With a final fair well to the dogs....we were off to the Kurth! So we are in the "Queen Mobile", and the cableman FINALLY calls Robbi back after 8 hours. Robbi thought that he must have dropped his phone in the water on his fishing trip, and even though she tried to get her words out...she kept on saying them wrong.
What she meant to say is " I thought you dropped your phone in the water!"
What she kept on saying was "I thought you dropped your water in the phone!"
HOWEVER!!!! She caught herself each time ....and this is what she was able to get out...before correcting her mistake!
"I thought you dropped your wah"...."I mean your phone in the water"
NOW.....from my end I heard something different....so I said..."Just tell him to drop his wad, and get it over with!!" OMG!! It was pretty funny!!
It didn't take long to get there from Robbi's house, and we arrived to find several of our blogger friends, plus Rod and Dj's dog Blake, out on the back porch of the Kurth! There was quite an array of food there, from pizza, Robbi's bread and spinach dip, and Shake's English Raspberry Trifle!!! That trifle was just to die for!! Now remember Shakes, I want to see some Chocolate Ameretto, Expresso Trifle next time!! ( Also...a little alcohol goes a long way LOL)
Shake's settles in to take a bite of Trifle!
I wanted to try some of Rod's new beer. It is called "Lazy Man's Porter", but as he says..."But it tastes like beer!" It was really yummy! It had a chocolaty smokey aftertaste, and went down smooth as silk! I have to say, it did pack quite a punch! It's not your most "typsical" beer...is it Rod?? LOL! After a glass and a half, I was definatley feeling the effects as I recounted the following story to my friends:
Remember my mencacing Squirrel that was throwing acorns at me? Well, I called this tree guy to have a quote on how much it would cost to have the tree taken down. (Not because of the pesky little squirrel that is stalking me, and hiding in my garage, and trying to sabotauge my every move, and almost killing me with a flying acorn...not to mention the now larger ammo of walnuts) The tree has been dropping things into the gutter, and clogs them up causing flooding in our basement. Well I said to the guy, "Can you please come and give me a quote on cutting down my acorn tree". He never said a word. When he came, he quoted me $1000 dollars, and never said a word.
I went to work yesterday, and told all the girls about my acorn tree, and I was met with hysterical laughter.
"What's so funny?", I alsked them.
"You know there is no such thing as an acorn tree, don't you?" They replied, still giggling through their words.
"Of course there is! Where else do you think they come from?" I reamed back at them.
"Ummm.....I don't know....how about an OAK TREE!!"
I was mortified. Not only had I embarrased myself with the tree guy, who is probably still laughing at me as we speak, but it has now become a big joke at work as well. We have little message boards at work, and there is a nice little message on mine that reads, "What does an acorn tree look like?" To which I wrote back..."YOUR MAMA!!" It is pretty funny, I guess.
Well, it turns out that I am not the only one who didn't know that acorns do not come from acorn trees. But then again, quite a few people last night did know that most important fact. So I pose this question, after more hysterical laughter, ....:"Why don't they call them Oakorns then?" The world may never know!
Then, with the Lazy Mans Porter, taking a hold of me.....I decided to tell everyone why I thought said squirrel was a girl!
"It has boobs!!!!!"
"Aren't those its nuts?" Replies Shakes, looking at the photograph in my camera.
Well...needless to say....that started some even louder laughing. Poor Shakes! Sorry hun! (We know what you meant though)
The smokers, aka Robbi and myself, slipped off the deck, and out into the parking lot. ( You know what we were doing..again....I know, I know) We had some great conversations with Michelle, and Mary. Then I tried to call Judge, but alas no answer. I was hoping that she would be there last night, but things came up and she was unable to go.
