Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Melting Not

You know the only thing worse than having a stomach bug?

Having a stomach bug when you're hosting a dinner party at the Melting Pot.

Something about raw meat and fragrant sauces being placed in front of you, along with steam being blasted in your face, doesn't sit quite right when you're struggling not to hurl.

I ate one piece of bread, two pieces of apple, one bite of steak, one mushroom and half a strawberry. I got up and went to the bathroom positive that I was going to vomit 3 different times. I was wearing a cashmere Juicy sweater with three quarter length sleeves and between the heat of that and the steam blowing in my face, I was pretty sure I was going to blow chunks.

The highlight of the night--I met Mitch! Our commenter Mitch! She works for me. Weird, huh? Yep, I hired her sight unseen. Then I met her last night and just love her. She is super cute. Not being pervy here, just letting you all know--Mitch is cute. Mitch got to meet Em's mom and girl crush (she was the pretty one on her Blackberry all night).

I wasn't my normal dynamic self and my hair didn't even look good, but it was nice meeting her finally.

It was also nice managing not to puke during that meeting. I still feel pukey today and have to do boring, official, corporate record-keeping kind of work stuff today. Not looking forward to it but it should be easier to handle than raw meat.

13 comments:

Preppy Pettit said...

Awww, I hope you feel better, soon.

Lynda Kay said...

OMG! I noticed a couple times last night that when I looked over @ you, you seemed to be thinking hard about something-I just didn't know you were trying to figure out if you were going to make it to the bathroom before you hurled! Aww, Ashley-i'm sorry! Your hair didn't look bad, though-just so you know..and your cashmere sweater was super cute albeit extra warm during our 30 minute steam bath. Hope you feel better :(

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Ewwwww, raw meat. That's just GROSS.

because I said so said...

I sure hope you are feeling better!

Me said...

I hate feeling like that, it's the worst! Feel better soon, k?

Former Fat Chick said...

II loves the melting pot...however I hate leaving there smelling like FOOD, it must be the process, becuae it sticks in your clothes and hair, not good if your feeling icky!

Joy said...

Aw man and the Melting Pot sounds sooo yummy.

Sorry you were all yucky feeling

Mom Taxi Julie said...

It's always cool to meet someone IRL! Sorry you felt bad :O(

Mitch said...

So that's why you made so many trips to the bathroom! I thought maybe I smelled or something ;) And I was wondering if that was girl crush. I'm glad I didn't mention the Closet and blurt out "Did you invite Girl Crush?"

It was cool meeting you too. Weird now that I can put faces to you and the other people I formerly thought of as "characters"!

OK - gotta go back to work before I get fired.

Melodie said...

I hope you feel better soon!

Marge said...

Aww Ashley that stinks!

On a different note, I implemented two of your child dicipline techniques this week (scary, right?!?). I am a nanny and I have both 1)put a child in a car seat for a time out when she refused to sit on the naughty chair and 2) put her pajamas on backwards so that she could not un-zip and take her pull-up off.

She's 2 and a half and I think she and little kid were meant to be together. How is he doing at day care??

Renee said...

Wow, that's really cool about Mitch! I must admit that I'm a little jealous - there is something really fun about being one of your faithful readers who has also hung out with you in person, and I'd really like to keep that group to a minimum, mkay? thxbai.

Just kidding about the jealousy thing. It's all just very cool. I'm sorry you were feeling sick though! I need a Mommy's Night Out BAD. I wish I lived near you.

-The Renee

Mitch said...

I meant to say this earlier but I honestly got a nasty gram in the middle of my comment (DURING LUNCH) about playing on the internet.

Anyway - thanks for the kind words. I'm honestly flattered! You're really hot too (girl crush worthy!).