Congratulations to all the teachers that survived another school year. Most schools in our area are officially out and teachers are ready to party! As has been the case for almost two weeks now, Kansas City will be dodging storms this weekend but it doesn't look like a total washout.
I want to remind everyone that Kansas City Crawl for Cancer shirts are available on the Foundation website. We'll make them available through next Friday before we turn the order in. Keep an eye on the Crawl for Cancer website and watch as events pop up all over the country. The Jennifer Ireland Foundation would love to grow along side the Crawl for Cancer and be able to help cancer-stricken families around the country.
I'll leave you with an excerpt from a column in Kansas City's most recent publication of The Pitch Weekly. I guess periodically columnist Jen Chen and friends will roam the city and participate in the nightlife. They happened to slip into our "Wind That Shakes the Barley" after-party at Kelly's and gave some brief details of the experience...
Our first stop with Research Assistants Scott and Shawn was Kelly's for Jell-O shots. The front bar was sparsely filled with semi-hootched-out chickies in empire-style, spaghetti-strapped tops and micro shorts; prep-hole guys; and meatheady types rocking the muscle-shirt-and-sunglasses-atop-the-head look.
We noticed that the back section had been curtained off for a private party. Naturally, we needed to crash it. Inside we saw an array of people in cocktail dresses and suits and wondered if it was some sort of rehearsal dinner. Then we spotted a familiar face: our friend Joan, who invited us into the party lair and hooked us up with large plastic cups of Boulevard Wheat. It's very KC when you can't crash a party without recognizing someone and getting invited in. She told us that the event was a benefit for the Jennifer Ireland Foundation, named for a young woman who recently died of colon cancer and left behind two daughters.
Feeling slightly guilty for cadging beers, we turned our attention to the room. The transformation was amazing. Tall frames draped with black curtains enclosed the entire space, blocking the windows and the Joe's Pizza order counter. White Christmas lights hung from the frames, adding a warm glow to the room. We decided that if we ever got married, it would be in the back room of Kelly's.
We chatted with a guy who had taken to heart the "creative black tie" dress code. Brian sported a white tux, an orange ruffled shirt, a fuzzy orange hat and a white cane. He said he'd done a little shopping, inspired by Lloyd Christmas from Dumb & Dumber. Spotting his cane, we asked if he would do a little dance. "No dance," he said.