… blogmeets…. Wow…. you really can’t make this stuff up, rubberneckers…. and that, sweet reader, is the God’s Honest Truth…

… it is inevitable, really… I mean, if you get a group of twenty opinionated, intelligent, and creatively gifted ladies and gentlemen together…. all the while liberally mixing in food, laughter, and alcohol, well, The Magic just happens….

… and hey, how many people do you know in the good ole USA that can say “my house has now survived a rocket attack”?... not very many, I’d wager…. and yet, it is half-way true…

… see, after a hugely successful launch from the roadside in front of my house, the parachute deployed…. and the little rocket drifted peacefully back towards Earth… all was well until the wind caught it just right – and changed its descent…. it landed heavily – and quite unceremoniously - with an almighty thwack on my roof…. there was much rejoicing… and the ever-talented Johnny Oh scrabbled up onto my roof and retrieved the missile…. sure, it wasn’t much of an ‘attack’, but the house DID get hit by a rocket… and as you guys know, we here at SWG are the Kings of Hyperbole… mountains out of molehills and all that jazz… hey, it keeps us entertained….

… and most of the usual suspects were here, of course… The Mighty Men: Velociman, Zonker, Elisson, Jimbo & The Bodyguard, Recondo32, Grouchy Old Cripple, Redneck, Johnny Oh, Big Stupid Tommy, Yabu, Dax Montana, That 1 Guy, RSM….

… and The Lovely Ladies: Boudicca, Caltech Girl, Georgia, Morrigan, Sissy, SWMBO, Teresa, and The Missus….

… I’m telling you, people… those guys and gals are awesome…. what a crowd…. that crew rocks… and it was a pleasure and an honor to have all of them in my house, hanging in my garage, and wandering around in the back yard at all hours of the day and night (and climbing on my rooftop)…. seriously good people, one and all….

… there were lots of other shenanigans too, but they are just too hard to pencil down right now.. I power-napped most of the afternoon but it hasn’t helped to clear my head much…. but you guys know the drill… just sit back and wait for the photographic evidence…. But hey, judging from the mountain of garbage bags in my garage, we must have had quite a time…..

… note that, ladies and gentlemen… there is Math hidden there… and hey, remember that you heard it here first… the amount of garbage produced in a hedonistic blogger-frenzy is directly proportional to the amount of fun that was had….

… and from the look of my garage, we had an absolute whale of a time….

by Eric on October 15, 2006 | Bullshit (26) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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Truly a blast, man. Thanks again.

Bullshitted by t1g on October 15, 2006 09:23 PM

I was inappropriately touched at Eric's...

...and had a great time! :-)

Thanks for being such a terrific host.

Bullshitted by Sissy on October 15, 2006 09:34 PM

.. heh... I had forgotten about that... we need tee-shirts.....

Bullshitted by Eric on October 15, 2006 09:39 PM

And why wasn't I invited ?
Really, it sounds like you all had a great time.
Sorry I missed it !

Bullshitted by siso on October 15, 2006 10:11 PM

.. sorry, siso!... I thought you were dead!...

Bullshitted by Eric on October 15, 2006 10:13 PM

That Tshirt is a MUST.

And the Propulsion Engineer needs to be fired. Cracked me up when Johnny Oh pulled that sucker off your roof and T1G and I asked for the altitude reading and he said, "Ummm... the altitude reading switch is on OFF."

I had a BLAST. Thank you again to you and the Straight White Wife for your extraordinary hospitality. And Happy Birthday!

Bullshitted by Bou on October 15, 2006 10:48 PM

Happy B~day, Mister! Someday I've got to make it to one of these things!

Bullshitted by DogsDontPurr on October 15, 2006 10:48 PM

Hey kiddo, glad you had a great birthday, you deserve it.

There's just one other little something for you over at my site. Trackbacks are turned off at munu so I just wanted you to know.

