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Friday, January 16, 2009

A Blind Date, A Beginning to a Blogroll and a Friday BASH!

Tonight I am having my very first blind date - with a fellow blogger.  We'll see how it all shakes down and if we start arguing about what constitutes a gourmet meal, I'll be sure to bring you the blow-by-blow tomorrow.  

But in honor of this groundbreaking event, I've decided to host a bloggy party over at MWOB today.  One of my current favorite bloggers had this award post the other day which included about what it would be like to get a group of bloggers she reads but has never met together in a room, and it just got me thinking.  

Yeah, what if?  

So today over here in sunny So Cal, I'm inviting y'all over for a little hang.  And since it's like summer over here, it's gonna be a backyard BBQ - my favorite kinda hang to have.  'Cause summer is my season.  

We'll kick back on the deck (don't worry I'll move the mop), grill up some steaks and veggies ('cause I can do that or at least my dude can), listen to some good tunes like Beck, Dave Matthews, Chris Cornell, Jack Johnson, and the like, and drink some wine or beer or cocktail, and we'll chat. Chat, chat and CHAT!

Everyone is invited 'cause the more, the merrier.  But I'm calling out some of my current blogging and non-blogging faves to be the special guests of honor.  I'm thinking maybe I'll throw a little party every other week over here just so we can hang and I can give a shout-out to some of my blogging mainstays.  (This is also helping to assuage some of my guilt about not getting my blogroll up and running yet....oh hell.)

So the MWOB Backyard BBQ Guests of Honor are:

Amy at Bitchin' Wives Club - She's probably heading off to England soon for an adventure so we better get her over here before she leaves.  Oh yeah, and she rules.  

Em at Life, Liberty and The Pursuit - She's on a real roll recently with some stellar posts and she may become too big to join us later so let's get her over here on her way up.

Deb at Dirty Socks and Pizza - This cool chick seems to be ready for a little adventure to hang out with some other cool chicks and maybe she'll bring some pizza.

Debbie at I Need A Martini Mom - We need her here to keep the party laughing and rolling and laughing and rolling and get the picture.  

Maggie at Okay, Fine, Dammit - I just met her yesterday but I'm in love with her already.  

Kate at Thoughts from a Sometimes Desperate Housewife - My oh my, if anyone needs a summer BBQ right about now, it's her freezing her ass off up in North Dakota.

Ree at The Hotfessional - She is like the hottest chick I don't know and one helluva storyteller and she will amuse us with some tales, I'm sure.

And I know this lady is super popular and has a lot of parties on her calendar but I'd still like to see if Mr. Lady at Whiskey in My Sippy Cup would come.  I'm sure she'll have to check her schedule, but maybe, just maybe she would come.

And no MWOB party is complete without a MWOB.  That is, a real mom without a blog.  So my old friend Kath who blew us all away with her post this week must come just so I know someone at the party will like me.  And I know everyone will like her.

So if you're not a special guest this week, you will be at another MWOB event, I promise you.  I have found too many cool blogs out there which is leading to the general downfall of most everything that needs attention IRL.  (That's "In Real Life" for those of you, like me, who, until very recently, had no idea what that meant.)

But if you're available, will you come?  And can you bring something?  I think a party is even better when everyone shows up with a little contribution.  Don't you? 

And oh yeah, if you have a friend you want to bring, let me know who and where they are.  I'd love to meet some more new bloggers too so my life can become even more unmanageable.  

It's Friday - so let's party people!


  1. Well, I just met you yesterday - but I'll invite myself along! I'll bring some mojitos and anything else to share! What time should I show up?

  2. Oh hey Sticky - I love the prompt arrival of you and your mojitos - how did you know I am particularly fond of mojitos???

  3. i'm RSVP'ing YES! i wouldn't miss it for anything! i will bring the pizza and some jello shots! i know vodkamom will be wanting martinis, but i'd like to see her after a couple of jello shots!

    i can't wait to hear about your date. i'm jealous : (

  4. Heck yeah I'm coming!! You're going to have to call the cops to get me to leave. It's 32 degrees here in Dallas - that's subzero for us, so I would LOVE some Cali sunshine and warm friendship right about now.

