Wednesday, June 22, 2011

21 Jump Street...Almost!


Back in the day when you were still dating, did you ever have a friend, cousin...or even your well-meaning mother...do a "fix-up" for you?

And didn't they always swear up and down, he/she was perfect for you?

And didn't they always guilt you into going when you said "thanks, but no thanks" by crying if you didn't go...they couldn't go?

And didn't you always cave...even when you knew better...and agree to go anyway...hoping against hope for Captain Jack Sparrow?

And ending up instead with Captain Underpants?

Yeah...I  thought so!

Happened to the best of us!

(For the record...I once spent an entire evening perched on the roof of a '55 Chevy while at the drive-in with my so-called perfect match!  I shall forever remember him fondly as Sir Handsalot...and I'm still not speaking to my cousin for thinking that troll was my anybody's perfect date!)


(Photos courtesy of La LuLu and friend Sherry!)

Such was the case just recently when I was contacted by someone I had "met" through a mutual blogging friend.
This new friend was going to be in Texas for an art retreat and e-mailed to ask if there was a way we could possibly meet.  She was going to be at Canton so I suggested we meet at W&T's...and our blind date was set in ink!
Gotta tell y'all...I was as nervous as a bride on her honeymoon about meeting this lady for the first time.  For one thing...she's gorgeous and for another...you know how it is.  People aren't always exactly the same as they appear on a monitor.
In fact...let's talk real here y'all. 
We all tend to hide our faults and put our best "face" out there...moi included...right?
Who'll know the difference...right?  That is until we step outta the boat and meet someone we admire face-to-face!
So I was a little worried that either she...or I...would be disappointed with the "warts and all" first howdy-do!    

Arriving at Winnie and Tulula's, I was greeted by these mavens of madcap marauding, mischief, and mayhem.  It was a lucky day indeed for to me to meet this bevy of beautiful bloggers...but the high light of my day... 

was meeting La LuLu!

I tell y'all...I was gobsmacked!

La LuLu is everything you read on her blog...and more!  She's delightful, insightful, and...
oh gosh...what's another 'ful word to describe her?  Forget it...there just aren't words enough!  She is the person you visit when you pop in...nothing phony or contrived or warty....and I love her!

All I can say is...she was my perfect mystery date.  We sat, talked, laughed, cried...and talked some more!  Talking was more like catching up with a long lost friend 'cause I felt as if I'd known her forever....an instant connection...a bonding.  I truly hated for the afternoon to end, but smiled out loud at the thought of it all the way home!

(Are you reading this Cousin EX?  This is the kind of personality you shoulda fixed me up with!  Certainly not that guy who thought if a little Hai Karate good...whole bottle even better!  "Be careful how you use it"?  Yeah right...someone forgot to tell him to read the little manual that came with each and every bottle...assuming he could read!)

(Photo of Junke & Disorderly Sale courtesy of Margo!)

Let me tell y'all...if you've never visited W&T's...you might want to think twice about getting yourself in there...PDQ.  You never know what kind of treasures you'll take away...maybe even some warm memories that will last you me a lifetime!

Psst!  FYI...also you'll never know who's loitering just around the corner in the alley either!  Captains of industry...or


Captain America!



25 comments:

Malisa said...

You know what? I never, ever went on a blind date! Isn't that strange? I guess that is because I always spent my time being "in love"...ha! When I think about how many days I wasted of my youth "hooked up" to the wrong people. Sigh. Oh, well, I finally found the right one!

Isn't it fun to meet blogging friends in person? Some of my best friends have been the result of blogging. In fact, one of those best buds would be YOU!

Mal

Rebecca said...

I am still laughing here... because I know exactly where you're coming from sista. I like to call them mercy dates or you owe me big for this one date.
I had a very similar date at the drive-in - "oh come on Becky, if you don't go tonight I can't date Mr wonderful". Even tho I had seen this guy and knew he wasn't my cup of tea I thought, well maybe he's nice enough...wrong. Number one clue was when we got to the drive in the guy jumped in the trunk so he didn't have to pay and while in there he was dumb enough to leave the trunk open and all the exhaust filled the trunk so he came out puking and then he thought he was going to make out??? I spent the night huddled to the door clutching the handle ready to escape at another advance and ok, I guess Patti didn't owe me too big for all the times she ended up with Mr hands on account of me...
Love you and glad your date turned out to be fabulous
RE

Sue said...

In my case, I can't post fake pics of myself because I'm too easy to find! Having a store, I never, ever know who will walk through the door, then up to the counter, and there is nowhere to hide! I have to say, most of the people I meet are really awesome and it makes my store & blogging that much more special!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

My best blind date was with my husband Steve! Who knew? Hai Karate! LOL So glad you had such a great meeting and again.....yes again....wish I lived in Texas!!

Lou Cinda ;)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Debra, sounds like you girls had a fun day! I'm so ready to go shopping at Winnie & Tululas.... hopefully soon!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Curtains in my Tree said...

So glad LuLu was a good set up with you.

