Greetings everyone from an AR Peep that did it Vegas style. Mmmmm.... I'm thinking that's not exactly the way I wanted to phrase that. I meant I went to the 2nd Annual Vegas Blowout and let me tell you this peep is about too pooped to peep. (Running
on 2 hours sleep here.) In a recent blog,
http://allrecipes.com/cook/13972974/blogentry.aspx?postid=275053< - It's All About the Peeps, I mentioned that what really brings the Allrecipes site together is the peeps. The people that meet here on-line and then meet in person. Let me give you a little
peep, I mean peek (I'm telling you I'm tired!) at some of my fellow peeps.
Saturday, the main event at mauigirl's home was a blast. We knew eggzactly the kind of day it was going to be, starting with bd.weld's spicy pickled eggs (Ahem, did ya catch that one?) and his Jail House Dip for appetizers. Do you think that had any correlation
to the bail money? Food served luau-style, we stuffed ourselves with delicious Shoyu Chicken, Kahlua Pork, coleslaw, Hawaiian lobster macaroni salad, fresh fruit and more, while the drinks were free flowing.
But back to the peeps. This year we had a couple of roosters in the hen house and we're so glad they didn't chicken out - bd.weld, Carlos (Pattycakes DH) and Howard (mauigirl's neighbor and I'm sure a soon-to-be AR member-we just dazzled him with our brilliance
or maybe baffled him with our BS).
Here is the disclaimer - I am not nor have I ever tried to claim that I am a photographer. If I manage to press the button and I actually get someone on my screen I call it good and quit while I'm ahead. So here we go.
bd.weld & mauigirl - The apron says "All I ask is that you treat me no differently
than you would Martha."
xraybarb & Pattycakes
Baking Nana & Cathy Myers
Tabasco Mom & AR Elizabeth
DelMar Girl - another new addition to the Vegas Blowout family
Bibi & Marianne (my roomie!)
mauigirl, Noemi & Gabriela
bd.weld & beautiful wife Debi
Marianne & Howard (mauigirl's neighbor)
Note the HIS & HERS cups. It really is "his" - those are his initials.
They swapped cups just to confuse you.
Cathy Myers - all I can think of when I see this picture is
"If you knew Susie, like I knew Susie..." Don't get the joke? Well you had to be there.
mauigirl's bail money - is it for her or for us?
Umm... maybe I better explain the underwear hanging from the tree in the background.
The caption? "Go ahead and put on your big girl panties."
The meaning? Sometimes when life happens you just need to
suck it up and put on your "big girl panties" to lighten the mood and make you smile.
(Well maybe not in the case of the roosters in the henhouse...)
Some adventuresome peeps went to a Motown tribute show, Human Nature, which was awesome.
After, we discovered that Elvis had not left the building.
xraybarb, Cathy Myers, Magnolia Blossom (me!) & mauigirl
at Hard Rock Cafe on the strip on Monday
Gee, the last picture of the trip - can you say eye candy?
We promoted AR and he'd like to learn how to cook.
(Our waiter at Hard Rock - thank you for being such a good sport.)
Whew, now that the photo album has concluded, I just want to say thank you to mauigirl for hosting another wonderful AR get-together. To all the peeps that I met last year, it was wonderful to see
you again and get to know you even better. To the new peeps this year, it was great to meet you and I look forward to seeing you again.
I've said it before and as always, I will say it again, if you have the chance to make it to any type of round-up, just do it or create your own round-up. You will not regret the experience and you
will make some of the most wonderful friends. To the upcoming Ohio meet, have a great time - I wish I could come! For those coming to the Midwest Round-up at Cat Hill's - get ready. I will have Thelma, I mean Lady Sparkle, riding shotgun, Mrs. Mike Harvey
in the back seat, and Mike will just be part of the luggage. You just never know what might happen.
Hugs to you all!