DBC Meeting # 11
Tuesday, December 7, 2005

Smokey Bones Restaurant, Chesterfield, MO

Attendees: N. Slots Machine Lloyd
Mgus Not the Shark Sickis
Mungo Sickis
LaConte of J Sickis
Alane Inaz Sharkaway Macaroni
Chip Off the Block Wilhelm
Wally Ball Wilhelm
Dixie McCall BooBash
Miss Kitty Sickis
Absentees: Big “O”
Our Favorite Jinny
Fred Weird Beer Lloyd
i Am Teresa!
Pablo El Diablo
Intergalactic Janet
Rhea Madera Diarrhea Neffarreah
Mafia A. Macaroni
Banjo Man BooBash
Special Guests: NORTON The Baptist
Ms. Lisa Hempin from Phoenix Arizonia
Inspirational Guru:
Sergeant at Arms:
Beer Fund Collector:
Major Events Coordinator:
Vice Chairperson:
N. Slots Machine Llloyd
Pablo El Diablo
Alane Inaz Sharkaway Macaroni
Mungo Sickis
Dixie McCall BooBash
Mgus Sickis
Chip off the Block Wilhelm
Miss Kitty Sickis
(position vacant)

The 11th meeting of the Dodie and Bones Club was held at Smokey Bones in Chesterfield MO. This aptly named, fine eating establishment was chosen by none other than our esteemed Chairperson, Nance “Slots Machine” Lloyd. With the exception of our Texas jaunt to Dodie’s restaurant, Nancy surely wins the prize for most appropriately named restaurant in which to hold a Dodie and Bones meeting.

Making up for their faux pas in missing the November meeting, Mark and Clare were the first to arrive and scouted the area for accommodations befitting our social club. Julie arrived next and the three of them were comfortably seated when Matt, Jeannette, Nancy, Laura, and Elaine along with our special guests, Jennifer Norton and the renowned Lisa Hempin arrived. Remarkably 99% of our attendees arrived on or about on time.

Jeannette and Elaine didn’t care for the table situation and tried to make changes to the arrangement, but others didn’t seem inclined to get on that bandwagon. Jeannette and Elaine then sat by themselves at a separate table in protest to the other member’s insensitivity. Matt, knowing what’s good for him, recognized the situation as a potential tear in his otherwise happy blanket of home life, and decided to help with reconfiguring the tables into a more socially conducive array. Thusly, the tables were rearranged into a large square and we were all happy campers again. The lesson to be learned here is “Sometimes in life you have to take a separate table”. Either that or “It’s always best in the long run to keep your wife happy.”

We then waited for Mark Sicking, who showed up a few minutes later and wonder of wonders Teresa was there too! She had finally deemed the DBC worthy and honored us with her presence. We couldn’t believe our eyes. We were overcome with emotion and humbled by both her stature and her beauty. Most of us managed to regain composure long enough to rise to the occasion. We first bowed and then lavished her with the praise and admiration befitting royalty. Jeannette, who had never dreamed she would actually one day meet Teresa was too stunned to speak. She meekly kissed Teresa’s ring and lowered her head to offer up a silent prayer of thanks to St. Cronin.

And so we began. The meeting was called to order at 7:34, again at 7:34½ and once more at 7:36. Feeling confident that order was officially called this time we immediately proceeded to the December inspirational message.

Julie, having run 45 thousand car pool trips earlier that day was left unprepared and relied on young David Bubash to provide our meeting's muse. And here now for those who couldn’t be with us at Smokey Bones, we present deep thoughts by David Bubash:

"In weightlifting, I don’t think sudden, uncontrollable urination should automatically disqualify you.”

(I think you would all agree that David’s future may well lie in motivational speaking.)
For a few moments after the reading we became silent, lost in thought, turning this over in our mind, meditatively and inconclusively. We then hoisted a drink in David’s honor and moved on.

