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Tailgate Tour 2010: Jefferson, Texas
Wednesday, July 14, 2010

(For some reason, blogger isn't letting me download and post photos right now, so you're stuck with words, folks. Go to my facebook page for photos.)

The only problem with having a Tailgate Tour in the South in the deep heat of summer is that, well, it's really freakin' hot. But that didn't stop the Pulpwood Queens of east Texas from putting on one helluva party for me in Jefferson.

Y'all need to know that this is Ground Zero for Pulpwood Queens. Kathy Patrick, founder, is the owner of the world's only bookstore and beauty salon here in this picturesque little town in the middle of Texas timberland ... hence the name Pulpwood Queens. Kathy has amassed a group of more than 300 books clubs worldwide, whom she picks books for ... and my book was the July pick. The woman could run a world-class PR firm. She does things up right. She'd had signs professionally made, and even commissioned T-shirts for the event.

And, knowing what a protein hog I am, Kathy brought to the tailgate party a Timber Guy Bacon Explosion, which is basically a huge baked roll of bacon and sausage and barbecue sauce and bacon ... and ... bacon. There was also some bacon in it. Oh, and it was topped with bacon as well. It was awesome, as was the rest of the vittles brought by the other Queens. (go to bacontoday.com for the recipe of the Bacon Explosion)

There was even a live band, Destiny Duke and the Hazzards, in which Jay, Kathy's husband, plays and sings. The man's got a voice, let me tell you.

I presented the Queen with a gift of a heavy pewter bookend that is a big bear in reading glasses, sitting down and reading a book. (He's really cute) In turn, the Queen presented to me a pair of frilly bright-red girls' panties because at Girlfriend Weekend last year (it's the Queen's annual celebration and presentation of her author picks), I bought and wore a pink shirt that said, "Put on your big girl panties and deal with it." It was two sizes two small and, hence, a little obscene, but you can get away with things like that at Girlfriend Weekend.)

Thanks to all the East Texas Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys for coming out on that really hot night (it was in the mid 80s even after the sun went down). I had a great time. See you at Girlfriend Weekend in January.


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July 14, 2010 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

OHHH, you tease us with your words. Pewter Bears? Too tight shirts? Panties? We must have pix!!

July 14, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

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