Monday, May 14, 2007

A last-minute blogger bash!

Ehem.

As I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself . . .

Imagine my surprise when I found this in my comments:


RaggedyMom said...

Shira - RaggedyMom here - with an eleventh hour invite to chez Raggedy tonight (Sunday) for an informal meet with Ezzie, PT, Steg, & us - Sorry it's coming so late, but it wasn't a definite until the last minute!

Email me @ history3@gmail.com if it's feasible for you to attend so I can give you the info.

Again, sorry for the extreme spontanaiety!

Sun May 13, 07:21:00 PM 2007
Holy Moses! A chance for a blogger bash, if only I could get in touch before they all gave up on us and took the party elsewhere!
Shira Salamone said...

RaggedyMom, I just read your invitation 30 seconds ago--I was busy posting a comment to Elie's post when you posted! Eek! Where are you? Can we get there by public transit? Or should we fahgetaboutit and just take a cab? Please RSVP ASAP! The Punster is currently with a client, but might appreciate being rescued. :) Reply with details to onthefringe_jewishblogger@yahoo.com.

Sun May 13, 07:55:00 PM 2007
As I was A) throwing myself together, and B) trying to "rescue" my husband from his tormenters, it occurred to me that I might have to resort to a cell-phone "relay"--the last time I saw Fudge, she was kind enough to program her cell phone number into my cell phone, so, if worse came to worse, I could call her, she could call her father . . .

Fortunately, RaggedyMom was keeping an eye on her e-mail and kindly provided me with her phone number and address.

Ages later, my husband was finally able to extract himself from his business meeting, and we taxied our way out to the wilds of beyond-the-subways.

What a crew! Mark/PT was there with both Fudge and 30cal/Moe (all in town for the unveiling). I've seen Fudge a few times since we first met, but 30cal looked a bit older than the last time we'd seen him, which is logical--good grief, was that really almost two years ago?! Steg, whom we'd met before, was there. And we finally had the opportunity to meet Ezzie (lunch in June?--we'll be in touch), as well as our hosts, RaggedyMom and Dad. (The kids, "Ann" and "Andy," were "snoring ," :) as RaggedyMom put it. The parties present at the party ranged in age from the dinosaur of the bloggers--yours truly, 58--and my 65-year-old husband, to the youngest blogger, 17-year-old 30cal, and the sleeping "snorers" :). ) What fun! We yakked about blogging (apparently, there aren't nearly as many opportunities for blogger meetings in Milwaukee), 30cal's college hunt (he'll be a senior next year), our kids, our jobs (and occasionally combinations of the aforementioned, or how having a Ph.D. in physics can help one become a great financial analyst), and everything else we could think of. (I'm afraid I talked our poor hosts' ears off while we were waiting for Steg, who'd kindly volunteered to drive us home, to get his car. Sorry about that.) A great time was has by all. Rav todot, many thanks, to RaggedyMom and Dad for getting us all together!

7 Comments:

Blogger Unknown said...

:D I had a feeling you'd get this up first...

Mon May 14, 01:13:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Ezzie, that's probably because I was the only blogger there who doesn't have a kid under the age of twenty to take care of or isn't herself/himself under the age of twenty, with finals to worry about. :)

Mon May 14, 05:17:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

On a second thought . . . well, I guess Steg has finals to worry about as a *teacher.* :)

Tue May 15, 08:23:00 AM 2007  
Blogger RaggedyMom said...

Thanks for coming on such short notice!

Tue May 15, 06:52:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

It was our pleasure. I'm glad we were able to connect.

Tue May 15, 11:33:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

sorry it took so long to get back from picking up my car; i couldn't resist the urge to stop down the street at the one place in the USA i've ever seen kosher pineapple pizza :-P

Fri May 18, 09:39:00 AM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

What?! And you're keeping that information to yourself?! So nu, where is this place and what's it called? Maybe we can try it out, the next time we manage to make our way out to that neighborhood.

Fri May 18, 10:24:00 AM 2007  

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