Back in the Dixieland

Because I love you all, and because I feel bad about the last post being lame, I'm taking a break from sipping mint juleps to write y'all something. Of course, by "sipping mint juleps" I mean "perspiring in a most indelicate way and watching in horror as my hair turns into something resembling a poodle coat on top of my head."

I'm in Wilmington, N.C. It lauds itself as "Home of the Azalea Festival," but should instead put "Welcome to Wilmington: Where You Look Like Crap" on the signs. Love the airport, though. It's teeny, but had free wireless and these really nice rocking chairs instead of those nasty chairs you usually find in baggage claims.

Also, my confession for the day: I turned into a total Sabbath breaker the moment Mr. and Mrs. Smith started playing on the airplane. Because really, how can you resist something like Brad Pitt looking all hot an' stuff? You can't. You don't. Savvymom, back me up here. I tried to make up for it by listening to some Mormon Tabernacle Choir music during my layover, which would have worked if it weren't for all the Brad flashbacks. (hee. hee hee.)

My dear friend, whom I'll call Sahkmet because she sometimes posts here under that name, drove down from Chapel Hill to see me, which was a huge treat for me. We had a lovely evening, wherein we went to Wrightsville Beach (5 minutes away from the hotel) and saw the sun set. Then we did some more Sabbath-breaking by eating dinner at a tapas-style restaurant called Boca Bay. We went back to the hotel after dinner and realized that it was 7:30pm and we were sitting in a hotel room watching the Food Network--and not even a good show, but something about how Cheetos are made. So we left the room quickly and went back down to the beach to walk along the shore like normal people.

And now I have to get ready to go exhibit at this conference thingie, which was the stated purpose of my trip. I really just came for the beach.


CBH said... [reply]

Yeah, that "Unwrapped" show kind of sucks. Not to mention that the guy who hosts it is probably gay.

But every cloud has a silver lining. I'm pretty sure Hot Rachel Ray's show comes on before or after that. Or at least... one of her shows.

Stupidramblings said... [reply]

I have to mention here that it seems pointless to me to go to a beach on the east coast to watch the sun set over land. Can't you get the same type of view over Poughkipsie?

Nemesis said... [reply]

Hey, you can mention all you want. You're not at the beach.

Miss Hass said... [reply]

I totally watched that Unwrapped episode in between the Emmy's. In my defense, I'm sick and there's no beach here.

Cicada said... [reply]

I won't even touch the "probably gay" comment.

But I envy you. In honor of breaking the Sabbath, though, I spent the whole day yesterday cleaning my little house. I even mopped, which is sinful Sabbath behavior.

Savvymom said... [reply]

You're work sent you on a plane on the BS (blessed sabbath). You were making the best of it. And watching Brad Pitt may be a religious experience for some people... I totally support you.

CoolMom said... [reply]

Since you were obviously otherwise engaged, I will forgive you for not calling me back yeaterday.

Coolboy should comment about his "near encounter" with Rachel Ray. Poor little smitten guy.

sakhmet said... [reply]

Miss Nemesis forgot to mention the whackiest part of the beach walk: a BLOOD RED MOON. Eeek.

Also, Cicada, are you sure you don't want to touch the "probably gay" comment? Cos I would feel bad tearing into one of Neme's relatives. But really...Mark Summers is SO not gay.

CBH said... [reply]

I'm going to ripped into for noticing a guy's gay? You people are silly.

sakhmet said... [reply]

Well, not so much for noticing, but for implying that a gay host would be a reason not to watch. I mean, if we used YOUR criteria, think of all the things we'd miss out on: Walt Whitman poetry, Rock Hudson/Doris Day movies, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy...the list is endless.

Savvymom said... [reply]

I think we are getting a little off topic here. The focus was not about some dumb cooking show. LOOK AT HOW PRETTY BRAD LOOKS!

Nemesis said... [reply]

You're on your own, there, cbh. :-)

And yes, Brad Pitt is a pretty, pretty man. Also he's quite funny, as it turns out.

You're right, I did forget to mention the moon, Sakhmet! It was doing the same thing the next night. Ooooooh-ooooooh . . .

daltongirl said... [reply]

Nem, my email isn't working, and time's a-growin' short.

Your tees will be ready tomorrow afternoon. Unless you tell me you have already gone to Shade behind my back. Anyway, let me know what will be the least stressful way for you to get them. I will bring them to you, or if your luggage is too full, I can send them.

Streets of Belfast said... [reply]

I can totally support you in your Brad Pitt Sabbath behavior. I on the other hand after going to church where I listened to 5 people including the high counselor swear while either teaching class or commenting in class went on a lovely nature walk and then went to a local graveyard because on Sunday here we visit with the dead and talk to them and stuff. I merely visited and left the talking to someone else although I was introduced at one grave. What is the proper etiquette for meeting someone who is dead?

Nemesis said... [reply]

I think you're supposed to ask them to shake your hand.

Or maybe that's something else.

CBH said... [reply]

I'm supposed to be upset about missing Queer Eye for the Straight Guy becuase of an overblown streotype?

You couldn't pay me to watch a show that stupid.
Okay, you could, but it'd have to be a lot. Like $40 or something.

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