I have news of great import! OK, maybe not… but it’s at least good news!
First of all, I have been gone to Mither and Pop’s house and just got home on Tuesday. Mither is redoing her kitchen and finds the use of free slave labor, (me), mandatory. I will be going back again here soon. There will be painting of cabinets, new counter tops and we are going to tile the backsplash.
“It” says backsplash isn’t one word. If it’s not it should be, so I am making it one. And you were here to witness it, on this day in history, Saturday, August 21, 2010.
Now, glad that’s all cleared up.
The reason I came home before everything was done, (Aside from the fact that at this point it looks like we will never finish it.), is that for a good long while now, Angie Alley, over at Big Hair Envy, and I have been planning to get together after she and her husband, Scott, were done having their hearts ripped out enrolling and dropping their only child, Snow White, in college at Baylor. Baylor is in Waco, Texas and a mere 4 or so hours away. And after driving to Texas from Virginia, I’m guessing that’s a cake walk. So Angie and Scott made reservations in scenic Galveston and John and I drove down to meet them Thursday night for dinner and drinks. Bless their hearts! It was quite the emotional day for them! I can imagine how exhausted they must have been after going through orientation with Snow White and walking all over campus, moving her into her room and setting her all up, then having to leave her there. In addition to driving for another 4 hours to Galveston.
Meanwhile, I am sitting here at home, unable to contain myself.
I was so excited I could hardly stand it!
Yet, I did not pee myself!
We met up with Angie and Scott at their hotel and proceeded to hug and “SQUEEEE!”, and all that happy crap.
*Disclaimer* OK, at this point I will be required by John and I think I can safely say, Scott, to tell you that they did not hug each other or “SQUEEE!”.
Whatev. They did the manly-man thing with the handshakes and then talked a lot of sports.
Angie and I were so busy chatting I didn’t really pay much attention to what they were saying.
We exchanged gifts, except there wasn’t an exchange. Wait. That doesn’t make sense… Right. You were expecting that.
Angie produced a gift bag with two Blogfest Tervis Tumblers from 2009 and 2010 for me that I am more proud of than you can imagine.
Also, my very own bag of Fiddler Crab Crap that the wondrous Noe Noe Girl made for all the 2010 attendees.
My life is now complete. The huge gaping hole that I thought could only be filled with shit like love and self respect is now gone and I can rest easy knowing I have Fiddler Crab Crap! I am pretty sure the only way to get yours is to attend Blog Fest 2011! I am just incredibly fortunate in that I met Angie.
The really sad/bad part is that after all the waiting, all the excitement about seeing them, all the time I had to prepare, I went off and forgot the items I had gotten them at my house!
When I returned home I immediately took pictures of these and sent to Angie on her phone. I will get them off in the mail to her ASAP!
Please forgive the placement of the pictures in this post. I have fooled around with this damn thing for hours trying to get the damn pics and the damn words to go in the right damn places. Every time I hit save it reverts back to a damn mess.
I hate WordPress.
Apparently I can only type in italics now…. *sigh* Have I mentioned how much I detest WordPress?
Anyway! I was about to tell you about the most valuable pic I took! The one of The Mysterious Buzzard Bucket.
I am bound by promises and secrets, but I can tell you this much:
- It IS mysterious.
- It was given to Angie by Grandma J.
- It contains…. something mysterious.
- If you want to see it in person I am sure it will be at Blog Fest 2011.
- Why is it that when I choose to do bullet points THE DAMN THING REVERTS BACK TO NON ITALIC TYPE?
Now! I get my regular old type back! All I had to do was bullet points to get it! Something useful to know with WORDPRESS!
Comment by Mr. Corvette on August 21, 2010 at 7:38 pm
I’m glad to know you are finding something to occupy your time. Now that you guys are foot-loose and fancy-free, why not plan a trek to Amarillo????? By the way, I love Tervis tumblers. They are the best insulated drink-ware (yes that is a legitimate culinary term) I know of, truly effective. And the fact that the graphics are between the insulating layers means they do not wear off with washing. (At least that is what I am told. I actually never wash dishes at all) E-mail me and let me know how Pops is doing.
Comment by Red Hamster on August 21, 2010 at 8:54 pm
I am envious; remember I called you the last time I visited Texas but you couldn’t get away? One of these
daysyears, we will have to meet somewhere. And I expect presents. 😉
Mr. Corvette sees you as “foot-loose and fancy-free”. Mither sees you as “free” too, haha. Hope Mither and Pop are doing ok; they seem doing well at keeping you busy.
Comment by Kristina P. on August 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm
That is so cool! It’s always a ton of fun when you meet blog friend IRL. Unless they are crazy and want to stalk you and wear your skin.
Comment by noe noe girl on August 22, 2010 at 5:12 am
So glad you guys met and had a grand time! Next time I’ll be hinding in the carryon bag! And itwonderful to know your life is now complete. Not every girl can say they have Fiddler Crab Crap in it!
Comment by momx2 on August 22, 2010 at 5:28 am
Looks like you guys had a blast!! Hopefully you will attend Blogfest 2011 and I too will get to meet you in person!!
Comment by big hair envy on August 22, 2010 at 8:49 am
OMG!! I can’t believe how quickly that night went by! We still have about a year and a half of catching up to do!!!!! Can’t wait to get those cute tumblers;) Now. Our next order of business is planning how we can get you to Blog Fest next year… BTW – I LOVE the bucket picture!!!!!
Comment by Jenna @ Newlyweds on August 23, 2010 at 9:34 am
How fun, but can I say I am only 2 1/2 hours away from Galveston, can I come next time???? Looks like fun, sorry for your wordpress text italics problems, don’t think I’ve had that happen before, hmm.
Comment by Roger on August 23, 2010 at 3:37 pm
Round and round you went, only my brain is now spent.
What was this post all about, other than WordPress is a lout.
I shall stop my rhyming ways now, before I make a rhyme using cow.
Too late. 🙂
Looks like a good ol’ time was had, except the part where you totally forgot the gifts… you know you quickly ran to the store and bought something afterwards, didn’t you? Go ahead, admit it, just between us “girls.” 😀
Comment by MamaCas on August 24, 2010 at 7:31 am
I’m on blogger and I can’t get my layout to work correctly either! The way it looks in the “rough draft” is NOT the way it looks on the blog. So annoying!
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