Thursday, April 23, 2009

UPDATES: Blogger Meet Ups and The Blog Card

Hey, everyone! I'm back from Tennessee, home of Monkey Central: Playground of Dr. Monkey Muck. He and his lovely gal, Sparky, hosted me for a fabulous evening of food and laughs. It's fun to meet up with blogger buddies...they're strangers, but not strangers. We know a lot about each other, just not what it's like to be in the same room together.

The Good Doctor and Sparky kept me laughing and laughed at my silly self. We learned that we are all pretty much normal too, which is a comfort. Their home was lovely and cozy. We gabbed and gabbed and drank and I got the tour of Monkey Central and and a private showing of the impressive Swag collection. I actually got to sample a monkey mint, courtesly of GKL.

I'm glad they welcomed me into their home because the could have just as easily told me to shove it. See, I thought I was flying in on Monday, which is usually the way it works for business trips around here. I had all kinds of plans lined up. I had even packed. Then I learned Monday morning that the trip was actually for Tuesday...UGH! All that angst for nothing! I then spent Monday feeling like I may have slipped into a Final Destiny situation.

But all scheduling sins were forgiven and the Trip was a huge success.

So now that the girl's birthday party is over and I made it through my conference last week and a business trip this week, I finally found the time to send off the Blog Card. I'm ashamed to admit that I've had it for over two months. But it's on it's way to the lovely Bad Tempered, Snow-Covered Zombie, Barbara. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

As you may have noticed, I have a bit of a time management problem. But take heart, we got a new riding lawn mower that has reduced our grass mowing time from 4 hours to 13 minutes, if you consider the time it takes to do donuts in the monster during your victory lap around the lawn. Othewise, it only takes 11 minutes. I hope this improves my response time.

But back to the topic of blogetherness. I'm going to be in Olympian Fields, IL May 11th and 12th and my evenings will be free. I wonder if anyone in Chicago blogs...Let me know in the comments or via email at GREENPEARL42 at yahoo dot com if you want to get together.

And in other news, my co-workers have learned of my vendetta against Mel Gibson. I came back to work today to find that scraggly-assed picture of Mel Gibson tacked to my cube wall. A certain co-worker spearheaded this escapade, let's call him Buttercup. He's been surruptitiously planting pics of MG at my desk all day. I just keep taking them down and giving them back to him. He then tapes them up on his cabinet. He's going to have quite the collection.

So all's well in the kingdom as I settle into a new summer routine, filled with good will and a spring in my step. I'm lucky the people in my life both here and out there are endlessly entertaining and wonderful. Thanks for being the you that you are.



  1. Welcome home Flannery, I am jealous of your getting to meet up with other bloggers!

    I have a box packed for you, with surprise bottles of beer inside. I just have to get to UPS now...

  2. We adored having you over to our place while you were in town. If only it had been warmer and we could have sat outside in the night air, ahh well, I can't complain too much. After all I did spend a few hours with the queen of Canton. Thanks again for the book and for coming over.

  3. I'm glad you helped bring Mel to his knees but sorry about the shrine-antics you're suffering.

  4. I love bloggy meetups! How great that you got to meet Dr M and Sparky. I'm sure you guys slobbered all over each other, the way good bloggers do.

    I am completely chuffed to be getting the world famous blog card. I will help to ease the pain.

  5. "It's fun to meet up with blogger buddies...they're strangers, but not strangers."But, admittedly, some of us are just plain S-T-R-A-N-G-E.

    Buttercup strikes again, hay?? This outta be interesting...

  6. Bella Rossa is in Chicago, you can even see one of her comedy shows. If you don't know her directly, she's like a blogging second cousin to you.

  7. Glad you like the mints :)

    Where are pictures of you two, and Sparky?!

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