Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Taking a break from party pics

Here's my sweet blog guru, Maren Kate and her Dad, Victor, taken in one of the hotels while we were in Vegas at Caesar's. I've known Maren Kate since she was a twinkle in her parent's eye.

She's going to help me figure out how to make Octopus and Octopie more famous than that yellow square pant person.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Marilyn, me and Elvis

Picture's not very good, but here's Marilyn, no need for last name, me and Elvis tonight. We forgot a camera and Bob took this with the iphone. Light was a bit harsh.

You think they can sing? Shoulda heard me.

Here's a cool idea - time to start thinking about the Octopus and Octopie CD, perhaps they'll let me guest on it? Do small children understand tone deaf?

2009 Christmas party pics #8

Yes, the Christmas party pictures continue. Aren't you delighted I didn't get snow pictures? These are great pictures. Everyone's having a good time and schmoozing.
I hope Christmas was delightful for you. We had another low, very low key Christmas. James Randall and I went to see Mom. One of those visits where she has no clue who he is, but Miss Southern Lady pretends and is very gracious. When she thinks he's not paying attention she whispers (several times) "Who's this nice young man?" I have her room covered with pictures of him age 10 and under. Mom and I both pretend he's still that kid. James Randall, a veteran of nursing homes after these last 4 years made a caustic comment, "I see the once a year visiting families are here in force." Yup. is slow going, but check it from time to time to see what's going on.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

2009 Christmas party pics #7

The State Fair group.

Snowed today and I didn't get pictures. Probably have an opportunity tomorrow.

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Merry Christmas Eve

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2009 Christmas party pics #6

Thought you'd like to see Michelle and Lorie's hair from front and back and R and Tonya from side.

We met Martha, Steve, Steven and Robert at the new Cowboy Stadium for a tour. Pretty cool. Then to Pappadeaux to eat. A good time was had. I'll have pictures after I get party pics posted. Better start adding more party pics.

Tried to post a new paragraph on Not as easy as this one. Check it out anyway for the unfolding saga.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

2009 Christmas party pics #5

Pretty good looking friends, huh? Yes, all dressed up for the party, but they would also look good in welding clothes and I think all of these people have once or twice worn welding clothes. Note Juli's hair and eyelashes - movie star looks.

Check out I think I managed to add a blog to the website tonight. Yes, another blog. I truly am a vampire and stay up way too late at night.

Monday, December 21, 2009

2009 Christmas party pics #4

I love how people mingled so well this year. I have other pictures of Ms. Stearns pretty in purple. Now all are of her back.

To Patrizios tonight to meet great friends. One said the magic sentence tonight. She noted her 10 year old dogs were getting up slowly, too, because of arthritis. She reminded me her doggies were 10 years old. Gave me hope for BlackJack. He's getting up slowly going to be 14 soon. Becky's right, it's arthritis, not old age.

I had to give Evan a Christmas hug. Patrizios was slammed with customers. Without missing a beat Evan said, "Merry Christmas, Lottie." No way I could remember my customer's names on a very slow day. He's amazing and runs, in my humble opinion, the best Italian restaurant in town. This was our friends' first time, but not last. They were delighted with the food and couldn't get over the reasonable prices. How great for them to see the lighted trees of HP Village during the holidays, always my favorite.

I just finished putting together the first page of the brand new Octopus and Octopie website/blog up. Don't have a clue what to do now. If you get a chance, check out:

Saturday, December 19, 2009

2009 Christmas party pics #3

More party pictures.

Today Bob and I went to see the new George Clooney movie ( I can't remember the name). We'd eaten before going, but I thought I'd get a bottle of water since I have a little tickle in my throat and didn't need a coughing fit in the middle of the movie.

The bottle was $3.75!!! The girl behind the counter apologized, she said, "Movie price water." I declined and she thought a minute and offered me a cup of tap water with ice - for free - how very nice.

We were one of the first to sit down, so I started counting people walking in with concessions. 8 cokes, 6 popcorns, 2 beers, 2 wines, one bottle of champagne, no candy and the theater ended up full. Imagine the money they could have made on concessions if they that anything half way affordable. Last time Delores and I went to the movies we snuck treats in. Guess I'll have to get a purse big enough for water bottles until my tickle unticks. Just remember the name of the movie, "Up In The Air" and it was cute.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Party Pics #2

Of course I'm standing on a chair for my picture with Miss Lorie. Only time I'm ever taller than her.

Here's our bartender and barback.

Mary and Tommy festive as ever.

Thursday, December 10, 2009