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As most of you in the St. Louis area know, Mr. Todd Jordan (@tojosan) has been connecting people in the metro area for several years now, every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day by organizing a lunch called Bring A Tweep To Lunch (or affectionately hashtagged on Twitter, #BATTL). It’s hosted at a new restaurant every week. Sometimes you might have 2 people show up, other times you might have a dozen.
Today was a special day because on Monday, it is Todd’s birthday. Many people must love him as much as we do, because we had quite the turnout today at The Atomic Cowboy in ManGrove. Toward the end of the lunch, we all sang him happy birthday. So to you Mr. Jordan, we all wish you a happy birthday from the bottom of our hearts.
On my way to The Atomic Cowboy, I get a text message from Sonya that she was driving behind me. I unfortunately didn’t see it until we pulled in front of the bar. It probably wouldn’t have made a difference that I knew she was there…but I realized later, that we’d not have an opportunity like that again. This would be the last time I got to see @chinacat for awhile.
I had never eaten at The Atomic Cowboy before and quite honestly didn’t hold my standards for them very high. However, afterwards, I was sold on their flavor! I only ordered guapo fries with cheese sauce and cheeseburger sliders but Oh.My.Goodness! They were soooo good. I believe @mdhugo helped me eat the fries but I have no doubt that I could have finished it off.
As we left, it was decided that we’d go to Novak’s which is a gay bar across the street. In fact, most of the bars in this neighborhood are gay bars. Not really a problem for me to be in a gay bar but as we were leaving, I made a comment like “Ok, let’s go to the next gay bar”. Everyone kind of got quiet for a second. I believe it was @tojosan that said “What do you mean ‘next’ gay bar?” As I explained that I thought The Atomic Cowboy was a gay bar, everyone began laughing at me. I really had no idea that it was NOT a gay bar. It really didn’t matter to me one way or the other…but the whole situation was comical and provided a laugh for the rest of the night.
As the night moved on, so did the fun. A few people had to take off, but a few more hitched on for the ride. Novaks ended up being alot more fun that planned on since there was Karaoke. We had a few of our party goers sing, like @SgtHotPants and @AngeBird.
The end of the night came sooner for me than the rest of the party animals because I had to be up for work by 4:30 in the morning. Sonya and I had a few minutes to say our goodbyes. It was very emotional for me and caught myself shedding a tear or two. I know that she needs to do this, but selfishly I want her to stay. We wish you well Sonya Kim and hope to see you very soon! Todd mentioned making a road trip to Seattle one day…I’m totally down with that!!
I tried to take a bunch of images throughout the night and managed to capture some really good shots. You can even check out the video below of some of the Karaoke happenings. Click on the image to the right to view the Flickr album.