Friday, May 6, 2011

Let's be IRL Friends!

Do you remember when I off-handedly mentioned that I wanted to go on a blogger road trip so I could meet all of you guys? Well without knowing how serious I was, one of my oldest and best blog friends Bethany, who hails all the way from Wisconsin, left a comment saying something along the lines of having an actual blogger meet-up. I know there's a group of us (you know who you are) that read the same blogs and I feel like we kind of have this virtual kinship. I’d love to be able to hold a conversation with a lot of you past the point of comments, or even emails. Even if you don't blog but just like hanging around here, I wanna hang out with you too.  And since you’re awesome, I figure you think the EXACT same thing. Plus, I’m a lot more fun after 3 glasses of wine. And I don’t exactly BUI (blog under the influence) so you’ll just have to get out here and see in person!

Here’s the deal: Bethany and I started throwing around the idea of hosting an actual blogger meet-up. The location will be my hood, Philadelphia. We're hoping to do a long weekend of relaxing, chit-chatting, maybe a little sightseeing (you want to rub on the Liberty Bell?), some boozing, some nice meals and general shenanigans. Doesn't that sound like fun?

We know there are blogger conferences out there but we also know that those things aren't our scene. This will be a low-key, glorified sleepover, with the chance to see a new city perhaps but more importantly, finally get to meet each other in person. Even if a day trip or an overnight is more your thing versus a whole weekend, we want you! Intriguing yes? We really want this and we need YOU to make it happen. Here's how you can help.

Click on over to our little survey to give us some feedback and of course, if you have any questions, leave them in the comments, along with your email address and we'll get you answer. Don’t feel weird or shy or anything else that a bottle of wine can’t fix. Let’s do this!

Okay, to sum this up...

BEST WEEKEND EVER!

And speaking of weekends, I hope you have an awesome one. If you're a mom, I salute you. If you're not a mom, go salute one. And go vote too. If you want to, I mean. No pressure.





14 comments:

Emily said...

So fun.

LizzieBeth said...

I hope I'm invited (even if I'm not I'm crashing it) and I am kind of super excited for this.

LB

Mrs. Adventure said...

If I lived anywhere close I'd be there :+)

momma j lee ♥ said...

I voted! :)
Ohhh.... are Canadians invited too?! hehe, sounds like super fun!
Happy Momma's Wkend, hope your boys do something super great for you!

Kate said...

Awesome idea! 'specially the stiff drinks and smores. and definitely a cheesesteak w/ wiz.

Cynthia said...

Philly is quite possibly the greatest place on earth. I lived there for 7.5 years until just this past November when we moved. I would love any excuse to go back and obviously would be thrilled to meet other bloggers!!

Love love Spool and cheese fries from Pat's!

SarahK said...

Good luck, dude- this sounds fun. I'm not available any weekend in the fall or spring so...maybe I'll just check in with yous!

Cheers!

Ali said...

This sounds freaking sweet.

/petergriffin

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

This sounds very cool! I won't be able to make it but can't wait to hear more.

But seriously, don't forget to visit me in the midwest. Seriously.

Jackie said...

Are you sure you don't want to have it in sunny California??

*claire* said...

i brought it up casually to tony - so maybe we can find room in the "oh crap, claire's not bringing in a paycheck anymore" budget!

Erin @ Domestic Adventure said...

Ack! This is so cool! I may be making a PA trip in the fall anyway for a baby shower. I'll have to see if they know which weekend yet, then I can fill out the survey. How fun would it be to have Gabe and Ike together!?!?

Project Shannon said...

Oh this sounds like so much fun! I would totally be your IRL friend! Too bad I am using all my vacay time in the foreseeable future for maternity leave. boo.

Whit said...

I've been creeping for almost a year. This would be awesome. I'd totally attend.

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