Monday, June 21, 2010

The A to Zs of Cleveland Boys

This past weekend, some friends and I embarked upon a little game that we called The A to Z of Cleveland Boys. And let me tell you what... it was ridiculously fun!

The premise: Try to meet as many boys as possible in one nite using the alphabet as our guide. The goal was to meet at least 26 different guys -- one for every letter of the alphabet. Why? Just for fun. (And because we had concepted it late one nite at the Flying Monkey, where everything sounds better than it actually is before a good nite's rest.)

The specifics: My friend bought letter stickers from a craft store, which were promptly placed on each boy's shirt when we found a new "letter" guy. In order to make the whole outing less creepy, we embellished a recent(ish) break-up story for one of the girls in our group, and pulled the boys over to meet her to "help her get over her ex." BONUS footage: Those of us without the letter stickers had drink stickers that we could hand out as warranted to guys for any reason we wanted (which they could then "cash in" for a drink). For example, I awarded one to a guy who took his shirt off in the middle of the bar, redefining the term "beer belly."

The results: There are obviously a lot of men whose names start with J and B in this town!! However, it was a great way to meet new people, and it also gave us a good excuse to walk away whenever we wanted (e.g., "Sorry, we have to go find a V now!").

The take-away: A hilariously fun and totally random way to spend a weekend meeting new people. If you try this, I'd suggest having one of the wingwomen on standby to push for digit exchanges if/when the object of everyone's affection seems interested. (Alas, we failed our fine damsel in that regard this past weekend.)

The take-away part 2: I wasn't really at all interested in meeting someone for myself. Hmmm...

So, anyway... if you have a GNO in your future... or if you're trying to help a friend get over an ex... or if you're planning a bachelorette party and want an activity... I'd highly recommend it!

Who's in?


Jackson said...

that sounds like fun, what a genius idea!

MG said...

This sems to capitalize on male possesiveness, competitiveness, and ego in all the right ways.

I can only imagine if i met a girl i liked in such circumstances and was all "gotta go find an N" i'd be like "yeah no you don't" or would give chase promptly.



alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

take away part 2: maybe that's because you are interested in someone....


Suburban Sweetheart said...

How fun.

Love the spoiler alert. ;)

Anonymous said...

That's amazing! I moved from The Cleve to NC about four years ago and I wish I'd had the idea to play the A-Z game while I was still there, haha. It sounds like a game that travels well though, so I may have to try it down here!

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Little Miss -- it was totally fun! Sometimes ideas born over a few cocktails aren't so bad after all, I guess!

MG -- thanks. We were pretty proud of ourselves.

Alexa -- spoil THIS!

Suburban -- I plead the fifth. :)

Freckle -- this would TOTALLY work somewhere else. In fact, try it and then do a guest post for me!

Allison M. said...

this is hilarious and sounds like so much fun.

seanski said...

One of our friends told me about this last night. I love this concept.

Alexa is right. And I am ECstatic. Wink wink.

MG said...

(knocks on wood)

I'm seeing the new format is being supported by the people!

rachaelgking said...

That is BRILLIANT! I am so filing that away :-)