Uh, What's the Next Line..Like a Douche Bag or Something???

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Mmmm, funnel cake!

After we left the Irvine Spectrum, it was off to Balboa/Newport Harbor to spend an hour cruising the harbor and checking out the beach.  Getting everyone to the right location was a bit of a challenge but eventually we got everyone coordinated and in one place!!! YEAH. We stopped by the store for some snacks and more juice for our leftover beverages to share on the boat and met up with everyone at the pier. 

A few more potty breaks and we were ready to get out boat and sail away (ok, more like putt putt in the electric boat but you get the idea).  The boat rental was a breeze and she apparently liked us so she gave us an extra 15 minutes or so on the rental which was nice!  We got situated  and in trying to figure out who was going to drive the boat, I kindly nominated Jamie since he was the last one on the boat.

The perfect shot of Captain J....
  Sorry Jamie!!! But he did such an amazing job - he's been promoted to Captain Jamie!! Whoo Hoo. 

We putted around the harbor, checked out some of the mega mansions and the accompanying boats.  We spotted at least two of the Terribles' homes and their fancy boats.  For those who are not familiar - Terrible Herbst has a large Las Vegas presence - they own Terrible's Casino and numerous gas stations all over the greater LV area.  Two of their boats were even painted red to match the color scheme!! WOW.  

Since I still want a large boat even though it's cost prohibitive to operate one with gas prices, I drooled and took some photos of the various yachts I hope to work up to someday....perhaps after I will the lottery as I don't see it happening on my current salary!!! HA HA.

There we all are!! :D
  Jamie did a great job of navigating and we only had one incident where a large fishing boat was telling us to get out of the way......Jamie, you aren't supposed to cut across a 40' plus size boat...especially when we are on Flinstone power!  It was ok though.....we obviously survived. 

As we were headed back in, there were some boats partying out in the middle of the harbor and Jamie decided to honk the horn at them.  Now granted, the majority of us were female but as Angel pointed out, he was the one operating the boat and horn so he looked interested rather than us hmmmmm......LOL!!!!  Yeah, and shortly thereafter, Jamie tries to tell us there are fish jumping out of the water.  Because Jamie is such a prankster and goofball, we don't believe him.

The gang! :D
  Shortly thereafter Sheila spots one and then we all see that yes, in fact, there are a couple fish literally jumping in the air.  *Giggles*  Sorry Jamie!!! :-) 

Our boating adventure is coming to an end and like all good TB's, we have food on the brain again! LOL.  We decide to head to the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner.  I love the OSF as they have this pasta with browned butter sauce and Mizithra cheese (totally artery clogging but worth it).  Unlike most of the locations I've been to, we only had a 10 minute wait or so!!

Fortunately, they put us in the way back, probably because they knew we couldn't be placed in with the general public. HA HA.   Probably a good idea since we had a lot of down time and what happens if you have TBs with downtime?  Pics and goofy behavior ensues! Julz sings the alphabet along with the kids at the next table, people try to teach me how to make funny faces in pics, and the highlight.

Alice and the princess wave
....Charles teaching us that Snapple is wrong, you CAN lick your own elbow....well, at least he can anyways! LOL.  Mel and I weren't as successful!!!

We continued to take pics of the elbows, Sheila fallic dinner, and any funny faces my end of the table could come up with when I decided to try and photograph Jamie, who's sitting at the head of the table (he's taking this captain thing literally it appears) and he complains that he's blinded by the light.  Julz instantly breaks out into song, "Blinded by the light..." and then we all join in but no one knows the next line of the song.  Hmmm, something about a douche bag, what?  We put Charles to work to find the lyrics on his IPhone and yeah....well blew it big time.  "Revved up like a deuce" No, not a douche.

Mel and my feeble attempts to reach our elbows...at least my tongue is on my arm though! LOL
  Deuce, douche, close enough! LOL. 

Next it's time to name Sebastian's new bear from Dave and Busters.  We decide this is going to be like his travel gnome and Mr. Bear needs to go everywhere!! HA HA.  He figures his name should be something with O and C since Angel wrote OC on his shirt for Orange County.  We bat around some O names and Oscar is one name brought up.....NOOOOOOOOO!  We ultimately decide on Oliver Charles as it sounds like royalty! LOL.  Please welcome Oliver Charles to the TB family...perhaps Sebastian will get him his own page here soon!!! HAHA 

As dinner is winding down, Tim (Tkflies), calls and says he's tired and wants to know if we'd be disappointed if he didn't show up (boo! boo!).

Alice's COOL
  HA HA.  It's ok, I know he's tired and we are kinda winding down anyways....thinking of heading to Angel's house to watch movies and curl up since it's already almost 10pm now.  We handle the bill and apparently Jamie handles the waitress (well, rumor has it that she may have had the hots for him but may be one of those flying fish stories again...ha ha).  I ride back to Irvine Spectrum with Charles, Alice, and Jamie while the remainder of the crew says goodbye to Sheila and head back to Angel's.  We pick up Jamie's car and he and I head over (and we are not lost despite rumors that may be circulating about my inability to navigate). 

We get all the rooming arrangements coordinated and it's time to plop down and watch a movie!  We call Warren to come over but he's got to get up at 5am for work.

