Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oh Goucho, My Goucho

I love going to a place, having an experience, or meeting a really cool person and knowing...just knowing, it'll make into a book some day.

Last night my husband The Captain, my daughter Curly-Q, and 2 of our close friends went to a Brazilian Steakhouse.  Truly an experience...14 different meats, 30 items on the salad bar, a great staff and atmosphere.  Oh, and a little pricey...

We were celebrating the sale of our home...YE-HAW! 

If I were writing a romance the hero would maybe be a "goucho", one of the guys who bring the meat flying across the room on sharp skewers "rodeo" style,...he'd see a lovely young woman eating with her uninteresting, pompous parents...and when he asks her "medium or rare"...oh, it's love at first sight...

If I were writing suspense/mystery one of the goucho's accidentally stabs one of the regulars right through...but really he wasn't a goucho but an under-cover bad guy...bom-bom-bom...

Or maybe the goucho could dub as a tour guide in an action/adventure series...

Okay, sorry, bad premises on all counts.  I think gauchos should stay far away from romance, suspense, and adventure...as far as my cheesy storylines would go.  {clears throat}  Part of the problem is, I'm sure, that I don't write romance, suspense, or adventure...thus the not so good story-starters.  {grin} 


I do write contemporary women's fiction....good at it or not, that's where God's landed me.  So perhaps it would just simply be a passing conversation or where the girls go out together and get away from their problems for a few hours then wake up in the morning with a meat hang-over...oh, the deliciousness is all worth it...trust me...

I think I have meat hang-over this morning...but I do have to admit, those gouchos are my heroes.

Elizabeth

6 comments:

Nike.Chillemi said...

I like going places and meeting people too.

BTW...your blog is well done. nike

Sally Bradley said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE Brazilian steakhouses. My husband and I discovered them on a mission trip to Brazil (fancy that) and suffered through three of them while we were there. Oh, the humanity.

They are pricey here, but we've found lunchtime to be about half of the dinner cost with basically the same food.

They are a lot cheaper in Brazil so you could go there; however, the flight might be a problem. :D

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Great blog. Fun! I followed the link from ACFW.


Cheryl

Tess said...

Hello *looking around*. Beautiful blog. Thanks for stopping by over at mine. Always fun to meet new writing/blogging friends :D

And, we have one of those Brazilian places by our house. It's called Rodizio Grill. And, yes, you do end up with a serious meat hangover! My suggestions for today? Lots of fiber....and water....and then more fiber....

Teresa Slack said...

Well done blog. I am looking for bloggers to guest host at mine beginning Sept. Interested? Email or hop over to Joy in the Journey and check it out.

Tiaras said...

we went to that place years ago - too much meat for me!

you are all new over here - how are you doing??