Sunday, February 08, 2009
Fay's surprise party
Last night I had a little cocktail party with new friends and some old ones. I haven't had a soiree since my birthday party and my bar was feeling quite blue. it was great to have new blood in the house and getting to know some of my guests better.
Per usual I like to have some sort of entertainment at my parties- remember Bob? The bagpiper? Lucy's singing?
Well I couldn't figure out how to top any of those until I was at a gay bar and saw a man swinging around on a pole. Blimey! That's it! Stripper!
I dashed home and googled New York Male Strippers and this popped up- http://www.hunk-o-mania.com/
I called and asked for someone gay or gay friendly. No problem!
I explained it was going to be a fun group of editors/pr people
The gentleman asked what I do-I write
Oh! Do you cover clubs?
Er, not your kind of clubs. Sorry Sir.
Ahhh its OK, thought I would ask.
(What was I thinking???! I want to go to Hunk O Mania and cover it!!)
I asked for a man to come in a cop outfit and arrest Fay for a faulty Visa.
As I clicked off I nearly pooped with excitement.
How the hell was I going to keep this a secret for an entire month?
Let me tell you it was a damn doozy not to spill the beans.
But I did it! I think it was the first secret I ever kept (Kidding! Kinda)
The shindig was a great success. I ordered 50 hot wings to rave reviews, Olivia made a divine chocolate torte and Joy and Tony brought two bottles of Belvedere when I was just about out!!
At 11:30 on the dot my cop came and I brought him into Rod's house and gave him the run down.
I walked upstairs and turned off the music and told everyone we had complaints from the neighbors about noise and that we would have to keep it down for a bit. Everyone believed me thank God. Then I explained that there was another problem. Fay was in trouble with the cops and they had come by to interview her. Everyone believed me again! Then Jean Louis came upstairs in full cop costume with a flashlight twirling, I turned on his boom box and Fay flipped out!
I knew she would be a good sport. And how!
He was everything I wanted and more. He gave Fay quite a show and of course I jumped into the action.
After 20 minutes we wound down and he stayed for some drinks and passed out cards!
Needless to say the rest of the night was a boozy blur but it was great fun and at 2am when we were just cleaning up Lucy, Linnea and a crew busted in from the terrace and we popped one more bottle and sang some ditties till 3!