Blogger bash

The blogger bash was Saturday night. I brought my friend Laura because she owed me big time from an incidence that went something like this:

“The German”
Several years ago Laura was fixed up with this priggish german guy and made me come along on the date. The date, during which, I swear to God, she did not say a word the ENTIRE time. So I was obliged in my hostess-y way to try and make the night go well. (because, you know, it is my job at any gathering to make sure everyone is having fun, even if it’s not at my house, or not actually my date!)
The conversation went something like this:
Me: In the US we always hear that people in other
countries think we are dumb, uneducated.

“The German:” Yes, in my country we read Proust; we
can recite Shakespeare and not just the trite

Me: Ahhh… Have you read any VC Andrews? Those
“flowers in the attic” books are mighty fine.

“TG:” In Germany everyone speaks four languages

Me: I took German in high school… Eins, Schwie,
Dri, quatro, cinco, seis, (See, and I even speak a
little Mexican, too)

“TG:” Americans are just so common, no manners,
imbeciles basically.

Me: Du Bist Eine Grosse Schweine Schite!! (my one
German phrase, “You look like big pig shit”)

A delightful time was had by all.

Back to the blogger bash. My impressions:

Anon E. Mouse brought two of his kids and they were well behaved cuties. He is a very nice guy.

PeoriaIllinoisan has a lovely wife. The prettiest hair ever and great smile, too. PI is also very personable and obviously smart.

Diane Vespa has a way with people. She is one of those “can talk to anybody” kinds of people and can make anyone feel at home.

James and Theresa were very nice and have a smiley baby. Theresa mills her own wheat, which still alternately fills me with admiration and makes me wonder about her sanity.

Lastly, Chef Kevin- he is a cutie, with such a relaxed, at ease attitude. I was really nervous about going to a party and not knowing anyone (hence finally, after all these years, calling in the “german” chit) but I would have been fine without my companion. Of course, I would have been hanging on Chef Kevin’s coattails all night pestering him with cooking questions, so maybe it was good that she was there.

It was a lovely evening and the food was really good; Chef Kevin has a great view of the river and a really nice house.

If only Peoria Pundit, Lollygaggin and Eyebrows could have been there, the night would have been complete.

A delightful time was had by all.
(for real this time)


12 Responses to “Blogger bash”

  1. chef Kevin Says:

    Jennifer –

    Sounds like you should be writing personal ads for me!! HA! J\K. I’m glad you had a good time.

    Unfortunately, though, that view of the river comes very limited when the neighbors trees get fully “leaved”. And I wouldn’t have cared if you would have pestered me with cooking questions.

    Maybe I’ll do another this fall.

  2. jenjw4 Says:

    Hmmm… I could use a part-time job.
    Maybe you could bribe the early morning weed wacker guy to “whack” the offending trees.

  3. PeoriaIllinoisan Says:

    PeoriaIllinoisan has a lovely wife. The prettiest hair ever and great smile, too. PI is also very personable and obviously smart.

    I’m “obviously smart.” because a) I don’t come across that way on my blog, or b) I was smart enough to marry a lovely wife.

    It was very nice meeting you and Laura, by the way- once we got over that “here’s a bunch of people who don’t really know each other, came here because we wanted to and now we’re supposed to chit chat about… well… something…” phase.

  4. jenjw4 Says:

    Of course I was referring to your choice of wife; Oh, and because you said you like my blog.

  5. PeoriaIllinoisan Says:

    c) I like Jennifer’s blog.

  6. britt Says:

    awesome, a blogger bash. but first i should really be reading everyone’s blog religiously (which i’m atrociously bad at) for me to to be like “so THAT’S what you look like….”

  7. Pammy Says:

    Sorry I missed it. Next one, for sure.

  8. Anon E. Mouse Says:

    I have well behaved children? Only when they are sleeping!

  9. jenjw4 Says:

    Oh, they were. Plus, I sometimes think other people’s kids can be more tolerable than our own.

  10. Billy Dennis Says:

    I like Jennifer’s blog too.

  11. camelcigar Says:

    Very nice this blog =)

  12. diane vespa Says:

    Hi Jen, just came across this post. I remember that evening. What a fun night. Wasn’t it warm back then 😉 ?

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