Topics of Discussion:
  • Matt is not getting any rewards for moving tables
  • This is a bad table situation, it is square and has a bump
  • Matt has a skin tag
  • Mark’s mailman won $2000.00
  • Clare ruined the flusher
  • Matt invoked a Freudian representation with his gifts
  • Nancy is sitting too far away
  • Matt told a joke regarding his bread and a candy cane
  • Clare is wearing festive earrings which she claims are cheap
  • Laura, the Baptist and her Arizonian friend repeatedly left the table, purportedly to talk about us
  • Clare says either, but Marks says neither, to Mrs. Butterworth’s intense flavor
  • Lisa Hempin thinks Jeannette is cute as a button
  • Most of Jeannette’s family concurs
  • Matt tells Elaine to shut up
  • This pen is not golden
  • Jennifer Norton is off to play the Grand Piano
  • Laura (and the rest of the DBC) are glad that Teresa could come tonight
  • There is nothing wrong with my handwriting
  • Matt thinks Elaine’s penmanship is good for a guy, but rotten for a girl.
  • Matt has great admiration for Elaine De Macaroni, especially her calligraphy.
  • Mark ordered Killian #2 Red Beer. It’s a shame Fred wasn’t here to enjoy it with him.
  • Matt’s handwriting really sucks
  • We think the prayer book Jeannette gave Mom was stolen from church.
    Jeannette denies this accusation.
  • Blue San
  • Mark and Matt sing “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
  • Mark and Matt sing at every meeting now
  • Smokey Bones has the fattest potato skins ever
  • Laura has brought the most special guests to the DBC meetings
  • Matt and Nancy get into a fight. Matt wins.
  • Clare suspects she was purposely omitted from last month’s meeting
  • St. Cronin’s Day Presents for Mom and Dad are displayed.
  • Kudos to Jeannette for toilet tag
  • Fred chose God over the DBC tonight.
  • Laura doesn’t talk to me anymore
  • Did anyone send Paul the bill for all the St. Cronin Day presents?
  • Jeannette said “packing peanuts”
  • Matt has a bun
  • Jeannette and her tape are cute as a button
  • Julie brought the best gift
  • This pen is still not even a little bit golden
  • Mark left his present at home, but luckily came up with another
  • The chicken wings are too hot
  • Elaine and Mark Sicking are looking at secret business
  • Lisa did not bring a present for Mom or Dad
  • Mark thinks you can buy a computer for less than $10
  • Laura is eating hot wings
  • Mark’s knee appears to be much better and he plans to stop taking the pain medication tomorrow, or maybe next week, possibly by Christmas and no later than the first of next year.
  • Laura says that makes sense
  • Matt pays for the website
  • Julie’s zit hurts
  • Julie’s zit is mighty big indeed, but we’ve all seen bigger
  • Jeannette got the official DBC notebook wet
  • Julie doesn’t like it when we mention computer things. She doesn’t want us to talk about them any more at DBC meetings.
  • California Fire and Life
  • Matt’s gross
  • Five times Off
  • Mark Wilhelm is quite sociable.
  • Jennifer Norton (while not Catholic) is a good sport
  • Mr. Grand Crumpler has to go do his duty
  • Julie has to go bones every time she goes Christmas shopping
  • Linda Hennessy is big
  • Laura makes a motion
  • Elaine gets Jeannette’s lemon
  • Lisa’s e-mail address: Jomaefield@qwest.net
  • You have to pay the horse
  • Jeannette goes to Women's Wellness Weekend
  • Now Elaine’s getting mad – At least that’s not boring
  • Clare has to have a towel to dab her eyes when they get wet
  • Shellbird
  • We think the waitress is getting snooty
  • Nancy’s nose is impressionable
  • Toilets that flush themselves are bad
  • Laughter
  • Lisa stands
  • Elaine sits corrected
  • Matt said some word
  • Mark is too far away to hear what he’s saying
  • We don’t care for the table arrangement

DBC members were polled tonight on where they stand while taking a shower. Supposedly some recent study conducted by a group of uniformed nitwits found that men face the showerhead and women turn away from it. Our results are as follows:

Nancy Away
Mark Turner
Matt Toward
Jeannette Turner
Elaine Toward
(unless rinsing shampoo)
Clare Away
(with towel at the ready to dab eyes)
Mark W. Turner
Julie Toward
(unless rinsing shampoo)
Laura Away
Jen Away
Lisa Away

   So it now appears that Matt, Julie and I (namely Alane) are the boys in the family. Nancy, Clare, Laura, Jen, and Lisa are the girls and we are uncertain what gender Mark S., Jeannette, and Mark W. are.

Final Club Business: Christmas Eve will be held at the Lloyds 12/24/05 @4:00 p.m. Please enter your food offering on the "Who’s Bringing What” section of the Sicking Family website The Dodie’s Official T-Shirt is missing. It was to be passed to the hosting member for each meeting but hasn’t been seen since October. (We suspect Matt has it somewhere.) Don’t forget to give Reg your slides over Christmas. She will be scanning them onto photo album section of the website. January meeting date and place are as yet undecided. Check website for updates.

- Respectfully Submitted
this 14th day of December, 2005
Seckitary Alane Macaroni