Saturday, May 19, 2007

There was a Full Moon Out Tonight - but it wasn't in the sky!

That's right ladies and gentlemen, I witnessed a full moon right here on the ground and another amazing thing was that it wasn't even bright. Let me explain.

This sighting took place at a fancy schmancy event called "Remarkable Moms" which was hosted at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort. I was invited to attend and I could bring one guest so I took my hubby, Karl. We know one of the moms being honored at the event since we go to our Tu Nidito support group together. We arrived for the entertainment and cocktail hour which was out doors. The entertainment was a circus style act. After some juggling and other acts including stilt walkers, there was to be another type of entertainment up in the air. When we first arrived we saw a bunch of HUGE balloons that were attached to a ramada. Karl and I were near the balloons when 5 clowns started pulling the balloons down. We noticed that there was a harness and a clown with a guitar was trying to climb into the harness. I guess they needed help and a young man came over to assist them. They were all in a circle, facing inwards and helping the one clown into the harness while holding the gigantic balloons down. As the young man (not dressed as a clown) was reaching up and pulling on the harness, his light blue shirt went up and his pants went down a little ways... far enough that I was thinking "say no to crack" and "oh my word, that boy doesn't have any underwear on!" It was really noticeable since said young man was black and there was absolutely no whitie tidies under there! I nudged Karl and told him what was going on. As we looked over again the pants were going down further and two cameramen were moving in, taking photos. I was giggling and decided I had better not look any more. They finally got the clown into his harness and he was set to do his act. The young man in the light blue shirt managed to get his pants back up and was seen around the event several times. Fortunately he did not "perform" again. hehe... After the clown's act was over he got out of the harness and a young girl went up high into the air and did some acrobatics hanging from a long black strip of fabric. She was the best part of the act! Then it was time for us to go inside and have dinner.

We were seated at table 38 along with other couples that we know from our Tu Nidito support group. I also saw quite a few other people that I knew either from the hospital, the Tu Nidito staff or Tu Nidito volunteers. It was really great to see them all. Dinner was very... interesting. The salad was good and had a walnut vinaigrette. The desert was already at the table and was an apricot cheese cake. The dinner was a sirloin burger disguised as 3 meatballs on mini rolls. The veggies for the "sirloin burgers" were served in a cocktail glass with an olive pierced on top of a pickle, tomatoes and lettuce. What's funny is that the veggies were way too big for the mini burgers. Karl said, "So this is how the rich go to McDonald's!" in his best Robin Leach voice. I can't take that man anywhere! LOL

The circus-type performers continued to entertain us indoors while trying to burn the place down. They did several things with fire and there was so much smoke the doors were opened so that the sprinklers wouldn't go off. Fortunately our table was right by one of the doors so we knew we would be able to get out first, although the people in front are usually the ones who are crushed and trampled on when people panic. Good thing everything went well.

I couldn't help but get teary-eyed when they honored Marcia. Her daughter has leukemia and has gone through a lot of complications resulting from the radiation. She is such a sweetheart and I am so glad they honored her. 4 other moms were honored as well but I don't know them personally. Karl was saying to me as we walked the 1/2 mile back to our car that I should be honored. He said that I have taken care of an ill child for almost 19 years now and he thinks that I'm remarkable. Awwwww....... he gets extra points for that! I told him that he and my kids are my reward. I am so lucky to have him and my kids.

So back to the Full Moon sighting:
Moral of the story: Dude, if you have to wear the baggy pants that are so loose they will fall down well below your hips, BE SURE TO WEAR UNDERWEAR!!!!


RhythmUnbroken said...

You and your risque adventures!!

Mama Bear June said...

Too funny! Sounds like you had a great time and I agree with your hubby. You deserve an award, too. Surely an extra crown in heaven!