Thursday, November 25, 2004 :::
As I mentioned before, my family's newish Thanksgiving tradition is to eat lunch/dinner at Barnacle Bills and then go bowling at the alley which is conveniently attached to the restaurant. I know, it all sounds terribly classy and almost unbearably posh, and I can assure you that it totally is. I ordered a make-shift bluecheese burger, as it was not on the menu. My parents each enjoyed the all-you-can-eat turkey platter and relished in the fact that they were old enough to be considered Seniors, for the discount.
As with any tradition, there are things we have come to expect out of our meal at Barnacle Bills. For instance: my parents will order their mini-bottles of Sutter Home White Zin with dinner; the neighborhood Avon lady will show up with her family and we'll all have a chat; Madam Von Bighair will solemnly enter the room and act like nobody is noticing, etc.
Here is a camera-phone pic of Madam Von Bighair. I'm sure she's a nice lady, and I didn't want to be cruel and run up to snap her picture, so this image doesn't really do her crown of ratty follicles justice, but I am mostly including if for the sake of my brother and sister, who could not attend this year, but will certainly appreciate that she was again in attendance.
Then it was off to bowling, where I had my own little Thanksgiving Day miracle: I bowled my best game ever.
That's right! 144, bitches!
::: posted by dan at 8:28 PM :: [ link ] :: (10) comments
10 previous comments:
LMAO!!! You funny guy!
By Christian, at 7:54 AM
I was wondering if she'd be in attendance again this year. Although her hair wasn't quite as high as last year, it seems a bit more "bushy". 144? Holy crap!
By Colleen, at 8:42 AM
I love that lady & her hair. She reminds me of the ex-Gov of Texas- whatever her name was. How does one get hair that big?
By hot babe, at 3:16 PM
Someday I hope to have hair that big. That and kick Dan's butt at bowling. Alas, someday....
By lynne, at 3:50 PM
I heard through the grapevine that after that game you fizzled out and mom kicked your ass!!! Ha ha ha.
By Colleen, at 5:53 PM
Barnacle Bill's! How's that place holding up? I haven't been there in years, but my family used to go there all the time when I lived in the area.
By Jeremy, at 6:03 PM
The Bills is holding up about as well as can be expected.
Yeah, mom beat me in round two, but I was a little wiped out after having my best bowling game ever.
By dan, at 9:15 PM
I think it pretty lame that: 1. Mom beat you, and 2. 144 is your best game ever.
The only reason you won the first game is that I wasn't there.
By Trekgeekscott, at 8:30 AM
My people have a term for people like the Madam: Hair pig
By Jake, at 11:51 AM
Is that my Nana??
By Kiddo78, at 12:32 PM
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