Mike and Kurt had their party on Friday night and it was the Best Party of the Weekend. Whether or not it was the only party of the weekend is of no consequence. But, besides being a Best Party of the Weekend, it was also a Party in Three Acts. Let me explain.
Many people, when looking at Mike's invite, probably asked "Why does this party start at 7?" I know I did. Turns out Mike and Kurt were being smart by having the party start at 7 so that it could have an "Act One: People Sitting Around the Counter, Talking, and Eating Cheese"
Some people say to me, "Dude, you put up the worst picture of me!" Yeah, but look how bad the pictures of me that I put up are.
Kurt getting the music going. The music of the evening also followed three acts, Act One: Kurt's Garden State Sounding Music, Act Two: Brigham's Shameless Party Mix, and Act Three: A White Stripes Concert that Some Guy Found on My iPod and Started Playing Because he was Sick of my Shameless Party Mix (or, as the Playlist was officially titled, "Fiesta Sin Verguenza")
The playlist, in two pieces. One. Two. I told you it was shameless.
Act One is a time when not a lot of people are thinking to take pictures, so that's why we don't have photos of important things like "Amber telling Brigham to put his arms above his head to stop his wrong-pipe coughing situation" or "Emily sneaking out of Milbank for a little Best Party of the Weekend Act One Excitement."
But around 9 or so all of a sudden it's "Act Two: Lots of People Start Showing Up and It Starts to Get Loud."
Becky, Joe, Tina, Jeremiah!
Natalie and Erin!
Meg and Kane!
Jacob Pugsley! (In the background)
Having your picture by the jungle gym/coat rack was totally the thing to do!
Here's one for the Book of Unexpected Things: Ryan Thompson from Provo happened to be in New York and happened to hear about the party and happened to show up, too. It blew my mind.
Mike had High School friends there!
But eventually it gets to be around mignight and most of the people leave and "Act Three: People Hanging Out by the Couch" begins. And, as usual, hanging out around the couch at Mike's place leads to me bringing up Mike's modeling career and making Mike get out modeling mementos.
Like the Japanese poster he was on for the cell phones with the famous Japanese lady:
And then we start looking at his "book":
Which leads to attempts at emulation:
But there is only one true model amongst us:
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Once the party ended the truest awesomeness began because, guess what? Chad drove us the remaining downtowners home! In a Jeep! And he drove fast! It was great.