I had a blind date not long ago and he was Ok however even though I was 8 years younger than him, I was too old for him ( he only dates young ladies) not mature ladies LOL

whatever Not looking for a realationship anyway

Janice

Discarded Forlorn said...

Well my friend, again you've made my day!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am so glad I didn't turn out to be Captain Underpants!!! Tee hee!!!

Thank you so much for your heartfelt words about me. I can't tell you how blessed I am to have you as my friend. You are one of the most genuine and funniest gals I have ever met. I can't wait to come back to Texas again so we can sit and giggle, hee haw and cry all at the same time! I had the time of my life, period!

Love to you and CD!
LuLu~*xoxo

Retreauxgirl said...

Girl, your blog makes me smile time after time! Your adventures with Cat Daddy, your humor, and your beautiful personality has the words from this page jumping out and making me laugh and giggle.

Big Hugs
~Leslie

red.neck chic said...

Well, it's like this... if you love her - I love her. And... I'm glad she's not Captain Underpants too.... LOLOLOLOLOLOL

I loved 21 jump street!!! And - I've never been on a blind date... think Lulu would be my first?

;-D robelyn

Debby -- Romancing the Bling said...

Ok now...i've got lots to say and I am new to your fun blog...so here goes ~
I met my husband on my first and only blind date when I was a senior in high school...
Married for 24 years and miss him since his passing 13 years ago. :( He was the very best!
I can tell you adore all your blogging friends in the photo as much as I adore them! I met them all for the first time back in March of this year at the Moulin Rouge event! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!! :) Yes, I am crazy about them! Debra, if I ever get to Texas I would love to meet you!
I hope it's okay that I have added your fun blog to my side bar ~ come by for a visit soon!

Take care,

Debby

sissie said...

I think that I might have been fixed up with Captain Underpants! Are you sure you didn't send him my way and my goofey girlfriend was sure we were perfect for one another! LOL! Makes you wonder what our friends really thought of us.

I have to agree with you about LuLu. She is a doll and how can you not fall in love with her.

I hope to meet her someday soon and you too. Maybe this old mountain girl, now transplanted on the coast will make it your way one day.

hugs and I really enjoyed your post.

Sissie

Dixie said...

I had a great time in Dallas while you were down there at W&T... looks like I missed some serious fun! Glad you had a great time... hope you sold a bunch of treasures over the weekend!

Carole said...

Another love at first sight experience. Sounds like you all had a great time.

xx
Carole

sweetpea said...

w&t's looks like such a fab place! what a great storefront. i bet you had a great day with your new friend and knowing you as i do, betcha she went away feeling the same. thanks for your ever sweet comment. you are a true friend.

love ya,

shelley

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Awesome post, Deb!

Theresa said...

Never had a blind date... but as I read this I was thinking, I need to go to Texas and have a date with you so we can laugh, cry and tell stories all day long. But not before I get this crazy wart removed!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

A Cottage Muse said...

So happy your blind date went well!!
I think you need to take your one woman comedy show on the road!

Erica said...

I really enjoyed your post. So happy your blind date went well!!


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Laura said...

Stop!
You made me spit!

And then I had a flashback...

my favorite quote from my mother:

"Laura Ellen? Have you been sitting on the hoods of cars?"

Spitting,
LB

Your new blog friend sounds wonderful!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

You are totally cracking me up this morning!!! I totally remember my one and only blind date that my mom thought would just be the best guy ever ~~~ AHHHHH!!!! NOT!! He professed his undying love and gave me a necklace ~ I remember on the way home practically falling out the passenger side car door because I was hugging it and not him!

I just love your pictures of your sweet blogging friends ~ My husband still doesn't get that I can be good friends with people I have never met in real life ~

xoxo
Lori

Dixie said...

hey Deb... guess you'll be raising the price on the next set of Peacock Chairs you sell... right! I think I'm leaning toward either Hot Pink or Aqua.. ;) hugs. Dixie

the domestic fringe said...

So glad you had fun meeting a new friend! I've gotta tell ya, you're necklace is pretty ah-mazing. You Texas gals wear THE cutest outfits ever. You're much better dressed than we Yankee women.
-FringeGirl

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

You always have the greatest posts, Deb. I must visit more often. You are as real as they come and it is so nice to share in your life through the land of blog. Some day I'll make it to Texas to meet you...until then have a wonderful Sunny Sunday!
ox~Cathleen

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

Oh Deb that's a complete & utter COCK (as in....crock of poo....!!!!!)....'Cause you are EXACTLY As you are in person as you ARE here on your blog....Definitely no subterfuge going on there my Friend....!!!!!

SORRY to hear about Sir Handsalot but then....I GUESS you HAD to meet him for the cards to fall into place for you to meet Cat Daddy.... :o) !!

It sounds like you had a GREAT FIRST DATE with your new mate Lulu....Fingers crossed you get to repeat the experience....!!

LOVED Debby's (Romancing The Bling) comment....!!!!!

HAPPY 4th Of July GORGEOUS Girl....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah xx