March 11, 2006

The Drunken Wisdom Tour of the SE United States

I had a visitor last night! That1Guy was in South Florida, so he stopped by. Of course it was only 4 hours out of his way… I had to laugh!

He got here last night at 9:30 and spent the night. Unfortunately he had to be up early to leave. Not wanting VW to miss the chance to see him, I had her and her little men over for breakfast.

It was such a pleasure to have him in my home. I told him at one point I don’t think there has ever been such a big person here! I was walking behind him as I went out to help him get his things, and the man takes up an entire doorway. It cracks me up! We’re small people. He had a pair of boots in his car and its one of the things I picked up to carry. I was laughing and put his boots down to compare the size of my foot to his. He has no clue how close I was to taking my shoes off and putting on his boots and walking in the house the rest of the way.

I’ve known T1G now for about 2 years. We’ve talked on the phone a few times, e-mailed more, and read each others blogs faithfully, as we’re both blog children of both Grau AND Harvey... we're 100% blog siblings! I just feel like I know him and with that comes a comfort. And I knew I felt comfortable with him, when I woke up this morning to start breakfast, and wearing what I wear to bed which is one of my Grandaddy’s flannel shirts, I pulled on a pair of jeans, ran a rake through my hair, and brushed my teeth. That’s it. Barefoot, jeans, flannel shirt, raked hair, that was me all morning and it never fazed me. It just made me laugh at how this is actually only the 2nd time I’ve seen him, yet I feel comfortable enough to totally be me. That says a lot… T1G is a GREAT guy. (It's a given with VW, I've known her for TWENTY years.)

Unfortunately my boys are not big morning people, so he wasn’t able to get the full effect of The Boys III, as I call them. They were pretty mellow, hanging on the couch, content to watch Sponge Bob until breakfast was served.

VWs boys were their usual smoochy selves. I have a picture for her to post on Tot after I download. I’ll post a link when she’s got it up.

And of course, I had too much food at breakfast. My big stress was cooking the breakfast sausage as I’d never cooked it before. VW had to talk me through it. I think we went through 16 eggs, a brick of cheddar cheese, half a loaf of bread, 1 ½ packages of link sausage, 12 blueberry muffins, and a bit of fruit.

So as he left, I did the whole food pushing thing, trying to make sure he wouldn’t have to stop on his travels during the remainder of the DrunkenWisdom Tour of the SE United States… or at least for today. I sent him off with muffins and fruit and as he’s leaving I’m rummaging through my pantry saying, “Wait! Will you eat oreos? How about cheez its?!”

It was good to see him again. T1G is good people… and he’s always welcome in my home.

Posted by Boudicca at March 11, 2006 11:30 PM | TrackBack
Comments

I was so excited that I got to meet him. Though I think our entire conversation was 12 words. Yet, the smile... the SECOND hug... and the friendly voice was great to add to my memory banks. Thanks for inviting me and the monsters over!

Posted by: vw bug at March 12, 2006 07:08 AM

I'm so glad y'all got to spend that time together. Although I'm very jealous. But you expected to hear that, didn't you. ;-)

Posted by: Tammi at March 12, 2006 08:58 AM

I'm jealous too.

Posted by: _Jon at March 12, 2006 09:39 AM

He's most definitely good peeps.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at March 12, 2006 04:19 PM

Thanks, Bou, for the kind words, and for putting me up for the evening. Wish we could have visited for a while longer!

Those grapes definitely came in handy... I'd pop a couple every time I felt a little sleepy. Woke me right up!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at March 13, 2006 08:31 AM

He's a good guy. Unfortunately he's always out galavanting around the country so even those of us that live by him never get to go drinking with him.

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