It was over a year ago that BTExpress had the grand opening of his new pool. He had started the project a year before that, and he documented the entire process for us, with plenty of pictures, a few HNTs, and lots of venting about what was going wrong. But through it all, he held out hope that this project was going to be worth it, and now, a year later, it certainly has proven that it has.
We were chatting last summer and he expressed a wish that he could share the pool with all the bloggers who had followed him throughout this journey. So I offered him my best advice and told him to throw a party! I could see the lightbulb click on above his head (a pretty neat trick from 1800 miles away, and not on a webcam!). My second bit of advice--plan it for this summer, giving a year for people to make plans, and for him to get the pool "just right" (which has resulted in the addition of the hot tub and plasma TV!). Next thing you know, he's picked a date, and sent out FB invites to all his friends.
Well, that date is this coming Saturday. And I'll be there! Plus bloggers & HNTers from Texas, New York, New Jersey, and other states as well! It's not going to be the wild spring break type of crowd, and there's going to be some people missing that he had really hoped could make it, but it's still going to be a great time! Will it rival one of Vixen/Roxy's pool parties? Hard to tell, but I'm sure we'll give it a run (probably less booze, possibly as much nekkidness, doubtful there will be bubbles...)!
I fly out on Friday, and return home late Monday night (Tuesday AM, actually). I thought originally that this would be an easy flight to pack for, but I'm finding I can't decide exactly which Hawaiian will be best, so I'm packing most of it! I do need to out-"tacky" the host, if I can!
Judging pigs and judging pies
Fighting for the first place prize
And have you seen this year's queen
4-H Club and FFA working toward a better day
And a petting zoo, yeah, they got that too
And eight o'clock rolls around, everybody knows
The grandstands open up and it's time for the big show
This week's champion has chosen not to reveal herself, but she's well known to many of you!
Summer has caught up with "...the Other HNT" this week, but there's still a good showing over there. Be sure to stop by and leave some comments. It's your HNT friends, ya know! NSFW, even!
Got some horrific news about a fellow HNTer today. Not really sure that I can say much more than that right now (hate it when I do that, don't you?). It involves the tragic deaths of two of her kids. I don't know that she's ready for a wave of bloggers stopping by yet. But she can use a lot of prayers, support and good thoughts. She hasn't done HNT for awhile, and her posting has been sporadic, at best, due to circumstances of location, so that might put some of you at ease regarding her identity. I promise to let you know more once the dust settles.
Busy, busy, busy times before I head off to NY for the party. Work was really busy today. Rehearsal last night was only partially productive (had hoped for better). Rehearsal tonight could go either way. Staff meetings in the morning and evening. Laundry needing to get done. Posts to get posted. Whew... I will be away from my computer for most of the weekend, though I will have it with me. Don't get too terribly lonely out here while I'm away!