November 28, 2005

Your attendance is formally required.

T1G is putting together a little get together just after the Holidays for bloggers to get together at one of my new favorite bars, Fritz’s Wooden Nickel in Stillman Valley, Illinois. Since this is close to the Holidays and I know all of you want to get me a present or three. Yes you do. Don’t lie to yourself. Just shut up and do as I say! Ahem, sorry… arguing with the voices I’ve assigned all of you in my head can be aggravating at times.

Anyway, back on topic. I decided I’m making a list of whom I want to be there that I have not had a chance to meet yet. I fully expect each of these individuals to drop what ever they are doing and drive, fly, take a bus up here for this event. I’ll even offer my superb chauffeuring service for those that won’t have a vehicle. Lets get this list started, and in absolutely no particular order, here we go.

Bouddica of Bouddica’s voice. Even though she is a neglectful blog mother, I still am dying to meet her in person.

Machelle of Quality Weenie. Even though she gives me more crap then I feel I deserve.

Sally and Alex of Whimsy Capricious and Alex in Wonderland. Maybe they’ll finally bring me my haggis. Even though Sally says she's giving up blogging. I think she's just being a tease.

VW of One Happy Dog Speaks. One of my Blog Niesters (Niece/Sister) I’d like to see if my mental image of her is close to accurate.

Sissy of And What Next. My other blog Niester. I actually had a chance to meet her last June, but I decided to do a re-enactment instead. Silly me.

CalTechGirl of Not Exactly Rocket Science. Read her all the time. I’m curious if she has the same personality as so does in the blogosphere. Plus she drove within 2 minutes of my house on her way out west and didn’t have the nerve to even stop and say hello.

Blake of Laughing Wolf. Really I just want to hit him up for pelts. JOKING, That’s a joke. However… :)

Ogre of Ogre’s Politics and Views. I owe him some beer anyways and this would be a good opportunity for him to collect. Plus since I’m still currently his thrall, I should actually meet him.

Oddybobo of Bobo Blogger. After all of the meme’s she’s put me through, I just want to dot her eye! Actually again I want to see if she fits my mental image of her. (No Harvey that is not nekked smothered in Chocolate pudding)

Eric of Straight White Guy. I’ve heard so many stories about, er involving, er regarding him I would like to actually meet this living legend.

Johnny-OH of Closet Extremist. He just seems to be a kindred spirit.

ArmyWifeToddlerMom of Army Wife Toddler Mom. She just seems like a nice well-reserved lady. (I expect the payment by the end of the week)

Michelle of Letters from NYC. Yet another person that I have would like to put a face to.

Sarah of That’s Not Very Nice. I just want to see if she actually talks like my relatives from up der in Minnesota. Because when I read her blog that is the accent I give to her.

Omnibus Driver of Leslie’s Omnibus. She actually lives in the Northern Illinois region and shouldn’t have an excuse not to go!

Spurs of Pull My Finger. He’s in a couple of my football games I’m running and seems to be a nice enough guy. He can even bring Napster with… if he wants… it’s up to him… but strip clubs are more fun with out the wife.

Official notice has been served. If you fail to comply with this official notice I will be forced to... do something. I don't know, leave drunk/harsh comments on your blog or something. So start making plans... NOW! :)

Posted by Contagion in General at November 28, 2005 04:41 PM | TrackBack

I'm trying, not sure how likely, but I'm trying.

Posted by: Sissy at November 28, 2005 04:44 PM

Ahem... the title is not "Your attendance is formally requested" It is "Your attendance is formally required" IE you must come If you don't I will have a warrant sworn out for your arrest and have you extradited to Northern Illinois and prosecuted under the seldom used "Contagion being a dick" act of 1993. :)

Posted by: Contagion at November 28, 2005 05:05 PM

He can bring Napster if he wants - gee, thanks Contagion..

Posted by: Napster at November 28, 2005 05:31 PM

But I meant that in the nicest possible way!

