Sunday, July 20, 2008

the popcorn principle (or, blogging drunk)

Here is me making a short story long (it's what I do). But really? Jen & I did wait 2 hours for a microwave before I headed down to the lobby [of the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, Union Square, at 11 p.m., where 100+ people were enjoying their evening in the bar, fully dressed] in my pajamas & sequined slippers to put the smackdown on that deceitful front desk.

And then? There were two individuals working the front desk. One was approximately 7 months pregnant and the other was not. The pregnant one was beautiful & kind; she apologized and offered to pop our popcorn in their microwave "upstairs." Before I could demand that the non-pregnant clerk do it, the beautiful & kind one headed off. It was then that I noticed the 100+ well-dressed individuals trying not to look directly at me (at least I still had my bra on). Whatever, people - WE WANT POPCORN. We had ordered Baby Mama and were more than halfway through the movie and past three semi-cranky phone calls to the front desk about the effing microwave. Each time, we spoke with a very gracious hotel representative who assured us that it was "on its way." Well, apparently the microwave was attempting to navigate the elevators and/or stairwells by itself and was not getting very far.

When the beautiful & kind desk clerk brought me my fully popped Walgreens-brand Movie Theater Butter delicacy, I thanked her profusely, and she apologized profusely, then asked if she could comp us anything in the mini-bar? Yes, I said Yes. She told me whatever we wanted, she would take it off the bill. Welllll. A bottle of Chardonnay for moi and a tasty screwdriver (or two) for Jen made the 2-hour wait for cheap fricking popcorn and a PJ-walk-sure-to-be-blogged-by-someone-desperate worth the while.

And now. I am typing and laughing like a lunatic about Saturday Night Live while Jen has passed out in her bed. Good times.

BTW, we decided we really love Greg Kinnear and he should be featured right here:

I have loved you since Talk Soup.

17 comments:

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I'm thinking that you may not yet be aware that the Yarn Harlot has made "Kinnear" into a verb...

Mrs. G. said...

Yes, he does have those ocean blue eyes-I loved him in As Good As It Gets.

phd in yogurtry said...

Sequined slippers qualifies one as fully dressed, non? Bra or no bra!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

He has a new movie coming out--it looks great.

Stu said...

Glad you have recovered from the downard spiral. Have fun today.

I am looking forward to seeing the new underwear. (I was paying attention to Twitter...)

-Stu

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I saw the preview for the Kinnear movie and it does look good. Also, I LOVE that you went to the lobby in your jammies. It makes me love you even more than before.

Oliver Rain said...

I too have spent time in hotel lobbies in my pajamas. Always makes for a good story, but I've always left my bra on. Was the SNL the one with the Annuale commercial and Christopher Walken? I've seen that episode before but almost peed my past again last night.

Karen said...

I think I want to kiss you! I love that you were in pjs in the lobby because you wanted your popcorn damnit! My friends and I at our reunion this weekend were talking about how that "I don't care what people think attitude" is one good part about getting older.

San Diego Momma said...

I, like the others, fully appreciate the lengths you went to for that microwaved popcorn. A girl after my own heart.

Also, SNL was hilarious! Christoper Walken makes everything good.

And to sum up, Greg Kinnear had me at Talk Soup too.

foolery said...

You know, I'm fairly new around here but I'm not the LEAST bit surprised that you were bold enough to jammie in the lobby. Hooray for you!

Lisa Milton said...

The popcorn love is strong in this one.

I'm not surprised.

i am very mary said...

Worry not if people blog about the jammies/lobby/popcorn debacle. There are larger issues at stake. Like, did your hair look good when you were demanding the popped corn?

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh - that is HILLARIOUS! If your slippers are sequened, they are apporpriate for an evening appearance. I bet those people staring at you were just insanely jealous. Afterall, who REALLY thinks heels are comfy?

JCK said...

Oh, how I wish I had seen the vision in the pajamas....and the slippers, the sequined slippers... I was already abed, damn it!

So lovely to meet you at BlogHer. You are the best!

Fabulously40 said...

I am glad that you finally got your popcorn! So you made a fashion statement in your pj's - its the new trend!

Sounds like you had fun at blogher, I know I did : ) There was so much junk food there during the day, I was hung over from sugar each morning...

The Girl Next Door said...

OH yes I wish I were there bc you know I would've either 1) whipped out the camera cell phone and posted about you on my blog or 2) asked if I could join your PJ party b/c clearly you had your priorities right! So much fun.

Texan Mama said...

I am loving that you got the sequinned slippers at Good will. I think I will rename you Smart Mom. I love Good will and I bet Greg Kinnear does too.

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