Thursday, July 06, 2006
Da na da na na na na - Tequila!
Monday afternoon I met up with Trillian42 and Bryghtrose in Georgetown for lunch and yarn shopping. Is it any wonder that within minutes of meeting we were drinking? We wandered along the streets of Georgetown at 11am looking for a place that was open for lunch. Who knew it'd be so hard? We lucked out when we spotted the Alamo Georgetown's open door. No, they weren't open yet, but the wonderful Russian waiter was more than happy to let us sit and talk over some water (how did he know we needed to pre-hydrate?) and munch on chips and salsa. It wasn't long before he was ready to let us order lunch, but it wouldn't have mattered. We had a great time just chatting. Of course, there was the matter of beverages. Margaritas all around! Trillian and I went for the "Texas Size" (just a bit more amped up is all) and Bryghtrose stuck with the regular. Something about not wanting to dancing on the table naked. Heh. After our meal, the waiter approached us with the teaser "Ready to try something different?" or something. I can't remember how he phrased it but I said "OF course!". This is how we ended our lunch, me being the fearless Leo, went first: Then it was Bryghtrose's turn: And finally Trillian42's Yeah. We had a great lunch. Just the right amount of alcohol in our system to go yarn shopping. After feeding the parking meter (thank you, Bryghtrose!) we went to Stitch D.C. and boy, did we strike gold. No, you can't see what I got yet. That's for tomorrow. Yarn Pr0n Fridays, remember? We even had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Trillian42 - he met us at the yarn shop and boy, is he ever good at supporting his wife's yarn addiction. He actually got on his PDA and tried looking up the yarn requirements for a pattern Trillian had seen recently for a yarn she couldn't stop wandering back to. I need to see if he has a single brother living in the Charlotte region. Or at least willing to move. I'm worth it. Trust me. Heh. There was so much pretty yarn there. Opportunities for stash enhancement abounded. And I didn't turn them down. Trust me. I was worried for a bit that I was going to be the only one to buy anything. But, being the enabler I am, that was not the case. Pam got an armload of the yarn she was spying (Artful Yarns Olympic in "Tokyo") and Bryghtrose bought some Stainless Steel Yarn. (That's her "stainless steel yarn woman" look) Yeah, I said "Stainless Steel Yarn". It's from Habu. Amazing stuff. I picture a batwing style lace shawl. I can't wait to see what she does with it. I really wanted to be able to hang out with them some more, but I really had to get on the road for the long drive back to Charlotte. Made longer by the fact that I got on 495 North instead of South and spent an extra hour going ALL THE WAY AROUND THE CITY to get back to 95 South. Idiot that I am. Gah. But I had a great time and can't wait to kidnap Stephy and drive up there with her for a real visit. Maybe come Labor Day. We'll see. Trillian, better stock up on some homemade tequila!