Shoes...

... the Wife and I zipped down to Atlanta over the weekend for her birthday get-away, and we had a great time.... initially I was dragged - kicking and screaming - into the murky depths of Lennox Mall at mid-day on Saturday....

.... the place was packed... after a few exhausting hours of walking around aimlessly picking up random plastic objects, inspecting them, and placing them casually back onto their shelf shopping, I finally managed to break free.... and in a quiet moment of alone-time, I reclined back against a pillar near an indoor fountain, sipped my blueberry slurpie through its thin straw, and telephoned Elisson....

.. I nearly choked on a mouthful of frozen, blueberry-flavored goodness when Elisson's smarmy guffaw hit my ears....

... it seems that I was visiting Hotlanta right smackdab in the middle of Gay Pride Week... the man seemed to think it was quite funny... especially considering my Knoxville trip from a few weeks ago.... But me?... I just looked at it as another opportunity to witness life in all its variety.. life like it always is.. full of complexities, weirdness, and humor out the ass...

... later that night, I met up with Denny, Thunderman, and Elisson for a few rounds at The Palm... and then off to an Indian restaurant for some korma and naan....

... the whole meal was pretty cool, actually.... I had told Denny earlier that a surprise was awaiting him back at the bar, and he was busy all night trying to guess the identities of his "surprise"....

.... People, y'all should have seen his face when Boudicca's babysister locked her pretty eyes with the Grouchy Old Cripple's feeble peepers... the man melted into a little puddle of the most un-grouchy goo you could possibly imagine... Morrigan is an incredible sweetie, and she treated Denny like a King all night... even considering that her Beauhunk was sitting right beside her!...

... we laughed and drank and probably made too much noise for The Palm's crowd... but it was a good night with some fine people.... the Wife and I even received an invitation to visit the Highland Games at Stone Mountain with Morrigan and Beauhunk.. and possibly catch TGOO playing the pipes.... now, I ask you.. how can anyone turn down an opportunity like that?....

... anyway, Saturday evening was incredible.... Saturday night was even better... but this morning?... well, after a shining breakfast of steak and eggs, it all fell apart.... I took the following photo with my handy-dandy cell phone to show you just a small part of the Hell I endured from 11:45 to 3 today....

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... just between me and you, well, I'd rather have faced a screaming horde of rabid chipmunks.... naked... and hogtied.... and coated in some substance that chipmunks like to nibble.....

by Eric on June 25, 2006 | Bullshit (10) | TrackBack (0) | Psycho Rants
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So how many pairs did you she get?

Bullshitted by Lisa W. on June 25, 2006 05:24 PM

.. Lisa, you wound me... you really do...

... I didn't buy a single pair... they didn't have my size...

Bullshitted by Eric on June 25, 2006 05:28 PM

Eric needs no shoes: he is already outfitted with the finest shoes money can buy, H. S. Trask Oxfords. Just ask him; he will tell you all about them.

Bullshitted by Elisson on June 25, 2006 07:08 PM

Eric,
What? You couldn't find your metrosexual shoes at Lennox Square? What with Gay Pride Week going on, I thought the stores would really be promoting H.S. Trasks Oxfords.

* Thanks, Elisson. I couldn't recall the name of Eric's shoes. *

Bullshitted by Jerry on June 25, 2006 10:22 PM

ok, when I started reading this, it seemed very reminiscent of the "perv at the mall" post.

I waited and waited....

I thought I knew where you were going to sit.

My brother, you are getting weak on us, you couldn't even stand to sit outside of Victorias Secret, watching coeds fondle the sheerest of panties.

Maybe you need to try some of T1G's mushrooms...

Bullshitted by armywifetoddlermom on June 25, 2006 11:31 PM

Damn, I missed the she sale?

Bullshitted by Junebugg on June 26, 2006 12:34 AM

Thanks for letting me crash the party, it was a blast.

If you come to the games in October, you will have met nearly our whole clan...TN would be saving the best for last.

Bullshitted by Morrigan on June 26, 2006 07:40 AM

I can't believe I didn't know about the games in October. Humpf! It would appear I am the 2% in my family this time... the 2% that didn't get the gouge.

and a belated Happy Birthday to the Straight White Wife! So far 40 had been my favorite year! Although I heard that she's really only 25... *ahem*

Bullshitted by Bou on June 26, 2006 07:42 AM

First - and most important - Happy Birthday to SWW.

It sounds like y'all had a great weekend!! Hotlanta indeed.....

As for the shoe sale, that reminds me, I gotta do some shopping. I think I over purged. A woman can NEVER have too many shoes! ;-)

Bullshitted by Tammi on June 26, 2006 09:40 AM

Damn, I missed the shoe sale and an impromptu blogmeet? I just received an invitation to Hotlanta myself. Story of my life. Bad timing. Always a week late for everything including wishing the sainted wife a happy birthday.

Bullshitted by Libby on June 26, 2006 10:12 AM