Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The One Where We Partake of the Grapes, Win Friends, and Influence People.

If you're familiar with even the tiniest bit of the fandom that is Twilight, then you're aware that whenever this handsome man so much as shrugs his shoulders, grown women faint, little girls cry, and even heterosexual men stop and take notice. All he has to utter is a simple, "Um..." and the resulting screams reverberate around the world. Until this past weekend I found this phenomenon rather bewildering. I mean, I love me some Robert Pattinson (he is altogether delicious, but no replacement for my boyfriend, Jason!), but mass hysteria for one man alone? Well, OK. And then I went to SoCal with Heather and Tiffany.

I now understand what Rob must feel when swarmed by fans...demanding pictures, thrusting for autographs, screaming his name. Because seriously...we three girls got this our entire weekend. Kid you not. We felt so famous...all we had to say was, "We are bloggers," and folks lost their minds...demanding pictures, thrusting for autographs, screaming our names. OK, maybe there was no screaming, but there were many requests for our blog addresses...and pictures too numerous to count. For real, y'all. We've decided we roll well in the fast lane of fame. And that's always good to know. In advance. I'm just sayin'.


Here's Tiffany eating the best Mexican food on the planet. She's all, "Wait while I savor this bite..." And scene.

I'm convinced that should Heather ever record a CD of any kind, this right here should be the album cover. It's so blingy...so mysterious...so sexy. It makes me want to kiss her. Again.


Have you ever toured four wineries in one day? Eaten a fabulously prepared picnic lunch on the grounds of a gorgeous vineyard? Consumed two bottles of wine--apiece--in mere hours? If you answer "no" to any of these questions, I highly recommend you take measures to amend this situation. Because it is a good time. Indeed.


Sometimes, for just the sheer joy of it, one must cup clusters of grapes growing on the vine. And have that moment photographed for all eternity.


In that same vein, sometimes, merely for rapturous joy, you must drink chocolate port in a dark chocolate, edible cup, with a little bit of champagne splashed on top. Oh. My. Head. Fantastic!


And while enjoying the various wineries, you must befriend the coolest gals on the tour bus. Because then you are guaranteed many more laughs than you thought possible...and it's always nice to have new BFFs. Especially when you ask these new BFFs, "Hey, wanna eat Mexican with us tonight?" and they're all, "Word!" Then they show up at Rosa's (the best Mexican food on the planet--did I mention that already?) and see what you've ordered and remark, "Oh, I have died and gone to Heaven. Amen!" If we didn't know it before that moment, we knew it when we supped together. Amy, Tonda, and Sharon...y'all were so fun...when are we planning our next vacation?

My final Heather, Lula, and Tiffany In California installment is tomorrow. Someone got a tattoo on this trip. I'm not saying whom and I'm not saying where the ink was placed. You just gotta come back to find out, is all.

p.s. Yesterday's picture? With the Filipino Fellas? Please...they are totally our new boyfriends. Did you even have to ask?

33 comments:

Rhea said...

Ok, I know WHERE the tattoo went...now I need to know WHAT it was. A heart? The word "Twilight"? barbed wire?! hehe

Mrs de Miranda said...

I am excited to find out about the tattoo!!

You all look like you had too much fun!! I am having fun living vicariously! hehe

bfs said...

Hmmmmm..... may hafta do that!

Kat said...

I am excited to see the words. Since I have seen the pictures of the tattoo getting.

And ya'll had so much fun. Do you think that they have orgasmic Mexican food in Ida-ho?

Amy said...

I am so glad you guys had fun . I am also so glad you posted that picture of Edward (Rob?) because just today I saw a spread of them in InStyle magazine and they all look so gorgeous. If the movie had looked like that shoot it would have been awesome. A little darker, a 2000's kind of "Heathers."
Oh well, water under the bridge.
Meanwhile, your tattoo is awesome.
Flying your freak flag girl!!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Love the picture of Heather cupping the "grapes". Did ya know I have wine grape vines growing in my backyard? I cup grapes all the time...

Jennifer P. said...

