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Posted on Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Dave!Last night I was flipping though channels and landed on the CW Network which was airing a "Pussycat Dolls: The Search for a New Pussy" reality show. I kept watching expecting to see hottie potential Pussies shaking their asses in some kind of competition... but instead was treated to a girl blowing chunks in the toilet. WTF? If I wanted this kind of action, I'd go buy a Girls Gone Wild video where I could see me some nudity with my puking!

Blargh. I miss Veronica Mars already (which is on hiatus until sometime in April).

Back on Sunday when I was in Chicago all bored and alone in my hotel room, Hilly (whom I love more than chocolate pudding) was kind enough to "keep me company" via email as I hammered away on my blog entry for the day. Eventually our conversation turned to the upcoming TequilaCon this weekend, and how much we were looking forward to the event. Though my trip is not coming together exactly as I had planned, I am still excited that I can go...

Dave at Tequilacon 2007
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This got me to thinking about all the bloggers I've met in person, and how lucky I am to have had the opportunity to do so. While meeting bloggers in real-life has never been a disappointment, it has always been different. That's what makes everything so much fun...

  • Sometimes a blogger is exactly what you expect when you meet them in person. They somehow manage to capture themselves perfectly in their blog, and the only surprise is how unsurprising they are to you. These are the people you feel you've known all your life after speaking to them for only ten minutes.
  • Sometimes a blogger is so good at expressing themselves in their writing that they seem more "real" in their blog than in actual real-life. These are the people whom I stand in awe of, because they've found an outlet for personal expression they might not otherwise have.
  • Sometimes a blogger whom you may not relate to at all in their writings comes to life in a way you never expected once you've seen them in person. These are the people who are the most fun to meet, because they will get you to appreciate their blog in an entirely new light... their physical personality giving you an entirely new context for enjoying their blog.
  • And sometimes a blogger is just totally insane (I get that a lot when people meet me).

So tomorrow I'm off to the airport to fly down to Portland (since my stupid car would probably explode if I tried to drive it to TequilaCon). For everybody who is attending, I'll see you there! For those of you who can't make it... why not astrally project yourself to the party? On Saturday around 7:00pm, just float your spirit-self over Oregon, and drop down when you see this...

Kennedy School Overview

That's The Kennedy School Bar and Hotel in northern Portland. If I sense your essence, I'll be sure to give you a astral high-five and buy you an out-of-body drink. But please don't drink and astrally-project home! You're more than welcome to crash your higher being in my room so long as you behave yourself (no spirit-fingering my ass in the middle of the night).

Hmmm... I should probably get some more sleep this morning so I'll have the energy to pack a suitcase after work tonight. I wonder how many pair of underwear I'll be needing for the weekend? I think I'll pack a dozen just to be safe.

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  1. Hilly says:

    I think I am the first kind but you’d have to ask Karl and Sizzle, who both ARE that kind too by the way.

    Seriously? More than chocolate pudding? You made me smile and stuff…

  2. Dave2 says:

    And I think we all know how much I love chocolate pudding, so I must like you quite a lot… 🙂

  3. Damn. I was soooo looking forward to the whole spirit fingering thing. How about a few ass grabs? Are those ok?

  4. My higher being will have a spiritual Sapphire and Tonic while my body teems with jealousy in Oklahoma. And I make no promises about what happens when I crash in your room. I am evil, you know. 😉

  5. Michelle says:

    Are you bringing Monkey?!! He oughta be loads o’ fun once you get him liquored up.

  6. kazza says:

    And then there’s the bloggers that you meet and end up marrying, or the ones that turn out to be sociopaths, or the ones that turn out to be the sweetest people you’re ever likely to meet .. (and yes all three have happened to me 🙂 )

  7. yellojkt says:

    I gotta think that, just like real life, most bloggers fit in the last category.

  8. Kyra says:

    Aww man, wish I could go (of course it helps to be invited AND to not abhor tequila because of that one night in ’92…) Though I clicked on that link to the place you are staying, and there really is something creepy about sleeping in an old school, kinda horror flicish… Do they beat you with rulers if you forget to hang up your towel?

