Thursday, June 19, 2008

Business in the Front and Party in the Back

A few days ago I made last minute hotel reservations with a genial young man on the hotels.com hotline. I requested a single room for four days in San Diego, starting today.

"Will you be needing a king or two queens?" he asked, not entirely innocently. He had been chatty throughout the entire process and I found it amusing to be flirting on the telephone with an agent named Brandon while holding tube of diaper rash ointment in one hand and a handful of cotton underwear from the laundry pile in the other.

"Oh, two queens. My girlfriend and I are traveling together."

"Oh yeah? Party time or work time?"

"Brandon, it will definitely be a party to remember. We're headed to the National PTA Convention. I get to meet Maya Angelou and Dr. Sanjay Gupta! [hot doctor who writes for Newsweek and is on tv all the time] Whoo hoo!"

He was all business after that. But I did make him laugh.

PTA - Partying T & A? Not quite. But I hope I get a picture with Dr. Gupta.

17 comments:

Barb McMahon said...

Oh thank goodness you're back!

After your post from last Thursday, I was afraid Something Had Happened...

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Have fun party mama!

You need to post that photo of you with Dr. Gupta.

the dragonfly said...

Fun times. :)

Beck said...

Whoo! There ain't no party like a PTA party.

flutter said...

beck just made me snort!

Rima said...

Gupta AND Angelou in one fell swoop? You lucky woman!

Anonymous said...

Nothing says "good ole drunk fest" like a bunch of parents talkin' education. Pass the tequila shooters.

Slick said...

I'm kind of a goofball but I have no idea what PTA stands for!

andi said...

Whoo hoo! Have fun!

Circus Kelli said...

Have a great time!

Don Mills Diva said...

Oh Brandon - he clearly has no idea how to really party!

Jennifer H said...

Next on Bravo: The Cougars of the PTA

(surely the reality show lineup could handle one more?)

Anna said...

Party
Through
All

Hope you have a great trip!

carrie said...

Have fun. I saw Maya Angelou speak a few years ago and have never been the same since - you are one lucky girl! :)

painted maypole said...

maya angelou! awesome!

and somehow I think you'll manage to get a little partying in on the side. ;)

Kristi said...

I just discovered Dr. Sanjay and your blog and must say I'm excited about both!

Bogart in P Towne said...

I am sure it is nice to know that you still "Got It"