Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What have we learned here?

Well hello there! I know I've been slackerific these past few days, but I needed a little break from life. It was a good weekend, and enlightening. I won't go into detail too much in order to protect the innocent (and the guilty... you know who you are!), but I'll hit the high points and tell you some of the things I learned over these past few days away from the Blogosphere.

Let's review!

1. Champagne at 1:00 PM can ultimately lead to tears on Tremont St. at 11:30 PM.

Another way of looking at things - one cannot drink steadily for an entire day without someone's evil twin making an appearance. *cough*not mine*cough*

2. If you insist upon never removing your trendy neck scarf while you eat, people will surreptitiously take your photo and then make fun of you after you leave the restaurant. It's just human nature. Oh, and if we detect a French accent, you will not be given a pass for wearing said trendy neck scarf; rather, you will be labeled "Le sac du douche" and giggled at mercilessly. (And yes, we know that douche doesn't really mean douche in French... creative license, if you will. Thx.)


3. Cape Cod is quaint. And old. Oh, and speaking of old, apparently the median age for tourists there is somewhere around 75... lots of gray heads. As is always the case, my husband and I ended up chillaxin' with the AARP crowd, and we dug it. What?


4. People really were a lot smaller 350 years ago! Ha ha



5. Your husband pre-ordering champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries for the room doesn't really make up for the fact that he forgot your anniversary last week (after being reminded repeatedly).

He will still end up in the stockade, however briefly.


6. If you're looking for a moment of Zen, you will find them if you keep your eyes open.




See? Enlightening.

One last thing before I go -- Congratulations to our friend Kate, who had her baby yesterday about a week ahead of schedule! Great job, girl! We love you, now put down that infant and get back to commenting or it gets the hose again you're going into the stockade too!

Latah!

28 comments:

Samsmama said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, minus the tears at 11:30pm part. But I'm prone to that, too, so I can totally relate.

Welcome back, your absence was noticed. And not welcomed.

And woo-hoo to Kate! Congratulations and lots of love to baby Emy!

P.S. How hard did I laugh when I clicked on a certain pic and noticed that you labeled it "sac"? Pretty freaking hard, I tell ya!

New England Girl said...

Sounds like a good weekend. Well, except for the appearance of the evil twin. but, eh, whatever... it happens. :) I love the photos and, of course, your commentary. Hilarious. :)

Organic Meatbag said...

Wow, the scarf fella must have been a Charles Nelson Reilly in training! Impressive catch!

MtnMama said...

I am thrilled that you had such a good time in Cape Cod, but I noticed that you didn't include any details about shoving M's biodad into the drink. Slacker, indeed! I thought we had an understanding. hmph!

LOVE the pictures. Always looking for my moment of Zen.

I'll bet strawberries and champange isn't ALL he brought to the room... just saying. :)

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I dunno..."the bag of shower" is also kind of funny...in a strange sort of way.

Okay, so it isn't funny at all. I just needed to comment so that I could sexually harass...er...violate your blog's comment section...er...show you some love.

Yeah, we'll go with that one.

Frank Irwin said...

I'll bet if you went on a nice cruise, they wouldn't wake you up at 5am!

Bev said...

Samsmama - Thanks for noticing I was gone! Ha ha - yes, Sac. Hey man, if the uncomfortably-warm woolen scarf fits....

NE Girl - Thank you too! Yes, when you hang out with a buncha GIRLS like I do, tears are gonna happen. Thankfully they like me anyway. ;)

OM - Totally! You should have seen mala taking the pic - she was soooo slick!

Mtn Mama - Oh shit, you mean that WASN'T the ex who we shoved into the harbor? CRAP!

Mjenks - Ha! Bag of shower, yes. Hey, and good to see you! I feel like it has been ages since you left me a mildly suggestive/ sexually harrassing comment! I've been feeling less than dirty as a result, and we just can't have that!!

Frank - HAHAHAHAHA! I still don't get the Sidney Harbor Cruises thing entirely, but I know it's become a running joke so I'll just smile and nod my way through it. :D When in doubt....

Elliott said...

Oooh, fun stuff! Perhaps Monsieur le Sac has a bony, girly neck and it embarrasses him. Or maybe it was just covering up his 'fairy on a flower' tat.

mo.stoneskin said...

