Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Memphis in May BBQ Fest

Weenie and I made our way down to Tom Lee Park for the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. I left work around 2:00 and scooped her up on the way down. We paid our $20 to park across the street and started down the hill towards the river.

The day could not have been more perfect. It was around 75 and not a cloud in the sky. It's usually raining or 90 degrees. I was really looking forward to free beer and BBQ.

We got to the tent and it was pretty empty. Phil had us 3 cases of very cold Bud Light and we started making a dent in the cooler. We had a couple of hours to kill before anyone else we knew showed up so we headed up on the top of the tent to enjoy the view.

The team was downstairs preparing for supper so we went down to check it out.

Some of my friends showed up and saw the crawfish at the tent next door. We walked over and they told us to eat all we wanted.

Pegelah and JJ stepped up to the cooler and started shucking and sucking.

Then the Food Network showed up.

We wanted no part of the filming so we went back on top to people watch.

Dyna showed up.

Then it got real crowded up on top.

We watched the sun set and I was pretty buzzy by then.

We left the park around 10:30 and headed to the Bayou. Surprise!

Bayou, Beers and Karaoke

Last Friday, Mooey and I got off work early and headed up to the Bayou. DP was waiting on us. He had snagged a table on the patio. Weenie walked up from work about 45 minutes later. The beers were already flowing. This was going to be a small get together but the table kept getting bigger and bigger.

Here is a pic of our fearless waitress, Betsy, with Dyna.

She puts up with a lot from us and still manages to smile.

Me and Karn!
The table was too crowded so we paid up and headed to the One More.

As soon as we arrived, Weenie put her name up for karaoke. She wrote down her signature song, Thank You by Dido. Dyna grabbed my camera and got Weenie in action.

Then we all moved to the patio.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


My aunt got a dog. She's a toy Yorkie and her name is Gracie. I was over at her house for Mother's Day and I took a few pictures. She's so freaking cute I want to kidnap her!

Here she is getting a treat. Look how tiny!

Another Birthday!

Beck's birthday is the day after Weenie's. She decided to wait and have her cele on Saturday. Saturday was also Cinco de Mayo.
We started the party early and went to Molly's La Casita for margaritas, Tecate and food around 4:00. Dyna, Torrence, Mooey and Beck joined us later. We had secured the big table by the window.

We were having a big time and then the electricity went out. It started getting warm in there so we got one more beer and then the check. The lights came back on after about 10 minutes but we were over it by then. Time to head to the One More. We needed to secure a couple of tables for the party.

As you can see, the deck filled up fast.

Weenie grabbed the birthday girl for a little two-step.

More party goers!

DR and happy!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Weenie's Birthday!

Weenie really wanted to go to Bike Night at Alfred's on Beale but the weather prevented that. She decided Old Zinnie's would be her 2nd choice. DP, Weenie and I showed up around 5:15 and got the big table. People started showing up shortly after that. It got kinda rowdy right away.

Check out the sweet balloon Ben brought her.
We took pictures of the table before we all paid and headed to the One More.

Mooey's dreaded boot also made an appearance.
As we were pulling into the parking lot of the One More I noticed that the large deck had been taped off and there were a few tables in the parking lot. WTF? They had stained the motherfucker and we couldn't sit there. Super neat. So we all saddled up to the 3 lonely tables in the parking lot.

You can see that Renee was especially upset about the deck.

Patrice and Weenie!

Then it was time to kiss Daddy's buckle.

I asked Weenie's brother, DP, to take a picture of me and Nick. He's a great photographer.
He went on take these fantastic shots of Dyna before I could wrestle it away from him.

Here's a couple of shots with Dyna's face in them.

One by one everyone left and we moved inside. Here's the last of the party. Mai (the bartender) joined us for the pic and then she kicked us out.