I went to this ridiculous (but fun) party on Saturday night that was something straight out of 90210. We started by asking a man wearing a baseball hat, on the corner of Mission and 5th, where the "holiday party" was. He sent us to another man in front of the Gap at the cable car turnaround at Powell and Mission. Once we gave the Gap guy the password ("sick" or maybe it was "Sikh"?), he directed us down the street to a third location, where we found an abandoned-looking door. Once opened, it revealed a "happening" party within, complete with DJ's and lights. I haven't felt so silly in a very long time. The party wasn't too bad though, and the highlight of the evening occurred as my friend Sylvia and I made our way through the crowd. Some guys stops me and says,
"Don't I know you?"
I look at Syl, who rolls her eyes.
"Um, I don't think so," I say (as if this wholly unoriginal pick-up line is actually going to work.)
"No really, I think I do. Your name is Meg."
Odd. I don't recognize him at all. How could he know me?
"Huh, you don't look familiar to me," I say.
Suddenly his eyebrows raise and he smiles.
"Megway! You're the Megway!"
Oh. Good. Lord.