Monday, October 6, 2008

A Whole different kind of trouble

Last week I had some trouble. And this weekend, I made my own version of trouble.

On Saturday morning, I putzed around my house. I needed to leave at 11 so that I could drive across Atlanta to meet Shannon and Angie for lunch - in yet another Applebees stalker's summit. I finally got my act together and went to my email to find Shannon's cell phone number to let her know I was running a wee bit late. But it wasn't there. I had deleted it. I am an email purger. I don't like stuff on my counters. And I am not a fan of saved mail in my inbox. Which always leads to trouble.

So...I got in my car. I now had twenty minutes to get to Kennesaw. And for those of you unfamiliar with the territory - it's a normal 50-60ish minute drive. I don't think you heard a sonic boom from my drive. But it's quite possible that I bent the space time continuum. Actually I am quite sure of it. But, let's not discuss exactly how long it took me to get there. I don't need my confession in print. By my own hand.

Angie and Shannon were waiting ever so patiently for me. And we had a grand time eating lunch. Talking. Laughing. Wondering where all the screaming kids came from. And laughing some more because we left 6 little girls at home. We warmed the seats of Applebees for a good three hours. Before we decided to take our own brand of trouble over to the mall.

Where we innocently roamed. Until we found shirts that just beckoned to us. Screamed our names. And insisted that we take pictures with them.Later as I am telling my husband about our shenanigans, all he hears is "pictures of tatas."

I actually managed to get some Christmas shopping done. Shannon bought herself a birthday present. Angie got things for her girls for their Disney trip. And we all did our part to help the economy.And then, our little expedition - summit - convention - party had to come to an end. And we had to get back over to Applebees to get our picture. And as we are taking pictures of each other with the sign in the background. Carefully following the rules. A young man comes traipsing by. And we snag him to take our picture. And as we explain the rules to him - especially about the no hips - he informs us that we have great hips. So we decided to kidnap him and keep him forever.

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Theme song: Pink - Get the Party Started

43 comments:

JourneytoFamily said...

Oh my gosh! The lady who created that line of shirts (Julia) is a good friend of mine!!! How fun! You should totally submit your photos to her website!

http://savethetatas.com

Angie's Spot said...

You summed it all up quite nicely! I'll have to show my hubby the ta-ta's pic. He's been quizzical about it all day.

So, when's my turn with the guy we kidnapped?

Shannon said...

We did have a grand time, didn't we? MUST do it again!

I was wondering if parking lot cutie had stopped screaming yet... you did tell him he was ours forever, right? There's no escaping!!

illahee said...

looks like fun!

thanks for the visit today via BATW!

Tiffany said...

How fun! LOVE the shirts!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sounds like a great girls day!
Love the shirts.

Susie said...

What a great post!! I am super jealous!! It looks like you guys had real life fun that the rest of us can only read about or pretend to have. Good for you guys:-)

P.S. Per the comments you made on my blog, you can substitute another thick bread for the Ciabatta if you want:-)And, when you get to the French section, don't forget to post:-) I can't wait to see it:-)

KimmyJ said...

Ok, these Applebees escapades are making super jealous! Love the shirts although, I'm a little confused about the "untamed tatas", what does that mean? haha!

sassy stephanie said...

You crack me up with your pic rules.

I saw some girls running with "save the ta tas" shirts on at a Komen run. Hilarious. I need one.

I think we should do a huge "blog" party: meet at Applebees then we can all invade your house for a slumber party.

Debbie said...

I love the pictures and this song....I'm doing a little chair dancing right now...Get this party started on a Saaaturday night....oh yeah...you sing it Pink.....Pumpin up the volume....I'm coming up so you better get this party started....

ok...I need to go take a shower and get my DAY STARTED....I'll be back to do your Friday Follies or weekend whimsies...Just wanted to let you know my package won't be in the mail until tomorrow...I have a really busy day and can't get to the post office. It will be there tomorrow though!

Ronnica said...

It looks like you all had too much fun!

How have I never been by your blog before?

Finding Normal said...

I'm so jealous of all of your blog buddy fun! And Christmas shopping already??? That's crazy talk! I have to get through Addison's birthday in a couple of weeks, and then I might start. Although now that I have this super cute almost-4 year old, I'm afraid I'll just come home and hand over the goods straight away. Explain that one to Santa.

Lula! said...

I love this song...I need to get my party started in the shower. I kind of smell. Aren't you glad I shared?

Love ths shirt...love that you girls got together...love that you are reading The Westing Game. You know it's my most fave, ever. Let Katie read it, too...I was her age when I first discovered its gloriousness.

Karen said...

That looks so much fun !!! Certainly better than my weekend, especilly Sunday !!

I want one of those tata t-shirts !!! Going to check out the website and I'm going to The Mall, this morning, so I'm going to be on a TaTa mission...

