a few highlights...

.... wow... what can I say?.... two days of mayhem, laughter, high-octane booze, and friendship... just as a blogmeet should be... those of you who missed it, definitely... well, missed it...

... sitting here thinking, there is too much to go over in a blog post... you really have to attend a "workshop" to get the whole effect... dry words on a computer screen... even with photos added, simply do not do justice to the "event"... still, I will give you a few random memories & highlights that are emerging as I drink my coffee...

... Acidman kicked my ass in the Texas Hold'em Tournament.. actually, the bastard put me out FIRST... yeah, it was bad... but it was nothing that a few stiff drinks of Catfish's Johnny Walker couldn't heal... heh... Rube and I managed put a monumental hurtin' on that bottle...

...Christina let me put her panties in my pocket... blogdaughter, indeed... heh heh... she also misdealt on the ONLY hand where I had a pair in the hole... the next flop showed my OTHER pair of eights... after that, my luck never recovered... dammit... still, she is a fine woman.. so, naturally I forgive her...

... Dave, Acidman's brother, showed up on Saturday.. and children, that man is a guitar-playing dynamo... at one point in the evening, we had 30+ people jammed into our hotel room... five guitars playing, and everyone singing... I bet they could hear us in Savannah.... a great, great time...

... Thunderman brought me a bottle of Laphroaig... the man is a Gentleman and a Scholar... oh, and I've never seen anyone drink so much "punch" and still be coherent.. I think he was taking vitamins or something...

... at some point, I remember Velociman chasing me with the bullwhip... I took some photos in between the pistol-like cracking of the whip... no, really, I did... but somehow I seem to have lost my camera... coincidence?... you be the judge... anyway, he, Catfish, and myself played half-rubber for a while... I took a lot of ribbing from the peanut gallery for not being able to catch the damn ball... but, I shut them up when I hit a grand slam off of Velociman's pitching... it ALMOST made up for getting pelted so bad in the Hold'em tourney...

... Denny arrived and did two things almost immediately... he picked up my guitar, and started yelling for a drink... I happily dipped him a cup of punch, and he lit into playing that guitar... the man is a maniac... us less-than-average guitarists had to keep telling him to SLOW DOWN... he is so good at finger picking that he just runs off and leaves us... heh heh.. after a few drinks, he was more our speed...

... a while later, I was hanging out back recovering from the half-rubber match when Anna showed up... she greeted me with a big hug and a kiss.. which, of course, I enjoyed.. and then I replied... "excuse me, ma'am... but who are you?"... heh heh.. Rube's better half!... it was wonderful to finally put a face to the Augsburg blog we've all heard so much about... Rube quickly appeared, and we immediately dove into a Scotch bottle together... just as it should be...

... Ms. Feisty's friend Susan was absolutely wonderful... being a fellow redhead, we hit it off wonderfully... I'm not really sure how it is possible, but I believe she is my long-lost sister... check out the photo... heh heh...


.. my two favorite Jawja girls were in attendance as well... Key and Kelley... two buxom young lasses... trust me, folks... I have met them both quite a few times now, and it is always a pleasure.. Kelley is infinitely huggable, and Key is even more squeezable... it's worth going to a "workshop" just to meet those two again...

... Miss Sadie and the Irish Lad were a VERY pleasant surprise... I was thrilled to finally get to meet her... although, I have a feeling that the Irish Lad was a bit overcome by all us loud, wise-assed, half-drunk Southerners... but he's built like a weightlifter, so we gave him a wide berth... Sadie, on the other hand, is built for sin... mercy...

... another sneaky surprise was Miss Michele and her beaux Kevin... she was the photographer of the day... that woman should be a sniper or something... she could sneak right up on you and catch you on film doing the most stupid things imaginable... check out this photo she stealthily snapped of me groovin' to the tunes... heh...


... I can also report that I had the distinct honor of meeting the incredible Mr. Helpful.. he is a fine man... I really wish that I had gotten the chance to speak more with him.. maybe one of these days I will make it out to Seattle to hang with that legendary guy...

... Dax was on the scene early, and stayed late... I swear, children... the man is a mountain.. anyone who can be up at the crack of dawn (mainly because he never went to BED), for two days straight is a trooper... plus, he plied my poor, dear Wife with redheaded sluts until her Scottish accent began to resemble Gaelic... heh heh... once again, just as it should be....

... oh, Sam and Barbie... what a pair... late on Saturday, Barbie teamed up with Kelley to sing along with us guitarists... they quickly earned the nickname of the "Blogettes"... along with a few solos.. namely "St. James Infirmary", Barbie quickly showed us just how well she could sing... Sam just sat back and beamed like the lucky guy he is... those two are beautiful people..

... I met Ms. Flynny of Divine Innerbitchin' in the ante-room of where we had our dinner... I was heading for a smoke, and I saw her... I recognized her from Velociman's photos, and she saw me in an instant... unfortunately, I didn't get much of a chance to visit with her... but, rest assured, gentlemen, she is a doll...

