Sunday, April 26, 2009
The Fabulous Four Reunite! - Brazilian Style
My BFF cousins all got together last night for a reunion of sorts. I might have mentioned before that growing up, there were four of us very close in age. My brother T, my cousin T, her brother A and then me. We really did call ourselves the Fabulous Four and we were a tight group! Here it is 40 something years later and we still love getting together. Now, we just don't get to do it as often, but at least with our spouses! We could totally get together every weekend if a certain couple didn't choose to live clear across the freakin country! Marines, Schmarines! Whatev!
At any rate, they were in town and we did the only thing the Fabulous Four could do. Find a great restaurant, with great food and then proceed to be loud, obnoxious, and generally a pain in the you-know-what to all our servers. Oh wait, that was just me. The rest behaved like the perfect, mature adults that they are.
So who exactly are these BFF's?
T and R - the clear across the county dorks
TNT - who live south of me, but within a reasonable minutes drive
N and A - who live embarrassingly close and who we do NOT get together often enough
And then me sans Splenda who was still recuperatingSome might question me leaving him home, but hey, this was a Fab Four reunion! Splenda can totally take care of himself for a few hours for crying out loud. Besides, I had my niece over babysitting Sissy and figured she was good enough to babysit her Duncle D too!
We met at Tucanos
which is a Brazilian Steakhouse. This would totally be R's idea. He has probably spent as much of his career in South America as he has anywhere else. The food was fabulous! However, I did have my own little server that not only harassed me about how much I was packing away (rude), but then let me harass him back.We affectionately called him my main meat man.
A few hours into this great time, the usual birthday stunt was pulled. You know, someone at the table pulls a server aside, tells them that someone at the table is having a birthday so the restaurant staff will come and humiliate them. Last time, it was one of the T's who was our target. This time? I was the victim! Double rude! I had no choice but to be a good sport and enjoy it!
Obviously, I am not too vain since I even posted these pictures of me that are less than flattering! I blame the subject and not the photographer. When you don't have great subject matter to begin with, hey, you get what you get. And for the record, I was ONLY drinking water. Okay, a little lemon in it, but nothing harder than that, despite my facial expressions. Thanks N for the pictures! (my camera batteries died early in the game)
A few hours more, and we finally decided that perhaps we needed to call it a night. Hugs, hugs and more hugs. Talk of an east coast visit, a road trip to Vegas, a white water canoe adventure and the usual promise of keeping in touch, which we all actually do thanks to freakin facebook!
I went home absolutely happy as a lark! A long time with some of my very best friends ever. The only thing missing was Splenda. I couldn't even tell him everything we talked about, there was just too much.
Can't wait for the next opportunity for a Fab Four reunion!