Bullshitted by michele on October 15, 2006 11:22 PM

I'm back... got home at 12:15, that would be AM. Only for you would I go through all that travel fun and games.

Thank you so much for a most excellent party. And I didn't get to say goodbye to your lovely wife this morning.

Yes, my eyes are crossed and I have no idea what I'm saying. Holy smokes, it was an excellent party.

Bullshitted by Teresa on October 15, 2006 11:58 PM

Sounds like I need to take a trip across the pond sometime!

Bullshitted by Mark on October 16, 2006 04:01 AM

Just Damn!!!!

Bullshitted by Dax Montana on October 16, 2006 06:42 AM

yep, you had some major badasses in attendance. so many cool people still to meet. glad ya'll had such a great time.

Bullshitted by shoe on October 16, 2006 07:19 AM

*sigh* wish I was there! So many great people to inappropriately touch . . .

Bullshitted by oddybobo on October 16, 2006 09:07 AM

Someone sent me a picture, I didn't want to post it but,I think explanations might be in order.

Bullshitted by james old guy on October 16, 2006 10:18 AM

"Whale of a time" indeed...

Good people, fine food, strong drink, perfect weather, and Most Hospitabobble Hosts.

And rockets. Can't forget the rockets.

And the Inappropriate Touching.

Bullshitted by Elisson on October 16, 2006 10:26 AM

Wish I coulda been there. Sounds like you had another great time. Oh, and happy b'day... late.

I'm glad to hear your house is okay. You remember what happened to mine shortly after we set off one of Yabu's rockets over it. Bad bad juju.

Bullshitted by Dash on October 16, 2006 10:53 AM

Well, no one was cut, shot, or had the shit beat out of 'em with a shovel.

All in all a successful meet-up.


Bullshitted by Yabu on October 16, 2006 11:40 AM

Sounds like you all had a great time. Not that there were any doubts...

Goad the house and everybody survived.

Bullshitted by Richmond on October 16, 2006 11:56 AM

I don't think anyone inappropriately touched me, except maybe V-Man.

Thanks to the host and hostess. It was some serious fun.

Bullshitted by Jim - PRS on October 16, 2006 01:17 PM

It was a great time!
Jim, I hugged you several times- it just wasn't inappropriate enough I guess. ;-)

Bullshitted by Morrigan on October 16, 2006 02:18 PM

I, too, was inappropriately touched at Eric' change that link text on the sidebar, dude.

Had a great time. Many, many thanks to both you and Fiona for being such wonderful hosts for the second year in a row.

ps: I've not yet shaved my nose off my face. Woohoo!

Bullshitted by zonker on October 16, 2006 02:43 PM

A great time, a great scotch, and great folks.

Thanks again, sir.

(I'll teach you that command presence thing before long)

Bullshitted by RSM on October 16, 2006 05:57 PM

Thanks for the fantastic time... and the brilliant display of my "twelve-year-old" fuckery. I'm just proud that you didn't call me "an anorexic with agoraphobia", 'cuz that would'a hurt.

Bullshitted by Johnny - Oh on October 16, 2006 06:57 PM

Oh, my house has survived the attack. My rowdy college friends have only recently settled down. We brought in Y2K with a gang of 30 or so, and one inebriated soul held the bottle rocket the wrong way, sailing it into the house, through the back door, through the kitchen and foyer, where it fired upon my hardwood floor.

My fault. I really shoulda stopped the fools after the (accidental) back yard fire.

Anyway, your recount brings back the memories. I'm sorry I missed it; I already miss the gang after only a month. Hope you had a grand bday, and I'm glad to hear everyone survived. ;)

Bullshitted by Key on October 16, 2006 08:56 PM

Bless Fiona for allowing you to have us again.

Bullshitted by Denny on October 16, 2006 11:06 PM

The t-shirt is a must! After all, I need something to wear with my hat!

Bullshitted by caltechgirl on October 18, 2006 11:09 PM