Friday, March 29, 2013

This Time Last Week



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!


28 comments:

  1. and we are STILL living it a week later! I cannot wait to do it again next year!

    so many wonderful boyfriends to get to know, and I didn't have a chance to speak with many of them for a long period.

    ron and cubby outdid themselves to make this party a FABU time for all!

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    1. Anne Marie,

      Cubby and I make a good co-hosts don't we if I do say so myself. It was Cubby's idea for the Bloggerpalooza and the Hospitality Suite. Worked perfectly. Looking forward to next year.

      Ron

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    2. well, it WAS a great idea! and yes, you BOTH are excellent hosts. everyone felt so comfortable with each other; we didn't have to hide behind a false identity since we all "knew" each other. there was no need for one-upmanship, or snubbing, or lying. I regret that it didn't last longer than 2 days!

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    3. Anne Marie,

      I think two days is just right. Timing is everything. We rode the crest of the wave. We'll do it again next year. I'm already making plans, just like the Mummers make plans for the next new year's immediately after the the Mummers' Parade on New Year's Day. New surprises in store for next year! New folks plus (I hope) all the old folks who were there this year. And bring more beer bread. I didn't get any this time.

      Ron

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    4. even better, I will e-mail you the recipe that you can make for yourself and bill any time you want! only 6 ingredients you probably have in your kitchen this very minute!

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    5. I know I don't have the beer. And thank you for your very nice note. That was sweet of you.

      Ron

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  2. Loved every second of it, LOVE watching all the videos and seeing all the different pictures! Just like living it again.
    Peace <3
    Jay

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    1. Jay,

      That's why I take videos and pictures. Only next year, the GOOD camera.

      Ron

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  3. This week went by very fast (worked a lot). You had such a good turn out at that party; Cubby and you deserve a big pat in the back and get to do it again next year!

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    1. Nadege,

      All the credit has to go to Cubby who had the idea and rented the hospitality suite. I just organized it. That's my job, which I do enjoy doing. Yes, I am looking forward to doing it again next year. I hope the same people can come. There was a lot I missed this year that I would like to include next year. Maybe you can come?

      Ron

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  4. such merriment !
    Thanks to you I don't have to try to remember - you caught it all on tape.

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    1. Dr. Spo,

      There's more to come. I just hope I don't bore my regular readers who didn't attend the festivities. I will make an iMovie of all the tapes put together. We have to capture this special time for posterity.

      Again, I thank you and Someone and Doug for making the trip to Delaware. All this fun would not have been possible without your presence. You bring out the best in all of us. Just think of us as your patients. You did a good job Dr. Spo. And such a good sport too. It is my privilege to know you.

      Ron

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  5. Lovely, lovely!

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    1. Walt,

      Looking forward to seeing you and Ken (?) next year. You have been given plenty of notice. No excuses. :)
      You won't be the first guests from France who has checked in at our hotel. We have guests from around the world in our little town here on the east coast of Delaware. Come on down! While you're in town you can make a side trip to D.C.

      Ron

      Ron

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  6. In your previous post you said that you're a "severe introvert". That really surprised me because you hide the fact very well. Believe it or not I'm also an incurable introvert and have always had to do some serious acting to get people to think otherwise. I would never be capable of organizing a Bloggerpalooza.

    While I'm here I want to mention an entirely unrelated subject. Every time I visit your blog I breathe a sigh of relief because you always use a LARGE font that is easy to read. I do the same thing on my blog.
    There are so many blogs out there that are extremely annoying to read ONLY because the print is too damn small. Blogs should never induce eyestrain........

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    1. Jon,

      Know where I got the idea for the large font? You my friend. The first time I read your blog with the large font I thought "Now that was pleasant." So I copied you. Thank you Jon. :)

      Oh yes, I am definitely an introvert. I can organize and manage, that's been my whole career (trust operations manager for banks over 37 years). Some people lay bricks, some sing in an opera, some drive trucks. I organize and make things work. My one natural talent. But extroverted? It's all an act Jon. I just force myself when I am speaking before a large group of people. I used to feel bad about it until I heard that even Barbra Streisand suffers from stage fright. Now I don't feel so bad when I'm churning inside when I'm addressing a group of people.

      Another problem I have is that I really don't feel comfortable getting thanks from everyone. Not that I don't appreciate it but the way I look at it I'm just doing a job. If I do it well, then I did it well. Nothing special. Last week they actually clapped for me. When they did that I wished there was a trap door that would have opened and I could have disappeared. I get more pleasure and satisfaction in seeing someone else being on the receiving end and doing the talking. But, it is what it is.

      Ron

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  7. Grand stuff, Ron. Not 'boring' in the least! Keep 'em coming - if there are any more. I'm going to make an extra effort now to win the Lottery so I can be there next year. Would be so nice, as soon as I hear the date announced, to be booking time in the cattery for my furry friends. I do so long (among other things) to experience Anne Marie's fruity laugh in person. But we'll have to see what life throws this way first.

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    1. oh baby! it's more of a witchy, evil laugh. we WILL get you over here, no matter what it takes! smooches! :)

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    2. Oh A.M. I'm touched! (But hardly for the first time!) But PLEASE don't think of doing anything rash. What I mean is that IF I can come it can ONLY be absolutely through my own unaided efforts.

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    3. Ray,

      I have found in my life if you want to do something badly enough you can do it. Believe me, I have overcome obstacles that have seemed impossible and have achieved beyond my wildest dreams. You have to believe. You can do it. Just remember, life is not a rehearsal.

      Ron

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    4. Thanks for that comment, Ron. One never knows for sure what MIGHT happen!

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  8. Was that only a week ago? So much fun!

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    1. Harpers Keeper,

      Perhaps one of the best weekends I've ever had in my life. Superlative. Everything came together. Good people, good times. The planets must have been aligned last weekend.

      Ron

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  9. This is great and how I remember ending the evening. Great time and great memories.

    So, how come your videos are steady and the stills are blurry? Your hand is very steady and even for the video shooting.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Cajun,

    I haven't quite figured out why my stills are blurry. With my old iPhone they weren't. Obviously I'm doing something wrong. This won't be a problem next year because I'm using my SLR camera to take the stills. I thought I could get away without a camera hanging around my neck but obviously I can't if I want to take those memorable lifetime good shots.

    I'm glad I took videos too which I will also take next year. Only problem with taking so many videos and pictures is that I don't have time to socialize. You know how that is.

    Mark you calendar for next March. We're doing it again.

    Ron

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  11. Look at that...proof I was slaving away making drinks while the rest of y'all are whooping it up, relaxing and socializing. It's so odd to see a video of me on line with all of my clothes n (*snicker*) All kidding aside, I'm still high on the memories. Thanks for the ongoing mementos of a fabulous weekend. Well be there next year for SURE!

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    1. You are funny Sean. The life of the party. I'm glad I met you.

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