Thursday, April 19, 2007

Drinking for Charity

There are many reasons one drinks alcohol. It could be to relax, socialize, it mixes well with food, alter reality due to one's sorrows...and it can also be for charity!! In Iowa, I drank for the American Heart Association via John's Grocery's BeerFest. Here in California, I drank for a group of charities: Surfrider Foundation, Wounded Warriors and Friends of Scott via Stay Classy.

The site was Pacific Beach "PB" - the location for a lot of my twenty-something imbibing. I visit PB often now, but usually to exercise and eat at my favorite place: Taco Surf. {I can't believe I have not posted here about Taco Surf yet!!} It was a nice day to be around thousands of people wearing the same t-shirt (one's ticket in to the various bars taking part in the pub crawl) and a lot of money was raised, but a drunkard twentysomething I am no longer. Thank goodness!

What made the day memorable (besides seeing Pali in rare form) was the cover bands! First up was The Cured. They were pretty good, but I am not sure why the Robert Smith guy was wearing a hockey jersey (???). Then, Hollywood U2. They were fun as well and the alcohol had really kicked in for most by this point. Last, and certainly not least. The topper of the day. My new most-favorite cover band: the all-female AC/DC representin' ThundHERstruck!! They totally rocked! It was fun to watch guys look up at them in enthusiastic admiration. I really want to see them again. If they come to your city, please pay whatever they charge. My civic duty is done.
Pam Beesley: "I don't think it would be the worst thing if they let me go. Because then I might..."
Pam Beesley: "Its just, I don't think it's many girls' dream to be a receptionist. "
-The Office


Pali said...

Rare form indeed! Clearly you were not as pathetically tempted by the 23-year old boys as I really ARE mature :-)
So glad we could be so charitable together!

The Young Family said...

That is a great way to give to charity!

Anonymous said...

Not sure where to post this but I wanted to ask if anyone has heard of National Clicks?

Can someone help me find it?

Overheard some co-workers talking about it all week but didn't have time to ask so I thought I would post it here to see if someone could help me out.

Seems to be getting alot of buzz right now.