Scribbled down on May 26th, 2007 by she
Posted in Friends & Family
Last night was Betty’s – our awesome Karaoke hostess’ – retirement party. She’s finished school and left the world of night-time karaoke for a day job. It’s awesome to see her move forward with her life, but it also leaves a small hole in our Friday nights.
Of course, we bestowed lots of gifts upon her – bouquet of panties, blow up microphones signed by the gang, blow up walker with horn – and recorded the bulk of the night on video to celebrate the end of a 14 year run. We’re nothing if not creative in our old age. This morning her equipment was packed up and moved home with the intent to sell it all off and hopefully start someone else on the path of entertaining drunk masses.
Next week is her first weekend off in years and she’s as unsure about what she’ll be doing next week as the rest of us. It seems so odd. Many of our motley group of Friday night friends met at one of the many locations she’s held her shows over the past few years. Our horizons have expanded along with our cell phone contact lists. Now, we’ll have to find new ways to keep in touch on a regular basis.
Backyard BBQ at our house it is!