    You're too kind in my description though, honest, I'll never forget the little bloggers ;-). Are you kidding me?! I'm always surprised that intelligent people show up to read my dribble.

    Off to check out the rest of the posse.

    P.S. I'll bring my famous cream cheese pinwheel rolls. There's nothing this woman can't make with a can of Pillsbury dough by my side. Hopes to soak up the booze.

  5. Hey Deb and Em!

    Welcome, welcome you guests of honor you!! I was hoping you would show....we got a good assortment going with pizza, jello shots, and famous cream cheese pinwheel rolls.

    My stomach is churning already...

    Let's see who else will stop by...

  6. What time should I be there? Just kidding. I know you would love to have me. I would feel weird about meeting some of my other bloggy friends.

  7. Make way, bitches! I'm coming! And I'm bringin' booze! and lots of it!!

  8. KEITH, KEITH! No party would be complete without YOU my dear friend. Don't worry you will be a guest of honor all by yourself in a future MWOB post - you're so good you stand alone baby. :-)

    I expect you to be there to entertain us all with funny voices and weird imitations of Alice in Wonderland characters. Will you do it? You don't have to bring food if you agree. Hee hee!

  9. Super popular my fat white ass, dude. I'd show up just to kick your butt for having SUMMER right now. :)

  10. I'd love to stop in and stay until spring. Is that too long?

  11. Oh a BBQ...outdoors...warmth, ah I'm in. I can bring some snacky stuff (it sounds like the booze is covered). I'm thinking some blue corn ships and pico de gallo, some of my citrus shrimp and maybe some white bean and cilantro dip.

    Man could I use a party!

  12. I'm in (even though I can't think of anything witty to say). I could use some hanging time - SERIOUSLY!

    Oh yeah - I'll bring a really, really, really good pitcher of margartias.

  13. Right on Kel with the booze - I think this group needs all kinds of booze....

    And right on Mr. Lady for coming over and kickin' my So Cal summer ass! I know you're a good cook and all so what are you bringing over besides a swift kick?

    Under the Influence is here - will you unveil your face to us at the party? And are you wearing your red undergarments?? :-0

    And Catherine!! Welcome and right on with that snacky offering! The citrus shrimp and Em's pinwheel dough wheels sound just fabu together!

    Where is this party headed???

  14. Yeah the first real MWOB is in the house!!

    Ames is here with a pitcher of margies - my fave - and after a few maybe Ames will bust out with some of her famous dance moves....right Ames?

  15. Sorry< i must have fallen asleep...are there people who don't like mojitos? *shudder* that's crazy talk!

  16. Oh and sorry I'm late, did I miss the butt kickin'?

  17. Hey Sticky - nope everyone likes mojitos - it's all cool and we're all ragin' over here and the butt kickin' has not happened yet - later I think...

  18. I'm totally looking forward to meeting tonight. We'll have to save the cooking lesson for another time though ;)

  19. Watch out, beeee-yotches.... Here I come with some chicken picatta for the gourmands and some chips and queso that will go really well with the margaritas and mojitos.

    I had a pretty tame play-date with a fellow blogger this morning, so it is only appropriate that I kick my heels up with a whole group of them tonight!

    Have fun on your blind date, Lee! There's not a doubt in my mind that if you two had the cajones to make the date, you will definitely hit it off IRL. :)

    Wahooooo! Cheers to bloggity-blogging all night long!!

  20. Mmmmmmmm - jello shots - I'll have a baker's dozen please.

    Wait, the Hubs just pulled in the driveway.

    Stay tuned...

  21. Jello shots are going around, Sticky is getting her hands on those sticky pinwheel thingys, Deb is dancing around the backyard, Ames is pouring herself her THIRD margarita, Keith is making Em laugh really hard, Kel and Kim are involved in some sort of intense chat in the corner, Amy is working on her chicken picatta at the stove (she's almost done!! ), Catherine is serving up her shrimp for appetizers and we're still waiting for Mr. Lady to come back and start kickin some ass!!

