Monday, May 24, 2010

May I be Frank?



As predicted, our evening with the illustrious Frank Irwin (of blogging fame) was fabulous, and I think that I speak for Mala when I say that we thoroughly enjoyed his company. IRL Frank is exactly like Online Frank, which is to say that he is witty, polite, and what do you know? He can even get goofy with La Bev and Malomatic!

Frank want BRAINS!



Mala and I arrived in Boston and set ourselves up on a bench outside of Cheers in Faneuil Hall to await our gentleman caller. After a few minutes, we started regretting not making Frank show up in a colorful Hawaiian shirt because we spotted about four dopplegangers before I saw a guy that we were pretty sure was Frank sitting about 100 yards away. We argued for a few minutes over whether it was him or not; I thought it was him, but Mala, who has that odd non-memory when it comes to recognizing faces, did not. Finally we mustered the courage to approach him and he promptly pretended not to know us.


Howdy, lil' ladies.




I fell for it, because I'm terribly gullible like that. *BLUSH* Being the gentleman that he is Frank then produced two wilted dandelion stems from his pocket, and of course, we swooned.

We went to a seafood place and Frank totally copied me and ordered the same thing. Mala and I proceeded to kill a bottle of wine while Frank sipped iced tea, but by the time the check came, he was ready to branch out to more exotic drinks.


Enter the Bleu Cheese and Bacon Martini.



As soon as I took my first sip I remembered that I hate gin, so I only managed to choke down about half of the $14 gag-inducing concoction. Frank was good enough to finish ours for us, though. See? Told ya his manners were impeccable!

We even had time to do a little light shopping.




After dinner we hit the streets in search of a good time, only to be told that the comedy show at Cheers wasn't happening that night. We found a few other ways to entertain ourselves before heading to the North End to an improv club.







Turns out the improv club S-U-C-K-E-D ball sack (we bailed at intermission), but we managed to have a good time anyway.



Can you explain this picture? 'Cuz I sure can't!



We ended our evening with one last late-night nightcap at The Hard Rock Cafe, where the death metal was so loud that what was left of my voice high-tailed it out of there and didn't dare show its face again until around 2 PM the next day. True story.


As you can tell, a good time was had by all! I do hope we can arrange for more bloggy buddy meet & greets. It is so nice to find that the people you talk to every day are just as nice in person as they pretend to be online.

So there 'tis! Mala and Frank will both be posting their version of the night's events today, so be sure to head on over to their blogs for the untold stories and more pics!

Buh-bye now!

23 comments:

Mala said...

I see you chose not to post the nude pics.

Frank Irwin said...

Good times, indeed! I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard. (That's what she said.)

I thought you were going to post the nude pictures, Mala.

Stacie's Madness said...

oh my goodness, it looks like you all had a BLAST!

Samsmama said...

These pictures are awesome! Looks like so much fun, and I'm officially insanely jealous.

Can't believe you guys violated Frasier...

Kate said...

Oh come on Samsmama, Frasier just BEGS to be violated.

Someone get off their ass and post the nude pics. That's what I came here for.

onebadmamajama said...

Awesome! I'm sure Boston is still trying to recuperate;)


Word verif: cledi...A Jedi's redneck cousin:)

Mala said...

nude photos posted. I got all lazy and let the pictures tell the story. shocking, right?

Audra said...

Looks like it was a blast. Wish I could meet you all. I unfortunately had to bail on meeting Frank in December due to *surprise surprise* sick kids

Rich Girl Red said...

Lord have mercy! That looked like too much fun. (Not that there's any such thing.) Frank, you are so handsome! And obviously properly home trained--showing up with flowers. I am delighted that y'all had such a good time--I knew you would. Thanks, Bev, for sharing! Now where did you say the nude photos were? :)

Carol said...

that is so cool.

Salt said...

You guys are a trip! I would love to hang out with some of my bloggy buddies one day!

Are you serious about a bacon and bleu cheese martini? That sounds like the worst thing EVER.

Melissa said...

This is so fantastic. Great photos and truly just the idea of the three of you out for an evening together puts a huge smile on my face. :D

MJenks said...

Explaining that picture: "Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!"

Bev said...

HA! We had a lovely time, but I'm afraid the nude shots are going into the vault. (Frank doesn't want anyone to know that over a third of his body is covered in prison tatts.)

So, who's next? :-p

BigSis said...

OK, when's the DC trip?

Frank Irwin said...

I'm in the DC area NOW!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, when are you coming to DC?

Cary said...

Great pics! Looks like a blast. Any night that doesn't end in an arrest is a win in my book.

Frank Irwin said...

I'm in the DC area NOW!

MtnMama said...

I could so use a good shot of Bev&Mala right now!

And I'm just as witty and charming in real life as I am online... which is probably not my selling point... but hey! Frank can vouch for me - right, Frank?!

Harmony said...

How exciting! And? Of course I am jealous. But..I swear we are going to meet one day, and I am going to stick to that thought like it's yummy gooey truth.

Thanks for sharing the fun!!

Senorita said...

I am so jealous ! I wanna be BFFs ! Pick me ! Pick me !

dogimo said...

Don't POST the nude pics! That'll only cheapen them. Instead, send them off via e-mail to a few lucky winners chosen by various means. Such as, the first person to suggest such a thing should win automatically.