Nope, I am unable to make it to the Royal Wedding this year. I’d like to go but only because it seems that London got our weather and we are stuck with theirs.
I’ll be honest, I missed the first Royal Wedding of Diana and Charles. I had to go to school and my parents didn’t let me watch TV before school started. They also thought the royal family was a bunch of twits. I did watch Luke and Laura get married, and I skipped school to do that though my parents didn’t know I did.
No, I’m not a huge Windsor family fan. Not that there is anything wrong with them but I spent way too much time watching Diana die when I really needed to be doing other things.
I like Kate and William, they both seem nice and with any luck the media and paparazzi will leave them alone so they can be married in peace. Lord knows marriage is hard enough when you are a nobody, it’s got to be twice as hard when photographers are following you around all day.
Can you imagine?
You’d have to wear make-up every day and you couldn’t go to Walgreen’s in your sweat pants to pick up Cheese Doodles and M&Ms. You’d have to actually put on real clothes and change your underwear which would mean you might have to do laundry on a regular basis.
Nope, I won’t be going because I am too busy planning the Tribal Blogs conference with Kelly and Nicky and a host of other wonderfully talented volunteers. I’m pleased to announce that Jen, The Prior Fat Girl will be speaking at the conference. You do not want to miss her presentation, she is a truly inspiring woman with an outlook on life that is amazing. Go read her blog to find out more about her and then come on back to tell me how right I am.
Go ahead, I’ll wait.
We have some awesome new sponsors, one who is giving away a complete publishing package!!!! I will have more information on that in the next day or two so stay tuned here or check out the Tribal Blogs blog.
Kathy, from the Junk Drawer has some free tickets to the conference if you want to go. Head on over to her blog to read how you can get your hands on one, she won’t even make you jump through any hoops. She also has discount codes available!
Nicky has been posting her interpretations of how meeting each blogger IRL will go, these are hilarious and I am amazed at her ability to get the essence of each blogger so spot on (did you see that, I said something that English people say!). She hasn’t gotten to me yet and I am worried about how accurate she gets my ass. I’ve even written her an email begging her to be kind. Not that my ass is that big or as big as Mike seems to think it is but it is bigger than Jayne’s size 4 ass and since Mike can be rather persuasive I didn’t want Nicky to think he was right about it. I will admit that blogging has not been kind to my ass…that’s all I will say.
Nicky also wrote an great guest post over on Tribal Blogs about finding other funny blogs and she introduced us to the wickedly amusing Sandra from Absolutely Narcissism which is a great blog name even if it does not roll off the finger tips with ease. Sandra is not for the faint of heart. She talks the talk and walks the walk and says things that might make a 12 year old boy blush. Don’t read her while drinking Diet Coke or Coffee, or any beverage for that matter. Shortly after Nicky wrote her post Sandra announced that she too is coming to the conference!
I can not wait to meet everyone!
See, here is the problem I am having and why I’m not all wrapped up in the royal wedding festivities. I’m kinda frazzled about the conference. I spend a lot of time on the phone, sometimes two phones at once talking while writing emails and doing all kinds of other things. Don’t get me wrong this is exhilarating and fun and I am meeting so many great people I have nothing to complain about except I have also had a hell of a cold and since the weather is still too cold for April and too cold for my cat to go outside I am still not getting enough sleep. I sometimes think bad things about Nicky who started this whole roller coaster ride.
See the words Can and Not up there? I know it’s wrong. Kelly has told me when we are working on a document together or maybe it was an email, I don’t really remember because as I am typing this I just remembered I have to take my daughter out to get shoes tonight before we go to her play tonight at school. I also have to fill out all kinds of forms for financial aid for my son who is going off to college next fall. Did I mention my mother is in the hospital? So I forget about the words like cannot and can not. Seems to me they should be able to go together or sit happily apart and no one should think twice about it.
I actually typed the word alot yesterday!
I need a nap. So I might not be getting my non size 4 ass out of bed tomorrow at 4am to watch two people whom I have never met get married.
You are amazing, simply amazing. I can’t believe you had time to write this post you should go take a quick nap or something so you don’t fall asleep at your daughter’s thing tonight. My dad fell asleep at mine when I was a kid, he snored. Not Pretty!!!
I would but I have to get the shoes before the thing and then meet the ex
husband for pizza before the show so we can all go together. I was going to
go to Famous Footware because they sent me a $20 off any purchase because
the love me and my love of shoes but they closed down the one near us and
we’d have to go all the way to Roseville and there isn’t time so we have to
go to Target, the mothership for my daughter, and get the shoes. I’ll be the
one saying “no, no, no, no, you can’t have that” in the aisle.
