Saturday, October 9, 2010

I love tequila!

Remember when I posted yesterday that I was a bit tipsy? Today I am sloshed! If what I have to say makes no sense, please blame it on the tequila. I swear to you, I only drink one of two times a year, only when I am traveling and with friends and not responsible for my children. Today, I let loose!

We had a 4 hour college fair today. 4 hours standing behind a table saying the same thing over and over again. 3 hours is torture. 4 hours is unimaginable. But salvation came in the last hour when a girl approached me and asked tentatively, "Um, do you have a twin sister who is a guidance counselor at a high school in Western Massachusetts?" My answer, of course, was "Yes!" How is it that I met a girl IN MEXICO for whom my twin sister had been her guidance counselor two years ago? It's a small world, after all...

After the fair, I hit the executive lounge in the hotel for some free hors d'oerves. I'm loving my upgrade!!!I get free laundry service, so I sent my gym clothes off to be laundered this morning (I've been hitting the gym for a mile run and and upper body free-wight circuit while abroad), and lo and bhold, they are back in my room wrapped in a cute package - free of course. Then, my two new professional friends, Lisa and Leticia, joined me on my adventure taking the Metro to a place to buy traditional Mexican dress. Jackpot! I bought this dress


and this shirt. Loving them both!

I also bought a small woolen bag in autumn colors with a butterfly on it.


When we returned, there was a reception for all us college counselor folks and the bar was serving a drink called a Paloma (dove). Lemon juice, tequila and Squirt (grapefruit soda). It is my new favorite drink, and I drank them down like lemondade, and didn't notice until I stood up that I was drunk, having drunk more than I have since before I graduated from college 17 years ago. My wake up call is in 5 hours for my flight to Costa Rica, so I'm not sure tomorrow morning is going to be all that pleasant, but boy did I have fun hanging out with the girls this afternoon and evening!

And before you think I have spent all my waking hours in a cup of tequila, I did finish one Dresden Plate block, and started in on number 2.


And guess what I forgot to share with you all? Remember my string quilt that I sent away to be quilted last February,




only to have the quilter disappear off the face of the planet? Well, she's back, and she contacted me on Thursday to get my mailing address to send my quilt back to me. Yay!

OK, must go. My cheeks are numb and my eyes can hardly stay open. I hope to catch up on blogs when I get to San Jose tomorrow afternoon. In the meantime, ciao!

11 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love tequila too . we really have to get together and celebrate our mutual love.

Sounds like your fun times got even funner !

Stephanie said...

You are too funny! I am glad you had time to relax and enjoy your time away with friends. I remember you not being able to get your quilt top back that you sent away. That was rediculous. Thank goodness you got it back. I don't I would ever use her again and maybe you should warn others. Steph

Hazel said...

The dress is so pretty , is that embroidery work on it ?
There seems to be a lot of people in the same situation as yourself as far as not getting your quilt ,I say take it to your local quilt store it may cost a little more but at least you know its safe .
Oh yes how did you feel this morning LOL .Good to know you are having fun .

Rachel said...

You are too funny. I'd love to join you in that tequila glass, too. Well, maybe not right now, since it's 5:30 am here... Have fun in Costa Rica. That sounds so exotic!

Love the dress and shirt. Good shopping!

Becky said...

Love your purchases and TAKE SOME ASPIRIN!!! lol I'm so glad you are having fun.

Judi said...

I love the clothing you bought. it's great. Have fun! W

Nifty Quilts said...

Beautiful string quilt! Great plaid Dresdens too. That one sure looks good on the red chair. Have you thought of sashing those in a small red check?

dobco said...

Sounds like you are having a great time in Mexico! We have to have fun to offset the work...right?

Anonymous said...

Oh you lucky girl - to have SQUIRT! I haven't had it since the last time I visited Michigan, where I grew up drinking it. Try it with Gin - it's yummy!

Pamela in SOMD

joe tulips said...

This is just one happy post....the new favorite drink, the shopping, the blocks, and quilt that was lost and now is found!! I hope you got a nap in...and some aspirin too!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Love everything you posted, especially the dress and earrings, very cute...