that if I didn't someone else (probably Damon) would've ;P
tony and his white teeth
I gave HoHo a lapdance by the fireplace :D From what I hear she wasn't the only one who got lapdances that night (*ahem* Henry? ;D ).
damon with the thighmaster
I think that at this point April was pretty drunk. I hadn't seen or talked to her for most of the night up to this point so I'm not really sure exactly how much she had had to drink, but when I was in the kitchen with Styna April and Eddie were talking and laughing and having some sort of argument about guacamole...? Right.
styna with her homemade ice cream cake!
I went to the kitchen to try and help Styna get the cake ready (but I think I ended up just standing there because I don't like fire) and then we called everyone over so we could carry it out. Just our luck the fan turned in our direction and blew out all of the candles so we had to take it back into the kitchen and re-light it (Maria and I took care of that). At this point April was mos' def feeling the alcohol and I think she was having a little bit of trouble with the candles.
drunk david, drunk april, drunk charles, maria's legs
I think April was trying to get me to drink some more so I hid out in Styna's room for a bit where we chatted. I had left my camera on an end table outside and someone (I have no idea who) took a bunch of pictures of David dancing. According to the timestamps on all of the pictures, he was dancing for quite a while. Oh, and there was this one great photo of April falling facedown onto Eugene which I (lucky for April) did not post (and will not ever post). That picture above was great because it features who I believe were the three drunkest people there.
Not too long after I came out of Styna's room a cop showed up at our door. I thought he'd just ask us to lower the music and to keep the noise down, but he had us turn off the music (after I turned it down to the lowest setting he said "I can still hear it!") and made everyone leave. April, in the meantime, had no idea what was going on. It was great. She was hugging everyone goodbye and later (when it was just me, Styna, Maria, Garren and her) kept asking "Where's Eugene? Where's Eugene?". Once we explained what had happened she kept throwing up the two-finger salute and yelling "Fuck you and fuck you!!" She also fell into the fan, a chair, the wall, and the bathtub as well as spilling water all over herself, the couch, and Maria. When she asked for another shot, we gave her a shot glass full of water which she happily took thinking it was vodka. When she asked for a drink we gave her a pink lemon drop, which she ended up throwing across the floor. Garren left at around two (I'm guessing) and Maria went to sleep at around three. Styna, April and I stayed up until five or six.
Maria, April and I went to go eat breakfast at IHOP some time after we woke up. I think we ended up waking up at around nine or nine-thirty for some reason. After we got back we cleaned up the apartment, which wasn't all that bad. I think that the biggest mess was the one April made after the party got broken up (she was throwing goldfish at everyone once she got the anger out of her system). It was a lot of fun :) Thanks for showing us a good time roomie ;)