cuddle party? Apparently newstars was right in that cuddle parties aren't exactly innocent... who knew.
In any case... this is it... in not-so-brief.
In June, I had planned on meeting up with remilard for a couple of beers at Rogue, but my friend (who was down from Canada) was being moody and didn't want to meet "some guy from the internet" and didn't want to go downtown, so I canceled with remi.
I felt soooo bad but figured we'd have another time to catch up. We joked about me standing him up though... I did feel really bad about it.
fast forward about 5 weeks... I'm out with SallyK in Minneapolis and my purse is stolen. I'm freaking out, I'm angry, upset, worried about getting back to Sydney, being pressured to go to Canada for a project, and not sure what the hell to do. I have no ID, no money, no credit cards - nothing...
I figure out that if I can get to portland, I can get a replacement driver's license, get my birth certificate, then go to seattle for a new passport. So I call the airline and find out that I can get on the plane with my police report (real secure, I know), and book a ticket to portland.
I stayed at my cousin's house, and the night before I flew out to portland, I PM'd mayuko and remilard (I thought mayu had PM'd remi, but I did) to see if they wanted to get together the next day for a couple of drinks for a couple of hours. Mayu invited ebola.
I got to portland, stayed at my mom's, and took the bus in to the city to meet up with them on sunday afternoon.
I sat & waited outside Rogue for a while... waited... waited... we agreed to meet at 4, and it was something like 4:20... I was starting to worry that remilard was standing me up, in retaliation for what i did in june :P I was looking inside the bar and when I turned around, there was this guy walking toward me and i KNEW it was remilard.
I walked over and gave him a big hug and he was like
and we went & sat down & he ordered a beer (I was nearly done with my american amber, mmm) and we engaged in small talk for a little while....
a little later, ebola showed up, then mayuko...
the 4 of us stayed there for ~3 hours then headed to whole foods for beers & food, then to safeway for more of the same (had to get tings!), then to remi's apartment for the First Ever VB
We ate our food, played a bunch of music, drank more beer (some ungodly amount), and cuddled. and talked. and danced. and cuddled. and danced. and left remi's apartment around 4 in the morning.
By the time i left, my head was spinning and it wasn't from the beer.
The next day, I took care of all my ID stuff, and the following day went to Seattle. While I waited 6 hours for my passport to be created, I sat in a starbucks with wifi and chatted with remilard all day :P
that's pretty much how it went. there's obviously a lot more behind it and life's kinda messy at the moment, but I wouldn't have it any other way.