Monday, June 7, 2010
Paris, P.F.Chang's and pretty niece, Kelly
My niece recently left for a few weeks in Paris.
I know, I know... life is hard all over!
I really am happy for her, and actually feel like I am visiting Paris,vicariously through her!
We had a Bon Voyage party for her. Kelly, her mom Cheryl, my daughter Shan and I, went to P.F. Changs for dinner the week before she left. It's one of our favorite places to eat too much, laugh and talk too loudly, and have way too good a time.
Had you been sitting at the next table, here are some of the gems you may have overheard.
Cheryl- "I'm gonna go to the bathroom and take off my bra...does anyone have a big purse?"
All- "Europe, You're up, You're up..". (guess you had to be there)
Darling Second grade teacher/waitress- "Would you like to order some dessert?"
All- "of course!"
Me- "We could share the chocolate cake!"
Cheryl- "ALL of us?! We'll look like lions at the kill!"
Kelly, a dessert lover, bemoaned the demise of Mimi's chocolate pecan pie-
"When I heard they weren't making it any more I bought three pieces. I ate two and..."
I interjected - "then she varnished the last piece to worship at her dessert altar."
The waitress, who cracked-up everytime she came to the table, brought us our chocolate cake, along a free piece of cheesecake! She delivered the bill, laden with fortune cookies. The bill and cookies rested on a black paper decorated with Chinese calligraphy.
I said to no one in particular, "I wonder what this says?"
The waitress answered in a Chinese accent, "you owe me for the cheesecake." She got a good tip!
It was a fun night! Keep the travelogues coming, Kelly!