Posted by: Contagion at November 28, 2005 05:40 PM

yeah well.... ok. Except that if I don't spend my post-holiday time off at the Rose Bowl, my husband will kill me......

Sounds like a lovely party, though.

Posted by: caltechgirl at November 28, 2005 05:53 PM

I am reserved really.....

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 28, 2005 06:39 PM

Exactly what am I suppose to do with the children? Ahhhh and the husband. Guess I shouldn't count him as a child. GRIN

Posted by: vw bug at November 28, 2005 07:19 PM

I'm going! No need for nasty comments. You can absolutely count me in.

Posted by: Sarah at November 28, 2005 09:32 PM

I've got a secret...we're gonna do this again in May and combine it at my house and Fritz's. Don't worry - I'll make sure some of those on your list are there. I promise...

Posted by: Tammi at November 28, 2005 11:30 PM

Umm....even though I rarely ever post anymore...can I join in on the blogmeet fun? Can I? Huh Contagion? Can I?

Posted by: littlejoe at November 29, 2005 12:21 AM

I'll be 10 days post-op. And, holy shit, it's cold up there. I might freeze to death. My lungs would freeze. My skin would turn blue. My blood... it would cease coursing through my veins.

I'm shooting for May?

I'm just wondering what you're picturing VW to look like.

Posted by: Bou at November 29, 2005 06:44 AM

But I know I wont be able to go in MAY!

Posted by: Contagion at November 29, 2005 07:07 AM

I probably won't be able to make it, but I'll try.

And if you are picturing me as a short, fat, half-asian chick with really, really long hair - well, that's me. (p.s. I've posted several pictures of myself in the past . . . you must have been too busy that day!)

Posted by: Oddybobo at November 29, 2005 08:59 AM

Oh alright. I will bring a haggis. And some single malt. And one of those tartan bagpipe player dolls in the wierd plastic cases...

Posted by: Alex at November 29, 2005 09:12 AM

Sorry Contagion I won't be able to make....wait I wasn't invited. I withdraw my apology.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at November 29, 2005 09:39 AM

.. living legend?.. heh heh... I'll check my schedule and get back to you..

Posted by: Eric at November 29, 2005 09:59 AM

As long as my brother and SIL don't schedule my nieces' christening for that date, I'm there. (I'm the GodMama. Can't miss it.) And I'll try to drag Og along, too!

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at November 29, 2005 10:40 AM

I don't give you enough shit and if I were to see you in person the shit quotent would double, at least.

But alas I can not make it.

I am wondering who the hell has a party on a Sunday? That is freaking crazy, crazy I say.

Posted by: Machelle at November 29, 2005 12:10 PM

Blame Tammi, Machelle... blame her. :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at November 29, 2005 01:06 PM

I see Bou was braver than I... I didn't want to know what you thought I looked like. GRIN! When Tot can talk, I will be able to get out of the house. Probably another 6 to 8 months. Then I'm definitely heading up to meet ya'll.

Posted by: VW Bug at November 29, 2005 01:33 PM

"blame Tammi"????? BLAME TAMMI????

Oh no Dude. This is a joint effort and you know it. But Machelle - never fear - we'll do a weekend this spring at my new blue cracker house. AND I'm planning on driving up to Detroit. Just to see you and _Jon. It's way past time.

Blame Tammi???? *grin*

Posted by: Tammi at November 29, 2005 07:59 PM

BTW, if you do the May one on the same weekend as our Ft. Atkinson Rendezvous, both Contagion and I will be VERY pissed! (it's usually on Memorial day weekend, but I think they moved it to the weekend before....)

Posted by: Graumagus at November 30, 2005 02:45 AM

Interestingly, the only time I see my name mentioned by other bloggers is when it's on a temporary restraining order.

Posted by: physics geek at November 30, 2005 01:25 PM

Little Joe - I don't care what Contagion says. You show up :-)

Posted by: Harvey at November 30, 2005 07:04 PM