August 12, 2009

Chardonnay and Meteors

I got slightly buzzed last night. Lightweight that I am, it took only one full glass of my neighbor’s chardonnay to get me that way. I always was a cheap date. Oh, but I’d had a long day, and it was so worth it. I just couldn't look one more minute at a computer screen, so I didn’t accomplish the writing I was supposed to. My writing partner -- she of the whip-cracking, slave-driving, that’s-no-excuse ilk -- was none too pleased. She made me compose a limerick on the fly, via text, as penance. It may have been naughty because she is perverse that way. I swear I can’t remember it.

Around ten p.m. or so, Miss America and I went out on the back deck, hoping to get showered with Perseid meteors. But the city lights washed out the night sky and left only pinpoints of hazy constellations. At least I think so. The Great Bear looked more like a gerbil.

As you know, there are few things I enjoy more than hanging with Miss America. This is why:

Miss America: If we were up in da sky, we could see the Milky Chocolate.

Me: Chocolate and chardonnay? Mmmmmm.
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Update on Mr. Fine. We have decided to meet. But first, I’ve sent him to the place where my alter ego resides. To the irreverent persona who drives this blog. If I'm lucky, our online chemistry won't crater. And hey, if I can’t be on my best behavior here, I think y’all should be. Say hello to Mr. Fine.

39 comments:

darsden said...

wooohooo hello Mr. Fine.. where did you send him again ;-)

I keep forgetting about the meteors.

I can hold the hard stuff but wine it only takes one glass...my ears turn beet red and I am done! I am a feather weight in the wine department.

phd in yogurtry said...

We were at the Frio River, sitting outside admiring the beautiful star filled sky (like we always do when we're there, so far away from civilization) when I saw the biggest "falling star" ever. Then another. And another. What a treat! I had no idea about Perseid meteors (having no WiFi access, despite being told we would, argh!).

phd in yogurtry said...

Oh, and Milky Chocolate? That is too precious.

Amy said...

Why, hello Mr. Fine! There are a few things you should know about our dear Fragrant Liar, but I won't shoot my mouth off. I'll just sit back and let her blog do all of the talking.

Do keep in mind that underneath all of the sass is one fine woman who deserves to be treated like a princess.

Read on. We hope you learn to love her as much as we do.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Well, Hello Mr. Fine... (in her best Mae West voice) Come up and see me sometime.

Oh I was just kidding for heaven sakes... I'm an old married woman! *giggling*

Snappy

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Did you hear Mr. Fine? A cheap date and witty. Doesn't get much better.

Pastor Sharon said...

Hello Mr. Fine! Think about it Chardonney and Starlit nights. . . oh and chocolate!

daisyfae said...

Mr. Fine? Treat her right! there be a thousand blog-groupies with attitude and MAD COMPUTER SKILZ watchin' her back!

Hit 40 said...

Mr. Fine - You take care of our blogging friend. You are lucky to have her!!!

I am out of my favorite liquor. I need to reload before school starts. Heavens forbid if I do not have a bottle of premixed margarita when I come home the first day!!!

smiles4u said...

Oh how I love hearing your conversations with Miss America...she is such a hoot!
Oh and hello Mr. Fine!

Captain Dumbass said...

Hey hey, Mr. Fine. I miss the meteors. I haven't seen them in forever. If I could just convince a few million of my neighbours to turn off their lights it would be great.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr FIne - Fragrant Liar is near and dear to me... like blood.... smell my finger!

diane said...

Hi there Mr. Fine,
These are the rules:
Treat our Fragrant Queen with the respect she deserves.
Never use "that" tone with her, or get impatient. Good things come to those who wait.
Never use the F word in front of Miss America.
Don't think plying her with chocolate and chardonay will work, she's smarter than that.
And have your sense of humor ready, because she's really funny.
That's all, hope all of these comments don't freak you out. xo

Jocelyn said...

Dear Mr. Fine: You'd be missing out on all sorts of highjinks, should you fail to court This Here Blogger.

