.... up early this morning sipping coffee.... my goodness, what a weekend!.... it was a pleasure to have so many bloggers and good friends again in my house..... and the weather even cooperated better this year than it ever has before!.... no blogger popsicles in tents in the back yard on Saturday morning!....

... good food, good football, good company, good conversation...... what more could anyone ask for?....

.... as usual, I am honored and humbled that so many fine folks would travel so far to stand around in my garage, back yard, and living room for a weekend.....

.... thank you all for coming..... I could not have asked for a better birthday party........

.... and the gifts this year were astounding!.... a samurai sword, two bottles of single malt, a handmade stained glass work of art, a graphic novel about zombies, a fine bottle of port, a telephone call from a foxhole in Afghanistan, a bag chocked full of Trader Joe's finest, a song performed for me that I love, AND all of the wonderful company & conversation that each attendee gave to me...

..... oh, and thanks as well to whomever remembered to take the inflatable sheep Love Ewe with them when they left Sunday morning...... mercy..... you guys are amazing........ and I loved every minute.....

by Eric on October 26, 2009 | Bullshit (19) | TrackBack (0) | Blogging
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I appreciate the hospitality. I had a great time.

Bullshitted by Sam on October 26, 2009 08:44 AM

One of these days I wanna be part of that crowd. Sigh...

Bullshitted by Lou on October 26, 2009 09:57 AM


Come on in...the water is fine.

Bullshitted by Sam on October 26, 2009 10:40 AM

Right on, homes. Sounds like your dance card was quite full.

Bullshitted by Andy on October 26, 2009 10:41 AM

more like the top of a mountain... but still... the stars are beautiful. And the technology is amazing.

Bullshitted by rsm on October 26, 2009 12:20 PM

Well shit, had I known I would have been there!

Bullshitted by AWB on October 26, 2009 12:25 PM

We were so sorry to miss it, but after hearing about the I-40 traffic, whew! Had a bit of barn-burner weekend anyway, what with another trip back to J'ville.

Sounds like it was a perfectly wonderful event. Maybe we need one in Charleston in late January. . .

Bullshitted by Joan of Argghh! on October 26, 2009 01:55 PM

Joan - If you do it, I will come (if I'm not skiing).

Bullshitted by Denny on October 26, 2009 03:14 PM

Somehow I ended up with Bessie the Love Ewe in my trunk. I guess that's only fitting since I originally gifted Elisson with it in Helen a couple of years back. She's currently crammed in beside my spare and god forbid I get pulled over and they want to check my trunk...

I had a great time, it was certainly nice to see everyone. Next time around folks.

Bullshitted by Richard on October 26, 2009 04:37 PM

What about the paper Varsity Hat? Huh? Huh?

Seriously, glad you had a great time, bro.

Bullshitted by Velociman on October 26, 2009 05:52 PM

It was probably the best weekend I've ever had... what with pachinko, tons of yummy food, meeting everyone, and winning a nifty hat. Thank you more than words can convey.

Bullshitted by LeeAnn on October 26, 2009 06:56 PM

..... I had a blast, guys & gals........ and you each were more than welcome....... good god, I love having you guys in my house and getting the chance to talk to you all!....

Bullshitted by Eric on October 26, 2009 08:18 PM

It was a fine weekend indeed. Greet peeps all around. I felt relaxed and refreshed as if I'd been to a spa. Now there's a thought, Eric!

Bullshitted by Jerry in Indiana on October 26, 2009 09:40 PM

We head on down to stand in your garage and yard because you are the best. :-) So many excellent peeps all in one place - how could I miss that?

Although I did mean to pick up a birthday present for you and Denny... *sigh* I didn't quite get to it. I shall have to scour the interwebs for a new sheep to hang out in your garage. LOL.

Bullshitted by Teresa on October 26, 2009 10:22 PM

A very pleasant weekend indeed! Great peeps... fine food... rockets... an inflatable Fuck-Sheep... how does one begin to describe it?

Bullshitted by Elisson on October 26, 2009 10:50 PM

Sounds like the best present you got was all of your friends there to share your special day with.
Glad all of you had such a great time!

Bullshitted by Maeve on October 26, 2009 11:04 PM

Thank you again, Eric, for your wonderful hospitality. Once again, I am moving into my season bluesin' time as I sit here in hot S. FL and my body feels cheated that I'm not in the real South experiencing a real Fall. It was wonderful to laugh so hard and hang with people that I'm so comfortable with.

GREAT time!

Bullshitted by bou on October 27, 2009 05:59 AM

Charleston in january, huh, well damn all you can do is eat seafood and drink. The tourists will all be gone and nothing but locals downtown.

Bullshitted by james old guy on October 28, 2009 11:32 AM

You had an inflatable sheep?! Damn, I missed a good time!!!

Bullshitted by JihadGene on October 28, 2009 01:07 PM