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    Sunday, April 02, 2006

    What A Weekend!

    I raced around Thursday and Friday in preparation for being out of town for the weekend on a dead run. My thoughts were on who was coming to the Michigan Blogger meeting. Would they be as I had envisioned them from reading their blogs? Would they recognize me? How much would I embarass myself?

    After work I was jetting to Ann Arbor so I could catch happy hour in the bar at the hotel. The closer I got the more nervous I became. My thoughts went to, "Why are you on your way alone to meet people you have never met? What do you think you are going to get out of this meeting?"

    Since I came from work, I was in my work clothes when I checked into the hotel. As I was checking in a man approached the desk and low and behold it was BTExpress. I tapped him on the shoulder and called out his name. I was greeted by a huge smile and a handshake. We made plans to freshen up and meet in the bar.

    BTE and I talked for about an hour before Barman made his appearance. I knew him right away since he looks just like his profile picture. Cutie was next and I recognized her just as she noticed me.

    Jon came sneaking around the corner and I'm ashamed to say, I didn't recognize him for a second. We were all laughing and starting to loosen up when a tall thin guy carrying a beer approached our table. I had absolutely no idea of who he was. He said, "You probably don't know me, but I'm Croaker. I had never read his blog but had seen his comments around. He was the most intriguing in my opinion since I didn't know anything about him. He also said he had seen my comments around at like every blog he's visited. He basically called me a blog whore which I guess I am.

    No party would be complete without Roxi Moon. She brought her boyfriend Dan. He had driven non stop from Texas (I think he said 26 hours). He said Roxi had coaxed him into visiting promising a weekend at a hotel. She didn't mention the blog meeting until they got to the hotel, hehe. Let me just say that Roxi is even hotter in real life and is exactly who she is on her blog.

    We hung out at the bar for a while and I kept mentioning to everyone that I had free Jello shots in my room. We all ended up there and things got pretty crazy. Jello shots were flying around the room (sorry about hitting you in the head Jon). I had at least four people in my king sized bed. I tried to convince them all to stay but no one took me up on it. I'll shut up now and give you some pictures.

    Barman and Roxi


    Cutie and BTExpress. He was helping her get the
    Jello off of her hands. At least that's his story.



    This is Roxi. She's absoFUCKinglutely adorable!
    Jon is smiling maniacally on the left.



    Jon doing Jello tricks.


    BTE, Croaker, and Roxi imbibing in the Jello.



    Croaker has a card for his blog.


    Somehow (like always) things ended up down my shirt.
    I wish this wasn't my own money :-(


    Roxi's business card got carried in my bra
    along with everything else.



    The difference in the shots that I made
    (mine's on the left) and Barman's. I tend to overdo
    everything. BTW, Barman, yours were .75 oz and mine were 2.5 oz!

    This is what the leftovers from 250+ Jello shots looks like.
    I personally think I had over 50 myself.



    I had 3 men in my room until after 3 am. Who would have ever guess that I'd be alone with 3 women and 4 men that I'd never met before in a hotel room? Let's just say that they all got to see cleavage from Cutie and I (especially BTE, he stood over us because he said he liked the view. Perv! I love it!)

    I got about 2 hours of sleep. When I got up I found the infamous shirt of Osbasso, the HNT King left in my room. I decided to try to get some HNT pics with it. I left it at the front desk for Roxi. I hope she got it. In the post below I will post pictures with all of us wearing the shirt.

    I will post tomorrow about my night Saturday on the party bus for the bar crawl.

    Thank God I'm alive and I think everyone had fun.

    25 comments:

    SignGurl said...

    If you haven't already, listen to the drunk audio blog here . It speaks for itself.

    Snow White said...

    Great party re-cap, and wonderful pictures! Sounds like everyone had a marvelous time! Thanks for sharing!!! xox

    barman said...

    First lets just say you went overboard but so did I. Mine was all about quantity, yours was all about size. It figures!!!

    I had my concerns as I was on my way as well but everyone was wonderful. I would not hesitate to get together with the gang again.

    Great pictures, great blog SG.

    MamaKBear said...

