August 19 08

well, there were mixed reviews of the beer slurpee. some were all “hells yeah! sign me up, yo!”. others were all “what the hell is wrong with you, Ali?! i mean, DUDE! come on!”

so, there may or may not be beer slurpees at my dinner party.

so…you may or may not have heard about this little dinner party that Auds over at Barking Mad has cooked up.

and while i, of course, love to chow down and stuff my face, and i do enjoy a good bandwagon jump..i mean, i did make a mangaAli (that looks ohnotathinglikeme)

and i did jump all over the Twilight bandwagon, i was hesitant to do this. i mean, when i tell you i have a ridiculous amount of blogs in my reader, i’m NOT exaggerating. yes, several of them are gossip sites that i peruse for this site over here…but after cleaning out my reader, i was still left with 246 blogs. 246 blogs that i LIKE to read. shit.

but, then i looked at the post again. and i just had to be a part of this. because i like what it’s about. community. love. two things that are VERY important to me.

alright. well, here we go, through 246 blogs! 246 blogs! (just like Rain Main’s 246 toothpicks. “uh, there’s 4 left in the box”) to make it easier, i’m making this an all-female party. sorry Mike, and Danny, and Neil, and Shawn, and ScifiDad and Chris. (you see that? that’s called cheating right there. including the penis without having to take up space at the table.) (that was cheat #1)

cheat #2 is that everyone gets to come with a date. (aha!) but you do have to share a chair at the vagina fest. it’s going to get COZY.

1. HeatherB of No Pasa Nada and Metalia of Metalia. ah, representing New York. I almost got to have brunch with both these lovely ladies a few weeks ago, but thanks to the motherfucking train, HeatherB didn’t quite make it more than 3 miles from home. boo. i love them. and not just because Heather drinks wine out of starbucks cups and Metalia and i had exactly. the. same. childhood.

2. Jennster of Jennster and Y of Joy Unexpected. Two of the funniest, hottest, most amazing, most genuine women. for reals. and seriously…who other than Jennster would make out with an orange chair and then try to take it home from the party?? i wish they didn’t live all the way in California. also? cheeseburger parties. mmm…

3. Kristin of Camels and Chocolate and Amber of Moose in the Kitchen (you girls are representing all of my SF lovers. you know who you are. what? you think i’m going to cheat a third time???) friends for life, these two. funny. beautiful. awesome.

4. Angella of Dutch Blitz and Loralee of Loralee’s Looney Tunes

need i say more???!! LOVE! Angella and i got the full-on Loralee serenade. awe.some. and Angella is my west coast twin. we are total samesies.

5. MamaTulip of Where am i Going and Why am I in this Handbasket and Sam of Temporarily Me . I love these two women. LOVE. i don’t see enough of them, even though we live fairly close to each other. but, they are true friends. who make me laugh, and cry, and help me fix my feedburner stats when they aren’t working.

6. Tanis of Redneck Mommy and Mr. Lady of Whiskey in my Sippy Cup. hello, hot. these women (and Fadkog too!!)(cheat #3) keep me entertained (and all hot and bothered) on twitter on a daily basis. i can’t wait to see what it’d be like in real life. (also? they aren’t just pretty faces…they are awesome people too. i mean, hi, AWESOME.)

7. Kristabella of Full of Snark and Stara of Slynnro. My BlogHer roomies. and my friends for life. (there may or may not be Cheetos to steal at this party too)

8. Casey of Moosh in Indy and Heather of The Spohrs are Multiplying. sure, they have amazing hair and camera and gorgeous little girls and are HAWT dancers…but they are so much more. they are the most pocketable people i know. i wish i had stuffed them in my jacket pockets and taken them home from blogher. (i promise there will be wunderbars)

9. Chris of Notes from the Trenches and Susan of Friday Playdate. what can i say about these two? they are two of the most beautiful women – also? the snarkiest!!!! – i have ever seen in real life, and were happy to help me when i couldn’t dress myself. i wonder what they’d think of what i wear to play baseball…

