.... well, boys & girls, I am happy to report that another successful Hysterics at Eric's has gone down without a hitch...... as a matter of fact, I may cease doing ANY cooking since I now know the True Caliber of Pure Cooking Power that many of my guests possess.... honestly, I think this Saturday's meal was the best that has ever been served when I've hosted a blogmeet - and my happy little hands were banned from the kitchen AND the smoker all weekend!.... Mr. Elisson and Bou owned the kitchen this weekend......

.... the Intrepid Travelers began trickling in early Friday afternoon, and they were immediately greeted by 40 degree temperatures and a rain/hail/sleet storm.... needless to say, we didn't bother with a campfire on Friday night..... Saturday broke cloudy, though, and after the usual breakfasting at The Tellico Junction Cafe, a roaring campfire was raging out back until, well, quite recently actually......

... as always, it was a pleasure to have so many interesting, colorful, friendly, humorous human beings wandering around my property for a weekend..... I enjoyed every minute that you guys were here..... and I cannot WAIT until next year!.....

.... here's a quick list of those that braved the cold weather and partay'd this weekend.....


Elisson & SWMBO

John Cox


El Capitan



Big Stupid Tommy

Rick & Georgia




Jimbo & Da Bodyguard

.... you guys are the best...... thank you for coming!....

by Eric on November 07, 2010 | Bullshit (8) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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Thank you and thank the lovely Fiona for a wonderful weekend. Your skills as host were as great and nuanced as Elisson and Bou's were in the kitchen.
Jack and I had a wonderful time and a great drive back across the dragon to Carolina.
Thank you again for the hospitality and the very special and personal present. I look forward to the next time we meet, may it not be 5 years this time.

Bullshitted by K-Nine on November 8, 2010 08:44 AM

I cannot say how much I missed going. I mean, I had the chance to meet both Erica and Jimbo, and then I remember last time SWMBO made this unbelievable breakfast thing of noodles and cream and apricots.
Did you test Erica's powers of perception or had she already done that? I can still smell it. Odd.
And everytime I think of Fiona, aside from her hypnotic accent, I think of the part in "Eurotrip" where Scotty's girlfriend breaks up with him and he howls "FIONA!"
Kind of a Stella quality, only your Fiona is way prettier than Stella.

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on November 8, 2010 09:08 AM

Had a blast this year. You are right, the Elissons and Bou have raised the bar on cookout food this year. My, my that was good! Loved, loved the gumbo too.

Great entertainment by the Elderly Bros and others.

I can't believe you and the Mrs put up with us every year. And we are eternally grateful that you do.

Hope to see you before another fall. Thanks for your hospitality!

Bullshitted by Jerry in Indiana on November 8, 2010 10:57 AM

It was a blast. Thank you (and the extremely understanding Fiona) for the hospitality. As others have said, Elisson, Bou and their helpers kicked ass and took names in the kitchen. I even ate me some farookin' gumbo. I had never had it before (We don't do no freakin' gumbo in Jersey). It was great -- two helpings! Ken, my bodyguard also raved about the food.

Also, thanks to all the peeps who listened yet again to me and Denny make what might be loosely music and didn't throw any produce at us.

Thursday through Sunday...lots of driving and hard partying. I may be getting too old for this shit. ...........naaaaaaaah.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on November 8, 2010 12:11 PM

A great time was had by all! The real good cooks were Elisson and SWWBO. I was just along for the ride. That roasted asparagus was to die for!

Thanks for all the links! It will make it easier for me when I put together my link fest.

My best to you and your lovely wife for once again opening your lovely home to all the crazy people! Your hospitality is unsurpassed.

Bullshitted by The Vegetable Blogger on November 8, 2010 06:36 PM

Eric - once again you and Fiona have thrown the party of the year. Thank you! Also Elisson, his lovely wife, and Bou for the fantastic food, and the Elderly Brothers for the music, and everyone else for showing up and being their terrific selves. Truly every year you outdo the one before. I so wish a few peeps who were not able to join us had been there, but so it is every year.

Bullshitted by Teresa on November 9, 2010 01:09 AM

At this point, Eric's annual get-together seems less like a blogmeet and more like a gathering of Long-Time Friends. And that's just fine.

Thanks for opening your home to us and making us all feel welcome. Friends, food, drink, music, poetry, and Pocket Billiards - ya can't beat it!

Bullshitted by Elisson on November 9, 2010 11:57 AM

Every year it sounds more and more awesome!

Bullshitted by Fiona on November 11, 2010 09:52 PM