Friday, June 05, 2009
What a great party it was!
I really should be saying my prayers or reading Something Very Important before I go to bed. Actually, I should be in bed. I've got to get up early in the morning to be one of the presenters for Jon Richardson's ordination to the transitional diaconate. But I'm just way too excited.
I met them. Them. You know. Them, them.
Red Mr. Peanut Bank and Gallito Mescalito AND Ms. Egyptian Hippo of Love. All of them. All together in the same place at the Harvest Moon Brewery and Cafe in New Brunswick, NJ where some of the Episcobloggers gathered.
I was sooooo excited!!!
Here they are, discussing what course of action they might need to take should the waiter not be able to get the chef to make a salad and some guacamole for the Lovely Mona.
I was only able to hear bits and pieces of what they said but included phrases such as, "Well, I can sit on him," and "I can poke him with my stick," but I couldn't hear much because Gallito Mescalito kept saying . . . SHIIIIEEEEEKKKK!!
(There are no upside-down exclamations because s/he was speaking English. Well, Spanglish, actually.)
All's well that ends well. The Lovely Mona got exactly what she wanted. Twice.
Here's a picture Whiteycat took of me an Ms. Egyptian Hippo of Love.
As you can see, it was love at first sight.
(Notice how jealous Ms. Eileen is already. Not to worry. I got to be jealous of her Creme Brule which she shared with Ms. Allie.
There's Padre Mickey, the Lovely Mona, and Mutha+. Turns out, they have known each other for years - in another life - on another planet - in another galaxy - Far, Far Away.
And there's Allie, Mickey and Eileen.
Allie and Eileen shared a Creme Brule for dessert. I was so jealous.
There's Tobias holding court with Paul and Cathy and Dot. I didn't get much of a chance to talk with Tobias, but I figure we'll have time to catch up when we're in Anaheim for General Convention.
There was lots of beer drinking and table hopping going on, which is usually a precursor to 'dancing on the ceiling', which may have happened after I left but I didn't see it because I had to leave early so I could get home and be in bed at a decent hour, except I'm too wound up and excited after seeing everyone and I can't sleep anyway so I'm blogging instead.
That may not be the longest sentence in the world, but I do believe it's the longest one I've ever written.
So Gallito Mescalito and I stepped out for a bit while everyone was having dessert. I won't tell you what we did, but you will notice s/he is smoking a cigarette, looks Very Relaxed, and s/he's not shrieking.
Many, many pictures were taken. I'll be nicking them off other people's blogs in the days to come and posting them here. But for now, I'll leave you with this last one of Red Mr. Peanut Bank and Gallito Mescalito AND Miss Egyptian Hippo of Love.
They were joined by Padre's newest acquisition, which we named "Uugly-Googly-Eyed Lady Bug," who suffered a wee bit of an accident when Eileen squeezed her too hard (she's so enthusiastic, that one) and one of her eyes popped out.
Not to worry. TELP did emergency surgery with the end of her fork and got it working just as good as new.
There was a miraculous healing. Thank you Jeeee-ssss-usssss!
No, no. No applause. Please. It was all in a night's work for one of Jesus' own.
And now, it's off to bed with me. I won't be posting much tomorrow. Ordination in the morning. EFM graduation in the afternoon. Ordination party that night.
It's all just one big social whirl here in the Northeast Corridor.
A good time was had by all tonight. Wish you all could have been here. Really.
Thanks to Whiteycat for the pictures. More later. Promise.