Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sunday Scribbling #176: Fantasy Dinner Party

[the swell crowd]

giddy giddy savoir faire
nickel in the juice
we dine for fashion
and fashionable taste:
lucky dogs a la Ignatius -
Dickens loose in the Quarter -
amiable misfits galore
five and dime-ing
the afterhours.
seven, besides moi:
Pynchon in sailor garb
(it's a costume party, natch)
to sign the first editions as
Tyrone or Pig;
Foghorn Leghorn,
not as meal, but
to match TP's
erudition, southern
style; Van to tickle
the ivories and drain
the swill; Padgett
in Shelby-drag, Grace
Kelly for (and to say)
grace, Secretariat, so
we can all say we
ate with a winner,
& Fistula Babcock,
for her segues to heaven,
her eminent domain, her
Etta James without
the sass, &
her Irma Thomas without
the rain. Horseradish
on them Jesuit dogs,
sweet tea for the non-
swilling, paletas
(cookies and cream or nues)
in the aftermath,
cold and rushing.

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24 Comments:

Blogger Linda Jacobs said...

Sounds loike a lively group! I like Grace Kelley to say grace!

11:30 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Seems like one wonderful feast!

feasting in that crescent-shaped cove

12:40 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Linda: Who else but GK to say it? Perhaps Gracie, but then she'd say gracie.

6:08 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

GT: You can come, too, and I'll give you two paletas, so you can have both flavors...

6:09 PM  
Blogger Old Grizz said...

what's to say. great guests, great food. should be written up in the Sunday paper.

6:39 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

OG: Let's give the byline to you...

6:41 PM  
Blogger anno said...

Now that sounds like a party! Mind if the rest of us gather round at a nearby picnic? Not to interfere, but maybe just to overhear an occasional bit of grace.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Stan Ski said...

Drooling like Pavlov's dog...

11:13 PM  
Blogger floreta said...

etta james really stands out to me :)

3:37 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Anno: Come on, come all. I bought too many paletas and the dry ice is giving out.

6:58 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

As many paletas as you want, Stan. For you and the dog.

6:59 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Ms Floreta, Etta stands out for everyone, for sure. I saw her in her prime-est prime at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Outdoor concert, I was about fifteen feet from the stage: she tore it up, big tsunami mama. Besides, you rhyme with Etta.

7:02 AM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Fun party, Murat, even though it's inhabited by many who are ghosts. On our first international concert tour, we played in the National Cathedral of Monaco in front of the Grimaldi graves on New Year's Day after the service while hordes and hordes of tourists filed past to look at Grace Kelly's grave. I believe we were featured in many a Japanese home video in 2003!

11:14 AM  
Anonymous b Barbara said...

This is just a wonderful list...Secretariat caught me off guard but why not?

11:15 AM  
Blogger moise said...

What fun! Glad to hear you have paletas to spare!

1:38 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Halloween party, cher: of course, there are ghosts! But, Secretariat promises to give rides for the kiddies (that's all of us), as does Foghorn - no apparition, he!

6:16 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

b Barbara: Sec caught me off guard, too, but insisted on a place at the table, er, trough.

Moise: If neither nues or cookies and cream do the trick for you, there's plenty more flavors available here in Tres Leches.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Great. I'll ride Secretariat!! I wonder if he does steeplechases now that he's able to float? That would be way cool! And Etta James could sing the victory song. That would be heaven. I'd skip the paleta, though unless you have chocolate. (I seem to have two candy addictions: Murat poetry and chocolate.)

7:37 PM  
Blogger Americanising Desi said...

Really a nice read!
i havent done as half as good as you!

but sure would wanna have ur views :)

Pop Comes the Baby

2:25 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

AD: Welcome to the party. We're all bozos on this bus...

12:06 PM  
Blogger Bobbie Sandlin said...

Fun read...and FUN party! lol

11:46 PM  
Blogger Devil Mood said...

All this mix of people and ingredients really makes me feel as though I was at the party.

4:30 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Bobbie: Glad you came...

10:23 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

DM: Of course you were there. Who else to be the DJ but you?

10:24 PM  

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