    Right on bloggy ladies!

  22. OK - I hope our food tonight is as good as what's at the virtual party!!!

  23. I'll lasso Mr. Lady and we'll head on over. I'll make the coleslaw.

    (by the way, ignore her potty mouth. She, like me, lives above the Mason-Dixon line (hell, she lives above the country line!) and are insanely jealous of anyone who can step outside right now.)

  24. Hey lady - I'm so glad I stopped by to check out what was going on with the blog on this wonderful Friday night full of more remodeling projects - because I would have missed the party. And dude, I never miss a party. Well, that's because the parties are usually at my house. I'm usually the one wearing the lamp shade by the end of the night. And whenever I have a party, there's always plenty of strawberry wine (I know, it's lame), lots of dips and plenty of weird and random card games. And dude, you are seriously kicking my butt - I am yet to host a party on my blog. I'm such a slacker. But woohoo to you!!!

  25. You crack me up. I'm laughing, IRL. hee hee.

    I'll be the shy girl standing off to the edge of the party.

    No wait, I'll be the one making fun of her. Let's just keep it real. ;)

  26. Geez...I can't believe I'm so late to the big bash!! Did anyone save me one of those freakin' tasty pinwheels? How about you, Ames, any Margaritas left? What about the jello shots, I haven't done one of those since college.

    I've brought an enormous plate of fajitas with all the fixins. Anyone still hungry?

    Thanks for the invite--it's great to meet some REAL bloggers (or should that be bloggers IRL??)

  27. I didn't miss the party, did I ?/??? I'm here with vodka. Now someone pass me a damn jello shooter. I LOVE those things........

  28. hope you had a great time with your bloggy friend!!

  29. Ugh - my head hurts (from this bash and RL).

    Sorry I had to make an early exit - dear hubs had some great (?) news about his job. Looks like he's still gainfully employed, at least until June when the third list of layoffs is announced. A stay of execution!

    So we partied with a Walmart pizza and a bottle of cheap red wine. That on top of my dozen shooters, and I really just want to crawl back into bed.

    Too bad small children don't care if you have a hang over.

    Any pinwheels left? I got the munchies. Maybe a run to Whataburger?

  30. Lee - I truly can't believe I missed your first blog land party - this proves that I am still WAY behind in my comprehension of what this world is all about. And that you, my friend, are at the point of no return! As much as it PAINS me to say this... I will drag out the oldest cliche in the book... if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Kath, since you're also late to the party, pass me some of your cold fajitas! Anyone have something good for the morning that I can add to my coffee????

  31. Awwwwww! This sounds absolutely divine. I especially love the guest list, some of my very favorite people are on it!

    (By the way? It is -20F in Wisconsin today. Yeeeeeah.)

    Thank you for this awesome surprise!

  32. Happy friday bash, that was a rockin' blogroll party! Hope you had a blast on your "blind date", and "party on wayne".

  33. Okay blogging buddies - that was awesome!! The first ever MWOB bash went off!! In a good way of course.

    Actually I woke up this morning and I was surprised to see how many of you decided to crash here and just keeping hanging...I guess my dude offering up making you all homemade cappuccinos and his cinnamon french toast enticed you enough to party hard and just make it an all-nighter...!!

    Love it!!

  34. so bummed I missed the party! Maybe next time!

  35. Honest to God, I thought this was for reals. It was a VIRTUAL party??? I was just about to e-mail you and ask if OC bloggers were invited.

    Maybe I am just too lame for this online stuff...

    I was totally hoping to meet you all for reals (and, oh, ok, have a few Jello shots...)

  36. Okay. I'll pretend I wasn't hurt by my absence on your guest list (sniff). Really, I was out of town, so I couldn't have played anyway.

    But next time...I make a mean margarita sister. I'll make you forget any diaper rash your kids can come up with.


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