The Lu$ty Ladies Quest for Knowledge

That’s right, Saturday night was book club!!! We read the book The 19th Wife  by David Ebershoff. The party was at my house with a cook out that included burgers, beans, corn on the cob and all the fixings. It was also “bring your husband to book club” night since everyone had their man present except Tweet who understandably had to work late. What that meant was we laughed and cut up a lot but didn’t actually discuss the book that much….such as life. We had a great time. Christin also brought her brother Carl who is a great guy that is extremely easy on the eyes (even if you are married) and he has a “fro…awesome!

Here are some visual evidences of our escapades….Barb was a never ending source of entertainment!!!

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Barbara reverted to a 5th grader and decided to play with her food….

wait for it….

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yes ma’am Babbers did just eat cake, bacon, burger and onions at the same time….it was hard to watch.

 

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If you look closely Christin is actually eating chocolate cake and bacon which most women (a least once a month anyway) will agree is a pretty good idea.

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Here we have Katie eyeing me suspiciouly as I have Sami the Parrot on my should and Katie is not a fan of birds.

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Notice Emily’s horror face here…Barb was eating her corn on the cob so voraciously that it was spraying all over Em…we’re a pretty close bunch of gals…

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Christin baked a monster of a cake….and the beast had to be tamed!

 

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In the background you can see Carl, Christin’s brother. They both have some pretty amazing genetics working in their favor. Lucky jerks…

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You got it kids…Neapolitan Cake!

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if you look closely that is Sami flying in front of Christin’s face….he wanted in on the action also…

 

Good times!

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Had a freakin’ blast

and seriously regret that I don’t have pictures….

Tonight was a meeting of our book club. We met over at Tweet’s to discuss the Poisonwood Bible which I loved. (Babs did not) Tweet made a great dinner of turkey sausage and pepper hoogies and stuffed mushrooms. I brought along a flour less chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and real whipped cream. We over indulged food wise. I highly regret NOT getting a picture of Babs licking her plate….oh the memories

During our conversation, sometime after we finished discussing the differences in European toilets, Christin mentioned that her brother in law is a rapper and had a gig in town tonight. She proceed to elaborate on that fun fact by mentioning that he is a white boy rapper with an afro who brought his dad to his gig. She didn’t really want to go but we saw potential in that little tidbit of ridiculousness. So off to local dive bar we go to see “Def Crew” who we feel pretty certain will provide more laughs then a barrel of monkeys.

Now hip hop is a genre of music I think most of the other ladies can live with out. I on the other hand must confess that I LOVE booty shakin’ hip hop, rap, R&B and funk. However I cannot stomach most modern versions of the music as the lyrics I find offensive and raunchy and certainly not in line with my convictions. So I listen to Christian rap….which most of my friends find hilarious… I also listen to other artists whose message is more positive and socially conscience.

We get to said local dive bar and first off notice that the audience is old  does not appear to be of the variety that like rap/hip hop. We were wrong, just goes to show you can’t judge an audience by its geriatric age a book by its cover. We at least thought that we would have a good laugh at the band that by Christin’s own description was hilarious. However what we encountered was a group of white boys from rural Wisconsin passionate about what they do and possessing of talent. They also invited their parents to their show, which I found adorable. And whilst I would not be able to rap about my nut$ack with my dad in the room they were quite comfortable with their lyrical prowess. I did enjoy it (perhaps not ALL of the lyrics) but I thought their enthusiasm was contagious. That and they would totally get beat up in Detroit.

 

Good Times

Operation Static Monkey revealed!

So we had a lovely time on Tuesday night! There was lots of laughing, drinking and carrying on…I believe a great time was had by all.

Here are the “Public” pictures of that evening…. we also have some “private” ones that were a result of cheap box wine and extreme comfort with one another…

Christin is happy

Our Beautiful birthday girl…

What could it be?

What could it be?  Operation Static monkey….

Christin and Carla getting to know each other...

Introducing Carla! Christin was the only Lusty Lady with out a sewing machine machine so we had to remedy that!

The other "lushy" Lusty ladies

The LUSHY ladies!

All for me...

Time for cake. Does she think if she licks it no one else will want to eat it??? Yeah right…we totally eat after each other all the time.

Yummy

It was such a great night! And we even managed to get a little sewing accomplished…

Operation Static Monkey

I am so excited becasue tomorrow is craft night and we have a special surprised arranged for Christin aka Static Monkey. Her birthday was last week and the Lusty Ladies haven’t had a chance to celebrate. I can’t revel the surprise just yet but I will be serving this

 Turtle Cheesecake

And I am sure copious amounts of wine will also be served. I wish I had time to make another dessert also since Tweet is insane and does not eat cheesecake but alas time is always something short in supply.

I love doing nice things for my friends and so I am busting with excitement! It is very difficult not to just come out with the secret so it is a good thing Christin is off today. I just have to get through tomorrow….

Lustly Ladies Quest for Knowledge

A.K.A The Book Club…. It consist of Katie, Christin, Barbara, Melissa and me. Actually Michael also thinks he is part of the book club but he comes up a little short in the lusty lady department. The book club started out as a way to make friends with girls I already liked at work and to stimulate our minds. The first book we read was The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. Everyone thought it was an amazing read. We met at my house and for dinner I prepared and spinach and bacon salad, kirschwasser swiss cheese fondue and chocolate fondue and cheesecake. We had an amazing night. We selected to read Persepolis for our second selection. Photos from our fabulous soiree.

 

Now our little book club has big ideas. So instead of just reading books and chatting about them over a good bottle of wine (which would be the easy way to do it) we decided to take a book club field trip to Europe and to fund our trip by selling our homemade wares. I will keep you posted on how that goes but do check out www.Gnomehome.wordpress.com to support the cause.