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Sunday Musings

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Wouldn't you like to know what's on my mind? So what is this man (me) laughing about?  I just shared with my good friend Lar the big surprise I'm planning for next year's Bloggerpalooza should it come off.  Last week's Bloggerpalooza was such a success that I have received several suggestions that we do it again.  I am quite willing to organize it again.  I thoroughly enjoyed planning, participating and meeting all my blogger friends and would love to make this an annual event.  After all, none of us are  getting any younger, especially me.  By the way, the "big surprise?", only Lar and I will know.  No one, but NO ONE else will know until the night of the event.  Providing of course we have the event and everything falls into place. Jay, Anne Marie, Java and Ron Next year's possible Bloggerpalooza is only one of the subjects of this post.  I have a few things on deck that I have to clear off.  This is the week I meet with my urologist and

Last Saturday Night

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This time last Saturday night some folks were having a fantastic time in Lewes, Delaware.  Cubby   We had a wonderful catered buffet by Nage (of which I am still eating the leftovers), followed by toasts then "White Elephant" gifts.   Java Jones All too soon we had to leave the Parkview Room to give the hotel staff time to clean the room (I was paying them by the hour!) and we all retreated to the hospitality suite, which was the Captain's Quarters, on the canal. A Cosmo in the making You know one of the really great things about this event was how comfortable we all were with each other.  For most of us this was the first time we met other bloggers in person and yet we settled right in like we were with old friends, which we were.   Anne Marie of Philly You know, with all the turmoil and negativity in the world today, isn't it nice just to get together with friends and have a good time?  And that we did.  In fact we had such a good time

This Time Last Week

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This time last week the great "Bloggerpalooza" party was just getting started.  Guests were arriving at the hotel and Cubby was preparing the hospitality suite while we were all awaiting the arrival of Dr. Spo, Someone and Doug from Baltimore International Airport. Hard to believe that a week has gone by already.  Damn if we didn't have a good time.  As Dr. Spo said "There wasn't one flat moment" and indeed there wasn't.  So here without further adieu is a random videos that I took and haven't posted yet.  This one was taken at the hospitality suite when everyone gathered after the buffet dinner and gift presentations on Saturday night.  You will notice that the video camera (actually my iPhone) is a little shaky.  Hey folks, this is Ron after a glass of champagne and a couple (?) of glasses of wine.  Don't worry, Bill picked me up later.  I never drink without a Designated Driver. Enjoy!

Been Here Before

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First of all, fair warning this is a cryptic post.  No names are mentioned in order to protect the innocent (and guilty) and to avoid embarrassing anybody. After the wonderful time at the Bloggerpalooza last week, I am experiencing a bit of a post traumatic stress syndrome    melancholy.  This always happens when I ramp myself up for a big event, especially when there a lot of folks involved.  I love people; love to be around them and love to meet new people.  To me the worst punishment in the world would be solitary confinement.  Having said that, I am a very shy person.  I am a severe  introvert. That guy you saw last week at the Bloggerpalooza?  Scared to death.  That's why almost all of my iPhone photos are blurred.  I could hardly hold the camera steady.  Well anyway, that's not the point of this posting.  I sometimes stray away.  Here's the point, I'm slipping into the old Black Dog again.  For several reasons. Oh don't worry about me.  I'll come o

Dressing For An Old Time Photo

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I'm just guessing here, but probably the last time a woman dressed Dr. Spo was when he was a wee little one and his mother dressed him.  Well folks, here is soon to be rare footage of Dr. Spo being dressed by a woman.  Her name is Anne and she is the proprietress of Old Time Photo in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.  Dr. Spo, the good sport that he is (and oh did we ever take advantage of his good nature this past weekend at the Bloggerpalooza), consented to an Old Time photo shoot.  He admitted to me later that he didn't quite know what to to expect but I think all would agree that Anne chose the right outfit for Dr. Spo and he does make for one quite attractive Union Soldier.   My thanks to Anne for permitting me to take these photos.  At Old Time Photo they have a rule against customers taking photos but Anne relaxed that rule for us during the dressing phase.   Also, the blurred images are a result of me using my iPhone to take these photos.  I was ju

Spo's Cha Cha Shoes

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More snippets from the Bloggerpalooza folks!  I hope I'm not beginning to bore my readers with my videos and photos from our wonderful, love filled gathering in Lewes this past Saturday night.  A warning, I have LOTS more videos of fun events. This video is of Dr. Spo trying on his new ruby red "Cha Cha" shoes.  I don't know how women wear heels, I felt the pain watching Dr. Spo, good sport that he is, try on his new shoes.  By the way, those heels look pretty darn good on Dr. Spo don't they?   Enjoy!

