Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Pimples

I am going to be a featured writer at a "Lyrical Wines" wine tasting event at Cleveland's coolest bar Budapest Blonde, the co-owner of which wrote a
letter to the editor about my Hungarian cucumber recipe that was so funny, I laughed like hell when I read it.

Budapest Blonde is my favorite bar in Cleveland. I love it so much I wrote this essay about it. The wine tasting will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Cost is $25. For reservations, call 440-237-0292 or call the bar at 216-328-8780 anytime after 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. I am told these events usually sell out.

I will be appearing with fellow author Richard Montanari, who is the best-selling author of The Skin Gods, as well as a bevy of other books. This event is going to be a blast and I'd love to see any and all of you there.

Grape graphic courtesy of artist Nadina Tandy.

Next up is this guy, Dean Cochrane whom I playfully call Cockman as I constantly get him confused with Doug Hoffman. Who cares? I like both these guys. Anywho, I advise everyone to hop on over here to get a snootful of fiction Cockman style within the pages of his online novella The Weaveling.



And now for something so disturbing, I just don't know what. Flamingo dressed up as the lunchlady for Halloween. As you can see, Flamingo looks more like the lunchlady than the actual lunchlady, which is troubling enough (I encourage all of you to click to enlarge the photo and check out those legs!). Even more terrifying is Flamingo's disclosure that he did a handstand on the keg at some point during the evening. Fortunately, no one took a photo of that blessed event. Judging by the length of that sexy smock he's wearing, I'll bet it was one nutty moment! I'm wondering if some clever blogger out there might enlist his or her Photoshop skills and offer an artist's rendering of the "Flamingo Lunch Lady Handstand on Keg."

Any takers??

18 comments:

Doug said...

I like the Lunchlady's nurse. But then, I love nurses.

And I still say Cochrane waxes. Admit it, Dean.

Dean said...

Eloquent. Cochrane waxes eloquent.

O'Brien, I knew there was something missing from that recipe. Every Hungarian recipe ever made has fuckin' paprika in it.

sxKitten said...

Every Hungarian recipe ever made has fuckin' paprika in it.

This is truth. My late ex-mother-in-law was Hungarian, and she put paprika on every effing thing she made. She put it on toast, for pete's sake (and no, I don't know why Pete liked paprika on his toast. I guess he was Hungarian, too). People in the know avoided her desserts for this very reason.

nadina said...

cheers erin :)

Bobby Farouk said...

I don't believe hell ever laughs.

FLAMINGO1 said...

In the remote event anyone takes Erin up on her Photoshop challenge, I have offered up a "full body shot" of the lunchlady.

Please, No masturbating while looking at my picture. Notwithstanding the foregoing, lesbians are excluded from the foregoing prohibition.

Anonymous said...

Not me Erin.

Ill pass on the whole mexican Extremist thing. I was going to join a mexican gang and get all tattooed and shit but then betsy was like fuck that.

So it didnt go down. I know your post had nothing to do with beaner ganges and shit but I have A.d.d. and it was in my head at the time.

Damn HBO...

PDD said...

Toby is definitely fit for the job.

I love the name of the bar: "budapest blonde". That would make for an awesome band name.

I love you Erin, I really do.

And of course, I wish I could come and be there with you.

mushroom said...

Helllllooooooooo nurse!

I hope he wasnt au naturale like a kilt wearer.......

Mone said...

Budapest Blonde - Why drive downtown? hahaha, I like that!

Hope you have a good time Erin!

Dean said...

I playfully call Cockman as I constantly get him confused with Doug Hoffman.

That isn't the only reason, now, is it, O'Brien? The real reason involves a troop of contortionists and a bathtub full of lime jello.

~d said...

WAA-BOO-HISS!
I have photoshop 7.0 or whatever the hell it is...but I dont know how to USE IT!

(crying...)

Erin O'Brien said...

help us all. more to come. I am alive (I think)

Anonymous said...

weee

tim gager

Bugwit Homilies said...

Damn! How come no one invites me to keggers anymore?

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FLAMINGO1 said...

Bugwit - come to my house next year for the halloween party. We have a keg every year - usually the Saturday before Halloween.

DISCLAIMER: attending keggers can cause you to erroneously think you are hot and may make you puke in your own back yard. I'm just sayin...

Bugwit Homilies said...

Flamingo: I am already under that delusion, and I already puke in my back yard, even though I don't drink much. So, I got nothin' to lose!