10. Jennifer of Playgroups are No Place for Children and Andi of Poot and Cubby and i just love these girls. i love everything about them. their writing, their great taste in black shirts…everything. i almost got to share a cab with miss Andi but she got too nervous and left for the airport without me (sob) and she’s taking a bloggy break (sob again) now…but i hope she’ll be back soon!

cheat #4

11. Becca of DasBecca and Sarah of Whoorl. i really need these two extras at my party. i just do. i pink puffy heart Becca so much. we’ve never met in real life, but she’s one of those people that you just KNOW would be a best friend. and, hello! she designed my site and made it kick. ass. and Whoorl – who recently gave my new haircut the whoorl hair seal of approval! – is just amazing. super, super nice. even when i told her that we don’t have target in Canada…

so..there may not be beer slurpees…but there will definitely be some Mexican Bulldogs!

this is all about the LOVE, people!

so, who’s crashing???? everyone’s invited…just answer me this:

what are you bringing?


  1. wow Ali thats a whole lot of reading to do.well if you love all of them that much then i’ll have to check out their blogs except tanis who i already read.


    Comment by LAVENDULA on August 19, 2008
  2. Sweet! I loooove me some dinner parties! Only, I’m not quite the cook, so I’ll bring…slice and bake cookies and booze? ;-)

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..Fish Out of Water


    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on August 19, 2008
  3. As long as I don’t have to drink a beer slurpee…….

    slynnros last blog post..In Which I Channel Sandra Lee


    Comment by slynnro on August 19, 2008
  4. Are you telling me I get to bust a threesome (nay -”bust the tres” as my husband says – IN HIS DREAMS!) as a party guest!? Baby, I’ll bring dessert! Also, it appears I’ve got some blogs I’ve not yet had the chance to peek in on, which I’m looking forward to.

    I’d at least try a beer slurpee. For you, Ali. I’d do it for you!

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..the arts. they rhyme with ‘farts,’ so my kids dig them


    Comment by differentkindofgirl on August 19, 2008
  5. I appreciate my spot at the kid’s table.

    No really, I do.

    (Thanks for the linky love.)

    SciFi Dads last blog post..Not One Of Our Finer Moments


    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 19, 2008
  6. I love you too my friend!! Forever and ever!

    So weird that I mad a post about linky love and shit and then so did you!

    We’re meant to be!!

    I am so having a dinner party this week now. How have I not known about this!?


    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on August 19, 2008
  7. All female party? That’s too bad as I am a good cook. ;)

    Hockeymans last blog post..Here we go again…


    Comment by Hockeyman on August 19, 2008
  8. I make a mean guacamole, can I crash?

    Issas last blog post..Hey, Look a Boy!…has a certain ring to it, no?


    Comment by Issa on August 19, 2008
  9. You are so damn cute I wanted to take you home in my purse (And you totally would have fit because you are itty bitty!)

    P.S. I think your links for Danny and Neil are for other people?

    Loralees last blog post..Weddings


    Comment by Loralee on August 19, 2008
  10. P.S.
    I get to date Angella. HAWT! (You are totally awesome at pairing greatness. hee!)

    Loralees last blog post..Weddings


    Comment by Loralee on August 19, 2008
  11. I am just so happy that I get to be Redneck Mommy’s Date. I mean, really. Now she HAS to put out. thankyouthankyouthankyou.

    Mr Ladys last blog post..It’s About Damn Time


    Comment by Mr Lady on August 19, 2008
  12. LMAO…I was just waiting for someone to get creative with the guest list! That’s brilliant. When I finally get around to posting my invitee list I think the main catch-phrase is gonna be GATE CRASHERS!!!!

    Beer slurpees eh? Brings a whole new meaning to the term “wheezing the juice!” I can totally see a Beer Slurpee machine at 7-11. Then again, maybe not.


    Comment by Auds on August 19, 2008
  13. All right! Its like BlogHer all over again! ;-)

    Misss last blog post..Empty


    Comment by Miss on August 19, 2008
  14. @Miss

    How so?

