Wednesday, July 19

Survey says...

Well, we'll see in a week or so what local bloggers want to do for our next gathering. Please feel free to suggest more locations, even though I've shot Bosco's down. I have some prior experience scheduling groups of 12-100 for meetings & happy hours around town, so it's not idle negativism. At this posting, it is leaning towards a Sunday in the comments below, but if you would rather do a weekend night or want to let us know a bad weekend, now's the time.

Attention all local bloggers:

Please vote on the best time & location for the Memphis Blogger Bash next month. Spread the word to your fellow bloggers who don't read here, link to this post, or email the link to others. I'd love to see a diverse turnout so I can have the pleasure of meeting you all!

Don't worry; you'll have plenty of time since I can't do it this month---I want to give people some notice anyway---and I've already heard that the 1st weekend in August is out. It's a good thing I'm sorting the dates out, because I'm notorious for having scheduling conflicts with prior bashes.

I remember one was held at Quetzal, and I really wanted to go. I think that was last fall and I just made it there for the first time ever this week. I tried the turkey & brie sandwich, which was good, but I was happy it was served with a lovely (though uncomplicated) salad. Must go back sometime for the coffee, which is the organic, fair trade kind. As a plus, it is roasted on-site by some cute guys.

I think I got a sunburn from washing the dog this evening. Either that or the heat has me so dehydrated that my skin is shrivelling up as a result. Creepy. I often say the only reason I really need a man in my life is to scratch my back, but now I know I am wrong. I also need one to put lotion on it, just so my skin doesn't dry up & blow away. Disgusting.

I won't be the millionth (that word looks really weird-o) person to say it is hot as hell, and since it's only mid-July it will only get worse (if that is even possible). I will just say that, according to the usual ironic timing, it should cool off this weekend because of rain that just may make Blues on the Bluff a soggy affair.

16 comments:

theogeo said...

I tried to take the survey but the monkey told me it was closed.

???

theogeo said...

Ah, that did it.

Thanks!

Freedonian said...

Answered.

Thank you, Serrabee.

pulpfaction said...

Well it seems that no matter how much I monkey with the cookie settings I can not view your survey, so basically I'm down for pretty much anywhere or anytime as long as it's not downtown where I have to pay to park and it's not at the Deli. I do like places with munchy types of food though...

I think the meeting room at Quetzal was not very practical at all for our group, either, and it did kind of suck that it was non smoking. I would say unless we sat in the regular area that Quetzal is a no go.

TGirsch said...

If I'm around, I'll try to make it. But I'd vote against the location of the last bash. In an hour and a half there, nobody on staff ever even acknowledged my presence, much less offered me a drink. Perhaps my heated banter with AlphaPatriot scared them off.

Mr. Roboto said...

I voted. I'd like to and will try to attend the Memphis bash.

kat said...

Popped in from Philip's blog and have since linked you from my own--very entertaining! Am looking forward to making it by the blogger's bash wherever it happens to be.

newscoma said...

I would love to come, if I can work out my schedule to drive to Memphis. I think this is marvelous that you are organizing this.

Serrabee said...

Look, people, if you're going to shoot down the places that have been suggested for a gathering, please make an alternate suggestion. Don't just say "these places suck" (wording changed to protect the innocent). Take some responsibility for once, GEEZ.

Serrabee said...

And, um, thank you for those who have responded so far. 22 of you & no questions skipped! Yay, y'all!

Philip said...

I don't know if I can go back and add a date, but I need to add August 11 as a day I can't make.
Thank ya

Serrabee said...

If anyone wants to add info, just go back to take the survey & leave all Q's blank except for the last one, where you can fill in any extra info. Don't know who answered what since I haven't bothered to match up IP's & all that.
I am not the blogger bash Nazi, after all... =-D

mike said...

Twenty-two replies?! Jeebus, but that will set another record if everyone can attend.

RETARDO MONTALBAN said...

Leftwing Cracker sent me this link.

Eh, if it's in August, I can't come but good luck and best wishes for everyone else.

If there's one later this fall, I could manage it.

Serrabee said...

Mr Montalban,
If all goes well, we hope to have these more regularly, so stay tuned for updates.

Clipshore said...

waiting for the updates. Please post it at the earliest.

with thanks
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