Monday, April 6, 2009

So no one got arrested.

A rolicking good time was had by all and no one was arrested.

Well, maybe this one prostitute we saw, but that's a WHOLE other story!

Five of my college sorority sisters came in for the weekend and we had SO much fun! It's funny - a couple of these women I had neither seen nor talked to for nearly 20 years. But, when we all got together, it was like no time had passed at all. We sat up talking until 3am, we ate at least one meal entirely off of the appetizer and dessert menu at a swanky restaurant, we drank multiple fruity, girly martinis, we laughed and laughed, and we enjoyed being together. We told stories about people and events most of us had forgotten about, we reminisced about the good and bad times we went through together, we recited our pledge class order multiple times, we saw a TERRIBLE Vegas show that made us all deathly afraid of bunnies, and did I mention we laughed?

Friends are a very important part of any woman's life. I love my friends, and due to my constantly relocating lifestyle, I have friends scattered throughout the US. (And one in Singapore - hi Deirdre!!) The fun part is that although your lives take different paths, and even if you don't see each other for years, or even decades - when you live WITH other people and share your life with them, you take right up where you left off. That, to me, is the importance of friends. Sharing your life and your experiences with other people - notably women!

So, cheers to Valerie, Debby, Cathy, Dea and Serena. Let's make it an annual event and include even more of our sisters and friends. Thanks for coming here and making it a memorable weekend for me!! I love you guys.


Vegetable House said...

OK, I so have to come visit you in Vegas. We did lots of those things in Denver, so I can imagine how much fun we would have in your new home town!

Scott Roeben said...

Hey, I'm having a freak-out. So, I'm Scott. I'm a volunteer with Kids to Kids, do their Web site and photography. And so the Executive Director says check out this blog. Yours. So, I check it out. It's great! And so, then, I see an entry about your girlfriends coming to town. And one looks very familiar. Valerie. There's no chance this is a Valerie that lives in L.A. and writes, or has written, and might still perhaps be writing for film/TV, right? Because I knew a Valerie while I worked at the WGA. And that would just be too freaky. And she had a red dress she liked a whole lot. Couldn't be, right?

VJ said...

HI Scott,

It's totally me. The Valerie from Words Into Pictures. I guess you can take the boy out of Tiny Town but you can't take Tiny Town out of the boy, thus proving that Hollywood is such a small town that it's smallness reaches Las Vegas. Yep, Susie (as we knew her back then) was my college roommate -- the best I ever had. Glad to hear you guys might be volunteering together. She's like a blond me. Try not to fall in love. Best, V.