February 14, 2007

The Saturday blogger meet-up.

If you're in NYC at 5 p.m. this Saturday and want to get in on the meet-up with me and various regular readers of this blog -- including ace commenter Palladian -- you've got to email me to find out where it is. My email address is in the sidebar.

IN THE COMMENTS: Ace commenter Madison Man says: "Perhaps someone can take a photograph of the meeting, after everyone eats, and arrange the people, oh, randomly."

UPDATE: If you've emailed and not gotten an answer, email again.

35 comments:

Steve Donohue said...

I won't be able to attend, but how long until I attain ace commenter status?

Speaking of that, if you're a long-standing Althouse commenter, stand up and be counted! Just off the top of my head: Palladian, Madison Man, Sippican Cottage, Victoria, Drill Sgt, Meade, Bissage, Sonicfrog, Eli Blake, Ruth Anne Adams, Elizabeth, Internet Ronin. What other old-timers am I forgetting?

mcg said...

OK, I just have to say that the "anna nicole smith in a pancake" ad is WEIRD. (I don't know what thread this comment OUGHT to go in, sorry)

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Palladian said...

"Palladian, Madison Man, Sippican Cottage, Victoria, Drill Sgt, Meade, Bissage, Sonicfrog, Eli Blake, Ruth Anne Adams, Elizabeth, Internet Ronin. What other old-timers am I forgetting?"

You can be an ace commenter when you are as fabulous as we all are!

Given the sheer number of comments your average Freder Frederson, hdhouse, or Doyle makes, it's surprising that they didn't pop to mind as examples of ace commenters.

Funny, that.

Anyway, I can't wait to meet y'all.

Johnny Nucleo said...

I cannot attend, as I am in Gstaad.

And I am not hurt at all that I did not make Steve Donohue's list. Not at all.

Peter Palladas said...

Handy Hints (from experience):

1. Don't forget to take your laptops. You may need them.

2. Check if your pic is more than five years old and have some excuse ready.

3. Try and recall what you have claimed about your private lives or personal histories.

4. Don't seek the opportunity to rehash old controversies. None of you will sufficiently remember who you challenged about what, why and when.

5. Be willing to wear a name badge, but accept with pride if someone prefers to refer to you by your fanciful screen name.

6. Do remember your social graces: have a shower and a shave (as appropriate)and put some clothes on. It's cold right now.

7. Don't talk about the blog. Talk about anything but the blog.

MadisonMan said...

Perhaps someone can take a photograph of the meeting, after everyone eats, and arrange the people, oh, randomly.

RogerA said...

I assume the uniform of the day is no uplift bras and no cod pieces?

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PatCA said...

Can't make it, alas--too many stopovers and too many winter storms (oh, for a little global warming about now) between us.

But take pictures! Then we can guess who's who?

Beth said...

I'll be at a fabulous Mardi Gras parade Saturday at 5 pm. I'd love to be in New York, though--include me in a toast if y'all order champagne.

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B said...

Few places I'd rather be than in NYC for this. Can't. Poor me. (I am assuming that you would even allow me to join in.)

Hope you will do it again, Ann. Perhaps in other parts of the country: Chicago, maybe? An Althouse annual dinner?

downtownlad, you better show man. You and I have locked horns numerous times but I would love to pick your brain on all things New York - I'm Brent, but Blogger only let's me use "b" now for some reason. But even if I can't be there, please at least dazzle the A Team with some fascinating and little known facts about the Big Apple.

vbspurs said...

Me Steve! I'm an oldtimer. You can tell because I'm wearing my underwear outside my pants.

But, alas, I'm not going to attend. :)

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

OK, I just have to say that the "anna nicole smith in a pancake" ad is WEIRD

The Fast Lane one, in the premium ad space?

Very weird. I didn't think it was a pancake though, good to know.

(I thought it was a fancy sofa, which had been inked to make look like her face! Although it resembled more Jesus Christ...)

Cheers,
Victoria

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William Timothy said...

Cold withstanding, the guys should definitely wear shorts. Ann likes to see men's knees.

peter hoh said...

