If you live in Milwaukee or know Milwaukee even just a little bit, you probably know of Olympic Lanes: a bowling alley untouched by the inexorable march of time situated on South 27th Street.
Guess what, though? You'd be wrong in thinking that Olympic Lanes is still Olympic Lanes, because now it's JB's on 41... and they played host to our second annual holiday party/Jingle Bowl this past Thursday night!
Oh what fun we had... oh what reindeer games were played... Great Lakes Distillery kept the holiday spirited with delightful punch and bottles upon bottles for sampling; JB's kept us stuffed with their delicious homemade pizzas, pestos, and apps, folks rocked their holiday finest, our white elephant/takeaway bingo game saw folks give/get ridiculous and unimaginable gifts... and of course, Sketchy Santa made his appearance (as he always does at Yelp MKE holiday parties).
Twas the night of our Yelp-mas, when all through the lanes,
Yelled a sloppy drunk man who smelled kinda strange.
The stockings were hung by an octopi’s snare,
The children all shrieked! Sketchy Santa was there!
The yelpers all cowered, crippled with dread,
“I think his cigar just touched my forehead!”
With candy and swag and junk in his sack,
Good thing he wore pants, I don’t need the clap.
Then out on the lanes the pins made such a clatter,
Steve got a Strike, with his back turned no matter!
But no one had seen this quite amazing task,
because Santa had grabbed another person’s ass
The presents were piled like new-fallen snow
We stared at our cards, for our time to go
Mousaches! Kiwis! Vibratones and more!
Joey Fatone action figure from the ‘NSync store?
Rum Chatta and cocoa, goes down too quick
Rachel throws killer parties, she’s a pretty cool chick.
Great Lakes liquors, they’re the best in the game
Boring Christmas parties will never be the same
Now Tony! Now Cassie! Now Heather! Now Rick!
On Stephanie, On Merete, on Sketchy Saint Nick!
To the best in the South! To the BayShore Mall!
Now Yelp away! Yelp away! Yelp away all!
Happy Holidays, Yelpers of the four-one-four (as well as those near and far)! & until 2013... SYOY!
Rachel F – Yelp MKE Community Manager