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The Night of 1000 Santas [Dec. 24th, 2000|02:38 pm]
Roy Janik
Phil stopped by the Janik brothers' abode last night, around 7:30. We headed up to an Irish Pub called Molly's. We got a pitcher of Harp, put some songs in the jukebox, and proceeded to play darts (we had both brought our own). Phil stomped me, but that wasn't the point. Oddly enough, we were about the youngest people there.

About 2 1/2 drinks down, I was too tipsy to drive (I'm a wuss), so Phil drove us to the next place, the Brewery Tap, downtown. Evidentially on Wednesday nights a bunch of Rennies congregate there, play the bagpipes, and have a grand old time. This night, however, it was pretty calm. Phil introduced to a bartender he has a crush on named Cathy, and we proceeded to play darts some more. This time I actually managed to beat him once.

And then it happened. At least 40 Santa Clauses walked into the bar. Short, tall, male, female, you name it. They started chanting "free beer for Santa" over and over again. When that didn't' work, they switched to "dollar beer for Santa". When even that tactic failed, they tried a half-hearted, "half off Guinness for Santa". Cathy was having nothing of it, so they left. Very nice surreal touch to the night.

Came home, and watched Cannibal the Musical with Roger.


[User Picture]From: mayzie
2000-12-24 01:53 pm (UTC)

finish the joke

40 Santa Clauses walked into the bar...
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2000-12-24 02:24 pm (UTC)

Re: finish the joke

And the bartender says, "What'll it be?"
And the Santas say "Free beer".
The bartender thinks for a bit and says "Piss off!"

Hmm, maybe it suffers a bit in translation.

By the way, it's good to see that you survived your harrowing 1600 mile drive.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2000-12-24 03:13 pm (UTC)

hooray for jokes!

yes, i have survived the helldrive. more than that, i have even survived spending my first night all alone locked in the computerless house. now it is time to pray that i will survive xmas eve dinner with the bigots.


i hope you are faring far better!
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2000-12-24 04:05 pm (UTC)

Re: hooray for jokes!

Well, besides it being really boring, I'm faring pretty well. I actually like my family, probably because they're all insane. Also, not being connected to the internet 24/7 is giving me a chance to write some more, so my story is coming along nicely.

I do worry about my cats, though. I fear for what they're doing to my apartment.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2000-12-24 10:16 pm (UTC)


my cat is stuck all alone in lubbock because my parents, who live an hour south of lubbock, are too afraid to drive me home on the ice.

of course, if i hadn't left my glasses in LA, i could have driven myself and there would have been no problem.

poor owen.

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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2000-12-25 12:46 am (UTC)

Re: CATs

Wait, didn't you drive 1600 miles with no glasses, then? Or am I just confused?
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2000-12-25 01:16 am (UTC)


yes, contacts. but then i crashed, and i woke up with only a right contact. now, i tried running around all squinty for a while... but, in the end, i had to just give it up... ah well... the eye place will open on tuesday.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2000-12-25 11:43 am (UTC)

Re: contacts

I hope your eyes aren't too bad. I just got my glasses, and whenever I forget them, it's very annoying. I can't imagine being unable to see at all, and knowing that there's nothing I can do about it for a few days.

For some odd reason, I don't even want contacts. I've always liked the idea of glasses.
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2000-12-25 11:55 am (UTC)


it is all about peripheral vision. contacts are... that is. they're good for driving downtown during rush hour... i would get nervous if i had to do that with glasses frames in my way.

i alternate between glasses and contacts about 50/50. i get in glasses/contacts "moods."

it's odd.

i am not completely blind. i just can't read or drive. well, that's a lie. i've been driving.

(my mom just said my hair looked like ttu colors. then she said "oh, wait. it looks like a hot topic thing," so now i am going to get double-sad and cut this post off. :) bye.)
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[User Picture]From: mayzie
2000-12-25 12:05 pm (UTC)
um. i meant... i've been READING.

i wish you could edit these things.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2000-12-26 12:52 am (UTC)


Yeah, no joke. The whole "delete and re-write" thing is annoying. I often get two or three variations of a single reply in my e-mail, as people edit their works. Fairly amusing, though.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2000-12-26 01:20 am (UTC)


Ah, Hot Topic. They keep stealing icons from my youth, chopping them up, channeling them, and putting them on t-shirts. Sigh.
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[User Picture]From: hotforteacher
2000-12-24 02:36 pm (UTC)

Santas and Elvis

Kind of reminds me of the time that I saw Elvis walking around the Riverchase Galleria...
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2000-12-25 04:34 am (UTC)

They santa faked his death and lives with John lennon in Wyoming...

I literally bumped into Paully Shore there one time, actually my ex did. WE were walking along looking over the edge and whap, oh excuse me, walk a few feet, stop, turn around and it was Pauly Shore and 2 weird friends. He was doing a set at the local comedy watering hole apparently. Ahhh, my 15 minutes are so up.
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