I’ve had so much Diet Coke I won’t fall asleep for hours.
I really wish I could go but goats can’t fly first class and there is no other way a Famous SpokesGoat would fly.
Why can’t they fly first class? That is an injustice and I think we might need to do something about that. We are bloggers, we have a voice, we could change this travesty. Who’s with me?
We won’t be going to the wedding either. We didn’t get an invite for some strange reason. We did, however Go up to London when Princess Di died. Yes, we were there in the sea of flowers. I was even interviewed by an American TV News guy, though I didn’t say what he wanted to hear.
What did you say to him? I have to admit I watched that mess for weeks it seemed. I was getting ready to move to Seattle so was packing and had some time. I remember commenting to my then fiance (now ex#2) about a month after the event that “She’s still dead”. It reminded me of that SNL skit “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead”. That was probably why I said it, a lot.
Ha ha! I think she’s still dead. There was a lot of media hype (typical) at the time because the queen kept the children away for a few days. He wanted me to run the Queen down, but I said the family should be left to grieve privately for a few days. He wasn’t pleased 🙂
To be honest, the flowers you saw on TV were only half of them. It was unbelievable. I have a few photos of the day. I ought to scan them in to my PC to keep I suppose.
I actually set my alarm to wake up and watch Diana and the rat-bastard-cheating-motherfucker get married live. Considering how that one worked out, I’ll just Tivo it this time.
You’re pretty amazing, my dear.
I love you too.
So…I take it you were not on Team Charles?
I’m sorry 🙂
But hasn’t this been a helluva ride?
And I love you.
Go take a nap.
It has been a helluva ride!! And I love you too and I can’t wait to see you
and your boobs at the conference!!!!!!!
Please, I’m begging you, bring a camera and a videocamera to this thing and film it for us. It’s not that I want to see Nicky’s nakedness, or Rodney passed out in his salad, it’s just that it’ll be a great promotional tool for next year.
I’m only thinking of you.
Of course you are and the boobs mean nothing at all to you. I’m so glad you are thinking of us because the whole thing could turn into some strange Canadian orgy and if we didn’t have it on tape it would be a travesty.
Hmmm…Canadian orgy, wonder what that’s like?
Hey, Nicky! Could you or CheesyMike Photoshop Jayne’s size-4 ass onto Jen’s head?
Wait, that didn’t sound right. What I meant was, can you give Jen’s body Jayne’s size-4 ass? Not that there’s anything wrong with Jen’s ass, mind you. I’ll bet it could’ve given Kate a run for William’s money, in fact. It’s just that it would be a funny picture. Hah-hah! 🙂
Okay, I think I might be making some trouble for myself here. Look, everybody, please send Jen some of your spare energy. She needs it. I used to organize conferences professionally, and it’s a mind-numbing amount of work. It doesn’t stop once the show begins, either. I used to come home from them and sleep for three days straight.
Let’s show Jen some support, people. She’s done a lot for so many of us, and we owe her.
Hold the phone….you organized these things…professionally?!?!?!
WTF!!!!?!?!?!?!? Why didn’t you mention this before? Why didn’t you tell me
what I was getting myself into and why, oh, why didn’t you tell me to ignore
Nicky’s comment way back when? And most importantly why aren’t you
organizing this event? Nicky will show you boobs, I promise.
OMG! this is what has come to…I am pimping my blog friends to each other
for this conference.
As for Kate’s ass. She is much smaller than a size 4. There is no meat on
that body and while I would love to have smaller ass I don’t want to look
like that. I like having a little junk in my trunk.
“Nicky will show you boobs, I promise.”
You do? I will? I will NOT! What kind of girl do you think I am?!
Hahahahahahaha! Yeah, ok, we all know what kind of girl I am, so, yeah, Mike, I will flash my boobs at you and we’ll pretend I’m doing it to help Jen out. 🙂
Hot tramp, I love you so!
Uh, yeah Mike. WTF?
Boobs and ass…I love you people!
Jen, you’re my new female HERO.
And, I cannot even handle waiting for the conference in June.
It’s going to be AMAZING.
So the conference will just have to be totally-super-awesome.
And, by the way, I read your comment on MWJ’s blog. And, my whole heart goes out to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Thanks Meleah, and thanks for plugging Mike’s blog over on my blog. It’s bad enough that I haven’t had any time to blog, reply to comments or visit my friends but now you have to send them away to his blog where he gets 947 comments on every post. There was a time when I got over 100 comments and now I get 11.
