~~ Noodle Party ~~

If you have seen the movie Patch Adams with Robin WIlliams, then you will probably remember the “Noodle Pool” scene with an old woman named Aggie Kennedy played by the actress Ellen Albertini Dow. In the movie Aggie is an older woman who’s one dying wish was to swim in a huge pool of noodles.

Well I have a friend named Andrea, and although she is not old or dying, she too has always wanted to swim in a big pool of noodles. So about 1 month ago Melissa and I were sent an evite to attend a party at Justing & Andrea’s house on August 2nd called none other then “Noodle Party”.

This past Saturday morning while I was playing golf in The City Open (post coming soon) Melissa cooked 24 pounds of spaghetti for us to donate to the party. When I got home from golfing, I walked into the space that previously occupied our kitchen. It looked like a scene from one of those old WWII movies, you know right after the dirty spaghetti bomb explodes. I am talking about pots, pans, and spaghetti everywhere. Not to mention it smelled like we were now living in a Barilla factory. It’s a really good thing Grandma Bev wasn’t around because I have no doubt that she would have called the Board of Health on us, and had us shut down immediately! Trust me… I’ve seen her do this before, and it’s scary shit!

We arrived at the party shortly after 4pm and walked around to the backyard where everyone was hanging out sitting on the patio. By the time we got there only 3 brave people had actually gone into the pool, and after seeing how nasty and oily they looked I thought there would be NO WAY I was going in the pool. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it) they also purchased a keg of beer for this party.


At this point I was like Farva from Super Troopers at the Mayor’s “Big Bust” open-bar Reception. Thanks to my inability to pass up free beer, lack of self-control to stop drinking free beer, and my poor decision making once I have drank lots of free beer, my shirt was off and I was in the pool. Let me tell you a little bit about this pool. First off, we had about 10 people help cook a grand total of 252 pounds of pasta that we put in the pool. To make sure the pasta didn’t stick or become too starchy we added at least a gallon of oil and some water. Needless to say it was a messy situation. I would also like to note that due to the dangerous nature of this activity we did have a registered lifeguard (I think he was registered but I never asked to see his certificate) on hand at all times. I don’t know about the rest of the guys, but I sure felt a lot safer with him there!


After playing in the pool for about an hour, I got out and was then matched with my next great challenge. How the heck was I going to get all this nasty oil and spaghetti off of me. For this, Andrea was smart enough to have all the supplies you would have at a local car wash fundraiser. There was a big plastic container with soapy water and sponges, as well as a hose to help rinse off. The only unfortunate thing about the clean up (besides the fact that after 3 wash cycles I still had a crap load of oil on me) was that the water from the hose was ice cold. Let me just add that its been 2 days and 7 showers since this party and my skin still feels soft and oily to the touch.

After cleanup we hung around for a couple more hours eating pizza and playing Catch Phrase until it was time to go home. Before I got in my car I lined the seat with a garbage bag and drove off into the night. It wasn’t until the next day that I noticed some oil stains on the front of my driver side seat where my calves apparently made contact with the cushion… WTF…

Thanks Justin and Andrea for hosting a great party. It was a lot of fun and now I can honestly say I swam in a big pool of spaghetti.

3 Responses to “~~ Noodle Party ~~”

  1. I never would have believed all of this crap, until I saw the two huge oil stains on your ass when you came to work yesterday. Good luck getting that out…

  2. mike k

    That wasn’t oil…

  3. gross! you claiming that stain mike?

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