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I have a thing against iceburg lettuce

I am now back from my trip to the West Coast and finally caught up on email, so I thought I would sit down and write about my fabulous trip.  There are pictures, but  I need to go through them and get permission to post some of them because of some of the people (and positions) involved.

Thursday before last I skipped out of work early and headed to the airport.  Got on my plane, door closed and then they closed the airport too.  Thunderstorms.  Two and a half hours later we finally took off and I was on my way to San Jose.  I was met at the airport by the lovely lovelady_texas, who is one of the best.hosts.ever, and her new beau.  OH, and a bottle of water.  How awesome is that?  We spent the rest of the night (and a couple hours of the wee morning) drinking wine, eating some tasties, and catching up on the last year.

Friday morning we woke up, showered and headed out to run some errands.  There were cafe tables to rent and cinnamon donut holes to pre-order.  Lunch was at a nice bistro in San Jose with baked brie and a bottle of wine and pasta.  During lunch, we discovered that Southwest Airlines really has no idea where their planes are at any given time as I am fairly certain that when we called to find out when grocery_getter's plane was supposed to land that it was in fact landing before she even took off.

Once we met grocery_getter at the airport (so good to see you again!), we headed over to find out about hair coloring, got our nails did at the swanky spa at the hotel los gatos, ordered a pizza, and then headed to a bar to wait for the pizza to get cooked.  The bar, by the way, is awesome and the bartender, I call her Maude, was spectacular.  I am pretty sure those shots were free.  Once we got our drink on, we picked up the pizza and met a couple other girls back at the casa de lovelady_texas.  Hours of wine drinking and pizza eating followed, including the ingestion of many handfuls of dog nuts (and fabulous tales of aligators!), when we finally called it a night.

Saturday morning met many with payment for the night before, but we are strong and we carried on...on to more shopping.  We had to pick up the margarita machine, and I am totally in awe of Brian's mohawk.  Super cool.  Anyways, that's right, I said we rented a margarita machine.  Off to lunch at the in and out, which was pretty awesome, and then more shopping!  I have ingredients to get for copious amounts of jell-o shots and pineapple upsidedown cakes.  Back at the pad, we set everything up, did some last minute cooking and showering, helped the caterers get set up (that's right, caterers!), and then there were people!

Met lots of great people, but of special note were ardaliz and captncarrie who are simply amazing.  So good to meet you both!  And you bet your bottom dollar I will be coming to see you again.  Much of the party is a blur, which is why there are pictures, but I had an amazing time and I hope to see all of my new friends again soon.

Sunday morning I woke up cleaned a little read a little, then grocery_getter and Shannon and I decided we might as well turn the margarita machine back on.  We spent the day cleaning and finishing up the drinks from the night before; just enjoying the sunshine, awesome weather, and amazing people.

That night I had to leave for the second half of my trip.  Seattle was calling and I am sure I was at the end of my welcome.  Fantastic time, fantastic people and I hope to do it all again soon.

Like I said, there are pictures, but I want to clean them up and make sure I have permission to use some of the pics before I post them.

Oh, one question we want to know...if you light a cigarette from a jesus candle, does it lower  your chance of cancer?

More about Seattle later.


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May. 15th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
I can't believe you guys turned the margarita machine back on. Or maybe I CAN believe it...but whoah!

May. 15th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
Well, you know, it still had mix in it and we had to return it later that day. We couldn't let it go to waste!
May. 15th, 2007 02:28 am (UTC)
He has mad drinking skillz.
May. 15th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
And shot-pouring skillz too.
May. 15th, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Best ReCap Ever! I KNEW you were going to refer to the Iceburg *cough cough* "issue". I have been thinking about that AND how you are already missed and SO NOT ever going to run out your welcome. I would have your sweet t-short styling ass living here if I could. Seriously, and thanks again for ALL of your hard work and help. There is NOWAY I could have pulled it off without you here. Looking forward to Mexico '08!
Kiss Kiss,
May. 15th, 2007 03:37 am (UTC)
Oh and also too please consider this permission to post any photos you wish. I trust you darling ;)

BUT You have to send all of them to me via email since I have nada mucho.

Gracias dude!
May. 18th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
If that is true then I will need to get a baby Jesus candle for my purse, home and car.

It was FABULOUS meeting you, I had so much fun! You can post any picture of me that you'd like.
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