    Sounds like a grand time was had by all! Wish I coulda been there with you. :)

    DZER said...

    sounds like a great get-together for the michigan crew.

    glad you had fun ... can't wait for the bar crawl story LOL

    American Navel said...

    It looks like you guys had so much fun! It makes me jealous!

    Also Signgurl, I decided this is signgurl week on my blog. YAY!

    Kristen said...

    OMIGOD........sounds like an awesome time

    Croaker said...

    It was a great time! Do you think you can email my the uncensored photos.

    Laurie said...

    Looks like you all had fun! I'm so bummed that I missed it - I couldn't get out of work :-(

    Hope you had at least one or two for me, haha..

    I've met Croaker - he's an awesome guy, isn't he?

    Nonny said...

    "Here's to good friends, tonight is kinda special....." Oh, sorry, I got carried away. Great pictures Jenn. Looks and sounds like a good time was had by all. Roxi looks like Jennifer Garner to me.

    Top cat said...

    WoW Jenn, sounds like you had a great time and met some fantastic people.
    Thanks for these pictures, I love um.
    tc

    Sal said...

    Sounds/looks like you all had a blast. That is so cool that you could get together.

    Big Pissy said...

    Looks like y'all had a blast!

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

    Suze said...

    Jenn, sounds like you had a great time. It also sounds like you were part of a gangblog. LOL.

    Three women and four men, you lucky girl. ;)

    Jon said...

    I love my possessed looking eyes in the pic... NOT

    Are you all impressed that I can make a Jello shot levitate?

    barman said...

    Jon, impressed is hardly enough to describe it. It would appear you are using your tounge to levitate the Jello also. Now that IS a talent to be proud of.

    scumbag said...

    dude, i wish we could do something similar for us kansas bloggers, but other than my crew, there's only like 2 kansas bloggers that are even worth a shit. we'd also have to have it in our town which may be inconvenient for some b/c if our group travels more than 30 miles away from the area we are required to contact the national guard. it's really too big of a hassle.

    barman said...

    So Scumbag, import tham like we did. We had 3 from out of state. Much easier.

    ell said...

    looks like you had a total blast! you lucky girl! would have loved to have partaken of some of those shots!

    crabcake said...

    Great recap! I am so tickled with these pics! You guys are all adorable. LOL! But I have a particular fondness for BTexpress's flash shot in the shirt.

    I am soooo coming next time. Pet sitter or no pet sitter. It looks like you guys had a blast!

    Scumbag, I have the same problem with Ohio bloggers. There just aren't enough around.

    SignGurl said...

    Snow~You have no idea of how fun it was.

    Barman~It's a good thing we went overboard or none of us would have been drunk!

    MamaK~I wish you could have been there too!

    Dzer~I'm working on the bar crawl story but I'm still crawling from all the fun.

    Navel~I'm afraid of others seeing my navel. It's really not my best part.

    Kristen~We had a great time. I can't wait until the next one.

    Croaker~I gotta get to the other computer to do it but as soon as I do, I'm on it!

    Laurie~I wish you could've been there too. Next time, k? Yes, Croaker was awesome.

    Nonny~You should have come up to meet with us. You have no idea of how hot Roxi is. She's way hotter than Jennifer Garner.

    TC~I missed meeting you!

    Sal~It was really fun to actually meet people that you read every day.

    Pissy~It was so fun. I'm still coming down from the weekend.

    Suze~I knew you would appreciate the odds ;-)

    Jon~I was going to photoshop them but I thought they looked spooky so I left them in. You weren't levitating that shot, you just missed your mouth because you were on your way to being trashed.

    Barman~Don't encourage him.

    scumbag~I somehow believe you about the National Guard. They also have to alert the beer distributors so there isn't a shortage.

    Barman~Out of staters are afraid of the Wedding Party.

    Ell~I would so like to partake in some shots with you!

    SignGurl said...

    Crabcake~YOu were there with us because we talked about you a lot. I hope we get to meet each other some day.

    terry said...

    jealous!!

    and how DID jon get that jello shot to levitate?

    kellywalters said...

    I got the shirt..

    that me being a dog picture is fucking hilarious.. I was so intoxicated.. thats great

    Rebicmel said...

    lol even though I am just now reading this I laughed my ass off. This sounded like a wonderful time.