Sunday, January 22, 2006

Blogger Gathering Smashing Success According to This Girl

Mike from Project Alberta kicks things off by drinking the 1st of many recycling products. To his left are Katie from Albertans for Responsible Gov't (NCC Alberta arm) and Darcey, from Dust My Broom.

Richard, our host, chats it up with Huck from Bumfonline, while Katie gets an upset stomach when someone mentioned Liberal minority on Monday.

Greg, from Exposed Agenda, shows off his very best stache impression of Jack Layton. In the back to the right is competitor Sycrorax from Hell Bent fame, who was runner up.

Our boy in blue, Johnny Pockets from Gods and Artists does his best to convey his heartfelt sentiments to the folks from GTA.

Al R. (on the right) came down from Edmonton to help celebrate the end of Liberal dictatorship. Here he discusses the merits of separation with Huck (on the left) and Shane (front right) from Cyrano's Steel.

Greg and Kevin from the Western Standard (below) got into a lively discussion with Ken (photo on right)about all kinds of political issues. With the federal election so close, it was hard not too!

The festivities wrapped up for Greg and I about 9:00, but Katie, Darcey, Johnny and Ken stayed behind. We got the sneaking suspicion that it may have had something to do wtih karoke and table dancing, but it's just a theory!

I can't speak for the others, but I had a great time and thought the day was a smashing success! I met lot's of new friends who are bright, unabashedly patriotic, and taught this gal many new things!

Thanks again to my buddy Richard at Cannuckistan Chronicles for his hospitality and generosity, and also to Mike @ Project Alberta and Darcey for picking up part of our tab at stop #2.

Can't wait till next time!!!


At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:02:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Mike said...

I thought it was awesome - I had a great time! Cory has already offered to throw $500 into the pot for another meetup next month. :)

We'll coordinate shortly.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:06:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Wow... that's great Mike.

Darcey from Dust My Broom thought we could hold a summer bash up at his place near Olds ... I think that is a great idea!

Next one, I suggest, should be held in Red Deer so that perhaps we can get more Edmontonian bloggers involved.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:12:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Johnny Pockets said...

Great stuff! Good time had by all, I think. I like the photo of my shirt...not because of the shirt, but because your incredibly impressive photo-taking abilities make me look like I actually use my gym membership more than I do!

I'll confirm in advance for the next one, whenever and wherever it may be!

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:18:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Well I remember your distinct message to me - NO HEAD SHOTS ... NO HEAD SHOTS ... lol - although I know you were kidding Johnny!

What song did you sing?? "The girl in pink - she's got fake tits"?? lmao...

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:33:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Mike said...

I forgot to mention. I also put up some pictures here.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:35:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Looks pretty much like the bars on the East Coast.

You folks also look like the regular folks out East. Though, I expected cowboy hats. Funny, they wear those just as much in NB as in Alta. Yeah, lotsa Westerners-wanna-bes. What, didya think we all wear raincoats, rainhats and rubber boots? We don't choke herring, either. Guess there're two kinds of Canucks: Albertans and those who wishes they wuz!

Maybe the Easterners are actually closet conservatives who just realized their politicality and decided to come out of the political closet and declare "We're here, we're Tory and y'all better git used to it!"

I've a feeling the East will surprise y'all tomorrow night. Well, we better! Right? ;-)

Glad to see y'all had a good time.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:40:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Rob Huck said...

Jeez, you guys stayed out 'til 9:00? I can't believe I left in order to go to a stupid Flames game.

If in Red Deer, I'll be there.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:40:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

I sure hope so Sentinel ... the Libs gotta go.

The only time I wear a cowboy hat (and I can probably speak for most of us who are actually implants from other provinces) is at Stampede time.

Now that isn't to say that we don't have actual cowboys who wear their hats all the time, but for most of us, we don't wear them.

Whadda ya mean you don't wear raincoats and rubbers??? Whose been lyin to me all these years?? Those damn Libs again??

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:41:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Hey Huck... some of them outdid us ... am waiting to see if Darcey's site shows up with any pics.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:43:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Hey, Huck, you just reminded me: we in Saint John used to have a "Flames" franchise.

And nine pm's nothing. I used to stay out actually till it was time for many folks to get up. Long ago, though. Young folks are nuts, and I was no exception.

Lucky I grew up (mostly).

Hey, Aiz, I just noticed you said "Hey Huck" just as I did. Is that a tad paranormal or what?

