I know not all of my readers here are familiar with my other life as a poster on Puntabulous, but I've been posting on Craig's site for a couple of years and met some amazing people because of that. I've had the pleasure of meeting 7 (?) I think, of the other commenters and the illustrious Craig himself and am looking forward to meeting some others this summer as well. So while the main purpose of my most recent trip to the US was to celebrate my friend's 40th birthday in the wilds of Virginia (post tomorrow), I could not pass up the opportunity to meet up with VUBOQ and I got the chance to stay with my friend Polt on the way down and returning to break up the trip and I met Mama Polt. Squee.
So Sunday after dropping a couple of ladies off at Dulles airport I high tailed it over to the other side of DC to have brunch with Vuboq. We met at ... some egg place (I'm useless) and I had waffles. Yum. We talked a blue streak and it was so great to meet him. He's funny and since we both work for federal government have a lot of frustrations in common. :-) I even got the bowl below as a gift. It's BEAUTIFUL and made with his own two lovely hands. I'm going to put it on my desk at work and show it off. We didn't have much time since I was moving on to the next leg of my journey but hopefully we'll get to chat some more when we see each other at the amazing Puntabulous Pool Party (or P3) later this summer.
After we finished brunch and I tried to find a single envelope at Office Depot (who only sell them in packs of 10), I hit the road back to my friend Polt's place where I was going to spend the night before heading home. I had stayed there going down but we didn't have much time as I arrived around 5:00 and left the next morning. But the best part (well, almost :-) is I got to meet the famous Mama Polt. I had dinner there twice and she is a super cook and just an amazing lady. She's very funny, I know where Polt gets his sense of humour and she's just exactly like you would imagine from the things Polt posts about her. Super super lady.
Of course the first night we had pie and she was kind enough to send it home with me to take on to the house we were renting. I knew with 13 women there someone would eat it. First we forgot it at her house so she brought it over, then about an hour after I left I had this fleeting though "PIE!!!!" Of course it was still in the fridge and I'd already forgotten my phone and had to go back so Polt got extra pie last week.
To further the pie story, I had commented that pie was my daughter's favourite dessert and she'd be jealous, so what does the woman do (at Polt's request)? She made my daughter a cherry pie from scratch that I brought back today. How freaking amazing is that? When my daughter opened the box she was stunned. "She made a pie? For me?" Yep. And a delicious one if I do say. So thanks again Mama Polt for making me completely welcome in your home and to Polt for letting me use his new house (which is lovely and full of books) as a free hotel on my trip. Can't wait to see you again in Long Island this summer.
Polt always says Labatt's is his favourite beer so this is straight from Canada via the trunk of my car. :-) Not sure it tastes different than the stuff you buy down there, but it's got my love to make it more tasty.
And this is Angel. Mama Polt's little dog. She is cute and very active and does love that Dallas Cowboys football of hers. She was a real wiggler and go-getter.
So there is the update on my most recent round of Puntabulous meet-ups. Although Polt and I are practically living together we've seen each other so much since we first met. LOL Toronto next year baby. ;-)
I'm looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting the new ones in person at the P3. Tomorrow I'll post about my 4 day food/alcohol/laughter binge with my girlfriends. But I'm NOT showing some of those pictures. Sheesh.