With Texas Bear Round Up starting today, I was thinking about this online exchange from a few weeks ago.
Iris McCallister, the wife of FT33 chef Matt McCallister, is a frequent LIKEr of my Facebook posts, and vice versa. A few weeks ago, Iris posted something like this on her Facebook page: “Just came from a beer tasting and never have I seen so many bearded men in flannel!”
Being the jokester I am, I said, “You should attend TBRU!”
Ha. Good one, I thought.
But Iris, being a straight married lady, didn’t get it.
“What’s TBRU?” she asked back. “Texas Bear Round Up,” I replied, figuring she’d finally get the joke.
But oh, no.
Next thing I know, Iris is inviting her girlfriends to attend. “Arnold Wayne Jones suggested we might want to check out the Texas BEER Round Up! Let’s go, should be fun!” she enthusiastically posted. Apparently, she read my post only fleetingly. Fortunately, one of her girlfriends was savvier.
“Ummm, Iris, I think you might want to take a look at this,” she posted, linking to the TBRU home page.
I could practically hear Iris shriek from miles away.
Personally, I think it would hilarious if Iris McCallister and her girlfriends showed up at the Crowne Plaza, all ready to taste artisinal beers and being met by fuzzy meatmen in Speedos. But it’s probably best she didn’t.
You can, though. See ya there. And if you see Iris, give her a big bear hug.