Now last night, I think we all had some great laughs, and learned some VERY interesting facts about our friend Shakes. For her sake, I won't go into them LOL!!! Let me just leave you with this...."I wonder which bed I would take if I was locked in a furniture store?" I'll leave the rest up to your imaginations :)
Next up....have you ever tried to take pictures of yourself and another person? Well last night, I must have taken about 10 photos of me and Robbi. We had a couple good ones, and one VERY VERY bad one....that lighted the flame for another hysterical fit of laughter. Sadly, I accidentally erased it last night, and it is lost forever. Let me tell you this....it was straight up Halloweenish!! My double chin exposed, bad lighting, and really big eyes on both of us!! We looked like two zombies in need of a good stiff brain!! After I realized that we were not going to get a good picture that close, Dj offered to take one for us...so here we are in all our Kurth glory!!
I did manage to pull off this most spectacular, super sexy, and flattering picture of me! (Yeah right!) This is right when the Lazy Man's Porter started settling in!
As the crowd dwindled down, it was just me, Robbi, Dj, Rod, and Shakes left. Another group that was partying on the deck had also decided to leave for the night. What I am about to tell you had us all in stiches!! I thought I was going to need surgery!
This woman who was leaving, had clearly enjoyed the beverages at the Kurth that night! Robbi, Shakes, Dj, Rod, and I were sitting at a picnic table. As she passed us, she stumbled into poor Shakes, and we all knew what was about to happen. Blake was laying on the floor next to Rod. Robbi, and I had our backs to the woman. Dj, Shakes, and Rod were facing right towards her. Then the woman starts in.
"What kind of dog is that?" She muttered, clearly intoxicated.
"It's a Corgi"
"No, a Corgi!" Rod laughed.
"A corky?" she stuttered.
"A CORGI!" Rod said back.
At this point, both Shakes and Dj were trying to hide the hysterical laughs that were started to trickle over to me and Robbi. The sight of seeing someone laugh so hard does things to me. I quickly covered my mouth with my sleeve, and tried my best to cover up my laughter. Dj, Shakes, Robbi and myself were trying so hard not to let her see us laughing!!!
Poor Rod was left with the task of talking to the drunk woman, as it was clearly evident that none of us girls could do it. Then I hear Robbi talking under her breath....
"I'm gonna lose it....I'm gonna lose it!!!"
The woman continued on drunken ramblings....
"Yeah...I had a Lab..or something...I took him to....what's that place called?...Ummm...the institution school.....you know...."
I hear the laughing getting harder and harder.....it was almost totally unbearable. The whole time I am facing Dj, and Shakes, and seeing their giggling. Plus Robbi, over to my left..."I'm gonna lose it...I'm gonna lose it!!!"
The woman continues talking to Rod, and trying to pet Blake....
"I had to get rid of my Lab....well the insurance company said I had to.....he was eating children!"
"I JUST LOST IT!!!!!!!" Robbi blurts out, and with that....I look over and see tears of laughter running down her face! Dj buried her head, Shakes was grinning from ear to ear, and I did my best to control myself. Then...my laughter led to a snort. You know what I am talking about. The sleeve was no longer working for me, and as I turned to face Robbi....tears came streaming down my face as well. I couldn't take it anymore as the woman continued. After I heard Rod make a comment about "missing children" to the woman, the laughter got even worse. I could no longer hear what the woman was saying due to the fits of laughter around me, and sides were about to split wide open!!
All I could think about was Rod, trying to maintain his composure in front of this woman, and how he could all see us giggling out of the corner of his eye!! OMG!!! Her friend finally came back to get the woman, and with that...we all sighed with relief. We were just thankful that the drunk woman seemed oblivious to our laughing.
Just when we thought it was all over, two more women came out onto the deck. Not as intoxicated, but still as funny. The laughter started all over again, when poor old Blake was compared to a "Hodag!" Rod defended his dogs honor, and the one of the women said something snippy that I couldn't hear (due to the brain blockage I was having from laughing so hard), and they left.
Robbi seems to have an undiscovered talent. She is able to take pictures of large groups of people, and include herself at the same time!!! WOW!! We were all very impressed!! This picture was taken PRE hysterical moments of laughter!
Shakes, Dj, me, Rod, and Robbi!
After we finally composed ourselves, we called it a night!
I might put up a few more pics next week. I only wish I had Robbi and my scary attempt at taking our own photos!! but just for good measure....here's one of Robbi!! :)