The Day After The Day After

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Here it is, two day already when the last bloggers left Delaware. Anne Marie of Philly and her hubby Todd checked out of the hotel yesterday.  Sean ("Sassy Bear") and his honey also checked out of the hotel yesterday.  All that is left of the Bloogerplooza is the echo in the Parkview Room of the twenty-three bloggers who attending the cocktail reception and buffet dinner.  Many bloggers kept the party going later in the Captain's Quarters VIP suite that Cubby had rented just for this occasion. Java Jones, Superman, Jay of VA and Anne Marie of Philly in hotel lobby I worked last night.  I took a walk back to the now empty Parkview Room and looked at the now empty tables and thought back to this past Saturday when our blogger friends met.  Remember the old 60's term "Love In?" That's what we had folks, a love in. Jay of VA, Anne Marie of Philly, Java Jones and me (Ron) Last night I got my first good night's sleep in five days.  And I g

Bloggerpalooza - Party Night!

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All too soon the Bloggerpalooza is over. And I am happy to report our event was a smashing success! Thanks to all of you who traveled to Lewes, Delaware to meet fellow bloggers.  I've heard it said that bloggers are the best people in the world and our Bloogerpalooza this weekend proved that way and beyond our fondest expectations.  Everything went perfect.   This was a gathering of folks who were willing to suspend their adult worries and concerns temporarily and have a good time with new found friends.  Everyone, without exception, were wonderful.  Thank you all. The video above, which was taken by Someone attests to that fact.  Our gathering was indeed a "Sea of Love". I wish you could have all attended but for those of you who didn't, enjoy just this little snippet of the wonderful time we had this weekend. Love you all!

Bloggerpalooza Lewes Delaware 2013

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OMG! These are the bloggers? Friends, it is late and I am buzzed.  (Don't worry, Bill picked me up at the hotel and drove me home).  The Bloggerpalooza just ended and it was a fabulous success!   I will post more about it tomorrow (or maybe the day after when I recover) but this picture says it all.  Blogger friends meet and have a wonderful time!   See if you can identify your favorite blogger in the above photo.  Bet you can't.  We all had just a wonderful time today. Fantastic!

Spo Meets the Bloggers

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Dr. Spo finally arrived (fashionably) and met his blogger friends at Cubby's VIP suite at the hotel.   Anne Marie of Philly, Jay M. (of Virginia), Jeffrey and friend, Java Jones with Superman (and was he ever), Nate, Doug, and Mark and Fred were all there partying in Cubby's VIP suite awaiting the arrival of Dr. Spo and Someone.   After getting introductions and hugs most of us went out for dinner at Stripper Bites.  Even though we had to wait an hour for a table, it was well worth it spending time with new found friends.   Bloggers at Striper Bites, Lewes DE It's late at night now and I did want to get this wonderful video posted before I went to bed.  Tomorrow we go out for breakfast and then to Rehoboth Beach of a visit to Old Time Photo to capture our images of a time in the past.  I think the theme will be gunslingers with Anne Marie as the "Miss Kitty" dance hall gal.   Tomorrow is the Bloggerpalooza event which other local bloggers will

Love Break

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Okay folks, the time is here.....BLOGGER PALOOZA IS TOMORROW! I'm going to take a love break from my blog posting and go down to the hotel to deliver wine to Cubby's suite and check to make sure all preparations are started for tomorrow night's Bloggerpalooza.   Last night I woke up in a sweat.  I've done many of these events but I'm always nervous right before the event, worried that I'll forget something.  But  you know what?  They always go off without a hitch and that's what is going to happen tomorrow night - a wonderful celebration of friends and love.   Later....... Tipton Family Reunion 2011 (that's me on the right in tan pants)

How To Stay Young

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This morning while I was out shopping (in a snowstorm yet) for the final touches to the Bloggerpalooza, Bill said to me "What?  Are you in your second childhood?"  A valid question since I entered my eight decade of existence on this earth.  Born in 1941, a month before Pearl Harbor, I am now of the older generation.  But you know what folks?  I don't feel that way. Oh sure, when I get up on the morning I ache all over.  "Arthur Ritis" is a permanent guest in my house.   Hi, my name is "Ron" and I'm an Oldie Goldie My body may be aging, I may be more forgetful these days with more and more of my brain cells dying off but I have never lost the zest for life.   Smiling, even in the dentist's chair! I still love music, from the Fifties through the Sixties to the Seventies (perhaps my favorite decade) and even the Eighties.  Hey, there is even music today (Adele) that I love.  And I love glitter.  Oh boy do I ever LOVE glitter.