    Loralees last blog post..Weddings


    Comment by Loralee on August 19, 2008
  15. My date is totally HAWT. And since she doesn’t drink, that means I get her beer slurpee.

    heather…s last blog post..Grandpas Are Special Dudes


    Comment by heather... on August 19, 2008
  16. I get to be Loralee’s date? AWESOME.

    I’m bringing wine. And cocktails. And possibly some appies.

    Angellas last blog post..Extreme Makeover: Laundry Room Edition


    Comment by Angella on August 19, 2008
  17. I’m bringing….almonds! Brown and nutty – like me!! :D


    Comment by Maria on August 19, 2008
  18. Dude, I’m so glad I’m invited to this party, with or without beer slurpees. This would be one hell of a party.

    And now I want Cheetos. And beer.

    Kristabellas last blog post..Weekend Update


    Comment by Kristabella on August 19, 2008
  19. I’m pretty sure I can convince Sam to sneak me in.

    Miss Britts last blog post..No one wants to read about me quitting smoking again


    Comment by Miss Britt on August 19, 2008
  20. I’ll bring the Cheetos!


    Comment by Moose on August 19, 2008
  21. I’ll bring wine. I hear some of these chicks get wild when they get hammered.

    Oh wait, that was me.

    Still, sounds like fun. And I’m totally going to grab boobs since we are a vagina only party.

    I heart you Ali. For realz. I’m glad I met you, my pocket sized beauty because you bring me joy.

    And make me want to take my ass to the gym.


    Redneck Mommys last blog post..Fail Whale


    Comment by Redneck Mommy on August 19, 2008
  22. It’s probably a good call not having the guys over. I had them over, and my place still smells like feet.

    Backpacking Dads last blog post..And Make It Better


    Comment by Backpacking Dad on August 19, 2008
  23. This is what I was trying to touch on in my three-year blog post: connection. I read your blog, your one of my faves, but more than that – you’re a friend. A serious, real, true, in-real-life friend. Someone I like and respect and want to keep in touch with.

    All thanks to our blogs!


    (And dude – I’d go to any party with Sam, ANY TIME!)


    Comment by mamatulip on August 19, 2008
  24. dude I’m totally crashing with a bottle of Grey Goose in hand. Which I will NOT share. :)

    AbsolutelyBananass last blog post..The secret of bubbles


    Comment by AbsolutelyBananas on August 19, 2008
  25. Aw, I’d totally invite you to my fake dinner party, too! We could scare everyone with tales of yeshiva day school! PS: I love my date. :)

    metalias last blog post..I’m Not Even Going To TRY To Come Up With A Clever Title


    Comment by metalia on August 19, 2008
  26. I would so come to your party if I didn’t have all these kids. The damn kids ruin it for me every time.

    IF I was to crash, I would bring some beer margaritas – perhaps the best and fastest way to get drunk and not even know it.

    lorens last blog post..Here’s lookin’ at you


    Comment by loren on August 20, 2008
  27. I’m not on the guest list, but if I give you my blog business card can I come in?


    Comment by regan on August 20, 2008
  28. lmfao- i love you. LOVE YOU!!!!!!!! i’ll be there, with y and my orange chair. oh please, you think i let that thing get away? i’m a lucky girl.

    jennsters last blog post..she makes me want to physically harm my television


    Comment by jennster on August 20, 2008
  29. Oh how fun would this pretend party be! The beer slurpees frighten me a little, but I will bring wine. Lots of wine.

    chriss last blog post..When Things Don’t Go As Planned


    Comment by chris on August 20, 2008
  30. Hot Damn! Not only am I crashing, I’m going to be YOUR date!

    Britts last blog post..Five Months Later: My Cloth Diaper Life So Far


    Comment by Britt on August 21, 2008
  31. I had a beergarita once. It was awful. So awful that if I had a choice between drinking another and going to backpacking dad’s house to smell feet, bpd would have to make room.


    Comment by Sherendipity on August 21, 2008

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