Sunday, January 25, 2009

Plum Out of Ideas

I had the privilege of spending not one, but two evenings with everyone's favorite blogger, Alexa, from Cleveland's a Plum. Here are some highlights:

- Her hoping the guy at the jukebox would play some "Jay-Z or Vampire Weekend or something". Because those are so related. I'm into all kind of music but can't quite make the jump form indie rock to gangster rap that quickly. I coined her musical taste as "Hipster Hop". Which also sounds like something my grandma would say.

- In an extended analogy of blogging being a lot like high school, we had a ten minute argument over whether she would be the Prom Queen or MC. Either way I'm the drunk guy who is drinking a flask in the boys' room. Who wants to get lucky?

- Her insisting I suck on a lemon after taking her favorite shot - a "Chocolate Cake". The shot does taste exactly like chocolate cake but why would I suck a lemon after that? Who adds lemon to their chocolate cake? If I were in a normal social situation and licked salt off of my hand, ate cake and then sucked a lemon people would think I was a special needs kid. Or Ben Stiller (was that redundant?)

- Alexa wearing a black shirt. Both nights. I talked to a guy who said one time in the 80's she wore an actual color but I find that hard to believe. Whatever she has against Roy G. Biv runs deep.

- After two hours of talking about the 20SB meet-up like it was a Jonas Brothers' concert I made the comment, "we are driving 6 hours to hang out with people we met online." When you put it like that it kind of makes it sound like a Star Trek convention.

- Alexa - "I met Winona Ryder one time."

Me - "Did she say anything about me?"

Alexa - "No - do you really think she is hot? Even though she is a kleptomaniac?"

Me - "The only thing she stole is my heart."

Alexa - "Seriously, stop it."

I don't know why she was so mean - Ben Stiller would have thought that was funny.

25 comments:

Maxie said...

I'm jealous you got to hang out with Alexa. She's my favorite :-(

Guess I will just have to come to Cleveland... damn it.

Fizzgig said...

a lemon after chocolate cake? I must have had a really bad experience, that's probably because the only time I had it was at a bowling alley in norton. Norton=barberton squared. Everyone knows barberton, right?

moooooog35 said...

Everyone knows you do a shot of barbeque sauce after chocolate cake.

You people are screwed up.

Bethie said...

Hipster Hop! Finally it has a name! I'm w/ Alexa on this.

Bethie said...

@ Fizzgig: Barberton chicken dinners??

Deutlich said...

Could y'all PLEASE bring your lazy asses to DC? Maxie and I have already made the trip to the Cleve...which means it's you're turn.

Also - Alexa really DOES hate Roy G. Biv. Poor guy.

Allison M. said...

chocolate cake is my favorite shot. you need the lemon and add sugar to the lemon if it's not already in the shot.


much chocolatey that way.

georgia peach said...

You definitely have our little plum pegged!!!

And I agree with the lemon, who decided that lemons need to follow a chocolate cake shot? Sugar cube maybe, but lemon?

Angela said...

I thought it was funny....

Christina_the_wench said...

I think I am finally glad I moved out of Cleveland now. Thank you.

Kristen said...

I love that girl! You're lucky to get to hang with her.

Why are we chasing shots with anything?

surviving myself said...

That's the thing about this meet up - do I really want to spend tons of money on meeting a bunch of people I don't even know? The more you think about it, the stupider it sounds. Kind of like jager shots.

So@24 said...

Nothing like having a person you can blog-geekout to and not feel obligated to try and cover it up.

e.g. my life.

Oh and Narm, suck a lemon.

Giggle Pixie said...

I'm completely confused by the lemon after the chocolate shot. I must be getting old.

just a girl... said...

I always thought you finished that shot with a rolaid? I guess I am just old.

LiLu said...

When you put it like that it kind of makes it sound like a Star Trek convention.

Well, yeah. Except instead of smart and nerdy, everyone's bordering on batshit crazy.

I just might have to go.

rs27 said...

Alexa just got served.

Kelly and José said...

I am a fan of your genre of "Hipster Hop" -- it might include The Streets and TV on the Radio or something. . .

Well done*

-Kelly

brookem said...

The Roy G. Biv reference got me.

LBluca77 said...

If blogging was like HS then I would be the girl that people wrote bad things about on the bathroom wall.

Heff said...

I haven't heard that "Roy G. Biv" term in YEARS. Fuck, I'm getting old...

Baking With Plath said...

If blogging was high school I would probably be in the bathroom with you, but I would forgo the flask and just bring a bottle in my purse instead.

Also, if you think I'm not going to incorporate your term "hipster hop" into my everday vernacular as much as possible then you're crazy.

Smash said...

If the lemon was on a hot naked girl would you be complaining as much about it or taking it like a man?

Just curious...

ANG* said...

cant wait for the meetup. i already called dibs on alexa staying at me casa. maybe you need to stay with us too!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

i don't even know how to comment on this post.

but for the record the winona stealing your heart comment made me laugh so hard i cried. good shit buddy, good shit.