Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Early February

Stale post, but now published.

Aside from a big night out last Saturday night with family, otherwise we have only been out twice for dinner since Christmas. We instigated a dinner Saturday night at our much liked venue, The Dick Whittington Hotel in St Kilda. We really like the Dick.

It was to be us two, Brighton Antique Dealer and Our Hairdresser Friend. It grew to our Brother Friends coming, and BAD asked two of her gay male friends to come along. Madame Mine Host of The Dick greeted us warmly.

It was really a good night, with so much laughter. BAD's two friends, who we thought might be bitchy old bitter queens were nothing like that. They had both been stage performers and really nice and interesting blokes.

I don't know how I do it, but I do manage to make people laugh. The laughter was uproarious when star signs were being discussed, I think that was after how as all of us discussed eating when youngsters of tinned two fruits with ice cream.  The star signs, I'm a crab, confessed one. Yeah crabs here too, said the other, which gained a titter. BAD said she was a Virgo. I clapped my hand over my mouth and made a shrieking exaggerated laugh. Ok, maybe you had to have been there, but boy did people laugh.

One dinner guest said he has seen Carmen where we will see La Boheme in Sydney, and he loved it. BAD said the acoustics for outdoor opera are terrible and she would never consider seeing one, but she has been to outdoor jazz performances.

BAD's daughter is marrying has married her girlfriend this week, with only ten in attendance. The daughter asked her mother to dress well. Hello, BAD always dresses well, except for that time she wore skinny jeans. You know, 80 years old and in skinny jeans.......... Our Hair Dresser Friend and the multiplicity of gay men worked out BAD's outfit for the wedding. All black, with a ton of silver jewellery and some discreet pearls. Gay men's job done.

It really was such a fun evening, but me having worked all day and working the next day, we called it quits a bit after 9.30.

25 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'm glad:) Also glad you made new friends instead of dining with bitchy old bitter queens. Heh.

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    1. It was a lovely evening Sandra. Yes, and it is interesting to meet new people.

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  2. Two Fruits (from a tin) with icecream for sweets... *sigh* ...I remember that so well.

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    1. Hels, and the lovely sweet syrup which seems to have been sugar reduced in recent times.

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    2. The syrup back then was a sugar based syrup, these days fruits have juice instead and it is usually pear juice which is very light and near flavourless, so it's suitable for all tinned fruits. I prefer the heavy, sticky syrup myself.

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  3. It sounds like a truly lovely evening. Yes, to two fruits, but I preferred canned peaches. And that syrup which was the best bit.
    My very far from stylish self needs some gay men closer to me. My gay friends have all moved away.

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    1. EC, all women should have some gay men who they can turn on or off at a whim. Peaches were ok. I like the fruit salad, perhaps with only one grape.

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  4. Plenty of laughter at a dinner party is essential. I rarely allow serious conversation.

    You can fail with tasteful black, and tons of silver!

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    1. Cro, no one agrees with each other about serious things, so it is fraught. I was amused the other day when listening to a BBC podcast about the planning and construction of the Angel of the North and how it was so divisive, it would never be mentioned in public.

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  5. Got to take my hat off to BAD for even attempting skinny jeans at 80.

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    1. Ad Rad, at least it was only her legs that could be seen.

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  6. Silver jewellery with pearls? doesn't sound right to me, unless the pearls are pink. White pearls go with gold. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall for that dinner.

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    1. River, I expect her pearls would be old and naturally grown, in fact I know they would be, and so not so bright. She liked the idea. We do amuse ourselves at such meetups.

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  7. That's nice that you had such a lot of fun ! Pearls by the way are worn with silver or white gold which has the same color !

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    1. Thanks Gattina. I assume you have some?

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  8. I remember having two fruits, long time ago though.

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    1. Margaret, I wonder if you can still get them. I must check. But if like other tinned fruit, they don't taste the same as they used to.

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  9. A great night out Andrew and you made new friends too.

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    1. Sami, unfortunately there is a long list of BAD's friends who we have met and never see again.

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  10. A great time, with great stories and joking.

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    1. Strayer, most of it reminiscing, or talking about parental medical problems.

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  11. Evenings like that are the best Andrew, what fun.. and all before 9.30 😀😀 You ARE hilarious, you have a super drole sense of humour that always makes me laugh when I'm reading your posts after midnight.

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    1. Grace, my apologies to P if your laughter disturbs his sleep. It was a good night. Thanks.

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  12. A happy and gay time all round! :)

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    1. Gays having a gay time. I like it Lee.

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