August 27, 2004
I love bloggers.
There was a semi-impromptu blogger party tonight and it was so fun that you should be very jealous if you did not attend.
First, Dawn Summers and I went to the patriotic art show that I had mentioned earlier. Some photos:
We met up with Eric, Judith and Spot On commenter Vanessa.
Dawn, Vanessa and I then tried to go to the Republican meetup but it was as if the G-ds knew I had a Democrat in the car, so it was not to be. We couldn't find the place, then we couldn't find parking and it was getting close to 9pm so we just gave up.
We got to the party a little after 9 and right away we ran into Steve Silver. Like the time when I met Joe Grossberg in DC, I was surprised that Steve was much better looking than the photo on his blog. Get a new pic, Steve, you're way cuter than you let on. :-)
Other bloggers in attendance included Michael D. Bates (who is not only a blogger but also a delegate to the convention), Peter (who is not only my boyfriend but also a blogger), Doug (who should be at least semi-ashamed that although he came to the blogger party, he hasn't blogged since May), Ari, Jessica, Lisa, Scott, Ken, Mike D., Oschisms, Esther/Madonna, Christi and visiting bloggers Gib, Funnya and Candace and blog commenters Radical Redneck and Tobster (who, by the way, kindly brought me a copy of Homo Extra magazine because it featured Vincent Gallo on the cover). I hope I haven't forgotten anyone, someone please let me know if I have.
I had met everyone, except Christi, Eric, Judith and Steve, at some point before (in the case of Michael Bates, just the night before), and had been dying to meet Candace for the better part of two years. It was so funny to finally see each other. We kept hugging and it was so familiar. She too is much more gorgeous than any of her photos have ever given away. Her shoes were, of course, fabulous. She's in NY until Wednesday at which point her man Ivan will be whisking her off to Russia, but that's clearly not enough. Candace must move to NY. I am officially starting the campaign.
I hope we do another blogger party at some point in the near future. It was fun to put names and faces to words. I'll pick somewhere not as noisy, I promise.
Posted by Karol at August 27, 2004 08:15 AM
So fun to meet everyone face-to-face and to visit with the Seattle delegation! K's right--our Candy Girl's a stunner, with apparently a brilliant sense of balance if she can wear those shoes.
As far as getting her to move to NYC, let's make it a bipartisan campaign. I'm in!
Esther, can you be a dear & please get me that glass of wine? Thanks.
Thanks Karol, I had a lovely time. That Dawn is a hoot. She can come with me to the next NELLY concert I read about in "Teen People."
Had such a great time - Candace is adorable and fun as hell. Dig her.
And I got to see the poker club girls - I've missed you all!! Esp. my plantonic lesbian girlfriend Lisa :-P
i guessed, but never knew, that bloggers were so sexy.
esther, they did come off for a few short breaks later in the night, but i will take that as a great compliment. sigh. i do so love parties and wish they never ended.
I know this is completely off-topic, but am fascinated by the fact that you wrote "G-ds". When I had seen you write "G-d" before, I assumed it was because you were using that as a sign of respect for your god, and in an effort to avoid breaking the Third Commandment.
But now you've gone and done it with the plural, simultaneously breaking the First Commandment and adding insult to injury by making the same obeisance to these other gods.
Vanessa, should I tap that waitress for you? Anything else you need? Apparently, I live to serve.
Candy, whatever makes you want to return to us someday...
Why am I the last to know that Ari and Lisa are platonic lesbians? I feel so out of the informational loop. What do I have to do, learn to play poker or something?
I'll pick somewhere not as noisy, I promise.
And someplace cheaper. Not for nuthin', but if I'm gonna pay 7$ for a bottle of Bud, I want Jessica Cutler to show up and pull it out of her ass. (Protein Wisdom homage)
And someplace that doesn't make me put a shirt on to enter. It's effin' August in NYC, if you can't wear a wifebeater here and now, you can't ever wear a wifebeater.
Found the original Meet-Up locale. There was tiny piece of paper saying they had moved, which was good, because the first place looked like it might be some kind of fetish club.
Second choice was more appropriate, non-descript bar. Fair number of people at the Meet-up.
We went to the place where the party was but my friend and I felt far too old (31) and too lame to handle the Justin Timberlake blastin'/wall-to-wall fratboy/glazed-eyed micro-mini wearin' Jessica Cutler wannabes as far as the eye can see scene that it seemed to be. Mostly, just because I didn't feel like playing rugby with the crowd. Judith, I believe, was planning to brave it though. I went back to the suburbs and passed out in front of olympic rhythmic gymnastics.
Karol, remind me to have Dean let you know when I am getting back from Baghdad, since he is the only one that knows anything about my travel schedule. I'll be in the near vicinity soon after my return.
It was a lovely evening, and by the end of it I had managed to reactivate my skills for conversing near jet engines and hydraulic pumps. (It's like riding a bicycle. You never really forget how.) Thanks for the invite and the warm welcome.
Thanks for the party. It was so cool to see everyone (and learn people's secret identities).
Enjoyed reading your postings. Keep up the good work. Much continued success.
31 is not too old to battle the rugby scrum. It's a little too old to dance to "Rock Your Body", perhaps, but that's about it.
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