Don & Betty Draper! Ok, no - it's just us.
Line up, fools!
Marty Reasoner = BEST black jack dealer OF ALL-TIME. I "won" $80K. First time playing black jack. I love this guy.
This photo taken right before Marty broke out dancing to...wait for it..."Pump Up the Jam" by Technotronic. Katie Reasoner was appalled. It ruled.
Pavel Kubina, the Czech sweetums. A total peach.
Rich Peverley, Jason and #1 draft pick Evander Kane (we chatted with his papa! Super nice man)! Also...Jason called Rich Peverley "Ricky", and he responded by coming right over! Jason then told Pevs all about The Blueland Chronicle's epic matinee featuring him. He wasn't even horrified! :)
Nobody loves photo ops more than the dope, slick Swede, Tobias Enstromboli!
Christophe Schubert - you are THE MAN. Without this man's help, we would have been screwed out of meeting Bryan Little because he was in the VIP section! Schubert told the dude guarding the stairs to the VIP section to step up off us and sent us up there, in search of B-Litts! It was awesome! We ended up seeing Schubie approximetly 347 times and exchanged several warm embraces. Jason goes, "Oh man...this guy again?" after the 24th time we bumped into him! Schubert is great. Fave German ever.
To summarize...AMAZING!!!! What a sweetums. Love me some Bryan Little! It was so AWESOME finally meeting my favorite Thrasher, #10. Thanks to the help of Christophe Schubert for getting us into the VIP area and then to Toby Enstrom for literally going and "getting" B-Litts for us (we asked him and he delivered!); thus making Casino Night '10 one of the most fun nights of the year! Also, please note the "twin peaks" aka matching widow's peaks. Mmmmhhmmmmm.
Y'all are not going to believe this but this photo was taken while J-Timberlake's "SexyBack" AKA Ron Hainsey's theme song was playing! Jason told him he ought to shave more often and he got all bashful!
Hangin' with Mr. Ondrej Pavelec! Super nice dude who was exchanging eastern block language shitz with Boris Valabik. I asked the 2 of them if either had a shirt that said "Czech Yourself before You Wreck Yourself". Neither did. I told them that was ill advised. They pretty much both looked at each other like, "WTF"?
Mark Popovic! I love this guy. A couple wks ago I called into the Thrashers post game show on AM 680 the Fan when Pops was the guest. I told him he had a great voice for radio (b/c he did!) and he seemed flattered. Ok so when we saw him tonight, I asked if he remembered someone calling in and mentioning his possible side career as a radio dj and he was like, "That was you!?" and was super nice times. He was fabulous.
Good ol' Boultsy. He was totally manly.
Marisa, Anssi Salmela et moi - interesting story with this dude. Tell ya later.
Ok, so when we first got there, I realized that we left the freaking camera's memory card plugged into my laptop. AWESOOMMMMEEE. Luckily my camera's memory (sans card) allowed for 16 photos - so we had to be choosy, unfortunately, about what pictures we took. Anywho, as we were leaving, Zach Bogosian's strollin' through and I'm like YEAH!!! BOGO!!! So I ask him for a pic, he says sure and then, as Jason's prepping to take the photo, I tell Zachary that we only have 2 pictures left, make it count and "sell the pancakes". He SOLD the mf-ers! :)
OMG, this dude was hysterical. Jimmy Slater. As we're about to take this pic, Jason tells him that we refer to him as "Jimmy Scandalous", to which he replies, "I'm scandalous!" and poses like there's no tomorrow. Then as we're leaving, Jason elbows him in the sternum b/c he's right behind us in the coat check line and as Jason apologizes, Jimmy goes, "Hey! I've had worse!" and then precedes to cut in front of EVERONE in line at coat check! The next time you see this guy he's skiffering through the crowd, coat in hand, giving people peace signs as he slides scandalously through the door. He was seriously GOOD TIMES. Very energetic and humorous dude!