December 04, 2005

Hey Der, Bloggers

New sputterings below

Okay, folks. Very impromptu... short notice... out of the blue.... whatever. An idea has come up, and I'm going to need numbers, solid numbers, so I can line things up, or shoot them down.

Sunday, January 8, 2006. Fritz's Wooden Nickel, Stillman Valley, Illinois. Normally closed on Sundays, I CAN GET THE BAR. Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, Eastern Iowa, Western Indiana... doesn't matter where you're from, if you're interested, let me know, either in the comments, or by dropping me an email. I'll work up directions if this works.

Time is probably going to be around noonish, unless I get too many suggestions to go later. Grub? Yes. Cost per person is going to be between 10 and 14 bucks. That's chow and gratuity. Drinks? Not included, but of course they'll be available. What's for chow? That is to be determined. Let me know what you like for meats, I'll talk to Fritz and set something up. Most likely, this is going to be just a buffet.

This could be very interesting... a mob of bloggers descending upon my quiet little town. I may be forced to leave afterwards.

I'm going to leave this up until next Sunday. If you're interested, LET ME KNOW. If not enough are interested, I'll pull the plug. Plus, I'll know that you bastards don't like me... and I won't forget.

Posted by That 1 Guy at December 4, 2005 12:00 AM

I hope you hold another one next year. By then I can get away from the monsters for a weekend.

Posted by: VW Bug at November 25, 2005 01:49 PM

damn....I wanna go....

now I fI can hoodwink DH...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 25, 2005 02:36 PM

I swear that I'll do my best to get you run out of town.

Posted by: Blackfive at November 25, 2005 03:23 PM

Dude! It's gonna be winter which means cold, snow, ice, and other shit like that. That ain't cripple friendly. You need to do it in late spring or early summer. Do it then and I'll try to make it.

Posted by: Denny at November 25, 2005 08:42 PM

I'm with Denny....not all about the snow and ice. Spring maybe? I love that area in the Spring!

Posted by: Sissy at November 26, 2005 12:17 AM

Oooooooooooooh, I just checked flights. Damn. Doable but tight. Especially without using time off as I get very little vacation time. Grrrrrrrr....when's the next one?

Posted by: zonker at November 26, 2005 11:38 AM

can't go DH has Guards, which means I am Head of Household, and large and in charge...

damn I could have used post holiday respite

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 26, 2005 12:57 PM

I'm up for it.

TNT is on the fence. She's got a football addiction and there'll be playoff games on the 8th.

Probably depends on who's playing.

Posted by: Harvey at November 26, 2005 06:50 PM

Hey, it's on a sunday which means I won't be working and it's a night so the Wife won't be working. I'm already used to not getting to sleep until at least 3am....

Count my ass in if it goes down.

Posted by: Graumagus at November 27, 2005 11:49 AM

No promises, but if the CEO/CFO of the house says its ok I can prolly swing it

Posted by: BloodSpite at November 27, 2005 01:37 PM

wish I could, but I can't. It would be interesting to observe your habits in your natural environment.

Posted by: RSM at November 27, 2005 03:56 PM

I think I keep coming back to this post just to read the title in your voice. I can't quit laughing.

Posted by: Bou at November 28, 2005 06:04 AM

I'm pretty sure I can, but I may have to bring SGT Preston with me. Actually, it'd be an honor to bring him, but you'd have to put up with the offspring most like me,'cept he drinks more.

Posted by: Raging Mom at November 28, 2005 06:28 AM

I'll be there.. I'm sure there are TV's for the games to be one for us Football Addicts. I may even bring my lovely wife with... then again I don't know if I want to submit her to all of you. :)

Posted by: Contagion at November 28, 2005 07:46 AM

Always the Midwest. No one wants to host one of these things near where I live. ::sob::

Sounds like fun. I'll just cry in my beer over here in Virginia.

Posted by: physics geek at November 28, 2005 08:01 AM

Only in spirit...

Posted by: Ogre at November 28, 2005 09:20 AM

I'm in! I'll most likely have to get a sitter but it's the first blog-meet anywhere near me. :) Excellent idea!

Posted by: Richmond at November 28, 2005 06:50 PM

OO! Just got a thumbs up from TNT, so the Examples will both be there :-)

Posted by: Harvey at November 28, 2005 09:08 PM

I am coming too!! Took some doing, but I'm coming!!! Yay!!

Posted by: Sarah at November 28, 2005 09:28 PM

Put me down as a solid "maybe"...there are things that have to be worked out...

Posted by: Susie at November 28, 2005 10:39 PM

Gotta check the calendar, but January is a rough month.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at November 29, 2005 03:34 AM

Count me in. Always glad to help get you run out of town. :)

Posted by: Laughing Wolf at November 29, 2005 04:42 AM

The only thing that would keep me from coming is if my brother schedules my niece's christening on that date (she's my godchild, so I gotta be there). I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Oh! And I'll tell Og, too!

Posted by: Omnibus Driver at November 29, 2005 10:26 AM

Im so there, like totally :)

Posted by: talulazephyr at November 29, 2005 05:33 PM

Hell, I might have to wear a kilt with this many people showing up!

Posted by: Contagion at December 1, 2005 07:27 AM

Okay... I think I'll have to come just to see Contagion in a kilt... (even though he didn't invite me!) *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at December 2, 2005 10:06 AM