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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

If you see five ladies in velour jumpsuits run!


I was inspired by my friend Kathy's blog post about book club so I thought I would write about it too! Once again you cant make this stuff up! We decided to go to the Pala buffet because they remodeled and it's much nicer than it was. Frankly I didn't really notice cause once you walk in and see the dessert station, you lose all focus.It's like the "mother ship" calling me home. There must have been at least 50 kinds of desserts and two HUGE chocolate fountains (no we did not toss coins or frolic in it) But before dessert we had to eat dinner. So we decided to crack a little crab! Wow that's a lot of work,and more than once a crab leg was hurled across the room by crazy women who didn't know how to use the crackers! And I am quite sure I may have squirted Kathy in the eye once or twice.So we gave that up and had all kinds of random things instead. Tamales...potstickers...sausage...broccoli ? How did broccoli get on my plate? The regular buffet attendees of our group informed us to order water so you don't get full from any carbonation then you could have room for dessert. We were also told to wear your "turkey eating" pants! Oh good Lord turkey pants? We did pretty good and didn't eat too much.
Until.....
THE DESSERT.....
Then it got ugly! Not only was there cheesecake but it was dipped in chocolate and put on cute lolly pop sticks! And tiramisu in darling little cafe cups, cookies galore,pies, cakes, ice cream,and chocolate everywhere!! And it was all you can eat. Lets just say we did Paula Deen proud! After 30 minutes of complaining how full we were, we thought perhaps pineapple would help dissolve all the sugar so we went back for fresh fruit?? I swear you lose all sense of normalcy when faced with all those choices. We decided if we ever went again we wouldn't go so far as to wear turkey pants but maybe we should buy velour sweat suits(which makes us just one step way from taking the senior shuttle for the early bird specials) All in all it was a great night.Funny ladies, funny conversations and funny sounds coming from my stomach all night long. I text Nancy and said if we have any more book clubs at buffets I will simply have to quit! I'm all for widening my literary knowledge but have no room to widen my girth! Maybe next month we will meet at the coffee shop for just some iced tea? Oh wait,next month is the cookie exchange! OK well come January....

4 comments:

Casey said...

Ha ha ha! I was miserable all day yesterday! Serves me right! but man, it was a great night! I'd say let's do it again, but well.... you know how that is! I'm never going to lose any weight and I'm blaming it on bookclub! Maybe after the first of the year like you said. Can't wait to see you again. Let me know about the velor sweatsuits ;)

temisland@gmail.com said...

Ah, laughing is so good for the soul! Your blog cracked me up. What a fun night, but I, too, paid for it with discomfort. I'm still afraid to hop on the scale. Maybe I'll wait til after the new year. In the meantime, I'll add the velour sweatsuit to my Christmas List.

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Toot, toot...since I drive the current "senior shuttle", I will totally allow velour jump suits. We can get them monogrammed with our initials like Laverne from Laverne and Shirley. I loved when Nancy sent the crab flying through the air~! Did you enjoy the crackers you snuck out? Oh, was that a secret? What a good time I had!!

Cougarnana said...

I love buffets BUT I can't go to them, they bring on a bad case of depression. I always feel like I have to get my money's worth (and I usually do). But I really like the idea of a velour jumpsuit, imagine the pounds that could be covered with something like that!!!! Sounds like a fun time at the Pala!