Saturday, February 7, 2009

Here's to the Ladies Who Lunch

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to get to have lunch in person with two of my favorite bloggers, Kristin and Andy. (If you don't already have these women on your blogroll, go over there now and check them out. Coincidentally, they're both doing awesome giveaways right now, too! Just please come back...)

We dressed in our finest Chanel suits and pearls, ate at a fine dining establishment, sampling low-calorie, minusculey portioned salads off of bone china, and sipped green tea (with pinkies curled) as we discussed global warming, the economy and the latest NY Times Bestseller List nonfiction books that we'd been reading. (Things did get a bit spirited as we debated the better form of green energy: wind power or geothermal energy, but we kept things civil.) After that, conversation got a bit lighter, as we compared notes on our favorite gourmet recipes - just the ones we whip up most often for our dear husbands and darling children - and traded tips on which maid services in town we prefer. We ended our meal with a delightful selection of petit fours, feeling a bit daring as we were about the decadence of ingesting those teensy yet calorie-laden morsels. All in all, it was a perfectly delightful hour, spent with genteel and refined company, and we air-kissed at the entrance as we waited for the valet to bring our cars around, promising to do it again once we'd further researched renewable energy sources to avoid the slightly heated debate that had ensued today. Then we all drove off directly to our respective gyms, where we each planned to do an extra hour of tai-bo to work off those petit fours before going home to get started on the seven course, all organic, macrobiotic gourmet meals we were planning on fixing for dinner.

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Okay, okay, maybe that's not *exactly* how it happened. It still was an extremely fun hour (or almost three) with good food and the most excellent company. The discussion was lively and I have to say, it was an honor and a delight to get to hang out with Kristin and Andy, especially without children, for the afternoon. I swear I'm not making this up, either, and as proof, here's a picture our waitress graciously snapped of us at the end of our meal.



Okay, fine, that's not us. Here we are:




Fine, fine, that isn't us, either. Obviously we couldn't be dining outdoors in our current weather...



(What? You see a milkshake glass in the picture? *whistling innocently* burp I don't know what you're talking about, I swear!)

Kristin and Andy, thanks for a great time! You ladies rock!

Let's end this with a little of the inimitable Elaine Stritch, shall we?


13 comments:

I am Harriet said...

I loved your post!
We are our own generation of 'ladies who lunch' aren't we?

annie kelleher said...

i love lunching with my ladies!! what a great post and great photo :).

Creative Junkie said...

I had such a good time!

*burp* *burp* *burp*

My jeans do not thank you.

Carrie said...

hehe Reminds me of the "Mr. Willoughby" skit from SNL.

You're so lucky! How come no bloggy buddies of mine live close enough for lunch? waaaaaaah

Cristin said...

Looks like fun ladies!

Blicky Kitty said...

Awesome fun! We usually skip the lunch and go straight to the cocktails...

Momof3 said...

Hey, I eat lunch too ya know. Maybe in the fall, or even summer. I can join up. Of course with kids in tow, which makes it completely different!

Crazy Sister said...

I played the piano accompaniment for some ladies singing that song. Weird song. Now I'm going to have it stuck in my head all day.

April said...

I'm visiting from SITS! Looks like you ladies had a lot of fun together...nothing better! Happy Monday!

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL I loved the faux pictures...but the real one was the best!~ How fun to meet fellow bloggers. It sounds like you had a great time....on and for the record...geothermal is the best green power lol

just the five of us said...

How fun! I wish I could meet my bloggy friends we live clear across the united states from each other:D

Michele said...

Oh, how fun. I still haven't met any bloggy friends. For all anyone knows, I could be a middle aged man who still lives with his parents.....(joke, joke...) :-)

WheresMyAngels said...

Yikes, she was singing, couldn't listen to that!! lol

What fun! I'm hoping, but almost losing that hope. That I will be lunching with Heather (not you, ha ha) and Heatherssister(not your sister, lol) from SITS in March. And a few other bloggers. Right now, I'm not sure I can get off work :(

Glad you all had a good time.