... Ms. Moogie, and Mr. Ward... holy cow... I have read Moogie for a while now, and I had no idea what she would be like in person... she is a rocker, children... she was one of the last bloggers I spoke too before heading to bed on Saturday night... and, well... let me just say this... she was REALLY enjoying herself!... as for Mr. Ward, he is a man of mystery... I had not read his blog before, but I intend to start now... the man has a wit that'll cut you to the bone...

... it was also an incredible honor to have been part of a Ceremony for Ken and Barbie... two great people who truly deserve the happiness they seem to have found in each other... rock on, you two.. the pleasure was all ours...

.. and finally, Jimbo from the Rest stop... entertainer, chauffer, and story-teller.. the man is a good one... he was kind enough to give the Wife and I a lift to and from the airport... so, we got a chance to talk about all of the other bloggers behind their backs... heh heh... I definitely owe him a trip to New Jersey... Jimbo, my man.. as always, it was a pleasure...

... so... there you have it... much, much more happened.... but, hey... if you want to know all of the gory details, come to the next one... what happens in Jekyll (for the most part), STAYS in Jekyll... and to all who attended... thank you all... I had a wonderful time....

by Eric on April 18, 2005 | Bullshit (18) | Drinking
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Christ on a cracker! We had too much fun, if that is possible. I think my liver is swollen. Just Damn!

Bullshitted by Dax Montana on April 18, 2005 11:19 AM

What a great time...I need a nap.

Bullshitted by Sam on April 18, 2005 11:22 AM

I had a great time. I had no brainwaves to speak of yesterday but I think I'm back up to speed now.

I loved meeting you and your wife is an abosulte gem! She's so wonderful. Of course, you're great as well. You make the perfect couple.

Bullshitted by Moogie on April 18, 2005 12:25 PM

Heheee. Christ on a cracker! Just damn.

Yes, I am built for sin. Thanks for noticing, pervert;-)

Ya know...I've tried very hard to blog today, but I'm fookin' worn out. You people are insane!

Bullshitted by sadie on April 18, 2005 12:26 PM

Aww I'm so glad you all had fun here in So Cal we are planning our blog meet as well! If we can have as much fun as you all have than I can't wait!

Bullshitted by char on April 18, 2005 12:57 PM

Okay, okay, that was the ONLY hand I misdealt...it was only a couple of snowmen, anyway...geez.

Besides, I now know it's impossible to deal EVERY hand and try to play...I think my game suffered...That's my story and I'm STICKIN' to it!!


Great time!

Bullshitted by Christina on April 18, 2005 01:11 PM

So THIS is what it feels like to be jealous of someone else's blogmeet :-)

Bullshitted by Harvey on April 18, 2005 01:23 PM

So Cal? Where in So Cal Char??
Sounds like you had a great time Eric. My brown eyes have turned green with envy!

Bullshitted by Maeve on April 18, 2005 03:29 PM

What are you doing holding MY GUITAR in that picture with Susan? You owe me rent.

Bullshitted by Acidman on April 18, 2005 04:22 PM

Saturday mornin' my hair hurt.

"Wreckyll in Jeckyll" indeed!

I had a very good time, I think, but as you say, details remain in Jeckyll.

I look forward to seeing you again - after all, I do NOT argue with Moogie, and SHE likes you and thinks you're "nice".

Bullshitted by Ward on April 18, 2005 04:27 PM

... I think you were playing MINE at the time, Acidman... but, yeah.. I still owe you rent...

Bullshitted by Eric on April 18, 2005 04:27 PM

Is it 5:00? WTF? I think my space-time continuum is still fubared.

Bullshitted by Key on April 18, 2005 05:08 PM

Only got pictures of yourself? You so gay.

Bullshitted by Velociman on April 18, 2005 10:25 PM

The pleasure was ALL MINE, Bro. It was super.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on April 18, 2005 10:25 PM

You drank a gallon of liquor in two days, by yourself, good work, now go get you a fucking job, you bum, Cat

Bullshitted by catfish on April 18, 2005 10:45 PM

.. thanks, Cat.. I tried.. heh..

... did I mention that I lost my camera with all the whip photos?...

.. oh, and Jim.. thanks... I had a great time riding the roads with you..

Bullshitted by Eric on April 18, 2005 11:03 PM

Dude, you and Fiona are so much fun. Even if you did punch me almost immediately after we met up for lunch on Friday. I've got some good pictures that should (hopefully) make up for some of the pain of losing that camera.

Enjoy that bottle of Scotch and I hope we can meet up again soon. If you're ever travelling to/through the Atlanta area, let me know. The drinks are on me.

Bullshitted by zonker on April 18, 2005 11:29 PM

After seeing the pics on Sam's site, I understand why you rave about your woman. Glad to hear you guys all had fun and arrived home safe.

Bullshitted by drc on April 20, 2005 10:06 PM