I cannot get enough of this!!! :)

Remember when Twilight was first being announced and everyone was all like "What?! Robert Who?! You mean Cedric Diggory?". Yeah. I totally take it back. I was in love with the man by the time it was all done. The gay man sitting behind me and talking loudly was FO SHO in love with him.

I await pictures of a tattoo....

Swirl Girl said...

looking forward to the next installment...I know who, not where (the tattoo thing) nor do I know what.

peeky peeky??

Sissy said...

That picture of Rob is really how I thought Edward should look...not like he wanted to throw up. Seriously.

Heather said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're sharing these pics of your trip. Here's to lots of wine, meeting bloggy friends, making new ones, and hanging out with gay Filipinos!

You girls rock!

CaraBee said...

Okay, Rob looks pretty yummy in that picture. I haven't seen the movie yet. Despite the bad reviews, I'm still going this weekend. I just have to see this train wreck for myself. It is always so hard when a beloved book is made into a movie. They so seldom live up to the high expectations.

That port in the chocolate cup sounds absolutely divine!

Caroline said...

Dude, I totally saw a bit of a movie with your boyfriend in it this weekend. Yes.

Cupping Grapes...huh.larious.

The port in the chocolate cup...I'm not a big fan of dark wine, but I'd go all kinds of Augustus Gloop over that chocolate cup.

The tat...rockin'. Love it.

Mama Dawg said...

That crazy tattoo mom chick already spilled the beans.

Pics, please!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Looks like more fun than 3 girls... no 6... should have.

Glad to hear there was a bus... I was getting a little nervous there.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Port in a dark chocolate cup?? I need to visit the motherland.

Brandy said...

I just KNEW a picture of the ink would be here today. Damn it!

Ah well pictures of all your fun are nice too.

But I need to see the goods!

mine, by magpie said...

i think there are fangs tattoed on that arse.

and omg i wanna sip port from chocolate cups. sweeeet.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I am just so thrilled with excitement for you ladies that you were able to make these memories that will last forever. I know that's like a Hallmark card but it's so true. I am really happy for you. Times like that are super special!!! The wine, the chocolate, the Mexican (food & boys) the adventure together - awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. For some reason, I am picturing a twoface on your tush, one side Jason, one side Robert. But then your hubby's name across it. Ick, just kidding.

April said...

Chocolate port...in a dark chocolate, edible cup...are you kidding me?!?!?!

Can't wait for the ink story!

Nicole said...

You have been tagged! come on over and see.
I guess I should read Twilight huh? Oh yeah, I don't have time to.

Amy said...

Looks like a great time. Glad it was :D

Kimberly said...

You find the greatest pictures of Rob, I swear!

I can tell you had a great time in California, good for you!

Ashley said...

Oh, Lord! You girls definitely had too much fun... I can tell already! Can't wait to hear more about this trip. I'm a tad bit... okay very... jealous that I missed out on all this fun!

angie said...

Ah ha. I LOVE that I know both where the tattoo is, and WHAT it is. :)

Having that much fun without me should be illegal. Just so you know. :)

Robin said...

You have absolutely had too much fun!! Isn't it fabulous to be with great friends, great food, and great views (Rob)??

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

Can't wait to see the new tatoo!

heathersister said...

I wish we could have met some Filipino Fellas when we came to VA.

Next year, one big birthday bash, sounds like a plan to me. My baby girl is taking me to see Twilight tonight for my birthday. My baby boy is getting me a cake.

Jen said...

If you all were so cool and such famous bloggers, I would totally have to hate you. Just kidding. ;)

Tiffany said...

Oh we had so much fun.

Love the title of this post!

Marrdy said...

What a great trip. Someday you may have to come to Utah. Now won't that be fun??

Gombojav Tribe said...

California is indeed the best!

(gonna have to get some chocolate port in chocolate cups with champagne......as soon as I'm not pregnant! Where did you go?)

Angie's Spot said...

Ok, I'm working my way backwards here, since I'm SO far behind in reading. (Sorry) How cool that you guys are like totally famous in So Cal now! I'm so glad I got your autograph before the throngs of fans send you into hiding. :-)

Knit Purl Gurl said...

So glad to have discovered your blog - total awesomeness!