Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Three weeks out...

...seems like as good a time as any to start the good-byes and rapidly disappearing evenings with my dear friends here in Dallas, so the wonderful Vaughns (you know, Diana and Trinity...and Duncan and Hazel, too) threw me a going-away bash last weekend, Texas-themed and all. I talked to Trinity earlier in the day, and he mentioned he was picking up my margarita machine - after the "seriously, really, a margarita machine?" comments from my end, I was pleasantly surprised that he wasn't joking. Double-barreled! Pomegranate AND traditional lime! I was quite impressed, and the fact that Diana fought traffic after a long day at work (yes, on a Saturday - such is the life of us crazy accountants) to deliver enormous quantities of Rosa's queso only makes me appreciate and love her that much more. Oh, and hats off to Mr. Vaughn for his adventures in baking, and to one LouAnne Kahlich for providing the pans that enabled him to make a Texas-shaped cake. Let me just say that the chunk of East Texas that I ate, along with a small circle of Amarillo (thanks to Mike for digging it out), were quite tasty.

It was fantastic to have so many of my friends in the same place at the same time - it just never happens! I'm starting to get hit with small waves of nostalgia, I'm afraid. I'm going to make the most of the next two-and-a-half-ish/three weeks, though, before I embark on my East Coast adventure! A big thank you to everyone who journeyed to Lewisville last weekend, and I'm going to miss all of you tremendously.

Some of my best work gals, plus one former work gal and her wonderful husband, who has the worst time keeping his eyes open in pictures

The Tech crowd, guns up and all! Stop tickling me, Trinity.

You know how I feel about baked goods, and now especially baked goods in the shape of my home state - thanks, Trin!

Diana, you're the best!! Trinity, you're the better half of the best, so you're also the best (and really the best on your own merit, not just because you happened to marry my friend)...but you missed your photo op here.


Diana said...

Ok, I almost started crying when I read this blog. It may have something to do with the fact that I am still at work at 11pm, but I think it's mostly just because I'll miss you! We had a great time on Saturday. I'm glad you enjoyed your party so much.

Trinity said...

I only missed the photo cause I was drunk on those dangerous margaritas.

Erin said...

I'm going to miss you, too!! And Trinity, I'm glad you survived the margaritas - they were a touch on the potent side.

Belinda said...

I just got caught up on your blog. And it's now tagged as a favorite on our home computer. I think maybe you entered the wrong field and should become a writer. You're hilarious and descriptive. I feel like I'm right there with you. Can't wait to see you Saturday. Love you!