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Monday, February 24, 2014

Wherein I Suffer for a Good Cause

SNO Ball – the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization Ball, that is – was held this last Saturday, a benefit held to raise money to supply take-home school lunches for the weekend for children in poverty.

We drank, we danced, we bid on silent auction items.

I had just the right amount to drink Saturday night, which is to say that I was sparklingly witty, a rhythmic dancer, and one helluvan attractive person.

Anyone who tells you differently is lying to you. 

Ah, the power of the gin and tonic.

And then, as they say, came the morning.

Did you know that one can actually hear the sound of one’s tiny, wizened brain absorbing Fresca?

Sounds like children’s feet running across a sheet of bubble wrap. 

To be honest, I feel bad about the headache I’ve given myself.  Them there brain cells never hurt nobody! They were going to do great things, them cells: learn to successfully parallel park on the first attempt, for instance, or get me to finally pay for the flamenco dance lessons I’ve been thinking of.

On the other hand, I can now watch TV without yelling at the commercials.  

There are advantages to having reduced bandwidth. 

I’ve atoned for it, of course, as one does.  I’ve cooked meals for the rest of the week, I’ve polished the cats and now I’m putting a Pearl-sized dent in the couch cushions.

There’s an elastic waistband involved.

It’s an undignified situation, but when charity events call?

One has a civic duty, after all. 


36 comments:

Shelly said...

This kind of suffering, for this kind of project, is always a good thing. And I totally love your hair- I wish your stylist could make a sojourn down to Texas...

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Pearl:

What indeed we all go through, and suffer, in the name of 'Civic Duty'. Such is the way of the world!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Ah the morning after, never a good thing. But it sounds like it was for a great cause. It's all about the greater good :)

Pearl said...

I do think it's important that we do our bit. :-)

Pearl

Steve said...

I'll drink for a good cause. Good on you and the rest of the group.

jenny_o said...

Awesome hair!

And a great cause. Your brain cells will regenerate, and when they do, they will forgive you. Even celebrate you.

vanilla said...

The 'do rocks!

Indigo Roth said...

Wot a bunch of good lookin' people. And a fine cause.

Indigo Roth said...

And yeah, that 'do. You're the Princess Leia of the Twin Cities =)

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

I know that sound-- the sound of a brain absorbing fluids after a night out. Slurp-slurp-slurp. No relief, so you drink some more fluid. Slurp-slurp-slurp. Repeat. All day.

Elephant's Child said...

Both of my brain cells applaud you.

Delores said...

It was well worth the pain in your brain cells I'm sure....snaps bubblewrap....A sharp looking bunch of party goers there I must say..especially that lass with the glasses.

Jono said...

I'm so proud of you for remembering so much so clearly!

Joanne Noragon said...

Way to roll, with the hair.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You're a giver, Pearl. Thanks for taking one for the team. You always look gorgeous too.

xoRobyn

Leenie B said...

What's a good party if you can't regret it at least a little the next day? Making a Me size dent in a sofa sounds like a very worthy project for a weekend.

So many happy smiles for a group of people up to their long johns in the worst winter ever. That's how you do winter right, MN. I am in awe.

Sioux's Page said...

You HAD to drink. For charity.

Launna said...

How great of you to put up with a headache for such a great cause... lol

I think it would take me days to recuperate now :)

Gigi said...

Well, you know, you HAD to - I mean it's charity and all.

Susan Williams said...

Looks like a great time was had by all, and sounds like a worthy cause, to boot!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Pearl, you've got plenty of brain cells to spare! Can I have some? I've got a Fresca here with your name on it.

Linda O'Connell said...

Seriously worthy organization. Bubble wrap snapping...I am still laughing.

The Geezers said...

Mmmm. I sympathize with your plight. Somehow a hangover still has the capacity to surprise with its ferocity.

HermanTurnip said...

"Sounds like children’s feet running across a sheet of bubble wrap."

Why do I have this sudden, uncontrollable urge to squeeze bubble wrap between my grubby little fingers? I think I need a fix. Now, where did we store that packing material...

Lin said...

I've got one of those events coming up this Friday--to benefit the high school band. It's the highlight of my year...and yes...I am often guilty of imbibing a tad too much, dancing a tad too wildly, and having so much fun the crowd has to roll their eyes.

Well...somebody's got to do the entertaining, right?

Oh--I've learned to drink water in between the cocktails. It helps with the headache the next day.

bill lisleman said...

Hangover are no fun but at least you didn't embarrass your cats - or did you?

ladyfi said...

LOL! And how charitable of you to suffer for charity... Nice write-up!

Jackie said...

Polished the cat....
Well, I've gotta go back and re-read this. :)
So thankful for charitable functions like the one in which you participated.
God bless each of you.
Hugs,
J.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Fabulous hair, fabulous cause.

Diane Tolley said...

No sacrifice too great for a great cause . . .
Bye-bye brain cells. I hardly knew ye . . .

Daisy said...

Polished the cats! Ahahaha! I hope you are feeling better. Awesome hair! :-)

Jayne Martin said...

Two charcoal capsules at the beginning and ending of the evening. Magic little suckers.
You look beautiful!

Perpetua said...

It's always easier to suffer in a noble cause when your hair looks good. You look great and I hope you raised lots of money.

Pat Tillett said...

Sometimes, we MUST drink at this kind of gathering. I loved the bubble-wrap line.

wellfedfred said...

You are one hard-working lady.

desertskyquilts said...

I've enjoyed scrolling down this page, reading your posts, enjoyed your sense of humor and sense of the ridiculous. Thank you for some smiling time.