The theme this year: Country Style!
Awesome. (and a bit scary, I'm not gonna lie... there was much talk of how much this "Texas style" would be *Polified...)
The festivities were held at a restaurant called... get this... Rancho Texas!!!
The music, at least right when we got there, luckily, was country-ish (not so much later on when some local ladies had a mini American Idol thing goin' on. sigh), the food was typical Polish sausage type stuff, which is as close to Bar-B-Q as it comes without actually having real Bar-B-Q. They had beer on tap, out of plastic cups. Straight up Texas style right there. And there were even horses for the children to ride! We loved it. I loved it. It was a fun time. I even spotted a cowboy hat and a pair of cowboy boots. I didn't wear mine of course, that would have been a little too cliche and I am far too cool for that, ;), but I was glad to see someone else sportin' a pair of really not practical footwear, all in the name of neighborhood solidarity.
If you blurred your eyes for a minute, took in the smells of roasting animal flesh and slightly stale beer, the sounds of country music played on acoustic guitars, and didn't listen to a durn thing any real life person was sayin', it was almost like being back home at a really small, tiny, backyard state fair.
I also have to take this moment to give a nod to my husband who misses all of these Texan things just as much as I do and who took the time to seek it out and plan for us to go. Thanks, hon, sorry I wouldn't two-step with you, I don't like to call attention to our freak show of a family any more than I have to. ;)
Ignore me picking food out of my teeth and the FLY IN MY CONDIMENTS and just listen to the music...
pr. (poe - lih - fied)
to make more Polish as by adding Polish food, custom, or taste to an already existing item of different ethnic/regional origin
: Susan polified her lasagna by inserting a layer of cabbage between the mozzarella and cottage cheese.
: The polification of the home was complete with the addition of the wiatrolap and one large wall without windows.
: The mayor order 23 more directional signs and advertisements to be added to main street in an attempt to polify the city.