Sebastian's grrrr face! LOL
...yuck!  Change into PJs and Jamie has the funniest pants on....the little plastic army men and tanks all over them.  LOL.  In the middle of all this I talk to my folks and that is when my Mom shares some bad news about my uncle's health so I pretty much shut down and start crying.  Thanks to Julz and Angel for being such good girlfriends and letting me cry on your shoulders.  Not sure what I'd do without you guys!!!

We get settled in to watch the movie and I am scoping out TB blogs that are already surfacing (Jenn!!!) and I realize both Julz and I kinda nodded off at the beginning of the movie.  I was the only one who'd seen it so I was allowed!! Julz jumps up without saying a word and heads out of the room.

Jamie thinks we are nuts after all this and says, "Please, just get me back to Yuma"
  I quickly figure out after a trip into our room that she's called it a night and is up in the CW's bunk, ready to saw logs!  I find a bit of my second wind and stay awake for the whole movie with Angel, Sebastian, and Jamie. 

The boys head to bed and Angel and I settle in for some girl talk in the living room.  After some more female bonding, it's time for bed and we decide to go check on the boys.  Sebastian is up in the loft bed with his feet hanging over because he's so tall and Jamie is down on the floor on the air mattress, rolled up so tight in this comforter that he almost looks mummified!  LOL.  Sebastian is slightly snoring and we go to head out and can't stop giggling loudy *sorry boys*.  We were tempted to take pics but I was afraid of payback from Jamie!!!

Hard to believe our weekend is over and in a few hours, we are all parting ways again.

Jamie's PJs...hee hee
  :-(

Jelly says:
I'm always here for you girls!! MUAH... and for the record... I have seen the movie too, picked it so the boys would stay up with us!! And it worked!! lol
Posted on: Jun 12, 2008
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Mmmm, funnel cake!
Mmmm, funnel cake!
The perfect shot of Captain J....
The perfect shot of Captain J....
There we all are!! :D
There we all are!! :D
The gang! :D
The gang! :D
Alice and the princess wave
Alice and the princess wave
Mel and my feeble attempts to reac…
Mel and my feeble attempts to rea…
Alices COOL
Alice's COOL
Sebastians grrrr face! LOL
Sebastian's grrrr face! LOL
Jamie thinks we are nuts after all…
Jamie thinks we are nuts after al…
Jamies PJs...hee hee
Jamie's PJs...hee hee
Welcome aboard Captain Jamie!
Welcome aboard Captain Jamie!
Terribles boats
Terribles boats
OMG Mel....LOL
OMG Mel....LOL
First attempt at the group shot! M…
First attempt at the group shot! …
Our new friends on the shore...inv…
Our new friends on the shore...in…
Ahoy mateys!
Ahoy mateys!
Sorry Jamie, its not Audi powered!
Sorry Jamie, it's not Audi powered!
Cheers!!!
Cheers!!!
This would be Alice feeding Captai…
This would be Alice feeding Capta…
The other Terribles yacht
The other Terrible's yacht
Sorry..had to get the Happy Hooker…
Sorry..had to get the Happy Hooke…
Look, theres a jumping fish...rea…
Look, there's a jumping fish...re…
The poor guys who had all 8 camera…
The poor guys who had all 8 camer…
Look OldSchool, Charles has two Ma…
Look OldSchool, Charles has two M…
Alice on her throne
Alice on her throne
Sit up straight Sebastian! Princes…
Sit up straight Sebastian! Prince…
Work it girlfriend!
Work it girlfriend!
Signing Sebastians new TB Bear
Signing Sebastian's new TB Bear
Me and Charles
Me and Charles
Watch out..Tracy stole Sebastians…
Watch out..Tracy stole Sebastian'…
Cmon Mel...hurry up and pass the …
C'mon Mel...hurry up and pass the…
Charles, Mel and I
Charles, Mel and I
Yes, that is the bears belly Seba…
Yes, that is the bear's belly Seb…
Alice and I
Alice and I
Thumbs up girls!
Thumbs up girls!
Me and Charles
Me and Charles
Look at our Angel
Look at our Angel
The beginning of the funny faces..…
The beginning of the funny faces.…
Tracys WOW face
Tracy's WOW face
Tracys COOL face
Tracy's COOL face
Mels OOOOOOOOOOOO face
Mel's OOOOOOOOOOOO face
Da na na na na...BATMAN!
Da na na na na...BATMAN!
Yes the elbow lick can be done!
Yes the elbow lick can be done!
Another angle of the elbow lick
Another angle of the elbow lick
Uh yeah, still not happening!
Uh yeah, still not happening!
Julz can touch her nose with her t…
Julz can touch her nose with her …
You trying to copy Mel with sungla…
You trying to copy Mel with sungl…
Sheilas dinner and the instant th…
Sheila's dinner and the instant t…
Replacement of the food!! HA HA
Replacement of the food!! HA HA
OMG Sheila, you are so horrible!!!…
OMG Sheila, you are so horrible!!…
Charles broccoli with the Mizithra…
Charles broccoli with the Mizithr…
My pasta with the browned butter a…
My pasta with the browned butter …
Melanie knighting Charles Oliver
Melanie knighting Charles Oliver
Cmon do Jillys money dance Whoo …
C'mon do Jilly's money dance Whoo…
Almost doing the dance...LOL...OMG…
Almost doing the dance...LOL...OM…
Sheila and Sebastian as dinner is …
Sheila and Sebastian as dinner is…
The song lyrics on Charles IPhone …
The song lyrics on Charles IPhone…
The last survivors....minus Julz w…
The last survivors....minus Julz …
Newport Beach
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