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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Cupcakes and Cowgirls, Oh My!

posted by on December 14 at 10:01 AM

Last January, we threw a surreal and hilarious birthday party for a vivacious young lady, Alithea, who was the lucky recipient of Strangercrombie’s Cupcakes and Cowgirls party package. She’s going to tell you about it below. Then you should bid!—you only have until Friday at 5 pm to vie for this and dozens of other wildly fabulous gifts.

The Strangercrombie Cowgirls and Cupcakes auction is, as far as I can tell, the unity of the four most holy elements on earth: Booze, Cupcakes, The Stranger, and Scantily Clad Women Serving Booze.
Last year, I wasn’t exactly subtle when it came to my desire for me and my closest friends to get trashed with the staff of The Stranger, nor was I subtle about the fact that I could probably eat all four dozen of those sweet, sexy cupcakes myself. And that is just what I got for my 21st birthday: Copious amounts of rainbow-colored baked goods, and the opportunity to drunkenly yell at Dan Savage about anal sex. Hooray!
The fine young ladies at Cowgirls, Inc. greeted us warmly when we arrived; they were already on the bar, dancing and swinging from ropes in a way that I am sure you have never seen in gym class. The staff of The Stranger are a hilarious and friendly bunch who are more than willing to demonstrate their bull-riding skills, or in Sean Nelson’s case, challenge you to a cage fight over a chocolate cupcake. I, as the birthday girl, drank anything and everything that was “fruity and full of booze” —a phrase that also aptly sums up my state by the end of the night, made apparent when I was attempting to talk to a member of the bar staff but realized that absolutely none of the words coming out of this pretty lady’s mouth made sense.
Not only was this the best night of 2006, it was also the best birthday party I have ever had. It even beats out the Little Mermaid-themed birthday I had when I was 7, which did not involve yelling at Dan Savage about anal sex.

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You think Alithea sounds like a riot in that post, then you should escort her to the emergency room at 7am for an abcessed tooth like I did one fatefull winter morning.

Posted by Joh | December 14, 2006 11:05 AM

"Escort Alithea to the Emergency Room at 7 am for an Abcessed Tooth" is totally going in next year's Strangercrombie.

Posted by David Schmader | December 14, 2006 11:09 AM

How about a REAL cupcake treat?

Posted by Darcy's Woolly Cupcakes | December 14, 2006 11:21 AM

I'm very glad that I can read The Stranger online...but auctions like this make me sad I don't live in Seattle.

Posted by Joey in SF | December 14, 2006 11:36 AM

"Escort Alithea to the Emergency Room at 7 am for an Abcessed Tooth"

I'm putting in my bid of one hundred billion million dollars.

Posted by Dan | December 14, 2006 1:10 PM

Oh why did you have to bring attention to the fact that this was going for so low. I was so happy I might get to win something this year, hoping to snap it up around $100 at the closing bell, but you've ruined my plan. I know it's going to a good cause, but now I'm not getting anything for X-mas.

Posted by Enigma | December 14, 2006 1:38 PM

I'm pretty sure anything with Alithea would be a riot.

Posted by adam | December 14, 2006 1:44 PM

Next year I'd be more than happy to escort anyone to the hospital and keep them company while they wait. You can auction that off.

Posted by Joh | December 14, 2006 2:51 PM

Joh, would you wear a white vinyl nurse costume too?

Posted by Amy Kate | December 14, 2006 2:59 PM

For charity? For sure.

Posted by Joh | December 14, 2006 3:00 PM

Joey SF,

I hear you. I've given up my rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest for rainy Santa Cruz.

Posted by dewsterling | December 14, 2006 3:29 PM

As one of alithea's guests, I can also vouch for the surreal nature of the evening, which had nothing at all to do with the amount of Patron I had.

All I'll say is that discussing anal with Dan Savage is dangerous, as he cracked my girlfriend up by then making eyes at me all night. I swear. It was awkward. So I drank more.

Posted by Juris | December 14, 2006 10:32 PM

Escorting her may have been a riot but picking her up afterward and then taking photos of her with a pug puppy on her shoulder and a cheek the size of a watermelon was sheer bliss.

Posted by Katie | December 14, 2006 10:48 PM

Yes, and the lovely pug commenced to pee on her and she was too doped up to protect herself.

When she reads this she's gonna kill me.

Posted by Joh | December 15, 2006 8:42 AM
Posted by alithea | December 15, 2006 8:48 AM

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