I'm a pagan...I'm a liberal..I live in West, Texas..

Sunday, July 06, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY T.J.

Friday, the 4th I worked my 4 hours and I thought we were pretty busy, but Tom said not...Some times I think Tom doesn't want me to know if I do good, or have a good day. Think he wants to keep me eager, not knowing the more you pat me on the head the more I will do ..But another day for bosses who don't know how to motivate..on to the birthday party..Remember me telling you about the gay couple that owns Strickly Country Bar?...Merle and T. J.?...Well, T.J.'s birthday is the 4th of July and this Friday he turned 65 years old. Plus Chainsaw's birthday was some time in July too so they had a big blow out birthday party with Josie and the Boys playing..considering that Josie is about 83 years old and plays drums along with a couple of other old farts and a young guy doing the singing..they were pretty good..If you like country music..They played a lot of old country so that was ok with me..not that anyone cared..I got off work at 1pm and went home and opened up a 1-gallon can of jalapenos and stuffed them with sausage, some with cream cheese, some with sausage and cream cheese then dipped them in flour, then eggs then seasoned bread crumbs and deep fried them..Then I stuffed some with cream cheese wrapped them in bacon and grilled them in the oven.. They kicked ass...I took them to the bar and actually stayed for 3 hours..Saw a bunch of people I hadn't seen in 15 years or better..Dennis and Cheryl Porter who look exactly the same...Beer is a preservative..
When I first got there everyone was more excited to see the peppers than they were me..The first 3 people that ate them had different reactions.. Bimbo hand grabbed one and stuffed it in his mouth and had a coughing fit for about 5 minutes. I laughed so hard..He said one was enough and would rather just hug me..Cheryl ate about 3 of them and then drank a six-pack..Told Merle he should have me make them all the time, they would sell a lot more beer that way. The third person that ate them is still sweating..It took less than 30 minutes for them all to be eaten..The bacon wrapped ones were really popular..I gave some to Babs and she said Holy Jalapenos, they were fucking hot, but very good..I took a ton of pictures but took them on my toss away camera so will have to wait till next Friday when I go to the House of Satan to have them developed. Merle and T.J. are also celebrating their 28th anniversary..We discussed gay marriages and they both said, it doesn't matter if gays got married until they got equal rights for Social Security, Insurance etc..I agreed..This is probably the most we have talked about gay issues as they are not comfortable talking about it with most folks as even though they are totally excepted and loved by all, it's only them they are approved of, not 'other' gays..The town doesn't care if they are gay or not as it's Merle and T.J. but other people ...that's a different story..But T.J. cracked me up when he said he would never own a gay bar...he said he didn't like gays all that much and he liked his straight friends..These are the 2 straightest looking gays you have ever seen..T.J. looks like Gene Autry, jeans, boots cowboy hat. Merle wears cowboy shirts with pearl buttons...They have been my friends for all of the 28 years and hope it's another 28...I played 3 games of pool and even though I did ok, the young set kicked my ass..They laughed at me when I put up 50 cents on the table...it's 75cents now...I laughed and said I remember when it was 25cents and getting pissed when they changed it to 35cents..They were like wow, that must have been a looooong time ago...assholes..I reminded Bimbo of the Maryjo story when she was little and said she thought he would be much bigger (from all the Bimbo Hand kicking ass stories) and he said he got thrown into jail once and someone asked him what his name was and he said Bimbo Hand, and the guy said I thought you would be bigger and he said "Have you been talking to Maryjo?"
Now that's funny...I ran into so many people that I hadn't seen in so long...It was really great...and they all said I looked better now than I did then. Of course, that's what 17 years of no drinking will do for you..
Patsy was there with her boyfriend Andy...She had one of them busy days at work too, everyone getting all their 4th of July stuff at the last minute and she was just beat. She said she told Andy to come get her early and take her home so she could wash under her arms, change blouse and take her to get drunk. He said aren't you going to wash the little squirrel?..She said hell no, I'll be too drunk to fuck you tonight, no sense in wasting soap...I cracked up..Vince the mechanic was there too..with a date..I wore my old Strickly Country tshirt...it's got to be at least 20 years old..No one could believe that I still have it or have one at all..I told them the only thing I ever throw away is x-husbands and boyfriends..
I have had a great weekend..Watched the Williams sisters give a great preformance...wanted them both to win...They are so wonderful to watch...Now I'm watching the Men's final and boy do I want Federer to win...I passed up a lot of invites to go to the Lake, but it's just to fecking hot...I'd rather run around the house buck nekkid and watch tv..Watched the last Dexter of series 2 last night...Holy shit..If you haven't seen that show...yafta..*you have to*..and just finished the last of the 3 Dexter books..and you know what?...The books are so much better..
well, going to finish watching the match..I will do a post about the bridal shower in a day or two..It was fun..Jamie got a shit load of stuff and I got to be an asshole to my son and imacuntthedaughterinlaw..life is good...

