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One guy who had on a crazy outfit told me about decorating for the party. He said most places don’t sell strobe lights because people can have seizures from them. I noticed that they had laser-style lights shining on the walls.

“Did you buy that outfit just for this party?” I asked the guy. “No, I already owned this. The shoes were all I had to buy.” I glanced down and saw that they were shiny and white. “They were $30 at Buffalo Exchange in Hillcrest,” he informed me.

I said, “Hey, my girlfriend and I were there today looking for accessories for our outfits.”

I then remembered the woman in the store talking about her 21st birthday party that night. I asked her if I could crash it, and she said, “Why?”

When I told her that I write about parties, the guy behind her in line said, “Are you Josh? You crashed a party I had for my dog a few years ago.” This got the woman excited. She took my number and said she’d call.

I glanced down at my cell phone. It was nearing midnight, and I still hadn’t heard from her.

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pete78 Sept. 10, 2008 @ 5:06 p.m.

maybe she had a few drinks and forgot...

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Stephanie Sept. 11, 2008 @ 10:26 a.m.

The party came to a screeching halt when a fire extinguisher fight broke out. Good times, thanks for the party Joe! You are so disco.

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Josh Board Sept. 12, 2008 @ 2:20 a.m.

Thanks pete. But, I've had enough women tell me, "Oh, I, uh...have to wash my hair that day," to know when I'm being blown off!

I met a guy recently that said he was going to invite me to a party a few years back, but someone talked him out of it, saying that I could write some negative stuff about them, and it wasn't worth the risk. Could be something like that, who knows.

Dang, I missed the extinguisher fight. Ever since I saw Letterman blast Richard Simmons with an extinguisher, I always thought it would be cool to see one in person.

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Josh Board Sept. 16, 2008 @ 1:21 a.m.

Ya know, cops shut down parties for various reasons. Firefighters sometimes, for things that are deemed a "fire hazard."

So, if there's a "fire extinguisher fight," what would fire marshals have to say on that? I mean, it's actually making things safer, isn't it?

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