Devil Went Down To Georgia … And Came Home With A Sore Throat

Posted By on May 3, 2010

I went to Atlanta this weekend. I went down to visit Ali and my second family because it had been a few weeks since I had seen them. Also, I needed a break. I needed to get away from home and work and just be someplace else. And it was exactly what  I needed. I needed my brain to shut off and just spend time with some of my very favorite people in the world. And also sleep in the world’s darkest room. (Seriously, the basement room at Ali’s dad’s house is like a cave and I always sleep so well in that room. Even when I’m stuck sleeping next to her.)

Besides my trip to Atlanta in the fall, I never really have a plan to do much. I always try to eat a #1 Original at Chick-Fil-A. I prefer to eat at The Flying Biscuit at least once. But other than that, I have THE BEST time in the world hanging out with Ali, Gabe and their kids. Seriously. We can be sitting quietly at the table, both on our laptops, or we can be laughing at Emily experiencing Pretty in Pink for the first time and it is always a shit-ton of fun. It’s very rare to have friends like that. I’ve become so close with the whole Martell clan that I feel like I’m part of the family. And am already planning a trip up to see them after they move into their new house in Toronto this summer.

I mean, Isabella made me a card to welcome me!

So yeah, we watched TV. Ali was under the weather so there wasn’t much she was able to do without dying. So TV it was! We gossiped. We talked “shop” about the blogging world. We laughed, a lot. I learned about famous Disney stars. And watched 17 Again for the first time. And then laughed some more.

And Ali gave me her sickness. I mean, the whole house was sniffly and coughing, it was going to be some sort of major feat if I didn’t get sick. That and the coughing, sneezy, sniffly lady I sat next to on the plane home. So really, a sore throat and runny nose was well worth the trip out there.

Also, because Ali’s husband Gabe, he likes to cook. He has a cookbook and a cooking blog. And he makes REALLY YUMMY stuff! So on Friday night, I got to pick and I picked this. And you all need to make it. It was delicious! But don’t just take my word for it, you can also ask Darcey and Adam, who came over for dinner too. It was a blogstravaganza! (Seriously, Ali, Adam and I spent the whole day sitting at various tables and chatting and laughing. GOOD TIMES!)

Ali also finally showed me the magic that is a Canadian TV show called Rent-A-Goalie. It’s a real show, apparently. And actually quite hilarious. And very raunchy. Please try and convince me that staring at this hottie, episode after episode, is a BAD thing.

His name on the show is Cake. Let me tell you, the fact that I love Cake has taken on a whole new meeting. I’m thinking of moving to Canada.

But now I’m going to go catch some Zzz’s, like my favorite lazy puppy Indy, and hopefully get rid of this damn cold. That dog does sleep right!

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


14 Responses to “Devil Went Down To Georgia … And Came Home With A Sore Throat”

  1. slynnro says:

    I’m a little irritated that I’ve not been apprised of these plans.

    Also, DO NOT THINK RENT A GOALIE GUY IS HOT. I know you and Ali won’t agree.
    .-= slynnro´s last blog ..Car Capers =-.

  2. I’m quite jealous by your action-packed Martell-filled weekend! It’s the best kind of weekend, no doubt.
    .-= Camels & Chocolate´s last blog ..Photo Friday: Table Mountain, South Africa =-.

  3. Mahnee says:

    Hope the sore throat is better! Loved the title of this post!

  4. -R- says:

    That hockey player looks kind of like John Mellencamp.
    .-= -R-´s last blog ..Rain, Rain, Go Away =-.

  5. alimartell says:

    .-= alimartell´s last blog ..Twenty Minutes with Sterling Knight =-.

  6. Alice says:

    that card is TOO CUTE. sounds like a sore throat was definitely a worthwhile tradeoff!
    .-= Alice´s last blog ..big hats and popped collars =-.

  7. Thanks so much for making me click on Grill Interrupted. Now I will inevitably spend the rest of the afternoon:
    * Clicking on links
    * Drooling
    * Running to the kitchen for cheese
    * Adding new dimples to my butt

  8. Angella says:

    I’ve still never seen Rent-A-Goalie. And I’m Canadian!

    Hope you feel better soon, babe.
    .-= Angella´s last blog ..The Kids Are Alright =-.

  9. Dots says:

    go. to. the doctor. also it makes me sad that when you go to atl you’re so close and yet i don’t get to see you.
    .-= Dots´s last blog ..This started out well…and then…aw, hell I don’t know. =-.

  10. Rhi says:

    I’m intrigued by this Rent-a-Goalie program. But, I don’t find the guy attractive, at all.

  11. Scarlet says:

    wow, atlanta to toronto! big change.

    hope you feel better soon.
    .-= Scarlet´s last blog ..The Blue Writing On The Wall =-.

  12. Heather B. says:

    A weekend with the Martells cures all. I’m pretty sure a doctor said that.

  13. regan says:

    I love the card. So cute!
    .-= regan´s last blog ..not willingly rocking a mohawk =-.