Friday, April 23, 2004

I went to The Club House in South Coast Plaza last night to meet a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time, AJ. Actually he hired me to bartend years ago at one of my first real bartending jobs. It’s nice to catch up with people you haven’t seen in a long time, which seems to be happening quite frequently these days. I told AJ about eight years ago that he would really be hot in about ten years. Looks like he’s right on target! (I know he’s reading this, now his ego will be even bigger than his new Hummer.) We went over to Chat Noir afterwards, that place is just so busy anymore. I prefer the place earlier in the week when it’s slower and you can actually relax and listen to some good jazz.

I have a busy day tomorrow! I have training in the morning for the Bush Volunteers in Laguna, and then Bill Handel will be at The Club House for an OC Young Republican event, after that it’s off to dinner and the Opera at the OC Performing Arts Center.
4/18/2004 8:30 PM

Leisa and me went to the party last night and had a blast! It was at the Mission Viejo Country club for the Aliso Viejo Republican Women Federated. Their President, Mary Young, is such an energetic person; she really made sure everyone was having a great time. Yes, Todd was dressed as Elvis and sang several songs while playing his guitar. Bob and Gayle Pecheco did the sweetest Lucy & Desi act. I spoke with Chuck DeVore and his wife Diane. Unfortunately they cannot attend my Party for the President on the 29th because Chuck will be at National Guard duty. I bought several things in the silent auction; an autographed copy of Sean Hannity’s “Deliver Us From Evil,” a flag that was flown over the Capitol in Washington DC, and a luncheon with Supervisor Tom Wilson.