Edited to add: the Miss Mississippi live feed didn’t work Saturday night, so we didn’t get to have a viewing party after all. We’ll try again in 2013!
Well, after three big days-o-fun in Texas, I’m home again. My flight left San Antonio early this morning, and you can imagine how upbeat and chipper I was at 5:45 in the AM, especially considering that the three-day total for sleep came in somewhere around the 12-hour mark. But oh, we had us some fun. And some laughs. And some REAL good food.
I didn’t get a picture of our Mexican food from Monday night, but Tuesday at lunch we took a little road trip and had some spectacular fried food. Exhibit A: Chicken fried chicken. With French fries and fried okra. And, you know, a salad. Just to keep it healthy and all.
There was also homemade chocolate pie with a wee bit of meringue.
Oh have mercy it was good.
And last night, much to my delight, I finally got to experience the wonder of a Chris Madrid’s tostada burger. Melanie has been telling me about them for years, and now I absolutely understand why. It was spectacular.
Please note the ring-o-cheese that surrounded the burger, and I don’t mind saying that in the days to come, when I think about that ring-o-cheese, I will sigh. And then I will hum old Air Supply songs.
(Yes, I realize that all my pictures are sideways.)
(I have no idea why.)
(So be careful not to sustain any sort of neck injury when you look at them.)
I slept all the way home this morning – didn’t even read the first magazine – and the sleep was an unexpected blessing considering that I was sitting next to someone who apparently dipped himself in a vat of Axe body spray before boarding the plane. He was young (bless his heart), and I get that it takes awhile to figure out the delicate balance between using enough cologne so that people notice that you smell nice and using so much cologne that people develop insta-migraines and grab several blankets from the overhead bin in an attempt to turn seat 26A into a scent-free cocoon.
Anyway, since we’ve been to the library and the grocery store this afternoon, it’s time for me to start cooking supper. But before I do that, I want to make sure that you know that this Saturday night, June 30th, is the Miss Mississippi pageant. Last year we had such a blast watching and commenting together, and I’d love to have a repeat of all the fun this year. So, I’ll embed the live pageant video here (8 pm central time), and we can all hang out here and watch and applaud and have us a big time.