Saturday, December 6, 2008

New Day #345

I have surefire way to tell if someone is right-brained (creative) or left-brained (analytical). Simply ask them which they are. If they can't remember the difference, they're right-brained.

I'm one of those people. As such, I've learned to avoid certain tasks that make me feel like my head will explode. Like project management.

But the Long Suffering Floyd wanted a surprise party for his 50th (yes, it can still be a surprise even if you know you're having one), which meant I had to suck it up and produce a night to remember.

As a result, I dealt with a lot of New Things: hiring a caterer, working with a party planner, organizing, organizing, organizing. Most of the time I was totally out of my comfort zone, but the result--Floyd being so surprised and moved he practically had a seizure--was worth it.

That said, I informed him this was the only surprise party he was getting, partly because I don't want to do another one but mostly because there's no way anything could top being serenaded by Storm Large. While simultaneously getting a lap dance:

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's one wasted lap dance

David S said...

I was sitting 10 feet away and can honestly say "it wasn't wasted." I'm still recovering from the whole thing, on several levels!

Jason K. said...

Happy Birthday Floyd!!!! We wanted to tell him on Friday but just couldn't spoil the surprise. By the bye, Holidazed is bloody brilliant.

Jason and Beckie

Jeff said...

She also did a great version of "Hoplessly Devoted To You" before this one. Fantastic Party and wonderful experience for everyone. More love for someone in one room than I had ever seen before.

Hands down the best first thing all year!

gay CME guy said...

Any left-handed person can tell you that we're the only ones in our right minds!
I was surprised to learn that you're a 'righty', Marc. I would have banked on you being a lefty.

Kronda said...

You can plan my next birthday party! May 20th. Plenty of time... :)

joanna said...

Courtenay Hameister AND Storm Large?! I'm in fangirl heaven right now.

Happy Birthday Floyd! May all of your birthday wishes come true!

David S said...

Oh yeah, and my 50th is coming up 11/15/09...
;-)

therese said...

Fabulous!
Thanks for sharing this. My 50th is in May and now know, I want to be serenaded.

David said...

Wow. That was an amazing performance. Why isn't this woman a huge star already?