And when I eventually wear it in NZ, it will confuse people there as 'Ta Ta', pronounced with the first 'a' as in 'apple' and the second 'a' as in 'are', is slang for saying 'Goodbye' or indicating that you are going somewhere . As in 'I'm going Ta Ta's' :-)

Oh, and as to email and computer problems, I'm going to need that address again ...sighhhhh. I emailed you.

Tiffany said...

Cute shirts! Sounds like fun..

Elena said...

So fun! I want an Applebee blogger buddy party! ANd I LOVE the word ta-ta. So great.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I'm thinking you need to buy you some Applebee's Stock girlfriend!!!

I'm glad you had a blast! I know the other 2 did becuase being with you IS a blast!!!

Jill said...

Wow - you seem to be having so much fun meeting up with all these cool bloggers!

Fab photos!! Totally dig the shirts too!

Rhea said...

Love, love, LOVE the ta-ta shirts! I want one!!!

Love the pictures of you three. I'm so jealous you all got together without me. :o)

And I thought I was the only one who kept cute guys in my basement, whew, what a relief.

Susan said...

You absolutely MUST tell me where you saw those shirts. They are fabulous!!! Looks like you all had a wonderful mommy afternoon out.

Heather said...

Oh my stars. My pulse is beginning to race. Was there gossip again? I'm getting all sweaty.

Brandy said...

I'm an inbox purger too...it does get me in trouble sometimes. I just can't stand to have the email looking at me all day.

Sounds like ya'll had a great time!

Brandy said...

Oh and your pics are the cutest but the Applebees one is by far my fav. Especially because you got a cute guy out of the deal.

Brandy said...

Love the WW recipe! You know I'm having a hard time finding canned pumpkin...and what I've found is a lot more expensive than I remember. You'd think it would be everywhere with fall here and halloween on our heels...

Is there a punkin' shortage I don't know about??

TattooedMinivanMom said...

I love the T-shirt that says Untamed Tatas! Go to Vegas during Bikefest and you'll see a whole new meaning to the phrase "Untamed Tatas" Those untamed suckers were flyin' everywhere!

SKELLER said...

What a fun expedition!! Of course, if I had been with you on the shopping expedition, I would have needed a tshirt asking "WHERE are the ta-tas?!?"

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

Thanks for the comment. One thing to note: We only talk about the "assigned" topic for about .02 seconds. People are too busy talking about other girly stuff. We choose a topic just to give folks something to think about--to make it a little more formal.

But... on the topic... I would like to know your thoughts on motivating kids to study and that kind of stuff. So, whether you can join us tomorrow or not, do share! You can always e-mail too.

Chat soon... jyl

Joye said...

Love the pics! I saw the comment on twitter about the pics and wondered if this was Bloggers Gone Wild. I am relieved. Too cute. Will you really wear that out in public? I might be too shy...hehehe

Rhea said...

I mailed out my swap gift today! And I might have sent our esteemed, Queen of Drivel, swap hostess a little somethin' as well.

Teri said...

Sounds like your weekend was a ton more fun than mine. And when are WE going to meet at Applebee's?????? I've known you forever. And ever.

My t-shirt would read "My husband owns these ta-ta's. He's just letting me borrow them." (I swear, I didn't make that up. It's in a movie. I swear!) hehe

Monogramchick said...

Oh my gosh, sounds like y'all had a great weekend!
I can't wait to get back to Atlanta and all the fabulous shopping (and bloggers!) :)

Jen said...

what a lucky blogger you are to have met 3 bloggers in real life. I am so jealous.
I am glad that you all had a great time.

Joye said...

I sent my swap package a few days ago. Hope it's as neat as I thought...you gave me a cute, crafty chicky. If Teri really wears that shirt, I'll die.

Brian and Staci said...

I WANT TO MEET AT APPLEBEE'S!!! I would have to leave today to make it there by the weekend :) Looks like sooo much fun and love the shirts! What a sweet little parking lot guy :) Again....can you say....JEALOUS! (But oh so happy for you guys to get to meet!) When's the convention?

Rhea said...

I'm seriously thinking about getting the Texas ta-ta shirt...

Rhea said...

I mean, it's for a good cause, right?

Rhea said...

I'm all about helping a good cause...

Rhea said...

and wearing a little bling.

Rhea said...

and here I am doing my thing again...trying to get back on top...

Nissa said...

SO jealous of your outing! Even more jealous that I don't have the required tatas for those shirts!

Rhea said...

Did you make a ta-ta order? I can't wait to get my ta-ta shirt.

Rhea said...

I'm also waiting for a Star Wars Stormtrooper blaster to arrive from Ebay as part of Remy's Halloween costume.

Rhea said...

Donny's gonna be a giant whoopee cushion (he was last year too). It's a hilarious costume.