Archive for April 12th, 2004

so back to the week….

Friday morning we woke up regretting the champagne we drank, but getting excited. It worked out where Elizabeth and Allison would have tickets in the morning, and I used Kate’s badge (she couldn’t go), and then Travers’s two friends would use the badges in the afternoon. since I am the only one that can use Kate’s badge, cause it has her name on it, but my middle name being Kate makes it all work out, I ended up being the tour guide for travers’s friends.

A & E and I got out there around 10:30 after a trip to bojangles, and we were suppose to meet JR at 10 on the 2 green, but we went by there just to see if he was still there, and guess what, he was. So we walked around trying to find somewhere that we could see some quality golf, and decided to stop on the fifth green, and we watched a bunch of people come through.

Then I had to leave A & E in the hands of JR, because I was suppose to eat lunch with my aunt and uncle, Lynn and Hamp, and my cousin Natalie. Hamp’s dad is a member, Lynn is my mom’s younger sister, and Natalie thinks she and I are the same person, just different ages. she is so cute, I love hanging out with her. We ate with the Irish Golf Association, they gave me a shamrock pin and bought me a drink (lemonade and vodka, they were out of cherry juice).

JR gave A & E a tour of the rest of the course and I met back up with them after lunch and a drink with Jennifer and her family. We also hung out with Chad, who is such a dear, love Chad. We also chatted with Emily and Brad. and some other people hanging around the ropes. With a quick trip to the pro shop for A & E, they went to switch out with Stuart and Shay. JR and I met back with with Stuart and Shay at 6 and 16, and had a blast while we all made fun of each other and walked around trying to get enough beer before they stopped serving. then we went back up to 18 to watch Arnie come through for the last time. Shed a tear, he is so cute. took a long time for him to come through. fought the crowd and made it back to travers house, then got a ride to JR’s car, trying to get to my house so my mom wouldn’t kill me for staying on the course for so long. called my house, libby said my mom wasn’t mad, but was afraid I was going to come home, I think she used the word “slammed”. I told her I wasn’t slammed, and that I would be home soon.

We stopped by the country club to get a velvet hammer, ran into a bunch of people, got back to my house, got an earful for deserting my friends, changed clothes a bunch of times,(I got badly sunburned, my back mostly). Started on the beer, and the bar-b-q, and had a wonderful party. the only people there were people I wanted to be there, and it was a perfect number of people. plus people came and went so it was really entertaining, never got boring (not that any of my friends are boring).

We closed the night out at the partridge inn, this hotel about 2 blocks from my house that has a bar that opens onto this big porch, and it is a lot of fun if it isn’t too crowded. we shagged to the electric slide, and drank some more beer. big times. I might have been what you would call, “slammed” at this point. Ran into law school friends, and Allison scored a badge for Saturday, which is huge. the rest is a little fuzzy. Emily and I ended up sleeping in the single bed in the basement, both of us in the same bed, and Emily slept in her clothes. Katie slept in my double bed upstairs by herself.

Saturday Kate outdid herself by cooking grits and sausage swirls for breakfast and we took showers and got ready. Allison, having secured a badge from Billy, use the ticket in the morning, and then switched out with Katie for the afternoon. Allision, Jennifer, David, Tommy, Libby and I were dropped off by Emily. Saturday is a bit of a fashion show, it is hard to see a lot of awesome golf, but everyone in augusta is there. so we went to 16 and ate lunch, not that there was golf being played on 16 right then, but whatever.

My mom got me a bloody mary, because I needed a pick-me-up. Chad hung out with us, took care of me and jennifer and Libby, as usual. Started to follow Phil around a bit, but then Allison and I had to go switch out with Katie. Katie and I ran back into my parents on the way back to the course, obtained an azalea from them, and headed back to 16 were golf was being played. decided we should get a beer before they stopped serving, and drank our azaleas rather quickly. ate a few more sandwiches. Stole JR’s visor because I thought it looked cute on me and because I was being blinded by the light, the gucci sunglasses weren’t cutting it.

After watching everyone come through 16, we took the shuttle back to the country club, and Chad took us back to my house. once again, love Chad. Sat on the front porch and drank beer while watching the traffic go by, then jennifer and her crew went home for dinner and Libby and Katie and I went to Nalley Land for dinner. best dinner ever, after we soaked our feet in the swimming pool, heated like a bath tub………

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back to reality

So I have spent the last five days in fantasy land, all in the comfort of my own town. One week out of the year, the whole town of Augusta stops, and turns into fantasy land. it is really fun, very disruptive, and one huge, week-long party. I got home wednesday, Kate, my mom, had already had a couple Azaleas (Lemonade, cherry juice, and vodka)(best lemonade ever) while she was at the par three, and she was ready for us to go party. so we went over to Dale(Kate’s best friend) and Buzzy’s house, which we like to call Nalley-Land, because they have the coolest house ever, and drank wine in the garden with my aunt and uncle, Howard and Jan, and then we ate Lamb and twice baked potatos and sugar-snap peas, then continued drinking.

I learned things I never wanted to know and I’m never hanging out with my parents and their friends by myself anymore, because they think they are teenagers. then we sat on the front porch and watched all the Exxon employees who were sent to augusta a day early to get everything ready for the big dog Exxon people, we watched the lower employees have a huge party before the bosses got there. Then I drove my parents home. Once home, Bella head-butted me, busting my lip open and almost knocking out one of my front teeth. lucky I was a little tipsy, so i didn’t start crying, I passed out.

Thursday, I went out to the tournament with Kate, Howard, Daddy(Trav), Dale and Buzzy, and we ate lunch under the umbrellas at the clubhouse and drank Azaleas. then we walked the course some, but got worried about the rain, and ended up leaving around 3 because it started to rain. Got home, finished cleaning my room, and waited on Elizabeth and Allison to get to my house.

My parents were rushing around, because they were suppose to be at Nalley Land so they could get picked up by the shuttle Howard had set up to take them all out to the National to eat dinner. Allison and Elizabeth showed up right before they left. Trav told me right before he left that if we wanted to go see the American Idols at the Mojeska (this weird, cool bar that is in a building downtown that Trav owns) if we wanted to, so we called Michael (the owner of the bar) and got on the guest list.

A and E and I drank a bottle of champagne while getting dressed and then hit up a few parties before going to the Mojeska, where we danced and missed the American Idols (they left ten minutes before we got there), Libby met us there, and then went to the soul bar to hear the local jam band, Red Belly, and hang out with all the people I knew in high school and college and can’t remember their names, and to be picked up by 35 year olds in town for the tournament who have no idea that a beer only cost $2.50, and can’t believe that they can buy us all drinks and not even spend any money. I think we walked away with $20, and got to drink for free all night.

Back home, we raided the refrigerator until 3 in the morning and laughed. the play-by-play of the rest of the week will have to wait until later……

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