October 27, 2008

Hysterics at Eric's

You can't make this shit up - seriously! You have to live it first hand.

Blogmeets are . . . interesting. It takes all kinds and you'll meet all kinds. Fortunately, I've met some of the best kinds and this weekend the Hysterics at Eric's was no exception! Not even a hotel fire could dampen the festivities.

Eric and the Mrs. throw one helluva party, and chatting with Richmond, Zonker, Bou, Jerry, Elisson, Teresa, Jimbo, Denny and yes, even Redneck is always a pleasure. And if you've never had the pleasure of witnessing the picking from the Elderly Brothers - "nanny-nanny boo-boo!" Cause seriously? You are missing out.

Then there were those I'd never met who were just fabulous:

Erica - she rawks! For a first-timer, she is a dead-aim too. I could chat with her all day.

Dax - a bigger gentleman I've yet to meet. And I mean big as in tall with size 14 feet!! This man towers over me - of course, I hear tell I am abnormally short so . . . Sir, it was my pleasure to finally make your acquaintance and I cannot wait to meet with you again.

Kenny of Bodyguard fame - you are a treat. Your Bombs are da'bomb and you are one serious pool shark. Until we meet again!

Sissy - Yay!!! I finally met Sissy! She is sweet, beautiful and calm even in the morning hours after precious little sleep. So great to finally meet you and hope to see you again soon.

Georgia - Dear, I shall never look at a dryer or a calico cat in quite the same way again. Thank you. :)

Recondo - A charming guy whose image is quite literally seared into my brain - and likely will be for all eternity.

Big Stupid Tommy - neither big, nor stupid. Tommy is a gentleman and a scholar, sorry we hadn't more time to chat.

John Cox - though he didn't break out the sketch pad - he livened up the party with his one-man percussion section.

Johnny - Oh - He's a pool shark! And a delight.

SWMBO and the Straight White Wife - Elisson and Eric are so very, very lucky. These are two of the finest women I've ever met! Seriously awesome ladies.

Morrigan - She let me touch her belly and she liked my baking. She is tops in my book. When heading down to the hills of Tennessee, she was one I just had to meet. She did not disappoint. And she is gorgeous! Morrigan I can't wait to meet up with you again.

Ok, these are the newest editions to my circle of blog-peeps and they didn't disappoint. I don't believe I missed anyone but if I did it is because of my lack of sleep overall this weekend. I learned a few things about myself and I heard a few things that I shall not soon forget. As with all things epic, you seriously had to be there.

I learned that permits to carry a concealed weapon in Tennessee look remarkably similar to a drivers license while those from Pennsylvania look like a library card. I learned that I am mighty comfortably and strangly tingly after firing a few rounds from some fine pieces of machinery. I learned that despite an uncanny knack for always being able to keep a straight face - even in the most troubling of times, the mere presence of the Zonker causes me to fall into fits of laughter. Perhaps it is a side effect of my being height-challenged, or maybe he dosed my drink . . . I am unable to keep my face from wearing a constant smile whenever we are chatting. Thank you sir.

Think what you will, but I am taking with me the following gems from the weekend . . .

"what is this, spot? . . . no it's fluffy"
"he's one big strapping fellow"
"I've always wanted to see what you'd look like with nuts under your chin" (I stand corrected 'Neck)
"bet it took forever to clean out that lint trap"
"what have you got against balloons?"
"watch out for the stabby grass!"
"it had the highest budget ever, for a porno"
"Choo! Choo!"
"Art Thou a Witch?"
He said: "I could make love to this pie," She said: "cover this up, that movie American Pie was written about him."
"Jesus . . . damn . . . fishin"
"take it out of the frame and it's a pop-up!"
"asshole, just damn, kosher salt"
and my favorite . . . "that's why I don't mess with her - she's one of those Western PA redneck racists who clings to her guns and religion."

That's all you get folks, that is all you get.

Posted by Oddybobo at October 27, 2008 10:24 AM | TrackBack

Holy shit. I had completely forgotten some of these quotes. I'm laughing all over again. The pie... Amercian pie. Heh.

And Recondo being seared into your brain... good God, there is more story to that one too. Holy shit.

Oh and my favorite quote you missed... you were up with Denny on the 2nd floor, we were all out in the parking lot and I was saying how at least we got to watch the firemen, and being we were where we were (locale), I was sure they were hot. Farm boys during the day and firemen on call...

Finally Jerry looked at me and said, 'I'm a farmboy. Do I make you hot?" Mo, Sissy and I nearly spit. Holy shit.

It was so GREAT to see you again. That last quote... I told my husband when I got home, "Man, Oddy can shoot. She killed every balloon, but hell, she's a western PA rascist..." and BEFORE I could finish he finished "Who clings to her guns and religion?" I was laughing.

Posted by: Bou at October 27, 2008 12:40 PM

If you want to have a poddy,
A great big birthday poddy,
Be sure you don't forget
To invite the Bobo (Oddy).

(But watch out for the guy
Who really likes your pie!)

Great seeing you again after - what? - two and a half years? Too damn long, sez I. SWMBO and I had a blast.

Posted by: Elisson at October 27, 2008 01:36 PM

I was so glad to finally meet you! You are a delight!

See you at Word Twist! ;-)

Posted by: Sissy at October 27, 2008 04:43 PM

I hate to be a ... nitpicker, but it was "nuts under your chin", not balls, nuts...

It was fun seein' and chattin' with you again. Cooler's in pickup trucks can and do double for a decent seat at a show like that one Sat.


Posted by: RedNeck at October 27, 2008 06:10 PM

OH- SUCH a pleasure. I had such a great time talking with you. So much talent beyond shooting...there's cooking and knitting too. What more could one want. ;-) Look forward to next time.

Posted by: Morrigan at October 27, 2008 09:40 PM

Sounds like everyone had a complete and total blast! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by: Mary at October 27, 2008 09:46 PM

Spending time with you is always a delight, Oddy. Thanks for making the long drive down to the party!

Posted by: People Covered In Fish at October 27, 2008 09:57 PM

Oh 'neck's comment about the nuts is the funniest thing I've heard in ages.

Next time we have a fire, you must join us in the parking lot. ;-)

Posted by: Teresa at October 27, 2008 11:17 PM

A real pleasure to meet you! Given the size of my britches and the fact that I lose the teevee remote if it's in the other hand, I'll dispute both those compliments, lady ;).

Hope to see you again soon!

Posted by: Tommy at October 28, 2008 10:03 AM

You Steelers fans are always clinging to stuff.

Posted by: Cappy at October 29, 2008 06:50 PM

Glad you all had a wonderful time. Been eatin' my heart out over here in Norf Korea (Calif) over it. Sound likes a great crew and wonderful laughs!

Posted by: JihadGene at October 30, 2008 09:43 AM

Wished I could'a been there looong time!

Great Reader, KIM Jong IL
(Wed Neck's Arch Enemy)

Posted by: JihadGene at October 30, 2008 09:51 AM