Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Brunch

Who was taking odds? Anyone? Anyone?






Oh, yes. Yes I did.

Luckily, the very nice lady sitting next to me helped me pick up the food before too many people noticed. Of course, everyone probably noticed the cold sweat I broke into when it happened, but I can at least be grateful that I was holding my bowl of Quaker Oatmeal in my hands when it happened so at least **that** didn't spill out everywhere, too.

It was a lovely morning; a lovely brunch. A consummate hostess, and funny, bright, warm, welcoming guests.

Oh, and ... a Channel 4 news crew. I got the heck out of their way in case they tried to interview me and I fell into the camera guy or something. The women around me, however, were cool as cucumbers on camera.

I *think* I was the only Republican there, but no one pointed fingers or made me eat outside. Of course, if Susan had seen what a slob I was, spilling my food all over the place, she might have asked me to.

And whether you like Obama or not, voted for him or not; a presidential inauguration is still a heartwarming and inspiring ceremony, and I'm grateful for the chance to watch it with other women who were also touched and inspired. Even if they were tons smarter than me and were calling out the names of all the cabinet members and members of congress and a bunch of other people who just looked like old people to me.

So, in summation:

1. Good luck, Mr. President. May you prove yourself worthy of the hopes and dreams and ideals so many are pinning on you.

2. Thank you, Quaker Oats, for sponsoring the brunch. Remember, go here to help stamp out hunger in America's youth.

3. Thank you, Susan, for hosting me. I had a very nice time and would love to get together again sometime. I promise if you invite me over again, I'll clean up after myself! Call me! .... {{waving frantically like a 12-yr old girl}}

4. Mini lemon poppyseed muffin rolling across the living room floor? Totally embarrassing.


Dianna in Louisiana said...

As my mom would say, "Oh my blasted word!" that is too funny! I was wondering how things would play out...... I didn't expect that you would actually drop your breakfast plate on her carpet. But, considering the laugh it just gave me, I'm SO glad it did! Que Sera, Sera! I'm sure you made a lovely impression.

Cate said...

Smooth. Real smooth.

Don't worry. I fell of the couch after hearing the end of Rev. Joseph Lowery's benediction. "when white will embrace what's right?" Um, WTF?!

Other than that, I thought the inauguration was good, and Obama's speech was fantastic--and I didn't vote for him either.

Anonymous said...

Too funny!!!! Once, not long after I started dating my husband, we were at his friend's house hanging out. I dumped an entire plate of spaghetti (with red sauce) on his futon! Not only did the futon serve as a couch, but his bed too. I was mortified! The friend just flipped the mattress and that was it. But still....

Sandra said...

Oh man, and I was praying that nothing BAD would happen to make you stand out. Still, I am glad you went and didn't "chicken out" like I would have done in your position...besides you gave me my laugh of the day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for "representing" us normal klutzes! I know that you feel like you stood out from the rest, but you are a wity, well rounded, compassionate woman, so you all were in good company!

First time delurker from Tyler Copley's caringbridge!
Waverly-Kennesaw GA

Jacqueline said...

I'm totally watching KFOR today.

shara said...

I will watch Channel 4 tonight and watch for the rollin' muffin.

Coachdad said...

All in all, not as bad as you feared in yesterday's post!

Amy said...

You know, Kristi, did you ever think she invited you so she would have fodder for her own blog?!

If it makes you feel any better, I was the only Republican at lunch today. Guess that's what you get working in higher ed, where liberals are as common as the penny.

Anonymous said...

Ya know, I was SERIOUSLY having a BAD BAY day today. I almost wet my pants laughing when I read your breakfast mishap. Thanks for that. You do not know how much I needed it.

Melissa in CA said...

I was hoping to get a clean & clear report...but, that just wouldn't be normal! I love it...so sorry you dropped your plate, but maybe you jinxed yourself. Whatever it was, thanks for keeping me laughing...I know I would've done the same thing, only I would've gone & hid.

Angie said...

At least you didn't have one of your kids there to shout "FIVE SECOND RULE!!!!" :) It could have been worse!

Mom on the Run said...

I can just see you diving to the floor retrieving sausages. This is totally something I would do at a fancy gathering. I find that when in fine company I open my mouth and insert my foot when talking to someone OR I get trapped talking to the most boring person in the room and cannot extract myself. Either way social gatherings are a minefield of faux paux (is that even how you spell this word?). See I'm not fit for high class company!

Susan said...

I was so SO glad you came -- you are even more delightful in person than on the 'net.

And I totally yelled at my kids for the crumbs on the floor, and they apologized and cleaned up. You're off the hook!

(So nice to meet you -- not kidding at all. Let's have coffee, soon.)

gorillabuns said...

Quite honestly, I never noticed the mishap. You handled it with grace under pressure. I was too busy making sure my 4 yr old wasn't crapping/peeing in her pants upstairs. Oh, and thanks for being so sweet when the baby crapped his pants in your arms. It was really a rank smell.

I can't wait to see you next week to further get to know you.:)

Alisa said...

I could not wait to read how it all went!
Thanks for the chuckle!

jadine said...

I think the whole thing is very cool to have happened! I mean, the invitation, the event...not the spilled food :)

At least you didn't go all gastro-intestinal like I've been known to do :) (Not really smiling.)

Natalie said...

I would have been so disappointed if there hadn't been a spillage, or something notable. At least you didn't spill on a person.

Did she hug you? I asked her to give you a hug from me. Maybe she thought that was weird. I would have thought that was weird. I'm a weirdo.

Trish in Leesburg, VA said...

If it makes you feel better, I once spilled not one, not two, but 3 glasses of cranberry juice on the WHITE carpet at a firend's new year's eve party. Ok, so maybe I had too many jello shots to even try ot hold a glass but really- 3?!?! anyway, glad to hear you enjoyed yourself despite the minor spill.

Marisa said...

I wish my life was as much fun as yours!!! I hope you laugh at yourself as much as you make us laugh !!!!