Produced by: Renee, MJ and RyreeWednesday, November 19, 2008
Emergency Meeting Renee, MJ, and Ryree meet in Sunnyvale to discuss share-bare’s birthday. The three noticed that she has been down in the dumps. From individual conversations with share-bare, they came to the conclusion that she is depressed. Not only is she turning the big 3-0, but most of her friends and family would not be able to make the trip to Las Vegas. Renee claims that she went home early from work because she was upset that a few people backed out.
The Decision The three thoughtful ladies decided to cancel the Las Vegas trip all together. They concluded that share-bare most cared about having her loved ones around her to help her celebrate this great milestone in her life. share-bare also feels as though no one cares enough to plan for her, so they decided to craft a new birthday plan, one that would surely impress the birthday girl.
The New Plan With the help of a few other people, the following would be the new plan: Friday, December 5, 2008 Dinner would be held at California Grill in the San Mateo Marriott. GJ would be able to be the chef for the night, serving 30 of share-bare’s closest friends and family. After dinner, they would go to Milk in San Francisco. Roland was already hosting a party that night, so Mary Anne would work on reserving a table/bottle service. More of share-bare’s friends were invited for the evening event. Saturday, December 6, 2008 To continue on with the celebration, they planned to do a day outing with the kids. Bowling. One of share-bare’s favorite pastimes. In the afternoon/evening, a girl’s spa day was planned at Watercourse Way in Palo Alto. This would include her sisters, cousins, and childhood friends. Rho* offered to pay for a suite that night as well. November 20- December 1, 2008 Evites, emails, and conversations galore! They had to inform the family and friends of the new plan. Appointments were booked, hotels were canceled, and new reservations were made. One thing in the back of everyone’s mind was, “Would share-bare be disappointed?” There was no use worrying about that because everything was set. To make sure she didn’t get too disappointed, they all agreed not to initiate conversations about Las Vegas, just to lessen the blow. Amazingly enough, the secret surprise remained a secret! Family members and friends were going along with the story. December 2, 2008 This was the big day. share-bare’s official birthday! This was also the day of complete chaos. share-bare conversed with her good friend Joh on G-Chat. Poor Joh, who lives in Las Vegas, had to endure the torture of share-bare talking about specific plans during her visit. share-bare also conversed with both of her sisters on G-Chat expressing her utter most excitement about the ‘upcoming trip.’ As it turns out, share-bare has been doing her own planning on the side, inviting random friends from New Jersey and the Bay Area to meet up with her while she is there. share-bare: do u know where we're having dinner? for sat? Joh said we'll be going to tao on saturday and the new spot lavo on sunday share-bare: omg - hella ppl are going to vegas. u better look cute for the boys me: like who? share-bare: jersey guys....Twink's cousin in-law is bringing some friends and Timotei! LOL and then there's Joh's friends that are YOUR age and other ppl from the bay. ur gonna have so much fun. joh and i always have a good time w/random ppl! In a panic, Renee, MJ, and Ryree spoke via conference call to discuss the new revelations. They came to the conclusion that they jumped into the new plan too quickly, that share-bare was just being emo one day. So what must they do about the current plans? Everyone was already invited. Reservations and appointments were made. The Las Vegas hotel was cancelled. No one, except for Ryree and share-bare, had the following Monday off.
The New, New Plan They would continue on with the dinner. Most of her friends and family already RSVP’d and share-bare would, without doubt, be surprised. As for Milk in the evening, the bottle service had to be canceled but they would still be attending because her other friends already RSVP’d and would be there. As for the spa day, that had to be canceled altogether. It was decided; they had to find someway to make this trip to Las Vegas happen. Unfortunately, they would not be able to bring Eli, Janelle, and Tates. After searching online for most of the morning, MJ and Ryree found flights to Las Vegas for $49 each way. It was too late in the game to for anyone else to go, so it would just have to be share-bare, Renee, MJ, Nate, and Ryree. They were all to fly out Saturday. Because MJ and Renee did not have Monday off from work, they would fly back on Sunday, which gave them one night in Las Vegas to celebrate share-bare’s Birthday. Ryree and share-bare would fly out Monday morning. Because the hotel was canceled, it was impossible to find something for a reasonable price. They arranged to stay at their stepmother’s apartment on Saturday night and then at Joh’s place Sunday night.
Conclusion All in all, one lesson has been learned from this experience. Do not try to surprise share-bare. She is so unpredictable; there is no telling what she is going to conjure up next. *Note to share-bare: Hope you enjoy your BIG Dirty Thirty celebration. To make things less complicated, we DID NOT tell the rest of the family that we are going to Vegas again. They would just not understand the story. PLEASE act as if we are not going, especially in front of Tito Steve. He was a bit disappointed that it was canceled. (Pictures from the Surprise Birthday Dinner...)
Me with the three rascals A Very Rare Moment on a Special Day.... Thanks Girls! Love you!
share-bare says: Big THANKS goes out to Renee, Ryree & MJ for doing this all for me. You're the best. If I was affectionate, I'd give you big hugs but a high five hand slap will do. LOL! Thanks for putting up with my difficult ass. I appreciate it! Good Times it was!!