The day/night before with my guys

by Jeff McNeil
Jackass 3D

Jackass 3D

FYI, if this is out of order, it is October 15th, the night before the wedding.

The afternoon of Friday October 15th was something to behold.  Chris (Jenn’s brother) and I went all around southern California looking for a shirt that was pink enough to pass Jenn’s test and just his size.  We went to Macy’s in Laguna Hills, Big & Tall in Lake Forest, Men’s warehouse in Lake Forest, Men’s Warehouse in Santa Ana, JCPenny in Santa Ana, 3 Day Suit Broker in Fullerton and finally Burlington Coat Factory in Fullerton.  Sure enough, the pink shirt that was just his size that was the perfect color was at the Fullerton Burlington Coat Factory, which was in the same parking lot as…. the restaurant we where were going to dinner.  WTF!  We spent hours and hours driving around, trying on shirts and looking at different shades of pink and what do you know… same damn parking lot.  You could see the store from the restaurant’s front door.  I have a video of it on my phone, ask me about it.  I was so beside myself.

After the shirt was found the guys and I went to Amazon Brazilian BBQ in Fullerton.  Man is that place an excellent dinner spot.  If you love meat and have an empty stomach don’t walk, run to dinner there.  The 4 of us had such a great time that I want to go back as soon as possible.  The price was about $25 for the buffet which includes more than 20 meat brought right from the rotisserie to your table and cut there while you watch.  The Brazilian beer is pretty darn good too.  After the dinner we were all stuffed and went to go see Jackass 3D in Anaheim.  I have not laughed that hard in a long time.  I am not ashamed to say that I laughed so hard i cried for a few seconds.  I would recommend you go and see it if you like seeing other people get hurt or do stupid things.  If you like shows like Tosh.0, go see Jackass 3D.

The Bachelor party was awesome!

by Jeff McNeil

 The bachelor party was awesome this last weekend.  It started about 7pm at Joseph’s house.  We ordered 2 cabs, one came much later, and headed out to Huntington Beach Beer Company for dinner.  The food was great and the waitress was so nice to all 8 of us there.  We had food and about 4 pitchers of beer, which all had a little ice pack in them to help keep it cold.  How cool!  We soon left HB Brew co and went to Sharkies.  Somehow along the way Joseph got separated from us.

At Sharkies, I go up to the bar to order a beer, just one beer for me.  I wasn’t thinking about everyone else and how a pitcher of beer would be so much better.  Me, the man of honor, showing off his true idiot colors.  After a good amount of time there listening to the blasting music and talking to the girls at the tables around us, we bounced the bar.

Nextdoor was Longboard’s, all of us entered except Joseph, who was no where to be found, and Chris, who had an expired drivers licence.  Seriously?  An expired drivers licence to a bachelor party?  *shakes head* Embarassing. At Longboard John bought a shot called Starry Night (Goldschlager & Jagermeister), it kicked my ass and everyone else who took it.  I had told everyone I wanted beer only since I could last longer on it and have more fun.  But damn John buying shots, he did it as well at a birthday party of mine with an alien secretion.

It is now 11pm and we need to get a cab back to Joseph’s.  Easy enough on Main Street in HB.  30 Minutes after we get home, the entertainment arrives and that is all I can tell you.  I went to bed about 3am, crashed out on the sofa.  Jon & John also stayed the night.  The cleaning service came in at 10am the next morning by which time I was out of the house.  It was an awesome bachelor party, one I wish we could do every year. BTW that photos has about $500 in it mostly $1.

How to decide on my Bachelor Party restaurant?

by Jeff McNeil

Main Street

So the bachelor party is going to be the following Friday.  The tentative plan is to go to dinner somewhere on Main Street in Huntington Beach, hit up a few bars and then go back to a friend’s house for more drinking.  The house is taken care of, the alcohol has been delegated and the designated driver is only a phone call away… but what should dinner be?

There is Ruby’s on the pier, Duke’s right next to it.  There there is BJ’s Brewery & Pizza which is always a favorite.  However it is also the rehearsal dinner restaurant.  The list on HBdowntown.com shows 25 Degrees, Aloha Grill, Avila’s El Ranchito, Beachfront 301, Black Bill Chop House, Chimayo at the Beach,  Huntington Beach Beer Co., Hurricane’s, Longboard Restaurant & Bar, and of course, for the breakfast lover, IHOP.

I welcome your ideas and comments for dinner on Main Street in Huntington Beach.

Bachelor Party Ideas

by Jeff McNeil
Giggity Giggity!

Giggity Giggity!

I have confirmed with my groomsmen that a trip to Las Vegas will be not on the list of possible places to have my bachelor party.  All well and good, since I went to Ryan to his party, and well… passed out at the club.  There will be no passing out of anyone at my bachelor party.  I want to enjoy it and want the other guys to enjoy it as well.  I have been looking around for ideas and have some I wanted to share before I asked for your ideas.

Obviously a strip club would be one fantastic idea, but which ones are good in OC?  I have only been to one in Vegas, the Palamino.  Let me know what you think and please keep comments PG-13 for the blog.

AZ River tubing

AZ River tubing

John has suggested a river tubing with a case of beer?  Anyone know where that happens in southern California?  I found a great place in Arizona, but nothing in so. Cal.

What about a day at the nail salon equivalent for men “Metro for Men.”  www.metroformen.com  It looks like an interesting place, however expensive.  I guess you pay for the machismo factor as part of it.  Then again maybe I am just cheap when it comes to my haircuts.

Another idea was to go to a sporting event like a baseball game or something. Or perhaps a pub crawl in Huntington, Newport or Fullerton.  All of these sound like fun to me.  Of course we would need to find a sober driver to either go with us or pick us up from the event.  There may be more than 4 of us in the bachelor party I feel.  Perhaps as many as 8 which would totally be fun.

So this is where I am asking those who read the website, please comment with your ideas on what to do for the bachelor party.  With so many typical things to do, what interesting new things can you think of or what different twists on old standards can you come up with?  Can we say private Jacuzzi party perhaps?