8 Crazy Girlies
Erin and Me
So Erin opens her presents then in the midst of all the laughter, she gets mushy for a minute and tells us all that she having these friends in her life is one of her greatest blessings. Loved it..
Back to the laughter - I can't even remember half of the stuff we talked about but it seemed like every single person was funnier than the next..Oh yeah, one huge debate we had was if porn was healthy or not. Didn't I mention that I felt sorry for the people around us? So there was this certain gal at the table, YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, who had her eye on our hot waiter. It didn't help that someone else (have no idea who) was egging the situation on everytime the poor guy came to our table. The funniest thing is that Erin and I INSTANTLY knew as soon as this man came to our table that our gal pal was going to start salivating. Fortunately this guy was a good sport about it and even dropped a few hints that he may be interested. Poor guy - his butt was burning everytime he walked away from the table from our gal pal's eyes. We all agreed that women are SO much worse then men when it comes to being obnoxious..
Finally after about 3 hours we FINALLY ordered a pitcher of Sangria..YES, until then this had occurred at a liquor free table (pretty much). Oh except for Erin's birthday shot. Middle of the day drinking indulgence is soo 20 years ago (I say that because I had to drive home). Anyway, that pitcher disappeared rather quickly. Cut to when everyone finally decides to head out. Melanie and Terri want to see Erin's house (she just painted some stuff) with Meegan (Erin's sis) before they go to Bette Midler, Kelli has to pick up her grandson, Erica goes back to paint (sign of a true artist - she had paint under her nails), Diane heads home to her boys and I head home as well. About halfway home I seriously start having to go to the bathroom..Traffic on the Strip was madness as usual so it took me 20 minutes to drive the 3-4 blocks to the freeway so by the time I hit it, I was dying. I then get a call from Erin, Meegan, Terri and Melody to meet them at this new bakery near Erin's house. I'm saying I have to go home because I have to pee BAD! They tell me to just go at the bakery..so in the spirit of Erin's b-day, I skip my exit and head on. A bathroom run (literally) into the 7-11 next door saves the day then I meet them at the bakery.
Ok, Retro Bakery is cool and so are the owners. A young couple who are hip and pretty funny. Example - I make some vague comment about wine while we're all sitting on the couches munching on yummy cupcakes when Kari (owner wife) leans on the counter and says "Oh, you like wine?" rather sweetly. I say "Yes, I do" and she says "Aww how sweet, I like HARD LIQUOR" while staring down her nose at me. Of course, more laughter explodes..Ok, I can tell she could SO be a part of our tribe. Meegan goes in there every morning on the way to work so she told us this couple was cool..She was SO right! I'll have to blog about Meegan soon. She is a hip chick as well. In the meantime, during all of this laughter Brian (owner hubby) comes out of the kitchen looks at us, turns around and walks back in the kitchen. More yelling and laughing.. Check out Kari's blog 'Building a Bakery' in our Faves list.
That's the end of the story. I went home to my hubby and kids and relaxed with them 'til we put Pip to bed then Hunter and I decided to go see a movie. Paul went to bed. He was pooped after running with the kids all day. We saw Vantage Point. Not bad, not bad...
As I read back on this I quickly noticed a common theme of the day..Laughter. Obnoxious or otherwise, I think the best days are the ones where there is lots of it.