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Above is a photo I took while we were down at the landing waiting to get on board for the boat tour. I'm going to name this photo "Washed Up," because that's how I feel right now. Exhausted. Worn down. Worn out. Washed up. All of this is due to the let down of Blog Fest being over and the wonderful bloggers leaving me behind to face ordinary life activities. (I'm dubbing this syndrome Blogger's Post Depart 'Em Depression.)
One of the life activities I've neglected is blog maintenance: my blog's sidebar needs updating. See the top right corner? Blog Fest is over, so I'm no longer announcing it. (Wait a minute while I grab a tissue, those words were very hard to utter.)
Maybe I'll change it to say Announcing the Blog Fest Documentary! Coming soon to a theater near you. Or the 2009 Virginia Blogumentary. Did y'all know there is a movie out right now featuring bloggers? Why can't we have a movie? I need something to look forward to, Blog Fest can't die.
Independent of the good times we shared, there was an incredible, unbelievable amount of talent displayed among our guests.
For example, there's Ms. Foolery (below), who happens to be very, very tall. That's what I screamed when I first met her: "YOU'RE TALL! YOU'RE TALL! I thought you were short!" (She politely nodded.) (Not that there is anything wrong with being short. But she isn't.)
Then came Ms. Meg (below) who was the very first blogger I ever met IRL (in real life - I have to spell that out because I only learned it this weekend...from the Baroness. News does not reach us quickly here in Mathews and/or I'm a little slow.) (You know which is the right answer.)
These two ladies designed a special Blog Fest wine label, and Foolery worked her magic to have an entire case produced and shipped just before our gathering. Big Hair Envy has a picture of the label on her blog.
But wait there's more. Meg and Foolery wrote a special Blog Fest song--which would do nicely for the theme song of the Blog Festumentary movie. Meg played the piano and they both sang. Check out the lyrics on Meg's site, the song is amazing. We think a video exists - coming soon to a YouTube link near you.
But that's still not enough. No, Foolery has created a Fans of Gustav group on Facebook. Gustav, for the unacquainted, is my mother's fire-breathing, killer goose who hisses and spits every second he's awake.
Continuing with our talent competition, there's Grandma J (below) who MUST locate an agent. Her career in stand-up comedy is imminent. She was a non-stop source of stories and hilarity. I mean, just look for yourself.
Do you see the aura of comedy circling her?
Or maybe that's just crab pots. Still, the woman needs a stage, a microphone and an agent. Love you, Grandma J.