Saturday night is alright…

.. For heading out in the cold to downtown Toronto to hook up with a bunch of very cool bloggers for a few drinks, and that is exactly what UrbanMummy and I did last night.

Once we got home and settled down – sent the babysitters home – I wanted to track down the blogs of all these fun people I met and start reading but after a quick stop at facebook (sorry, hun) and my email, I got only to the first blog and was ready for some shut-eye. Today, on the other hand is a new day!

So let me briefly add some comments about last night…

The meet-up was scheduled for 7pm and we arrived fashionably late, just before 8pm. Ok, we were not trying to be late, we had to ensure the kids were in bed. In the car heading downtown, I asked UrbanMummy for a rundown of who was going to be there that I would know and who she would know, and I asked for a little bio, if possible. Her reply, that she didn’t really think she knew anyone made me a touch nervous and a whole lot excited. I mean we all blog… How bad could it be, right???

We found the bar – stupid directions from Google maps were wrong, but UM is a human GPS so we were fine the location, parking and I even got a history lesson of the area. I grew up in the ‘burbs so downtown to me has always been a whole lot of weird and crazy people just wandering around looking to get in trouble… I know it’s not like that all the time, buy hey, I digress.

Once inside there were a few people scattered around and right inside the door was a group of about 8 women and one guy, and I leaned over and asked them if they are bloggers (how else do you ask that question?). They were and we got introduced, sat down and let the evening unfold.

We chatted, drank, told stories, talked about our kids, our gardens, and we laughed… and laughed and laughed. Did I mention there was some boob action going on every now and then? Something to do with a blogger called the Redneck Mommy… I’ll have to check out her blog to see if our “contribution” made the list. LOL. We met up with Kgirl, whom I have been reading for a few years, and Denguy, whom I have never read, but we have – as it turns out – played ball-hockey against each other for years. I had a nice chat with b*babbler of blithelybabbling, and got a book to review from MetroMama. I know there were more, and I will add you guys to my blogroll as I take out some of the old links I do not go to, and add some new ones from last night.

All in all, I had a fab time and can’t wait for the next get-together so I can talk to the rest of the group that were too far away to chat with. Be warned! LOL. I hope to get a listing of the bloggers that were there last night and I look forward to some new reading material.

P.S. I hope that CAA arrived sooner rather than later for our poor out of city bloggers, and that the bill got covered in full…

Send pics!

9 responses

  1. I am soooo bummed that I missed it. I was totally planning on going but I just couldn’t swing it at the last minute – next time!

  2. I wish I had made it….next time for sure! Sounds like you & UM had a great time!!

  3. It was great meeting you! I am hoping to get a post up tonight with all the links.

    Cheers!

  4. Hey, I was there. I was the “one guy”, but then there was two….

    By the way, my ball hockey days are over–considering I have a grapefruit where my left knee used to be, I’ll just stick to the odd pick-up game.

  5. DMD – I was actually looking forward to it and was not disappointed. The boob action with the pictures of Redneck Mommy was unexpected and very funny.

    Gabriella – Yes, next time! For sure.

    Metro Mama – It was great meeting you too and thank you for working on that list… We’ll have to talk about that book…

    Denguy – A grapefruit? Does that mean free juice?

  6. CAA did, indeed show up about 10 minutes after you guys left in your cozy, warm vehicle. ha

    Assertagirl

  7. It was very cool to meet you — though I wish we could have…like, you know, talked.

    That’s what next time is for.

  8. Amy – When we left you two guys freezing in the frigid downtown Toronto winter – waiting for CAA to let you into your car, our car was freezing! Not that that should make a difference.

    Mama Tulip – I know, eh? Like you said, there is always next time! Well that and tons of blog posts. :)

  9. I’m glad there was boob action. That is always an integral part of any blogging get together…especially if I’m involved. Even if it’s just my mug on a scrap of paper.

    Must be because I’m such a boob.

    I’m looking forward to meeting you in person. And your lovely wife.

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