Monday, July 19, 2010

Days Two and Three


The sign above was given to me by Noe Noe Girl, who seemed to think I might know a think or two about hissy fits. It's hanging over my kitchen sink, where many hissy fits are born, usually over a mound of dirty dishes or a malfunctioning garbage disposal.

But during Blog Fest I had so much help in the kitchen, I didn't have one hissy fit. My ADD was kicked up to an all-new, off-the-charts level of inability to talk because I couldn't think straight focus, but there were no hissy fits.

My camera and computer are still at odds, so photos from Blog Festivities haven't been downloaded yet, but highlights included touring, eating (salsa is now a breakfast food), making a serendipitous pit stop in a cornfield, margaritas, shrimp boiling, beaching, boating, and some karaoke-ing.

Foolery's husband wins the Best Sport prize for volunteering to be the first singer in the karaoke contest. He also donned a grass skirt and floral bra. I sincerely hope someone took pictures.

Other Blog Fest highlights include what I shall call "the hot tub incident" (not to be confused with "the cornfield incident" involving Country Girl Kate, which was easily one of my favorite stories from Blog Fest, although given the topic I'll defer to Cornfield Kate as to whether the details should be shared.)

The hot tub incident began Thursday morning, when Mathews Mark came over to help reattach a loose part. To gain access a panel was removed. Later that evening, or rather at three a.m. very early the next morning, Big Hair Envy and I were debriefing on the back deck and kept hearing a cat meowing. Slowly we recognized it was a cat in distress, and I recognized the meow as one of the most skittish of all the outdoor cats around here, Latte.

The long story short? Latte had slithered into the underworkings of the hot tub when Mathews Mark was working on it, and the panel was screwed back on while he was still hiding out in there. Big Hair Envy and I frantically searched for the proper screw driver, a functioning brain cell flashlight, and the dexterity to remove the panel with a wine glass in one hand in complete darkness. But in the end, the cat came out unharmed, albeit a bit hungry.

There are so many wonderful stories (not involving cats trapped in hot tubs or cornfield incidents) to share, I wouldn't know where to begin.

I was especially thrilled to meet Foolery's husband and her two beautiful girls; and it was a privilege to welcome Tracey from These Nine Acres and Jamie from Deltaville (who isn't really from Deltaville). She does understand the importance of selecting the proper flotation device--hers was her son's rubber duckie float, and that's another photo I hope someone took.

I can't adequately express my thanks to the exceptional group of Blog Festers for taking the time to travel to Mathews for an extended weekend of fun and cornfields frivolity. Also, I'd really like to thank everyone who helped out before, during and after--there was not one dirty dish and hence, not one post-party hissy fit.

You're an amazing group of fun-loving people, and I'm honored to be able to spend time with you in" real life" as well as the blogosphere.

21 comments:

Country Girl said...

I love washing dishes in other people's kitchens. Especially when they're as pretty as yours.
Cornfield? What's that about?

Annie said...

wow...how lovely. sounds like you all had a hoot. And it is great when someone else/others take over the washing up kitchen duties isn't it?

Ann Marie said...

It was wonderful...
Looking forward to next year already.. plan to sleep until then.

goodnight.

Low Tide High Style said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful...and memorable time!

Kat :)

Mental P Mama said...

...And I have my new painting of Bavon's Special Light. I can see Blogfest every time I look up from my 'puter. Youa re the Hostess with the Mostess. All of you VA girls!

These Nine Acres said...

I don't remember any incidents involving cornfields. ;0)

Your house was welcoming and beautiful and I love your for taking me in to the fold.

xoxo

TSannie said...

It was sublime - and can't wait till next year! Possibly you have created a forward going location monster??? :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I'm having a Hissy Fit cause its over! Thanks soooo much CBW and family. "We are family!"
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Trisha said...

It sounds like everyone had a wonderful time! I can't wait to hear more stories and to see pictures!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

FUN!!! I"m in such withdrawal today. *sigh*

Daryl said...

Such a fabulous time .. and now when we take a photo if you say CORNFIELD .. you get the biggest laughs/smiles imaginable!

~Ashley~ said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. Can't wait to see the pics!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

PS, I Have some rubber duckie shots!

Ellen said...

Looking forward to tales of the cornfield. And more pics of the "fest." Wish I could have been there, but I have a husband with several bulging discs in his back.

Jamie said...

Had a great time! I'm almost afraid to see rubber ducky shots. Disappointed I missed the cornfield, or, rather, sorry I missed the serendipitous photo moments that happened because of the cornfield...

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Reading about this makes me even sadder that I wasn't there. Next year though...count on it!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

When I can download the photos from my camera, which is not cooperating with my computer, I can't wait to tell the cornfield story, although really you had to be there to get the full feel for what was going on.

That Country Girl was responsible for many, many episodes of laughter during and since Blog Fest, and for that I just thank her profusely. (Also, I thank Jamie for capturing one of the most hilarious videos I have ever seen in my life involving karaoke and Country Girl. It's priceless.)

And thank you all for reading and commenting. Again, so many thanks to the wonderful people who participated in and helped with this year's Blog Fest. We surely missed those who couldn't make it, including Audrey and Grandma J.

p.s. I want rubber ducky shots!

Hallieford Jim said...

sorry I was not able to come by on Friday - it was a crazy day for me and I was late getting to RIC. So happy to hear all had a good time!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Thanks, Hallieford Jim. I can assure you the ladies were THRILLED with their ability to access the internet from their flaptops (what my father calls a laptop) this year. THANK YOU.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I have rubber ducky shots coming!
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foolery said...

Finally back in front of a monitor (no margarita, bloody mary or Corona with lime in hand, so sad). I still have several days to go before I can post much because I have family in town until next Monday.

Still glowing from the fun and closeness. Thank you BHE, CBW, Re, Noe Noe, Bayman, C-Dub, CBParents and CBKids, for sharing your world with my family and me once again.

Oh, and also, it was a rockin' party. : )