Of course, the clouds you see coming in blocked out the sun for most of the morning...
Not much to say here.
An angel who helped in a time of need.
To be revealed Thursday afternoon.
Come back to see!
Not too difficult to figure out this week's angel of mercy. I call her that, because she stepped up at the 23rd hour to be the MG. Thanks, Jobthingy! Be sure to stop by and thank her. And kiss her boo-boo from the earthquake...
Plenty of fellow HNTers to check out over at "...the Other HNT" this week. NSFW, as usual, but please stop by and leave plenty o' comments!
Go ask me an anonymous question over in the white formspring box!
Way back in 2008, Tony over at BTExpress started a project in his back yard that he got us all excited about. Replacing his small, plain pool with a much larger, much nicer pool. He spent most of the summer posting construction updates, pictures of the hedges and trees being taken out, and throwing in an occasional HNT with them. Then last summer, he posted the final results (click 'em to big 'em).
Shortly after that, he and I were chatting, and he mentioned how he wished people could come see it. It was at that point that I blurted out the obvious..."POOL PARTY!" Knowing that I've got some experience in the blogger meet up area, he asked how he should start. The first thing I suggested was to give at least a year's notice so that people would be able to plan. So he picked a date, and the rest is history. Well, maybe not history yet, but it will be!
We're at 45 days out now! The party will take place on Saturday, August 7th, starting in the mid-afternoon. And it's open invitation! Sure, many of us have gotten the personal invites, but there's so many newbies out here that he's asked me to mention it here and extend the invitation to all. I'll be there, as well as a couple of people from Texas, and other guests have indicated their probability of attending. He really needs to get a head count, plus none of you know where he lives, so here's all the details:
When: Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010; 2:00 PM - Midnight (at least)Go check out his post from last year where he showed off his new pool. Let him know that you're interested in coming by emailing him (check his profile for his address). He'll be able to give you more of the details. Let's make this the most memorable blogger meet-up yet!
Where: Long Island, NY (get details from Tony)
Who: Friends and Bloggerfriends of Tony (BTExpress)
Why: Official Grand Opening of his pool
What to expect: Drinks, swimming, grilling, profound conversation, probable skinny-dipping (based on trial parties already held), new friendships and good times.
It's been a busy week here in the Land of Os. Final rehearsals for Friday's debut of the Big Soul Band; final cleaning for Operation Scrubdown; graveside services for my BIL; Moose's arrival sometime on Friday; symphony staff meetings--all these have pretty much kept me away from the computer since last week. Apologies for not keeping up with my "regulars"!