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Oh, What a Night

An evening of bathroom humor — though not in the way you might think

If you are ever presented the opportunity to discuss your bikini-area laser hair removal, family events where you saw your grandfather in boxer shorts and your parents driving through a car wash naked in front of a large group of people who you are then quite likely to run into at the local grocery store … I enthusiastically recommend doing so.

As a matter of fact, it is exactly what I did last Thursday night at the as a guest of Vale Club for an event that raised money for FamilyPASS. And I don’t mean to brag, but in those couple hours, we raised a tiny fraction of a percentage of a million dollars for the charity.

Because this was my first presentation as a humorist and that alone didn’t make me nearly nervous enough, I decided to up the stakes by inviting everyone I know. It was a bit surreal and kind of felt like I was at my own funeral when I looked out into the audience and saw people from all different stages of my life: former coworkers from four different jobs, neighbors, a college sorority sister, , my mother-in-law and even a friend from elementary school.

Just before the event began, I excused myself to use the restroom in the schoolhouse, and the friend I was talking to said, "There are a lot of women in the restroom right now." I asked, "Oh? There’s a line?" and my friend replied, "No. There’s actually a group of women hanging out and chatting in the restroom." (There were. And they were drinking wine. And I immediately lost any nerves I had as I realized this was a group of people who would totally get me.)

And I have to say, from the moment it all started when the lovely Jeannine Miller gave me an introduction that was so nice I again felt like I was watching my own funeral, the entire evening was a blast — which might be surprising, considering I have now likened the event to a funeral two times.

Thanks to everyone who attended, laughed in all the right places, asked hilarious questions and made me feel so welcome. I'd chat any of you up in the ladies' room any time.

I'll even bring the wine.

Adriana Hall May 16, 2012 at 03:41 PM
so sorry I missed this! I was really looking forward to it. Hoping for a next time!
Trish Strat May 16, 2012 at 04:05 PM
I don't think there has ever been that much laughter in the Vale Schoolhouse! More wine, yes. Laughter, no. Thank you so much for coming!
Trish Strat May 16, 2012 at 04:19 PM
All touching occurred prior to the event...
Nicole Trifone May 16, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Thanks for adding that photo, Trish! And yes, you should definitely have a guestbook in the bathroom!
Kathleen Canedo May 17, 2012 at 12:28 AM
Alex - I know. Sorry you weren't there. Next time... Justine - I can neither confirm nor deny. TStrat - Just saw that you confirmed for me. Excellent! Kim - So glad you made it. Perhaps I could be like the Bloggess and just hold court in the bathrooms from now on...she may be onto something. Adriana - Is it the touching of men or convening in the bathroom that sold you on it? TStrat - Thanks for inviting me - and I think we should work on evening up that wine/laughter ratio... Nicole - That is a great idea...

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