Bloggershoot, Odds ‘n’ Ends
Posted by Lissa on July 28, 2008
My god, you must be thinking, Lissa wrote REAMS, entire virtual LIBRARIES about her experience at the Second (sort of) Annual Northeast Bloggershoot. Surely she can’t milk yet another post out of it. To which I respond, “O ye of little faith! Those posts increased my daily views by a good factor of ten, and you think I’m not going to wring one more post out of it? Oh, and don’t call me Shirley.”
In No Particular Order:
¤ Doubletrouble mentionedthat the Mrs. thought I was brave, coming to a random spot in the middle of nowhere to meet lots of strangers with guns. I actually did think about it, but I didn’t *worry* about it. It’s not the same thing as going off to meet an “internet boyfriend,” if you know what I mean. I’d been reading Jay G and Brucefor months; I’d seen pix of Jay G and I think a few of his kids. I figured that most likely I was going to meet a group of friendly, gregarious, law-abiding people who would provide great conversation and access to lots and lots of pretty guns; and I was right. That being said, I left a note for Mike before I left: “Hi sweetie! The Meet today is at XXXX Rd and XXXX St in XXXXX, New Hampshire; Jay G is my contact, his cell is XXX-XXX-XXXX and his blog is http://stuckinmassachusetts.blogspot.com/” I also left the precise location (per Google maps) and direction emails open on the computer. Oh, and I politely declined Jay’s offer of carpooling and drove myself. Basic precautions :)
(Meaning, basic precautions when meeting strangers in a strange place, not basic precautions about not getting in a car driven by Jay G. I have seen nothing to make me believe Jay’s a crazy driver, although I now know the risks of distracting him with conversation.)
¤ Brought up from my comments, ’caused it amused me just that much:
“I love you, you love me
Let’s all go and kill Barney
With a .410 bore
Lying on the floor
No more purple dinosaur!”
¤ Also from the comments: “Breda, PLEASE come out this way! That gathering will be the “Meet, Greet and Worship Breda” Bloggershoot” To which the Marvelous Breda replied (she did, I swear, click the link):
“well, gosh, Lissa. How could I possibly resist an invitation like that?”
So the only question is, when? Jay G, MAKE IT HAPPEN! AGAIN!!!
¤ Finally, some happy snaps:
(Anonymity preserved as requested. Next time I’ll do a better Photoshop, promise. Although, it makes me giggle the way it is.)
Dieeeeeeee, Furby. Death!!!!
Thank you all so much. It was lovely to meet each and every one of you. Hopenchange!