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:53:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Johnny Pockets said...

I'm not sure if Darcey got photos as we carried on into the wee hours.

I sang my trademark "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. I do a fine, fine job with it!

As far as the time, I think we got to about 12:30 a.m. We could have gone longer, had we not begun drinking at 1:00 p.m.

And dammit, I'm not quite done whining about it yet - I can't believe I broke a tooth on one of those stupid dry pork ribs!

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:55:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Oh no!! Well that just sucks Johnny. Of course, you aren't suppose to eat the bones you silly boy!!

As for our rolling out at 9:00 I think is because the smoke was really starting to bother Greg and I. We haven't smoked for a few years, and after sitting in rooms full of it for 9 hours, our eyes were getting pretty red, and my throat was quite sore.

Otherwise, I think we would have carried on for a wee bit longer ... but maybe not...

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:56:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Sentinel ... I think you are scary ... copying me with Hey Huck and all ... paranormal - no ... copy cat - yes (lmao :)

At Sun. Jan. 22, 04:57:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Sure, we wear raincoats and rubbers. We wear the raincoats when it's raining.

But we take off the raincoats before we put on the rubbers. Folks out here may be backwards, but we're sharp enough to realize we'd look pretty stupid bumpin' uglies with our raincoats still on. Heh-heh!

Y'all know, you'd feel rather at home visiting NB. There's a lot of pickups and suvs all over the place. We've got a massive, sprawling oil refinery right here... I live and work in the very shadow of it. It's imposing.

And in the late eighties and the nineties, there was a longlasting craze where pretty much everybody wore cowboy boots all the time. One of the recent local Tory nomination hopefuls himself looks for all the world like a hardcore Albertan, complete with handlebar mustache, the hat and boots and drives the biggest fecking trucks a civilian can acquire... I could've sworn I even saw him once get into the cab of an International SXT! Yep, we out here actually wanna be cowboys (the real ones, not the ones in that moonbat movie)... used to go out with an actual, authentic cowgirl myself, in fact.

And trust me, we're gonna send plenty of the good guys to Ottawa soon! I'd be shocked shitless if it doesn't happen. If it didn't happen, well, that might change the way I think, as I'm a flexible thinker and am always changing when I learn new truths.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 05:00:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

And I didn't copy you on the Hey Huck thing. Pure coincidence. Nothing paranormal. Have some warm milk already! LOL

Me, I'm having hot choc spiked w/ Bristol Cream (I haven't any tawny port, so...)

At Sun. Jan. 22, 05:16:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

So what is your feel for the East Coast Sent ... are you saying that Liberal red Easterners will be pee-o'd enough that they will vote blue?

At Sun. Jan. 22, 05:25:00 p.m. MST, Blogger darcey said...

Great to meet you all and look forward to the next one! The pleasure was all mine.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 05:27:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Same here Darcey! Next time bring your son along.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 06:20:00 p.m. MST, Blogger ABFreedom said...

Wow.... can't wait for Red Deer. I'll throw in 250.00 as well, who do I contact make the donation.... Red Deer could be a biggie....

At Sun. Jan. 22, 06:26:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Sara said...

Anyone throwing a beer and popcorn party in Ottawa?

I'll serve in Mommy uniform!

At Sun. Jan. 22, 06:45:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Aizlynne said...

Check with Mike @ Project Alberta AB ... that is where the kity got started.

And welcome Sara. Perhaps your blogging community could start something up. It started in Calgary with only 5 of us.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 06:54:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Canadian Sentinel said...

Aiz, well, for some reason, the Red Easterners are ready to revert to their former, traditional Blue Tory selves. My guess is they're finally realizing the Libs have failed to deliver on their grand promises of prosperity via welfare.

I think they're embarrassed at themselves for having turned commie for twelve years.

Perhaps they've decided to accept self-judgement as having been shitheads and go back to what works, now that the Conservatives have cleaned up their act and are ready to clean up the Librano pigpen in Ottawa.

I hope so, anyway.

We'll know in a day.

I'll either feel jubilation or devastation... it's their move. Hope they make the wise move.

Canada cannot take any more Liberal dictatorship.

At Sun. Jan. 22, 08:01:00 p.m. MST, Blogger Richard said...

ugh! I'm still hung-over...

At Mon. Jan. 23, 11:25:00 a.m. MST, Blogger bob said...

Damn, and I was only 2,500 miles or so away!


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