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Anatomy of an Anniversary - An Illustrated Guide - The art of Thornwolf
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Anatomy of an Anniversary - An Illustrated Guide
Today was mine and skorzy's 2 year anniversary, but we celebrated it this past weekend by "redoing" our very first trip together. We went to Palm Springs and stayed at the Caliente Tropics, a delightfully cliche but surprisingly high quality tiki themed hotel from the 60's, lounged by the pool, and went to the Blue Coyote Grill for dinner and their famous "face-on-the-floor" Wild Coyote Margaritas which have become sort of a tradition with our group of friends. The last time we did this, I underestimated their power and by the time we got back to the hotel I thought for certain the closet was going to eat me with how much it was appearing to be wiggling and lunging towards me, but this time I went in prepared for battle with appropriate expectations, and of course, my sketchbook to chronicle the night's events. We ordered a pitcher. Heaven help us.

The adventure begins! Drawings by me, dialogue by me, additional commentary and technical illustrations by skorzy. I'll uh...translate for you because my writing is shit normally, it just gets worse.

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Niko: Alright... here we go!
Pitcher Status: On the launch pad (-2: each pitcher holds approximately 6 margaritas, 2 were in our glasses already)


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Niko: Oh look, misters! (we sat outside on the patio, in desert heat, misters are really awesome, even at night!)
Skorzy: You better drink to catch up with me!
Pitcher Status: 1/2 empty - Main engine ignition...LIFTOFF! WE HAVE LIFTOFF!

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Another couple seated next to us heard that it was our anniversary and treated us to shots of something called a "Green Meanie" which I'm pretty sure had midori in it because it was sweet and delicious. Niko has a Ponyo-esque face...lol wall-eyes.
Pitcher Status: Margarita pitcher in orbit...change in distance = 135 miles...Dinner @ Palm Springs (waaaay down there)

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Niko: And then George Strait...he did a movie..it was called something "Country".. (still just starting margarita #2)
Skorzy: Woah, slow down on the sauce
Pitcher Status: Pitcher Docked with ISS

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Niko: o/` She was makin' guacamole all night long! o/` (those who attended my 24th birthday will remember that song XD, click here to listen! )
Skorzy: Why in the hell did we get a pitcher?
Pitcher Status: Pitcher engaged for re-entry *disengage!*

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Niko: Ok, we got a bit silly there for a minute, I'm cool, I'm cool
Skorzy: Only because I've been drinking twice as much as you
Pitcher Status: Pitcher has returned to earth, or has it? (Apollo mission parachutes dates the rat!) also..he wrote what appeared to be "SPRASH!" so I of course had to doodle a little Kim Jong Il popping in to say "Herro..."

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Niko: Wilma is hot
Skorzy: But she's married to a moron
Niko: So is Betty. At least Fred is the king of morons. Besides, Barney keeps stealing his fruity pebbles
Skorzy: Oh right, I forgot about that...
Pitcher Status: DONE!
Major Nelson: Is anyone going to recover me? (lol Major Nelson....and a very badly drawn Jeannie)

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While waiting for our check, I discovered that my belt had broken. Don't get the wrong idea, it was on its way out as I seriously damaged it when we went camping the weekend before, it was only a matter of time before it bit the big one, but of course in any context it looks bad

Niko: =( My belt broke..
Skorzy: No more desserts for you!

(And at this point it had become apparent that I had completely forgotten how to draw anything below the waist and feet just further confounded me. Feet? We don't need no stinkin' feet!)

All in all it was an amazing anniversary, and be happy this even got posted at all, skorzy is so persistent when I'd just as soon hide my sketchbook away forever XD

Current Mood: hungry hungry
Current Music: Texas Tornados - Guacamole

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calicatmerlin From: calicatmerlin Date: August 18th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a perfect evening for an anniversary. The drunk doodles make for a great documentation of the evening. lol
tarnac From: tarnac Date: August 18th, 2010 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Some day, I'll make the trip out there and see these margaritas for myself.
danthedragon From: danthedragon Date: August 18th, 2010 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I about died at "omg Ponyo" XD
calicougar From: calicougar Date: August 18th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh boy a tiki hotel! I want to go =D
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 18th, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Its really nice and relaxing and the theme really fits in with Palm Springs. If you're celebrating something they bump you up to a 2 room king suite (which is what we had) for free! If you're having a birthday and have friends staying with you they give you a group rate too. Off season like this it was unbelievably affordable, we actually debated on staying another night based on this XD
ruggels From: ruggels Date: August 18th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
THe pencils get looser and looser.. XD

Scott
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 18th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Let that be a lesson, don't drink and draw!

Although I have found that ultimate "sweet spot" where I get less concerned about "the uglies" and can still function at full capacity, I wouldn't recommend doing it with this particular drink though.
arbeywolf From: arbeywolf Date: August 18th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL looks like a good time :D
I love the pitcher space flight status updates too...helpful ;)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 18th, 2010 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was very helpful for me to put the drawings in order too XD
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iisaw From: iisaw Date: August 18th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I laughed so damn hard that tears rolled down my cheeks! Go, you!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 18th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL awesome XD
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: August 18th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahahahah ... I love the one about Fred and Wilma! Eheheheh ... those sketches really make a nice resume of the events. XD I red Jeff's post too and I'm happy to hear you had fun!!! ;D

kylet From: kylet Date: August 18th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG this is totally epic XD

I'm impressed that you still drew fairly recognizably all through it and managed to document everything coherently (such as it is XD)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 18th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I drink and draw often (or used to anyways, I actually don't drink much anymore now that I'm past that "omg just turned 21" phase, plus, its sooooo not cost effective) so I've discovered my sweet spot where I can still function at full capacity but I become less concerned about certain things, usually with Rum and Coke. THIS however, is not one of those times. Margaritas do not make a good art drink. After I started the first drink it started veering towards cubist XD That's a new one.

asathena From: asathena Date: August 18th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haha, even at the end, the pencils still read!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: August 18th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, at least the basics are still there XD But ask me to draw legs and you're on your own...good god, I seriously couldn't even think of where to begin on those.
stokerbramwell From: stokerbramwell Date: August 19th, 2010 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)
That is a perfectly awesome way to spend an anniversary. XD
maddogairpirate From: maddogairpirate Date: August 19th, 2010 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
No second anniversary is ever complete without a discussion of the Flintstones and the inevitable question of why Wilma is with Fred. So I'm told. 0=)
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