There were a total of 16 of us in our group. To simplify things (for me), I'm sticking to WOJ (Women of Joy) #1, #2, etc., as the names of my joyful buddies. And to simplify things (for me), the designation of #1, #2, etc., changes with each new item.
We stopped for lunch along the way and one person was a little slower than the rest when it came to eating...one of the ladies was, um, urging her to finish quickly....repeatedly. This was the tail-end of the
WOJ #1: You're still eating? Are you going to finish today or tomorrow?
Everyone stops talking and looks at WOJ #1.
WOJ #1: Why is everyone looking at me?
Me: To see what you'll say next!
For the record, WOJ #1 said she was just joking around with the slow eater.
WOJ #1 drifted off to sleep in the car and woke to find me handing the GPS back up front to our wonderful driver; she thought it was a camera in my hand...
WOJ #1: Did you take a picture of me sleeping?!
Me: No, but if I did, I still wouldn't tell you. ;)
I can't promise that there were no photos taken of sleeping people, but I didn't take any.
WOJ #1 [apologetically, to our waiter]: We're heavy drinkers.
This is what she was referring to, since there were three of us seated together who were drinking Diet Coke--not whatever you had in mind:
What happens in Charleston stays in Charleston.
Well...if you don't count this.
Posted on Facebook:
Steven Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith tonight! Can't wait!
Immediately followed by:
uuhh concert that is.
After the concert, we headed over to IHOP. Our trip to IHOP could be a post by itself...Keep in mind all of this happened around midnight and we were wired from the awesome concert and tired all at the same time. Plus, there was a parade of ants who had found the syrup stand on the table to be an excellent dining area, and laughter helped keep our minds off of this...
WOJ #1 laughed about something and snorted. WOJ #2 immediately laughed and snorted, except she snorted on purpose to get WOJ #1 to snort again. They kept laughing and snorting, and snorting and laughing, and I was laughing so hard I couldn't speak (but I was not joining in on the snorting).
WOJ #2 [trying to get me and the rest of our table to snort]: C'mon, snort! Try it! It's fun!
WOJ #2 also tried to start "the wave" going in IHOP (see "troublemaker" remark above)...
WOJ #1: You're going to get kicked out of IHOP!
WOJ #2: Like it'll be the first time that's happened...
Not surprisingly, WOJ #2 also tossed wadded up pieces of toilet paper into the bathroom stall of another lady in our group in a separate incident. Once this was discovered, and it was discovered who was doing the tossing, the victim had a question:
WOJ #3: It is clean, isn't it?
WOJ #1: What's something fun we can talk about...? [Considers this for a moment, and immediately turns to me] Amy, are you gonna have any more babies?
Nothing like putting me on the spot, huh? I think she had just been wanting to ask the question and needed an opening!
A part two to this post will (hopefully) be coming soon. If you'd like to add anything about the trip...anonymously, of course...feel free to leave it in the comments! :)
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