Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Dinner & Drinks

How many mommybloggers does it take to change a lightbulb?

Who cares? Last night, we had a girls' night out.

I was the lucky recipient of a dinner invitation from one of the coolest of coolio moms around, Sarah.

Dinner here at 7:00 with a few other mom bloggers, and sometime around midnight I climbed into bed.

So who was there?

Well there was Becky from Deep Muck Big Rake. And she brought Florida goodness for the kiddos. Thanks Becky!! This blog of Becky's is on the newer side. You definitely have to go check her out. She's definitely uncovering some stories that deserve your attention.

Then there was Mommy At Work. Like Sarah, MAW knows football. I also got to see her teensy weensy pedometer (oh yeah, she showed me her pedometer--jealous much?) which is very clearly not counting all of her steps.

Hitching a ride with MAW was Lumpyhead's Mom. She loves beer, poker and corndogs, so how could I not love her?! She also shared a secret with us--a secret that tested the laws of physics and frankly was very funny. And, it shall remain safe with me.

As if these women weren't enough fun, our group was joined by Devra of Parentopia and DC Metro Mom fame. Let's just say that once again I was blown away by how much energy and determination are packed into her tiny little frame--and she was wearing heels.

You might think that putting six mommybloggers together at the same table would lead to many words spoken and none heard, but that wasn't the case at all. Conversation flowed easily, we talked sports and parenting and blogging and politics and kiddos and geography, and five hours flew by.

Thanks ladies for a terrific evening. I hope to be invited again.

25 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Gunfighter said...

Sorry I missed.

I would have been a real third wheel, anyway, since I don't know much about football, and I don't know how to play poker.

Glad you had a good time!

Lumpyheadsmom said...

It was great to meet you, too! I hope you'll become a regular at Tuesday Night Happy Hour.

Jen M. said...

Ooh - sounds fun! I'm jealous!

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

It was really fun. We MUST do it again.

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Fun!!! I should do this more often with my AL crew.

nell said...

That sounds so great, I really need to get me some local bloggy friends. I know they must be out there somewhere...

Julie Pippert said...

Cool deal...sounds like such fun!!

Julie
Using My Words

Marie Green said...

Since I am the only one in a 30 mile radius that blogs (I'm quite sure of this, these here are the sticks!) I won't be able to do a mommy-blogger version of this... but a plain ol' GNO sounds wonderful. I'll have to plan that soon!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like so much fun!

PunditMom said...

I'm so bummed I had to miss it. Once in a blue moon I have conflicting social engagements! :O

Bananas said...

I'm totally jealous.

Devra said...

Mamma doesn't have a penos.
Becky doesn't have a penos.
MAW doesn't have a penos.
Sarah doesn't have a penos.
LumpyHead's Mom doesn't have a penos.

I don't have a penos.

I learned so much last night!

Nancy said...

GNO is always a good time. I need to find some local bloggers! Glad you all had fun =)

JazzBrown said...

I'm so glad you ladies were able to get together! I'm glad you had a good time.

Becky said...

I need to return just to have D&D with you all again. Truly good times. Thanks!

Nola said...

I give you the award for Best Blog Opening EVER!!!!

Neil said...

Football, poker, beer? I guess those days of tupperware are long gone.

melodyann said...

Why you lucky BITCH!! I think I am the ONLY blogger in West Virginia.

*sigh*

It sooo sucks to be me.

OH! But hey, guess what? I'm quitting smoking! Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes I am!!

I love you mamma.... you're fun.

Lawyer Mama said...

I'm so jealous!

andi said...

That sounds fabulous! I don't know any bloggers around here (no cool ones anyway).

~JJ! said...

Man, that is so cool.

Mom at Work said...

It was very nice to meet you. What a fun evening.

Lotta said...

Paint me green, I'm jealous!

Karen said...

I'm hoping that all those people were at dinner with you, not in the bed when you climbed in...

Can you tell I've been proofreading 9th grade English papers?

I want a night out with a bunch of cool women bloggers...whine, whine, whine...

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Wow....
what great fun!