Give her some chardonnay, and have your way...

darsden said...

sssh...they said Mr. Fine was over here.. I mmm a looking... :-)

darsden said...

here's some more wine to geaux with Mr. Fine ;-)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Star gazing wasn't much better at the lake, FL. Ian and I laid in the yard past 2am and only saw about 10. Didn't bother to wake Bob as was the plan. We had fun, though, just as you and that little missy.

Mr. Fine - don't mess with my friend, man. She's a special treat. You guys have fun.

lovelyprism said...

Hello Mr. Fine *waves*

Here's my advice to you... when you meet bring her flowers. I mean, of course Miss America, but it would be lovely if you bought an extra bunch for your date. ;-)

powdergirl said...

Hi Mr Fine, pleasure to meet you. You're a lucky guy : )

I love the Miss America stories, kids are so sweet and earnest, and literal.

You know? She's a lucky kid to have you, too.

Chairman Bill said...

Couldn't see a damned thing here. Overcast skies.

Sarah Lulu said...

G'day Mr. Fine ...

Your intentions?

The Peach Tart said...

As always Miss America is adorable.

Red wine and chocolate. Best combo.

Mr. Fine - have good manners.

Jazz said...

Hello Mr. Fine. I've only been around her for a couple of months, but if I were I Mr. I'd so be all over her!

Gaston Studio said...

We had a storm here yesterday afternoon so couldn't see through the clouds. Glad you and Miss America could see da sky.

Hey there Mr. Fine. I'd like you to know that this lady is a true woman of substance; you've hit the jackpot so don't look any further.

Anonymous said...

They are on their best behavior. Thank-you for your insights friends of the alter-one. 'Alter-friends?'

Nothing but the best for this royal lady. The wine cabinet's stocked.

Now all of you. Tell her to call me. I'm swimming upstream and I'm ready to go with the flow.

Breathe said...

From one cheap drunk to another, the limerick (I gave you one line, you attempted to finish):

Breathe: There once was a writer in Kyle

FL: Who bent over to smile

Breathe: She picked up a pen and said is this the end?

FL: ramble, ramble ramble

Breathe: ramble ramble ramble Hey! You need to finish the limerick!

FL: What limerick? I did

Breathe: Girl, you did one line!

FL: I am bd.... bad


Then you called me a slabe driver.

:)

Breathe said...

From one cheap drunk to another, the limerick (I gave you one line, you attempted to finish):

Breathe: There once was a writer in Kyle

FL: Who bent over to smile

Breathe: She picked up a pen and said is this the end?

FL: ramble, ramble ramble

Breathe: ramble ramble ramble Hey! You need to finish the limerick!

FL: What limerick? I did

Breathe: Girl, you did one line!

FL: I am bd.... bad


Then you called me a slabe driver.

:)

foxy said...

Hi there Mr. Fine, so nice to make your acquaintance! Glad she sent you here... this IS really the best way to get to know our girl.

Queenie, it's time you did your part now and CALL THE BOY.

AirmanMom said...

Welcome, Mr. Fine!
~AM

bernthis said...

the other night my kid and I laid in bed and watched the lightening. It was so cool and I loved watching her eyes light up a long with the sky

blognut said...

C'mon! What blog did you really send him to?

Twenty Four At Heart said...

Chardonnay ... yum! How are you? I've been traveling so much I feel out of touch! So nice to finally be getting caught up!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Fine! You must give great email! Our girl wouldn't be impressed with just any old line. Where can I get a copy? Just kidding, but you really must be special. Keep up the good work.

Ok, sister, get to callin'! And, then call me with all the details! ;-) Loops

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Hello Mr. Fine.

"The Great Bear looked more like a gerbil." <--Too funny!

otin said...

I love stargazing, I always hope to see a UFO! I am being serious.

Jason, as himself said...

I will drink chardonnay under the stars with you whenever you want. Just so you know.

And unlike darsden, I can drink jugs of wine, but he hard stuff, not so much.

♥ Braja said...

Pour me a glass of that chardonnay...you and me? Cheap dates together. Move over Mr Fine...
xoxo

Smart Mouth Broad said...

stars, chardonnay and the milky chocolate? Life is good!

Michel said...

hahah! I totally used to think that the milky way was where the candy bar came from - and I always wanted to see it and go there.

Science should be more specific.