May 28, 2007

Where's My Bed?

Just Damn - to borrow a phrase.

I had a wonderful weekend. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends!

While enroute to Texas to visit my dear friends and christen their new home with my ascerbic wit, I had day dreams of dove breasts wrapped in bacon . . . mmmmmm! I could eat those now . . . I expected to see the Kitchen Diva herself and the Wee One to greet me at the airport, but to my delight it was the Kitchen Diva-aka-Christina and Zonker himself!

What a sweet guy! He even carried my bags, the weekend was off to a fabulous start! Cause I loves me some Zonker!

We hooked up with my very dear friend Richmond and off we went to Casa Del Feisty where I met the "cat daddy" his own-self - Sam and his fabulous wife, and Michele and her wonderful husband for gumbo. MMMM Gumbo . . . Not to be outdone, Sweet One and Wee One and Feisty friend Susan showed up for the party. A fine addition they were! I cannot tell you how pleased I am to add these wonderful folks to my growing list of friends.

After some pun-fun where I learned that "it is not easy being Japanese in America, especially when one is Chinese", a fine game of ladies poker ensued, where I was certainly outmatched as it was my "first time". Hell, at least I wasn't out first! I took from that game a new understanding of the term "all-in".

Saturday brought french croissants for breakfast and the best damn jelly I have ever eaten! THANK YOU MAWMAW! And then we all dug in to prepare the food for the Casa Del Feisty Memorial Weekend Extravaganza!

Roast pig, wontons, forgotten cobbler, fruit tart, cakes, potato salad, corn dip, crack . . . am I forgetting anything? Oh yeah, you salivating on the keyboard - eat your heart out!

The entire day was spent eating, getting to know new and wonderful friends (with wonderful taste), enjoying friends I've met before, eating and laughing until my sides split. Since it is late and I am tired - exhausted really, I will leave you with 30 parting nuggets and a practical words of wisdom:

1. Sweet One shall forever be known to me as Twinkie - love you girl!
2. You never refuse a Feisty offer for food;
3. It is possible to have "vowels coming out [of one's] ass";
4. There is such a thing as too much kitty;
5. I am loud and obnoxious;
6. Zonker looks fetching in a sombrero;
7. "Here kitty, kitty!"
8. The blue boys are stuck at home- "run blue boy-run!";
9. Scrabble is an adversarial game;
10. Trouble is an adversarial game;
11. All-in is TMI;
12. Goats and cats really do get along;
13. What do you get when you mix a chink, a twink and a pink at the same table? T-R-O-U-B-L-E!
14. HEAHHHH! doesn't translate as well on paper;
15. Snake Farm - it just sounds nasty;
16. Snake Farm - pretty much is;
17. Snake Farm - its a reptile house;
18. Snake Farm - ooohwhahhh;
19. Crack - mmmmmmm;
20. Wee One is a fabulous interior decorator;
21. Qi doesn't mean what you think it means;
22. MMMM. Gumbo;
23. MMMM. Pig;
24. My purity score is 34%, Whew!
25. B.A. Barracus was at the BBQ (in spirit anyway);
26. Shazaam!
27. MMMM. Doves . . .
28. Richmond can whistle without moving anything on her face . . . Ma-Na-Ma-Na . . .
29. It is not possbile to have too much fun in the company of such fine people;
30. I have the best damn friends in the universe - and I am blessed to know each of them.

Now, I am going to retire to bed and shed a tear cause I am missing some fabulous people. Can't wait to see you all again soon, hopefully the time till then will go quickly.

Posted by Oddybobo at May 28, 2007 01:07 AM | TrackBack

Ohhh I just knew y'all would have the BEST time, and I'm so glad (not to mention jealous!)

Sounds like it was exactly what you needed!!

Posted by: Tammi at May 28, 2007 05:39 AM

You were missed around here last night, Darlin'. :-) It was so wonderful to spend some quality time with you!!! Love ya!

Posted by: Richmond at May 28, 2007 09:59 AM

Reading over this list just cracked me up. It was wonderful to spend time with you again. I can't wait to see you again...just over a month from now, I guess. That'll be Chicago, though, not Cannes.


Posted by: zonker at May 28, 2007 10:11 AM

I'm so glad you had such a terrific time! I so wish I could've been there.

Posted by: Teresa at May 28, 2007 10:12 AM

Oh, my friend, you are wonderful and I love you dearly!

We're gonna have to play Scrabble on-line with the cat-dude!

; )

Posted by: Christina at May 28, 2007 10:24 AM

You are too funny. Great seeing you again and I'm glad you had a good time. We'll have to do it again.

Posted by: Dash at May 29, 2007 08:13 AM

It was great meeting you; hopefully we shall meet again! We had a great time, stuffed to the gills still with food!

Posted by: Michele at May 29, 2007 09:09 AM

It was great to meet you...although you might need a new cake company. That woman thought I was crazy.

See you soon!!!

Posted by: Sam at May 29, 2007 01:24 PM

It was nice to meet you. Stay out of T-R-O-U-B-L-E!

Posted by: Pink at May 29, 2007 08:36 PM

I have *got* to hear Richmond's whistle sometime. The legends about it just keep growing...

Posted by: Harvey at May 30, 2007 07:28 AM

Sorry I could not be there to enjoy the festivities...sounds like everyone had a blast!

Posted by: Elisson at May 30, 2007 10:51 AM