October 26, 2010

Dear Internets, I have a surprise!

Okay, so y’all know that it was our anniversary, but what you don’t know is where we went. Now don’t get too excited, stop clawing at your mouse (mice). We went up to Fort Worth, Texas, to attend the Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden, which is held at the Botanical Gardens. The drive up we uneventful, unless you count our being sleepy as an event.

We had a backpack with some waters, snacks and umbrellas as I expected rain. The mid morning was pretty good, not hot and not raining. We walked around and took photos, you knew I would…See

We watched some great drummers! Their performance was very physical, highly energetic and super entertaining. Dondoko Taiko Drummers

Then some fellas demonstrated the Dojo of traditional Japanese Martial Arts. For those of us that don’t know that is where they remove the samurai sword from the sheath and put it back after making a few whacking wind slapping moves through the air. Don’t get me wrong it was very fancy a$$ed wind whacking, but some fellas had orgasmic looks of pleasure on thier faces. So we felt like we were intruding on a personal moment and we took off to roam around the garden.

That’s when it happened. The wind got angry at those fellas and it began to twitch and cry and howl. It was mad as hell and wasn’t gonna take it anymore…they canceled the rest of that day’s festivities. I’m not saying it was those fellas fault, but talk about a co-winky-dense.

The rest of the a day was spent at the hotel, napping The next day we had planned to met and have breakfast with a dear internet. This is the surprise part! Hold your breath and squeeze your eyes tight, okay so just image your eyes are shut (otherwise you cann’t read this-duh)

We were meeting at  a Swiss Pastry & Cake shop (please note the word CAKE). Ha the nerve of them to NOT be open on a Sunday! Their loss. Anyways our secret dear internet arrived and we convoyed over to the what-a-burger. We had the best visit and what a darling she is, more loverly in person, if you can image, then online. Hey hold your horses, I’m getting there.

We talked of everything…writing, reading, world poy-tricks, medicine, music, movies, museums, traveling and we came to the utmost conclusion that to solve all the world’s problems we just need to love each other. I know CRAZY right? We chatted and laughed and laughed and chatted till time actually stood still. Then bam my dear internet wondered what time it was. Would you believe that we had sat there for like 6 ½ hours! Hey you would have too if you had the pleasure of meeting the one and only incredible Jai Joshi. I know don’t hate me. She is a very pleasant, intelligent and personable person. I only hope her mom will forgive us for keeping her so long.

Ya know she figured that we have been communicating online for at least 4 years, but most likely {wink} it’s been more like 5 or 6 Don’ t you think? Okay if you insist is a photo to prove I’m not making this up


Oh this may look like the end of the story, but it’s not. Wait till I show and tell y’all about our-So lucky to be alive- trip home.


ElizabethR said...

Paige you are an absolute scream :)
The wind got mad at them thar wind-whacking warriors.

And you got to meet Jai-Jai! I am not surprised you two talked for so long. How could you not! I'm totally delighted for both of you to experience such a wonderful gift.

Jai Joshi said...

Paige! It was so great to meet you and I'm so happy we finally got this chance. Thank you also for my lovely present. I forgot to mention on my blog that you gave me a soap with a loofah from your own garden! You are too kind.

Great pics from the Japanese garden, wish I'd been there too!


Daisy said...

Paige, your description of the Dojo cracked me up. You are so funny! Thanks, I needed that laugh today. :D

What fun to meet a fellow blogger! Sounds like you had a great time.

teahouse said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day!!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Paige .. sounds like a wonderful few days .. seeing a Garden, learning some Japanese culture and meeting an internet buddy .. lovely pics and good to hear about - Hilary

Snaggle Tooth said...

Wow! Lucky you n Jai!, But not about the cake shop being closed...
Sounds like a great time-
Good for you to finally meet in person some one you already knew was a good friend!

sheila said...

I totally wish I could go there!

Deanna Schrayer said...

I just read about your lovely meeting over at Jai's Paige, and am so jealous, of the both of you. I hope someday we all get to meet each other.

That garden is absolutely gorgeous, so glad you took pics for us. Too bad those warriors had to do the rain/wind dance on you. :)