So I know that in times past I’ve talked about saving so that I could spend the money where I wanted too, rather than on debt or any other thing. I also realized I’ve been less than forth coming about what that means. Well here and now I want to tell you about one of those things.
Cowboy Weekend. The brain child of two close friends, it was a weekend of pretending to be Cowboy’s and enjoying the great backyard outdoors. Marshmallows were roasted, whiskey was consumed, and costumes were worn. It was a damn fine time spent with old dear friends and new acquaintances. Below I’ll go over some of the absolute necessities for a Cowboy Weekend.
First is the saloon area, the veritable nerve center of any and all Cowboy towns. Be sure to stay well stocked on Whiskey and Rye, and under no circumstances should a mixed drink be served. This isn’t some namby-pamby Yankee’s Gentleman club we’re going for. You should also have an appropriately sized gaming table for all your gambling needs. Liars dice, poker, cowboy’s checkers, Texas hold’em, whatever it is you decide to play – be sure to have amble space. Also remember, we’re cowboy’s not savages. Weapons on the table.
Second, you’re gonna want to circle the wagons so to speak. Clear out a likely spot in your backyard the wilderness, and be prepared to setup camp. A cot and single tent will do, or even a blanket roll and a starry night sky. If you’re feeling especially frisky, or just optimistic, you can bring a multiple person tent and try to get your cuddles on. On a related note if someone brings an air mattress you should pop it. Once again, this is a Cowboy Weekend, not a tempur-pedic good night sleep weekend.
Now last, but certainly not the least, you’re gonna wanna feed your ranch hands. A hard night of gambling, drinking and other such debauchery will undoubtedly create a mighty hunger. Now you’ll want to satisfy such a hunger with something a little more substantial than cheerios. I’m talking eggs, whole wheat biscuits, and a generous serving of bacon. If you’re entertaining vegans you can substitute this for a more friendly meal, just know that you’ll be having a lesser experience because of it.
Remember, even with bacon, cards, whiskey and the rest, a Cowboy Weekend revolves around the folk you ride with. So be sure you invite along those you trust to watch your back when things get hairy, and kick in their fair share when the pizza provisions get delivered.
Thanks to Tentacle Chris and his lovely wife for hosting this event. If you’d like to know more about westerny things from a pervert, check him out at http://www.tentaclechris.com/