Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Saturday at the Gun Show

Thanks for coming back every day to see if I'd finally gotten this written. Writing under the influence of lortab or writing while in pain are not attractive options... I may ramble a bit, but I'll try to be entertaining.

What a TERRIFIC weekend it was. Peter arrived Friday afternoon. Working with our usual efficiency, the Dearly Beloved and I were still cleaning when he pulled up in the driveway. Well, he was here to visit US, not do an inspection for Better Homes and Gardens. The sheets on his bed were clean, the dishes we were eating off of were clean, and there were clean towels in the bathroom for his use... that's what's most important, right?
Since no report on visitors from me is complete without a menu description: I fed him Onion Chicken Friday night. This dish is sooo easy, y'all, and less fatty than fried chicken. You'll need chicken tenderloins, eggs and a can of those fried onions you normally only use when you make “Green Bean Casserole.” Beat two eggs with two tablespoons water. Crush the onion rings. I do this in a big plastic storage bag. Dip a tenderloin in the egg, toss it in the bag and shake until coated. Place on a baking sheet you've coated with non-stick spray. Lather. Rinse. Repeat until you've used all your tenderloins. I make 2 -3 tenderloins per person.
We had carrots and one of those Betty Crocker potato side dishes. Peter was complimenting the chicken and the potato dish. He was so effusive in his praise of the potato dish, I was almost embarrassed to tell him it came out of a box. But, Betty has some great recipes, and she and I go back to the day...

After supper, I got myself to the store and picked up some items to see us through the weekend. Then I came home and made 4 dozen Reese's Cup Cookies for LaP's party on Saturday.
Saturday morning, we had “everything” bagels and cream cheese for breakfast. Then it was off to the gun show! The Dearly Beloved, being the DEAR that he is, dropped Peter and I off at the door and went to park the car. Luckily, I bought a St. Otto Air Freshener from a few months ago. He was able to snag a good parking spot so we met up fairly quickly. And promptly parted ways again.
I think that was one of the reasons I enjoyed this gun show more than others we've attended together. Due to the convenience of cell phones, we can go our own way, shop for whatever we want as individuals and then call to meet or if we need assistance or a second opinion or to show the other an item of particular value or interest. What did we EVAH do w/o our cells?
What's that? You want to know what I bought at the gun show? Well, let me SHOW you instead:

^My new Range bag
And below my First pair of Custom Ear Plugs!

I also got a rifle case for the Pink Cricket Dearly Beloved got at Cabela's last month for one of the Grands. It's pink, blue and white camo. So cutey! I just hope the Angel Baby Girl doesn't get jealous. When she got her 1st rifle I didn't know about the Cricket, honey, or I'd have gotten you a pink one. I swan!

After the gun show, we headed over to LaP's for the HOTTEST party in town that night. It was gunny blogger central that night. In addition to the Hostess with the Mostest, the Perle Mesta of Texas, and yours truly, with her two handsome and courtly escorts the Dearly Beloved and Peter; Speaker Tweaker was there with his Lovely wife and charming daughter. Shortly after the party got started, his Bro Brandon arrived with his young lass.
MattG arrived with his Beloved Wife and the Grands. Fat Hairy Ba^^ard arrived with his enchanting Lady. I had just seen them at the gun show, I fear I was yelling at them while we were talking at the show...I was giving my ear plugs a test drive and wasn't sure how loud I was talking.
Later on C- an old friend, competition shooter and member of DPC arrived sans Hubby. He and I had bumped into each other at the gun show, so I knew she'd be at the party without him. It's always fun chattin' with C, she's one of my fav people. We became engrossed with a book of LaP's about dawgs. Great pics and even better captions by Roy Blount.
Last to arrive was the Swamp Rabbit and SWMBO.
There was much laughter, good stories and delicious food consumed by all.
Tomorrow: rootin', tootin' shootin' fun at the farm.


phlegmfatale said...

It's great to see a new post up in this joint!

This weekend was totally fab, wasn't it??? Thank you so much for your generous contributions to the party fare (I'm amazed but delighted some of your reese's cup cookies are still left over, and I've been happily grazing on them this week!

Ah, so THAT is who Perle Mesta was, and what a grand compliment. I have to say that was the most enjoyable party I've ever had in my own home, so all the lovely guests really rocked it out for me. Now I'm enjoying the dust settling on a mostly clean apartment, for a change. Thanks for all you did to make the party so much better, and thank you for your sparkling company and for your friendship, dear heart!

Brandon said...

Gracie and I had a great trip, and it was very nice to meet you all!

lainy said...

I swear Holly you have such great fun.

I love your new bag and ear piece.

I'm not feeling up to par, but I damn sure will see you in July.Ain't nothin' stoppin' me. ;)

Christina LMT said...

I have to say it...ENVY!!!

Your finds at the show are fantastic, and I'm glad the party was so much fun!

SpeakerTweaker said...

Well we sure had a fantastic time. I'll not be missing the shooty goodness next time!


g bro said...

Sound like you had a grand time!

So, you put a purple string on some cashews and stick them in your ears? Kinky!

DW said...

How does one get an invite to one of these blasts? I'm gonna be in Texas in August for an interview, maybe, and passin' through in Jan. again maybe.

Brigid said...

I want one of those bags. .

HollyB said...

Brigid, the lady I bought it from is in Plano...I THINK I saved her card. IF I find it... I'll come over to your place and drop you a comment.