Andrew called and said, “What are you guys up to?” I replied, “Buying vampire teeth, of course, what are you doing?”
We had an old friend from St. Louis in town for the weekend. She has a lot of dietary allergies and so Andrew had been researching restaurants and had found one that we love that would be happy to accommodate her requests. It is a very very very fancy italian restaurant and they said that they could do their pasta gluten-free. But it is very fancy and expensive.
Andrew, “So, you want to come out to dinner?” Me, “With Blitzen? There?”
So I asked Blitzen, “Would you like to go a very fancy restaurant with Andrew and our friend? It will take a very long time, they are going to bring us a lot of different foods, we’re going to have sit for a long time.”
Blitzen considered this, “I’ll try-y-y-y it.”
Blitzen peering down a marble staircase to the ‘basement’ and saying – “Why do they have all that beer in the basement.” That would be the wine cellar, honey.
Blitzen, upon being presented with the 4th of 5 courses, leaning over to me and saying, “Why do they keep bringing us food? I just don’t get it.”
Me, pointing to something on Blitzen’s plate and saying, “That is roasted cauliflower, you know.” And Blitzen saying, “Yes!” and literally grabbing several fingerful to stuff in her mouth. Who can be bothered with cutlery when roasted vegetables are available.
Blitzen going to the coatcheck because she “needed” something. Blitzen being ratted out by the coatcheck guy, “I remember you, you came by here an hour ago for the candy in your mom’s bag.” ‘Cause she’s peckish, I guess, in the middle of our 5 courses.
Blitzen was engaged in the conversation and the food. It was a marathon and amazing meal – more than 2 hours of wonderful food. She was patient and polite and stayed in her seat except when she went to 1) go see if she could find the pianist 2) went to look at a vase up close that she was pretty sure was shaped like the statue of liberty 3) went outside to see if it had started to snow.
And she only wore her vampire teeth between courses!