Don't forget to add reader-i-am and amba to the list of old-timers.

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Steve Donohue said...

I didn't mean to exclude anyone, and the names that some of you suggested had me slapping my forehead. How could I forget? Nobody take any offense- and frankly, given my recent sparcity, many of you qualify well ahead of me.

I won't be there either, being in Champaign, IL, but I do support the notion of Althouse-related fesitivities (whatever that means). I was going to attend the talk that the professor gave in Naperville a few weeks back, but something came up.

And as for Palladian's short list: I almost included Quxxo, but I thought that saying his name would cause him to be summoned, like looking in a mirror at midnight and saying "Bloody Mary" three times. We shall see, I suppose.

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Beth said...

Sippican, I'm just starting my Carnival drinking right now, so I know your song was really, really funny, and it's not just the frozen daquiris talking (New Orleans invented the drive-up daquiri stand, by the way).

(By the way, I had a boyfriend in high school who played in a Kiss tribute band. Thanks for the memories.)

Beth said...

Ok, I'm repeating myself. Perhaps I started the Carnival drinking an hour ago. Or so.

XWL said...

Quxxo, Quxxo, Quxxo

(XWL runs out of the room, just in case the invocation works)

If you ever get to the LA area and plan a meet up, I'd be happy to show my face.

I'd even make sure *not* to wear shorts.

Plus, I'd attempt to speak in Romneyian short sentences (which would descend into gutteral grunts if much Guinness were to be consumed).

PatCA said...

Who, I feel like...chopped liver or something. I thought I was at least a semi-regular!

Johnny Nucleo said...

Thank you, Ruth Anne!

I have forgiven Steve Donohue and taken him off my enemies list.

Sippican, you are welcome to hang with me in Gstaad, but it is not that cool. In fact, it kinda sucks. I am on a budget, too, so I thought I could make money being a man-whore for rich Euro-skanks, but they are a bunch of stuck-up bitches. Luckily, this old dude who is a count has befriended me. He is very weird and keeps calling me darling, but he gives me money and is always buying me clothes and stuff, which is cool.

Simon said...

Steve - you're only about an hour's drive from me. When there's a midwest Althouse get-together, I'll kick your ass for forgetting me. ;)

**JOKE.**

Theo Boehm said...

PatCA:  You're definitely more than semi.  On the other hand, I'm only a supernumerary, so I don't feel bad.  We just don't make the coolness cutoff.

Speaking of coolness:

Johnny Nucleo!  You're back!  Please, please, please update your site. The world is waiting for news of Trixie Electra.

Gstaad is so overrated.  Get away from those Euro-skanks. Get away from that old count.  Go to a more unspoiled, old-fashioned, cheaper Alpine resort, like Talloires.

One of the attractions is to go paragliding over Lac d'Annecy.  It's really neat.  You could get a job as an instructor with your Space Cadet background. You get to hug all kinds of people for hours on end, including some Euro-skanks.  Just watch out for updrafts near the cliffs.

Given the controversy reality check has raised on this thread about Althouse's mode of travel, she might consider hang-gliding back to Madison.  No carbon footprint.  Dress warmly.

Better yet, Johnny, give her a ride in the Babemagnet.  I'm sure Trixie won't mind.  Last I heard, anti-matter doesn't leave a carbon footprint either.

Melinda said...

I'm looking forward to it...except I've e-mailed Ann twice this week and haven't heard back yet!

Uh-oh...Perhaps it's time for me to go to charm school...

PatCA said...

Thank you, Theo!

Johnny Nucleo said...

Thanks, Theo, I really appreciate that. Look for more thrilling adventures soon. The new adventures will be even better because there will be sex robots and also more violence and Trixie will get into a lesbo situation, except not really, because it will be with a lesbo sex robot. It will be awesome! Also, I will introduce a black character named Lando Dee Williams, who is super suave and who will be my third sidekick. Lando is an excellent addition to the cast because he appeals to the "urban" demo and serves as proof that I am not racist because if I were racist how could I have a black sidekick?

Ann Althouse said...

If you've emailed and not gotten an answer, email again. I haven't deliberately not responded.

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