Captain’s Log 5,913
I had the best time with my dinner guests Friday night. It was International Talk Like a Pirate Day (that I had completely missed so flog me). Jon showed up in full gear to celebrate the day. He did change out of this and into a Hawaiian shirt, but the effect of seeing him at the door yelling to gain entry was very, very funny!
And that is a fake blunderbuss sticking out of his waistband. NOT something else!
His wife Lynn was not piratical because she is wearing a walking cast right now. Sore footie. But she brought great cheese appetizers so all was well.
Sometimes, you run across people that are just so easy to be around. They are interesting conversationalists. They laugh. They connect the dots between your experiences and theirs. Such was the case Friday night. We spent five hours eating, laughing, telling stories. They also brought dessert. How can you go wrong with root beer floats? My hostess gift was a six-pack of high-end root beers (all different). I have already started drinking them.
I thought the one on the right said KLUTZTOWN. I wondered how they knew it would be such a perfect beverage for me!
How can you not like people who make you laugh for five hours, show up dressed like a pirate, bring you maple/smoked cheese, and love root beer as much as you do?
I served really great veggie cheeseburgers (with all the fixings), fruit salad, veggie baked beans, chips, and…….
Fabulous two-colored sweet corn! Yummers! Served with real creamery butter and salt. What more do you need?
A little wine and a few beers and we were all set. The root beer floats were served later out on the patio. In the dark. It’s fun working a root beer float in the dark – kind of punching the straw into whatever seems like ice cream.
They expressed interest in learning to geocache. That will probably be our next time together. They go “jeeping” in the desert and I geocache. Sounds like a combo day in the making. There are a lot of caches out in the desert, but when the weather is hot, only fools are out there looking for them.
Luke, I am your geocache!
Loving the cooler weather. Slept under the covers without a fan last night for the first time since….I have no idea. Took home museum work for a yesterday project. Another project for my other job today, but the day is glorious so I don’t mind having to leave the house.