I love you too 😉
Um… I wasn’t trying to pimp Mike’s blog!
I just saw what you said over there.
And I wanted YOU to know – that my heart goes out to you.
You will get that number of comments again.
You’re just really busy right now.
And, you rock.
I was just teasing you, I hope you know that. I get a little nervous when
people say really kind and nice things to me so I make jokes. I do
appreciate your care and I wasn’t trying to make you feel bad. Great, now I
Don’t feel bad!
You know me too well. I *IMMEDIATELY* stumbled over can not. I know. Technically it’s correct both ways but I cannot do it with a space. I can’t. I won’t. But I will love you for it and look at it as if it’s something you say since you’re a Brit, sort of.
I have the wedding on RIGHT. NOW! It’s 4:49 and all of the guests are filling the seats. The announcer just said the “A-list” guests are just about to arrive. That would suck later on to watch and realize you were just an ass filling the seat. Oh well.
It could be worse. You could be referred to, in the press, as the person who is 84th in line for the thrown. Only 83 heartbeats away from powah!
See, I see it as two words, always have. I wonder if it’s a regional thing? Maybe it comes from out Canadian brethren up north and trickled down?
It could be worse, you could be Beatrice with that horrible hat and eye make-up. I bet if her mother had been invited she wouldn’t have looked like she walked out of Alice in Wonderland, the Tim Burton version.
Blogging may not have been kind to you ass,
but your ass has been kind to blogging.
I, and I’m sure many others, thank you for it.
Awww, that’s sweet in a totally creepy way, thanks.
A video of the conference highlights would be a fantastic sales tool for next year’s event. I’ve done two major (1,000+) conferences for the Water Pollution industry, one in SF and one in Chicago. Unfortunately, the San Francisco conference really bombed, but it was totally not my fault. The first night of the conference was October 17, 1989 which happened to coincide with a 7.0 earthquake that shut down the City and brought down the Bay Bridge. Apparently the Fairmont Hotel did a sterling job of helping everyone get through the couple of days it took before they could get out of the city.
Just to show you it wasn’t me, the Chicago conference went swimmingly! The video tape thing can be done by students for next to no pay. They can do editing, etc. and give you a polished piece. Most high school kids have these classes now, and some of them are really proficient.
I know this will be fantastic! And, no, I didn’t watch William and Kate get hitched either, but I think they are both darling. If I don’t have a conference to arrange, nothing gets me out of bed at 4 AM.
Well since you have done two you are signed up for next years which will be held in your neck of the woods.
Too bad we don’t have earthquakes here, that’d be a good excuse if it bombs.
I remember listening to Diana’s wedding coverage on my transistor radio as a kid, now I have a big HD TV.. The world has changed “alot” I didn’t watch it either( but while I sit here and visit tribal blogs they are showing the coverage over and over. So I am multi-tasking “alot”
At least you put it in quotations.
I wasn’t the least bit interested in Diana’s wedding, don’t know why. I did spend way too much time watching the TV when she died, almost as much as with Anna Nicole.
I didn’t get up early to watch The Wedding. I’ve seen plenty of clips on tv and the internet all day though. More than enough for me.
It sounds like your conference is going to be lots of fun. It’s always interesting to find out if the online persona matches up the real life person.
I was only up because of the cat, I did not set my alarm (only because I don’t know how to change the alarm that is already set).
I hadn’t thought that people would be different than they are online. Now I’m worried.
You so get a thumbs up and a share on Facebook!
And I also stayed home to watch Luke and Laura get married! And I still watch that damn show.
I sure do hope we meet my darling! I will be grabbing your non-size four ass ’cause I do that…you’re not scared now are you? ‘Cause my grabbing is nonsexual, it’s more of a hug, but one you’ll never forget…ok. You’re scared. I can feel it through the screen…
You still watch? I tried last year when I was an ambassador for the show but I only did that because I wanted the coffee mug and blanket. If you want I can send you the autographed poster they gave me.
I’m not scared, I haven’t had a good non sexual ass grabbing in a while so I look forward to it.
I watched the royal wedding but I DVRed it and fast forwarded through a lot of it. It is amazing how I was able to watch 7 hours worth of wedding coverage in about an hour. I can’t wait to meet everyone and see you again. I am looking forward to the conference.
I was so sick of it months ago which makes me ashamed to admit that I watched the whole thing live, and then again and again throughout the weekend. Either I need a life or better cable. Possibly both.