I don't have an evil twin, unless he is so evil he is hiding, scheming, planning, and one day he'll pounce. I suspect he may steal my trendy scarf.

Mala said...

Elliott is freakin' crackin' me up!
Fabulous wrap up my dear! Le Sac was awesome!
And I'm so glad you didn't burn to death in the hotel. Since I was down on the street I was totally prepared to catch you should you have to jump!
The cape looks nice. And chocolate covered strawberries would probably make up for anything in my world!

Mr. Condescending said...

Great job capturing the essence of the losers wearing scarves and eating!

So proud of you!

onebadmamajama said...

Looks like a wonderful time! The zen pics are just so, zen! Totally chilled me out:)

Bev said...

Elliott - hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

**deep breath**

hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahha!!!!

LOVE. IT.

Mo - Yes! You're right about that. They don't call them "evil" twins for nothing. They're all a bunch of scarf-stealers, I've heard.

Mala - Aw, so nice of you to catch me as I jumped from the 17th floor. I love how you guys actually left the hotel during the 5 AM fire alarm whereas Jim and I regarded the alarm as a mere suggestion....

Mr. C - Thank you! I was thinking of you, as I said to you earlier. If only I'd been able to get that guy in Harvard Sq.... Next time!

OBMJ - thanks!! So glad I could be your meditation garden du jour. :D Come back any time you want to chill.

Stacie's Madness said...

I know I commented on this...

I wore my scarf during dinner this past weekend, but it surely wasn't a "trendy" scarf.

;)

Nicolasa said...

haha, your post has me laughing and I wasn't even there! Sounds like a great time especially when the evil twin came out! ;-)

PorkStar said...

wow cool, looks like it was an awesome weekend for you. I don't know why i still of you causing evil somewhere... you don't write too much about that I see... hmmm

: )

Bev said...

Stacie - in the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield, "Oh, looks good on you, though!"

Ha ha, just kidding. I think they look chic on chicks, but this guy's scarf was really heavy wool and it was super hot in the restaurant! Also, if you notice, he just swivelled it on his neck so the knot was in the back instead of simply removing it so his food didn't get on it. Tool.

Nicolasa - thanks! It was a good time, despite the evil twin. :)

Porky - Oh, I'm an evil girl, I just hide it well. muahahahaha!

Cary said...

Le sac du douche FTW! Fuckin' Frenchies. Sacre bleu! ::bock:: (making an o with my mouth and hitting it with my hand to make that sound like Frenchies do)

Cape Cod is old as fuck and twice as cold. I went there and was all like, this is not the beach, this is a scene from The Haunting of Sarah Hardy. Get me the fuck out of here. Get my ass back to Panymaw City, y'all.

Cary said...

Oh, but I did get a wolf whistle in P-Town. That was different. I thought it was directed at my wife until I saw the two chaps giving me the look of love. Disconcerting, to say the least, but enlightening, for at that moment I suddenly realized what it must be like to be a woman. Pass.

wv: sessessu - a shitty Phil Collins song (a redundant phrase if ever there was one).

Lindsey Himmler said...

That part of the country is gorgeous. Thanks for coming by - any friend of Cary's is a friend of mine! :)

dizzy mom said...

I don't think I have ever seen a pic of hubby before. So when I saw the pic with the mocking scarf I thought "Holly crap! Is that guy wearing a dickie?" Then I saw the stockade pic and put it all together.

Speaking of stockade...Did you tell him to bend over and take it?

I love drunken crying. I mean when it's not me.

Kristen said...

Sorry I was logged in as dizzy mom. I am her and she is me...

Jillinator said...

Fantastic shots... it looks like you guys had a blast! (even though Jim ended up in the stockade ;) )

Sweet Monkey Fritters said...

How ironic. "Le Sac du Douche" is the title of my next record.

You're my blog neighbor this morning when I hit "Next Blog." Good morning! :)

Stacie's Madness said...

roflmao...yeah, that's the ticket. ;) His TOTALLY looked gay...

Kate said...

Aw, thanks for thanks for the shout out! Yer sooooo sweet!

Love the pic of the hubby and his le sac de douche scarf. Was he drinking a wine spritzer as well?

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Great job capturing the essence of the losers wearing scarves and eating!

Brooklyn ML said...

I'm reminded of our own tearful night, all those years ago.
Great post, and happy anniversary!