Thursday, July 9, 2009

Mmmmm Chocolate and Beer


I was planning to write a recap of some exciting weekend events like when my Mom flashed her 63-year-old rack at my sister and nieces (and they screamed), or how my Dad announced that he had lost his belly button after playing golf, or how my 11-year-old niece shaved her legs for the first time and the bathtub looked like Chewbacca had been soaking in there for a day.

But that all got eclipsed today by the news that Mr. Wonderful planned our first weekend trip in Europe. He booked a room and train tickets to Bruges, Belgium for the 18th.

Aside from the whole waffles thing, I don’t know a whole lot about Belgium. Oh, right, except for the chocolate and beer. But that’s really it. I looked on Lonely Planet and it said this about Bruges:

“Touristy, overcrowded and a tad fake. Preface any other city with these descriptions and it would be struck off the list. But not Bruges. This Flemish city is Belgium’s most popular destination and, despite being overrun much of the year, it’s not to be missed.”

I asked Mr. W if he thought I would produce more phlegm since we’d be staying in a Flemish city. He replied, “Gross. No.”

I’m not sure (haha I just typed “snot sure” by accident—how appropriate) that Mr. W really knows what he’s in for over the next several weeks. I’ve tried to warn him about the singing and dancing around the house and love of baritone burps, and although he has probably tried to mentally prepare himself on some level, I think he’s in for a surprise. At least he’ll have exotic beer to help him make it through…

17 comments:

Lara Watkins said...

I'm jealous, jealous, jealous...and I think Mr. W. already got a small taste of your grossness on your last Europe trip...can you say tapeworm?

Mel Heth said...

Lara Alina Higginbotham Watkins, what did I tell you about using that word in public?

laura said...

tapeworm? do tell. sounds like a great way to start your 7 weeks. oh, and do take the time to write about your mom the flasher.

Mel Heth said...

Laura - There was no tapeworm...there was just an "incident" where something peculiar was happening and I thought perhaps there was a tapeworm issue...but I think it was just some stringy steak... :) :) :)

Lara Watkins said...

I so love that you had to describe that!

Mel Heth said...

Lara - I hate you. WFEF (Worst Friend Ever Forever)

SoMi's Nilsa said...

All I can say is 18 is a lucky number in my house. I can list the ways - there are a lot of them. Maybe my 18 luck will rub off on you!

justrun said...

Eeeeeeeeee! So, that's my reaction. :)

Dingo said...

Chocolate, beer, and Mr. W? That thought almost erases the images of an 11 year old Chewbacca and steak tapeworm. Almost.

*hahahahah! My word verification is "nestle".

Big Sister said...

The best part about Allie's shaving extravagaza was when you said she was a friggin' Chewbaca, and she replied, "What's a Chewbaca?" So she's never seen Star Wars - Ok, I'm a bad mom. Could have done without the stringy steak comment. TMI. Mr. W really doesn't have any idea what he's in for. Did you pack Beano? Have a good flight and I'll Skype you soon.

brookem said...

i love that he already planned a little trip for you two! you're going to have so much fun!

brookem said...

ps- your phlegm comment and his response totally remind me of manfriend and i. he gets grossed out when i joke about that kind of stuff.
or farting. he can't even deal with it.

Mel Heth said...

Nilsa - Ohh goodie. I hope your 18 luck does come my way!

JustRun - Haha thanks. :)

Dingo - You're going to come visit, right? ;) The word nestle seems to go well with Chewbacca.

Sister - I did not pack any Beano. I think it's time for make or break truths on this trip.

Brookem - I think he may have booked a Dublin trip today, too. :) Keep chiseling away at Manfriend. He'll break down and find humor in it all eventually!

Alysha said...

Looks gorgeous! Love the description! yum, chocolate. You have to try every countries version of chocolate. It is a travel must!

Jen said...

I have been to Bruge and LOVED it!!!! We rented bikes there on my birthday and went on an AWESOME bike ride up to the Netherlands border. I rate that day as one of the best in my life. You must get raclette somewhere. If you haven't had it, you are in for a treat. My mouth is watering just talking about it. Melty cheese with veggies, cured meats, etc to put it on top of. And then there's the beer...tasty!!! They have more than 365 from that tiny country (more than one for every day!!!) just be careful because some of them have a REALLY high alcohol content, so you may be stumbling more quickly than you are used to. :) HAVE FUN!!!

Amy Turpin said...

Melissa - This was actually from me. My sister was in town and must have logged in under me. Oops. :)

Hannah said...

I am so jealous that I can't even see strait! You are a very lucky girl! You are going to have the best time :)