Friday, August 28, 2009

Ain't people watching grand!

Darrell was away for the past couple of days, so I got to go to the airport and pick him up.

Don't you just love going to the airport and seeing all the people? There are some real weirdos out there!

I am always amazed at what people wear on airplanes. It used to be that people got dressed up to fly. It was an event. Of course, I'm talking about the forties and fifties when people got dressed up to go anywhere.

Now, however, just about anything goes!

In the twenty minutes I spent waiting for Darrell, I saw people dressed in:

  • What I would wear around the house and to bed....sloppy sweats, an over- or under-sized t-shirt, and flip-flops.
  • Jeans and a casual shirt (my travel wear of choice).
  • Business attire (most likely the business travelers).
  • Skanky wear--normally characterized by the dress that covers not nearly enough, the super high heels, and lots of skin. Usually overly tanned skin.

And then there was the coup de gras!

There was a man, about 60 years old, who was in above average shape for a man of his age. He had gray hair, that was groomed rather nicely. Not bad, you're thinking. Oh, but wait, there's more!

He was wearing a shiny, white, Lycra, tight-fitting, half-shirt. It was pretty fancy. Keep reading....

He was wearing bright red, super tight, Lycra, pants. The front of which was just covering enough of his parts to keep them legal. Under his pants, he wore a thong. I know this because it was more than peeking above his pants. That's not all!

He was wearing some serious high black strappy heels. You know...lady shoes. Higher than I would have ever worn, even in my high-heel-wearing-days. I'm guessing he got them from a mail order place, because I really don't think they sell his size in stores.

I tried not to stare, but who am I kidding? He was a FREAK!

I wish I had taken a picture of Darrell with this man in the background. I fear no one will believe this story without documentation.

But there are a lot of people who were at the Terminal 4 baggage claim area at about 7:50 this evening who would back me up.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Just a quick little post about tortillas.

Yep, you heard right. Tortillas.

I love 'em!

I love a really good flour tortilla--hot and steamy. Darrell's mom made really good flour tortillas. Sometimes, she wouldn't make them exactly round. Those were the ones Darrell called Texas tortillas. I got her recipe for them. I'll have to make them soon. When I feel the need for a carb-fest.

I also love tortilla chips. Put a bowl in front of me, and I can't stop until they are gone. Especially when they are hot from the fryer. Mmm, mmm!

But most of all, I love corn tortillas. My favorites are from Rubio's. They have a lime-y flavor, which, I'll tell ya really delicious. That's where we ate tonight. If there's a break-in at the local Rubio's, and only corn tortillas go missing, know it was me. And I will have eaten them all!