14 comments:

buddha_girl said...

OMG I love jalapenos...and I don't drink beer. I'd be slamming the Diet Cokes, sister.

I'm going to have to read the Dexter books. *putting that on my list of things to do*

The Brat Prince said...

We must have just missed you.

We went up to Strickly Friday night. Family was in town, and they talked me into leaving the safety of my cave.

Merle was drunk. You should see him play his Maraccas.

jan said...

17 years of no drinking, is that pretty rare in Texas?

the little squirrel? I learn a new phrase every time I read this blog.

yellowdog granny said...

buddha_girl:when you come down I'll make sure you have plenty of diet cokes to wash down the stuffed jalapenos...you'll love the dexter books..really love them..
bratprince:i wish i had known you were going to be there i would have stayed..but had to go eat and take my meds and once i got home I didn't want to leave again..my blood sugar was dropping and t.j. was having a fit for me to go home..he is the one that noticed...he hugged me and said you're all cold and clammy and you look like shit(haven't i heard that before?)so went home..would loved to have seen your mom and dad..merle was on his way to drunk when i left..and already had his maraccas out..he's so silly..
jan:yeah, merle swears up and down the reason the bar business got bad in west, was when i quit drinking..hey, even i hadn't heard of the little squirrel before..ha

Travis Erwin said...

jalpenos are green and therefor of the Devil. Why doesn't anybody just make bacon wrapped bacon? That I would eat.

unokhan said...

lordee woman u got the energy of seven lumberjacks. i was gonna make mexican cornbread but after reading your weekend adventures i'm too tired to stir.

glad you had a blast of a fourth

Josh said...

Sounds like you had a blast!

mrsb said...

Ugh. Every time I read your blog, I get homesick! No one makes sausage stuffed, deep fried jalepenos here. My mouth is watering as I think about them.

I've read all the Dexter books and watched both seasons of the show. Both are great, but you are right, the books are better (though the third one was a little weird, lol). I can't wait for the new season and the new book to come out!

billy pilgrim said...

i hear a good friend of yours turned 62 years old today.

yellowdog granny said...

travis:wussy...man up..have a jalapeno..
unokhan:let me tell you. it's been 3 days and i'm still feeling all that i did on friday..
josh:a blast was had..
mrsb:you should try making the bacon wrapped ones..they are easy to make and very tasty..
yeah, the last book was very strange...i like how the kids are like dexter in the books...home schooled seriel killers...hehe..
billy:ha, ain't no friend of mine..didn't send him a card that's for sure..

Nan said...

Every time you write about food, I find myself wanting to visit West, Texas. You manage to make even jalapenos sound appetizing instead of them just serving as an excuse to drink more beer.

McRaven said...

Sound like a whole lotta fun. The peppers would kill me. I is a wussy with hot spicy foods.

I also have a collection of t-shirts like my wedding Friday, I wore my t-shirt that said "I'm really excited to be here"

Yeah I do make a statement when I wear them...:)

That Rude Girl said...

I'm jealous you can watch Dexter! Best show ever! Even better than Prison Break, which I sort of forgot about...

tsduff said...

Man alive, there is nothing at all to hold a candle to those jalepenos around here in Walnut Creek where the "beautiful" people live...There's only one decent Mexican restaurant in town that doesn't make foo foo substitutes for good food, and all it serves at best are those sliced jalepenos that float around in a huge jar. My mouth is watering, reading about yours...Sounds like an excellent time was had by all. Would love to visit.