OK, for some reason ridiculous TypePad erased my first post, so here is my rewrite. Yes, TypePad, this is my complaint. PPHHHHHHHTTTTT!!!!
Anyway..... this was most definitely the best blog party that ever happened on August 21, 2013! But it had all the elements of one awesome party. People arrived early and stayed it. People flowed in and out throughout the entire time. People made connections with people they'd always seen around but had never previously connected with. And for some people, this was their first blog party experience, and they were not left wanting!
Yesiree Bob, and the rest of you, this blog party was one for the ages! I tried to be all social media-y and Facebook, Tweet, Instagram, Foursquare, Vine, blah blah blah all during the event, but I just couldn't do it. Had to be the host and chat. I did see where others had though.
But I did try to capture the fun through the magnificence and majesty that IS Marshmallow Man TV. Here is my pregame video:
Here is where people show up!
Here is where I am really happy!
And here is my attempt at speechifying! It had been awhile:
I had taken a nice picture of Compass Guy and his wonderful wife Anne, but something happened and I lost it! We surprised Bill this evening with a cake and a rousing rendition of "Happy Birthday!" Bill's birthday was Wednesday.
And when someone of local blog import arrived, this person was introduced, unbeknownst to them, with a parody of this thoroughly ridiculous moment in Major League Baseball.
For me, I'd like to mention that it was great to see an old friend, Brian Griffiths, who is one of the forces behind RedMaryland. He, Brian Bailey and I had a reunion of sorts from a nonprofit in which we've all been involved on and off over the last 25 years.
It was one awesome time. If you're sorry you missed it, good! You should be. There will be others though. Thinking November for the next one.
Thank you to everyone for an awesome event!!!