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So, true to TB form, we get about 3 hours sleep and are back up downloading photos and laughing at our hysterical antics from the night before. After about an hour of giggles and playing around, Giovanni emerges from the guest room......*squeals*.....WAKE UP SUNSHINE. It would appear that no one has a hangover which is rather surprising as evidenced by photos of people under the table. Jillian, Mel, and I keep playing around with photos while Joy decides to play pool with Giovanni. However, she wouldn't be our TBHQ Queen if she didn't take a bunch of pics of us sitting around in our PJs fresh out of bed. Amazingly, we didn't break the camera but if any of those pics surfaced online, I think we'd all have to kill her!! HA HA HA.
Once Joy's outside and on her pool game, I go sit at the bar area so I can multi task by yapping on the phone, talking to Julz who's on the couch, AND start my blog. LOL. I want to be just like Jenn79 when I grow up. Anyways, I am on the phone with OSB and I happen to look over and see a woman walking through the gate, headed back to the garage and game room area. I tell Julz there is someone coming but we obviously figured Joy would know who it was. Seemed like only seconds later when I hear Joy say, "Hey guys.....meet my Mom". WTF!?!? We are all sitting here in PJs (and not the best PJs to meet someone's mother in), no make up, and hair all over the dang place. All I could say was, "Uhhhhh, Hi Mom!" LOL.
So after that awkward moment, I figure it's a sign to get my behind in the shower and ready to go since we are supposed to be eating lunch early and I told Giovanni I would drop him off on the way down to see my parents (finally). Mind you, I've been in town for two days at this point and was supposed to stay with my folks and I hadn't even made it yet!! I felt so bad...especially if I went home and said I met Joy's Mom but didn't even see my own!!! :D
Being a typical female I take an hour to get ready and unlike the other girls, I can't just wake up and look adorable.
Fast forward and finally all the girls are ready and it's like 1pm and we are starving. I hadn't eaten anything since my appetizer at C&O the day before. And of course, Mel's in the house so you know what that means, right?!?!?! FOOD NETWORK was on. Giovanni, Julz, and I were on the couch dying!!! Why we didn't turn it off when Joy went to drop Mel off at her Mom's who knows but we continued to torture ourselves for the next hour or so with cakes from the show "Ace of Cakes" and then to greasy, yummy food from Guy Fieri's, "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives.
An eternity passed (well more like 20 minutes probably) and Will and Tracy were there. We all head off to this cute little Mexican Food place around the corner from Joy's house...now had Julz and I thought - we could've grabbed Giovanni, gone over there and everyone could've just met up with us. DUH! Oh well!! LOL!! We had a great lunch filled with lots of chatting, TB picture taking of course, and Joy and I further killing our livers. It's funny because I change what I drink based on what I am eating but Joy does not.
ME: Mex food - Margaritas and Mex beer. Japanese food - Sake and Japanese beer. JOY: Mexican Food - red wine. Japanese Food - red wine.
Anyways, it was a great lunch and way to end off the TB party weekend. Jillian sat there being camera shy and texting most of the time (surprise, surprise) and we all giggled and recounted the various antics from the night before. Hey Jillian, "Yeah, it's a silver dollar but more like one here, here, here, here and here....." LOL!!
I was a bit sad as I would not be seeing Joy again before we left as I was picking up the girls early in the AM but after she had left for work. We were getting ready to head back to her house when our phones all went off with text messages and it turns out the queen CW was having separation anxiety as well!!! She and Melissa decided to make a return appearance at Joy's house on their way out!!! LOL.
Drive back home was uneventful, I chatted Giovanni's ear off and got him back at 6pm.
I finally get to my parent's house and it's almost 8pm and I am exhausted! After visiting with them for a bit, I sit down with plans to get my blogs done so I won't be so far behind everyone else. Yeah, well, hmmmm..I end up waking up passed out over my laptop from pure exhaustion about an hour later I get Jillian's text that we are meeting at 8am in Los Feliz!!! 8am!?!?!?! WTF!?!?! LOL.
Off to bed....perhaps I might get a whole 4 hours of sleep before the final leg of our road trip and long TB weekend! Something told me though that Monday was going to be anything but normal...........Oh, if I only I knew. All I hear in my head now is Gilligan Island's "Three Hour Tour......Three Hour Tour." HA HA HA Monday's blog and 100+ photos to follow shortly!