July 26, 2005

A Fine Time

What could be better than enjoying the sights, sounds, and tastes of one of my favorite cities with a group of people I have come to know and love as friends?

There were many familiar faces and a couple of news ones, too.

My man, Sam is just a powerhouse of a human being. Considerate and kind, he is also the go-to-guy when it comes time to put a plan into action. This trip would not have been possible without him; however, it would not have been half as fun without his lovely and talented better-half, Barbie. The two of you are a delight, I am so pleased to have been able to pass the time with both of you.

Kelley, Kelley, Kelley. This woman is one of the most amazing human beings I have ever had the pleasure to meet. She is gracious and kind with a dynamic charisma that could warm the most frigid of souls. Just when I think she could not be any sweeter, she opens her mouth and out pops one of the dirtiest (but damn funny) things I have ever, ever heard. Notwithstanding her off-color humor, she is a lady through and through.

Darlin’ Denny is the man I want to introduce to my mother. (That’s a good thing.) I like and respect him that much. He is independent, articulate, and intelligent. Hop in that beamer, man, and head on over to see me. Bring that Italian recipe you told me about and I’ll prepare the rest of the meal. We have a date!!

Shoe, baby, is one of a kind. Behind that sweet smile is a devil woman ready to party! Unfortunately, I was not up to speed to partake in most of the adventures involving Shoe. I’m just damn glad she graced us with her wonderful personality. She doesn’t live far from me and I’m hoping she heads on over this weekend for a BBQ at my house. See you there, honey, and bring your children.

The quintessential Velociman was in rare form. He is erudite and well-spoken as he is base and incorrigible. The man defies classification and convention. All I know is that I want this man in my corner when push comes to shove.

Miss Key is a loving and gentle soul ever ready with a smile and a kind word for everyone. There is never enough time, but I am fortunate to have had several opportunities to sit down and visit with her this trip. In fact, we need to talk about that female blogmeet at my house in the not-too-distant future, lady.

For those who are unaware, the dude known as Dash and I go way back. Suffice it to say, we have a history. I’m not sure what he expected when he signed on to head down to New Orleans, but I think he had a great time. As the ladies in attendance will probably agree, he can be both charming and sweet. I hear tell he can dance and party with the best of them; however, the pansy I am retired early and missed out on the closing of the bars on Bourbon Street. Dash dancing is certainly something I would have liked to see.

The delightful Karen braved the unknown when she appeared at Margaritaville at the appointed date and time. She has that energetic “Yat” accent distinctive of Nawlins and a delightful personality to match. She is one lady I’ll be calling the next time I head that way.

The elusive Yabu is one wild man. When least expected, he would pop over, pinch my behind, and whisper some of the most interesting things in my ear. Thanks for the drink, man. I hope to return the favor sometime.

My bestest girlfriend Susan is quite simply da bomb. Elegant, intelligent, and refined she can discuss politics, economics, and world events with insight, then without batting an eye, she’s groovin’ with the best of ‘em and ordering jello shots for a crowd. This woman has it going on!

Last, but certainly not least, is the witty, handsome, and articulate Zonker. This man has a profound generosity of spirit and soul. Often quiet and unassuming, he can be assertive (“Christina, wait. DO NOT walk the Quarter alone, I WILL go with you!), as well as a force of will when challenged. I cannot imagine a blogmeet without him. Zonker, you are a good friend and I cannot wait for you to make that trip to Texas!

That’s it, folks. A grand time was had by all.

Same time next year and everyone is invited!

Posted by Christina at July 26, 2005 11:14 AM

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You're a sweetheart, Christina. Thanks for helping to concoct this evil scheme. And the muffaletta...ummmm....I might just make the 6 hour drive to NOLA again just for lunch! Next time I'll stay awake until dinner time!!! ;-)

Posted by: zonker at July 26, 2005 12:14 PM

Sounds like it was a helluva party.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at July 26, 2005 01:01 PM

Man! missed another one!

Posted by: Oddybobo at July 26, 2005 01:26 PM

Sounds like y'all had a great time! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Moogie at July 26, 2005 02:14 PM

You received a nice write-up in Denny's post on the Nawlins trip. Next time I hit the big-easy you have to point me to some hidden wonders. Sounds like you had a great time. - ds

Posted by: Dishonorable Schoolboy at July 26, 2005 02:24 PM

Pleasure to meet you m'lady. I'm on your side for life!!!

Posted by: Yabu at July 26, 2005 03:48 PM

Base! And incorrigible! I had a great time, Xty.

Posted by: Velociman at July 26, 2005 04:40 PM

Hmm darn it such a pity I live so far away and didn't book the time off and don't got a passport and erm don't really do "parties" as such well I don't. I'm quirky like that hmm maybe there is something that will cure me I like my routines (well not quiet a fixed routine but well I have my own quirks) Next time you have a blogmeet have a drink for me won't ya.. (That goes for anyone attending a blogmeet anywhere)

Posted by: Gopher at July 26, 2005 04:49 PM

I had a total blast. Of all the times I've been in New Orleans (and it has been a lot), this one was the best by far. Well, except for the time we... nevermind. Seriously, it was great. The perfect party group in the perfect party town. The only thing I'd change would be to add a few folks who would appreciate it as much as we did. I'll save a dance for you next time, dahlin'.

Posted by: Dash at July 26, 2005 05:43 PM

God, I adore you. You just make me so HAPPY.

Christina, you are a true lady, in every sense. If there is a soul on this earth who doesn't like you, that person should have its head examined. Like Dash said, of all the times I have partied in New Orleans, this was far and away the best. The BEST. Seeing you was a big part of that superlative. It was great!

Oh, and I read somewhere that you're bossy? Bossy? My fat, white ass. Tell you what. If you ever really DO get the urge to boss, you just let me know. I'll jump through your hoop ANYTIME. Rowr!

Posted by: Kelley at July 26, 2005 08:10 PM

This is my first post on a blog---but I felt if I were to "come out" it had to be on Fiesty's.

It was great spending time with everyone. After attending my first blogmeet in Jekyll, I thought that was enough fun for a long while. But, I worked myself up to attending a second one....and it couldn't have been better. Thanks for including me in your event----it was a blast spending time with each one of you!

I hope this "blog-free" girl will be invited to attend the annual event in Orleans---or wherever it is. Count me in.

Posted by: Susan at July 26, 2005 08:27 PM

Next year has already been firmly penned in on my calendar. Neither snow nor rain nor dead of night...yada, yada, yada. I'll be there with bells on.

Posted by: Pammy at July 26, 2005 09:10 PM

you are one sweet creature..you are the one that coached me right in, welcomed me with open arms, and eased me into the meet..thank you so much for all the fun and the great places you took us to..you da bomb lady, see ya this weekend!! giggle giggle, (that's for you, key)

Posted by: shoe at July 26, 2005 11:12 PM

Hey! Where are all the pictures???! We need pictures dammit! (*wink*)

Glad you made it home all in one piece! (You did, didn't you?!)

Posted by: Dogsdontpurr at July 26, 2005 11:35 PM

I have a yat accent?!? Glad to see you had fun! Let me know next time you head out my way, and I'll be sure to call you if I ever head towards Texas. :)

Posted by: Karen at July 27, 2005 08:55 AM

Sounds like you guys had a total blast! I envy ya!

Next year, I'm there... or something bad has happened to me! ;)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at July 27, 2005 10:08 AM

Christina...you are a 10..

Posted by: Sam at July 27, 2005 10:37 AM

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