I think I just discovered the cure to my intense aversion to hugging coworkers: five Heinekens and six karaoke duets. It’s hard not to hug your VP of Sales after you’ve just executed the perfect rendition of Paradise by the Dashboard Light together.
But oh, my head. Stop screaming. Please?

24 Responses to “Meatloaf”

  1. Tracy Lynn Says:

    I would have paid good money to see that, the rendition AND the hugging.
    Dude, you are something else. Rock on with your bad self.

  2. Kelly Says:

    I love your blog! And now, some helpful advice. Unless you like suffering the day after drinking, you must try Chasers. They seriously work — I haven’t had a hangover in 2+ years. You take two with your first drink, and two more with your fourth drink. Buy them at GNC or Walgreens (near the analgesics usually) — they’re some sort of vitamin chock full of herbs and the vitamin B family. I guarantee they work. And it seems like you do a lot of drinking (see karaokes, Leslie and the Lys, TequilaCon, etc.). No judgments!

  3. Dustin Says:

    “I would do anything for [friends], but I won’t do that…”
    Your life is a never ending adventure, isn’t it? :)

  4. Jessica Says:

    First the bean and now karaoke….is nothing sacred, Jenny? Is nothing simply “ours”?!

  5. sween Says:

    “And it seems like you do a lot of drinking”
    [singsong voice] Jenny’s getting a rep. [end singsong voice]
    [start whisper voice] Oh. I’m sorry. [end whisper voice]
    [start humorous lack of pity voice] Was that too loud? [end humorous lack of pity voice]
    * Why do I feel like like I’m about to get whacked in the back of the head for this comment?
    And I mean karmicly.
    And hard.

  6. shari Says:

    Oh Jenny, just think of the world of workplace hugs waiting now with open arms for you!!

  7. sandra Says:

    I thought I couldn’t adore you any more…yet I was wrong. That is me and my gay-ex-non-boyfriend’s staple duet. Done well (I would imagine — I can’t sing to save my life) — fabulous.

  8. jenny Says:

    Tracy Lynn: Actually, my friend Richie does an even better rendition than my coworker (who was quite good) – he has Meatloaf down to a tee – long hair and all!
    Kelly: Is this my first blog intervention? Really – I’m all talk. I won’t even do tequila shots – ask anyone!
    Dustin: Well, if you mean adventure in the “calling too much attention to myself at inappropriate times” sense, then yes, my life is a never-ending adventure.
    Jessica: Don’t worry Jess. We still have our things. Eating dinner. Riding in taxicabs. Using paper currency in exchange for goods and services. I swear to you that I never do these things with anyone else. EVER!
    Sween: Your stage directions were brilliant – I heard every snide intonation. [thwack!]
    Shari: AAAAAAAGHHHHHHHH!! Thankfully, these were all out of town salespeople, so I won’t see them too often. More like a quarterly hug.
    Sandra: Of course you and I would choose that song – because that’s the Blue Steel anthem.

  9. peefer Says:

    Perfect? Perfect?
    But of course it was perfect. How couldn’t it be with all those Heinekens in you?

  10. asia Says:

    Can I expect an encore performance this February then?

  11. jenny Says:

    Peef: Wait – you aren’t implying that I just thought it was perfect because I was, perhaps, a bit inebriated, are you?
    asia: Will you do the boy part? I’d ask Brandon, but based on his last couple entries, I think he’s having problems with his boy parts. HEYYOOOOO!!

  12. Jessica Says:

    Jenny, if you ever need to test the waters re: just *thinking* something is perfect and knowing it is (due to your blood alcohol content), just throw “Hello” into the mix – there’ll be not mistaking that one.

  13. jenny Says:

    OUCH! Yes, there’s nothing like my window shattering Lionel Richie tribute to bring me back down to reality.

  14. Jessica Says:

    I meant it with full love and fond memory of the moment.

  15. ms. sizzle Says:

    i crack at 3 jack and cokes. then it is all peaches and herb. good god. you totally want to hang out with me now, huh?

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Dear Jenny,
    Mixing drink with song and song with drink generally results in trouble.

  17. Justin24601 Says:

    Best. Karaoke. Duet. EVER.

  18. ashbloem Says:

    Jenny is most certainly all talk. I’ve seen the eschewing of tequila myself.
    But HOLY PERFECT KARAOKE SONG! I’d totally do the boy part.
    Uh, that sounds dirty a little.

  19. teahouseblossom Says:

    Ahh, karaoke – the great office heirarchy equalizer.

  20. romy Says:

    is that YOU in that picture???

  21. Rick Says:

    No amount of booze would have you hugging the IT guy… that’s just… AH-OOHG-OOH! Just the thought of it.

  22. Dave2 Says:

    No, wait… safe… safe at second base.
    This kid really makes things happen out there!

  23. TCho Says:

    I heard Meatloaf is actually trying to trademark “Bat Out of Hell.”

  24. jason evans Says:

    Can you sleep on it?