Sunday, May 5, 2019

So This Happened Yesterday






Yep, a blogger meetup in Philly!

Clockwise from bottom left (heh heh heh, I said "bottom"): my spouse, Fearsome Beard, Mistress Maddie, and me.  And yes, I made the poncho I am wearing.

Good friends, good food, good conversation, good times!  I got my hairy bear hug quota filled by Fearsome.  And I got to meet Fearsome's better half Ken (who took the pix).

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY (April 29) to Ken and Fearsome!

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  1. How fun ...what a great way to spend the day.
    And the poncho is gorgeous.
    I don't see Maddie's hands...are they holding the gin?

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    1. maddie's hands could be holding something else (wink wink)...

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  2. What a fun time that must have been! I'm so jealous! And P.S. -- nice poncho!

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    1. it WAS! I seldom get to see fearsome since he lives in san diego, so whenever he is in town we make plans to meet.

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  3. Poncho is gorgeous! Fearsome's beard is almost as big as Maddie (lol) and so that's the man who keeps you out of trouble... or maybe gets you into more! ;)

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    1. I get HIM (my spouse) into trouble; I am the instigator!

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  4. Looks like an enjoyable time had by all! :-)

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    1. it WAS! a pleasant change from the routine. today it's back to the house chores...

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  5. What an awesome picture! It's always nice to see Maddie above the neck, sans wig and make-up :) Fearsome is always awe inspiring (man and beard). You and RTG are adorable! What fun! I love the poncho! It's so nice when an artist can wear their art. I'd wear my art, but nobody wants to see me hobbling around in a peach cobbler dress, with a matching banana nut bread hat :)

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    1. you sound good enough to eat! and I meant that in a chaste way, of course! and you are one of the lucky few that gets to wear MY art!

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    2. I wear it with great pride, not to mention warmth, Carebear!

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    3. peach cobbler dress, with a matching banana nut bread hat..your making me hungry again tootes!

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    4. @deedles - good to hear!

      @maddie - isn't fair for deedles to tease us!

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  6. What a picture! - including Fearsome's developing into two legs! But this is LURRRRRRVELY!!! You'll all have been right chuffed that you managed it and it went so well. Hope you can do it again or similar before too long, without the physical toll it will have taken on you & RTG. (I've just read RTG's blof entry). But utterly splendid and jolly well done!

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    1. it was the train re-routing that took the toll on our knees, raybeard. otherwise we would have been tickity-boo. there is NOTHING like the gathering of good friends; it's priceless.

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  7. What a treat to see you all! Thank you for posting this. I just love it!!

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  8. You look beautiful AM.
    JP

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    1. only mah lil bro would say something like that! LOVE YOU!

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  9. Twas a rather lovely afternoon, I thoroughly enjoyed myself in good company and I didn't even have nookie!!! And I did at least not drink the joint completely dry. So there was that.

    Glad you enjoyed the bread!!!!!!

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    1. I KNOW! I was surprised you only had 1 G&T! nookie is overrated; hugs from good friends are better!

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    2. I had two at the joint, but had two earlier.....so maybe I wasn't that good afterall.

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    3. oh, that's right, you lush! you carry it well.

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  10. Omg this sounds (and looks) like an absolute riot!
    I wish I lived closer (I could tolerate the panhandle better, that’s for sure!)

    XoXo

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    1. IT WAS! being with maddie is ALWAYS a laff-a-minute! I wish you lived closer too!

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  11. AM,
    You look absolutely beautiful. What a great photo of all of you. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.
    PS: The poncho is quite stunning!

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    1. dear, you need glasses! :)

      and the poncho is even more colorful in person. took me 4 months to knit it.

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  12. This picture is so good, it's worth seeing it twice. You are as beautiful as I knew you'd be! Maybe I'll get lucky one of these years... and meet up.

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    1. man, does EVERYBODY need glasses? you and JP and michael and jennifer...I look like my old man. srsly, thank you all for the compliment! it took me many many years to accept myself as I am. yeah, you and jerry gotta get to philly!

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    2. I DO think you look beautiful! Mitchell is right. Hey, the next time he's in the states maybe we can all work something out. Mitchell's brother is on the East coast, I believe. :)

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    3. mitch's bro is in NYC. it's a simple train ride from NYC to PHL. and thank you for the compliment!

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    4. Oh, wouldn't that be great?!? Anyway, Anne Marie, you ARE beautiful! And if you look like your old man, then he was beautiful, too!

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    5. truth be told, my old man was a physical/mental/emotional abuser. BUT I AM FABULOUS!

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    6. Sorry to read that. Glad you turned out fabulous despite him.

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    7. it took 4 years of therapy and a complete "divorce" from the parental units before I could be free of my demons.

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    8. I do think the complete divorce makes all the difference. I never did/could do that myself but mine weren't as brutal as yours I think. I've overcome a lot of it but when I'm a bit down I still after all these years hear their voices in my head. Oh well. I've made a good life!

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    9. yes, you have a good life with jerry. and tell those voices to STFU!

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  13. Beautiful poncho Anne Marie! It's nice to know women besides myself still wear them. I can't believe the Mistress behaved? Are you sure it wasn't a double?

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    1. thank you, dear agnes; the poncho is even more colorful in person. blues, pinks, purples, greens - a riot of color!

      nope, that was no double; the mistress kept her hands to herself.

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  14. Oh what joy! And a splendid photo to boot ! You've done your hair!

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    1. it WAS a happy time! and this is my hair's natural color, not from a box. ALWAYS get a gay man's advice on hair; maddie told me to leave it alone.

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    2. Maddie is absolutely right!

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  15. Radiant.... you all are! Great people in a great city.

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    1. magpie! where the hell have you been? thanks for dropping by!

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  16. Your poncho is beautiful. I was in Philly today to watch my son compete in the Broad St. Run. My poncho was made of plastic because of all the rain. It was fun.

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    1. oy, such a messy day for a run! my knitted poncho would NEVER survive a downpour like that!

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  17. What fun! You keep excellent company. :)

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  18. Wonderful!!! What could be better that time with friends.

    Good to see you all.

    ps. love the poncho♥

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    1. hee hee! we 5 had a great time; fearsome & ken are headed home today. maddie lives near me. bloggers are DA BESTEST PEOPLE!

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  19. Oh my God! I'm glad this happened, and I can only imagine the things y'all talked about. So... how much did everyone drink for Cinco de Mayo Eve?

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    1. we talked about you...4 of us had 1 drink each, fearsome had 0. and how much fun 5 of my friends are going to have at comic-con! this was my first time meeting ken; a sweet gentle man. he and fearsome are good for each other.

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  20. ANN MARIE IN PHILLY!!!!!!! How the hell are you?! Deb here from Venting to Viggo!

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