Last night was a long time coming. We finally got the whole Prowling with Kat team together...in person!
We met at 5:00, right after work, for a nice dinner and drinks - me, DauntlessD, Cara, JJ, and our friend Beth. This was the first time that DauntlessD and Cara had met in person (can you believe that?), so Cara was a bit nervous, and I suspect that DauntlessD was, too, but he's too smooth and cool to ever let on that he's anything other than perfectly calm.
I wasn't nervous at all because I knew everyone at the table. I love these guys! As I looked around the table, it occurred to me - I've been naked in bed with two of these folks and I've seen three of them naked. Isn't that a full house, or something? ;-)
Yes, we are a veritable mix and match crowd of sexual exploration.....except that two of us are already matched and our exploration with the others is primarily visual.
So, what would be the best way to help Cara relax? Get her drunk, of course! I asked the waitress (I guess the correct term now is "server") to bring a nice big iced, not blended (so she'd drink it faster) pomegranate margarita since that's what she wanted to try. Don't you just love those places that serve booze in the big water tumbler sized glasses? A beer for Daunt and we were on our way to everyone loosing up for some fully clothed fun.
We talked about the news in the infidelity and sex blogosphere. The very sad breakup with Meredith on a6y (yeah, we saw it coming a long time ago, but it's still sad). Yet another "break" coming up for Adam and Holly (and Cara and I brainstormed all the reasons why Adam should now come to California to see us!). Is Riff really taking another long break? Really? We talked about our current favorite blogs - Cara loves Pickles in My Ass. I'm in love with The Mind of a Married Man, The Accidental Philanderer, My One Wild Year, The Anatomies of a Marriage, and The Ashley Madison Adventures of a Regular Guy Gone Bad.
JJ slid into the booth next to me and it was all I could do not to snuggle up against him and kiss him. We were in public so that was simply not possible. Not only were we in public, but we were in a place where many people knew JJ, and many also knew that I am not his wife, so we had to stick to a strict hands off policy - except for the occasional legs rubbing together under the table or elbows touching. Each touch sent a little charge through me. At one point, I almost just put my arm around him absentmindedly, but I stopped in time. Yes, there are times when being in hiding like this really sucks.
DauntlessD, Cara, and I have been planning to take an HNT photo together, but we just haven't had the time to get together to make it happen. Maybe we'll manage to take care of that this summer. In the meantime, I thought it would be nice to have some kind of a photo that we could share with y'all, so we put our hands on the table and tried taking some pictures of our hands. The waitress...er...server...came over and asked what we were doing.
Kat: We're taking pictures of our hands. (When in doubt, just tell the truth. It's simple.)
Server: Why? (Excellent question. This gal was bright. Clearly, I wouldn't be able to fool her easily.)
Kat: So we can put a picture of our hands on our blog. (Again, the truth.)
Server: Really? What kind of a blog is it? (Dauntless raises his eyebrow at me and smiles his incredibly sexy little amused smile. I know what he's thinking. He's wondering how I'll get out of this one.)
Kat: It's a.....hand...blog. (Yeah, I know I'm smooth. Don't try this at home.)
At this point, Cara is stifling a laugh, DauntlessD is just shaking his head, and Beth has a look on her face that says, "Who are these people?"
Server: (looking a bit incredulous) What's the blog address? The URL?
I look to Daunt and Cara for help. It's clear that I'm on my own. Thanks. Great friends you are. Daunt is giving me that "You got yourself into this mess..." look.
Kat: Uh....I don't remember. (When in doubt, don't be afraid to look stupid. It's even easier than the truth for some of us.)
The server just walked away. I thought that was a bit rude, but I was still glad. I was out of scintillating conversation and plausible lies.
After 20+ tries (have you ever tried to get a group of people to agree on a picture?) we finally came up with a few pics we liked. So, here you go.....the very first pic of Kat, Cara, and Daunt together...