    I hope you guys have a wonderful time! Tell Hilly how beautiful she is!

    (Will Monkey be in detention the whole time?)

  9. borysSNORC says:

    What do you mean Veronica is on hiatus???
    Wa-ha-hie? Why would they do that to us?
    RMB 🙁

  10. Avitable says:

    I can only astrally project myself if I’m naked. Hope you don’t mind. See ya there!

  11. Karl says:

    And I’m one of the lucky folks who can get a REAL high five from you, though the astral thing might be fun, too. Maybe we’ll get drunk enough to have an astral projection party.

  12. Joefish says:

    No “asstral” fingering? Pfft. Forget it.

  13. kapgar says:

    I am currently working at projecting myself astrally to be there. Keep an eye out for my astral projection.

  14. Dave2 says:

    Southern Sweetheart… If you simply must grab my ass (and who could blame you?) then at least have the decency to mentally wash your hands first. I’d like to return home with my ass in its pristine condition.

    Frances… You do realize that The Kennedy School still has a detention center, right? Of course, they’ve turned it into a bar, so I’m not sure what kind of punishment that would be…

    Michelle… I think my monkey will probably be in the Detention Bar because he can smoke there. Either that, or puking in the pool.

    Kazza… If I end up married to Karl, I’m going to be blaming YOU for putting that idea in my drunken head! 🙂

    Yellojkt… Then I guess we’ll all be in good company?

    Kyra… Yes. Bad Monkey is smoking again, so the Detention Bar is the only place he can go nuts and not get shot with a tranquilizer dart.

    borysSNORC… What I mean by hiatus, is that they are not showing anymore Veronica until sometime in April. 🙂 Sorry. I cried myself to sleep when I realized what was happening.

    Avitable… I think most of us will be naked, so you’ll fit right in! The only time I will be wearing anything is when I change into my SpongeBob Square Pants pajamas for bedtime.

    Karl… Wouldn’t it be funny if the astral party ended up being back in Florida and you crossed the USA for nothing?

    Joefish… You could get drunk and hallucinate you did…

    Kapgar… My third eye will be on the lookout! See your astral self there.

  15. Jessica says:

    Hey, Dave2 – looking forward to meeting you this weekend in Portland. Safe travels.

  16. WanderingStar says:

    I dunno about TequilaCon. They say Lindsay Lohan can’t make it.

  17. ms. sizzle says:

    with the previous knowledge of the “poking” between you and karl, i’d say you are both raising eyebrows here. 😉

    i think 12 underwears is just about right. someone might have to toss your drunk ass in the pool.

    see you saturday. i’ll be the one with the cupcakes.

  18. Dan says:

    I wonder into which category I fall… if you ever swing through the Bay Area, let me know. I’m dying to find out.

  19. Dave2 says:

    Jessica… I’ll be there!

    WanderingStar… Actually, Lindsey totally confirmed last week… but then she found out that underwear is required at TequilaCon, and canceled this morning.

    Ms. Sizzle… Yeah… tossed in the pool… yeah… that’s what I’m worried about. The twelve pair of underwear have nothing to do with peeing my pants or anything…

    Dan… Your motorcycle road trip and hilarious adventures at Crate & Barrel were pretty defining… I find it hard to believe that you could be anything but the person I know from your blog! 🙂

  20. diane says:

    Ooo ooo!! Which category of “met in person” blogger am I??
    (for the record, you were exactly like you come across in your blog, no surprises at all)
    I’ll be thinking of all of you. Safe travels to everyone! Drink a shot for me!!

  21. Dave2 says:

    In many ways you are exactly like your blog, but in other ways very different. In person, you’re bright, witty and fun in a way that can be difficult to get from reading a blog entry, even though you are an incredibly skillful writer. I’d definitely say that meeting you in person made me enjoy your blog a lot more though. 🙂

  22. Kate says:

    Due to my recent move, it enabled me to take a short hiatus prior to the official VM haitus. This way I have a few episodes (iTunes) to watch sporadically until April to get my fix. I’m actually pretty angry about the Search for a New Pussy.

  23. WanderingStar says:

    An ‘underwear required’ enforcement?! That just isn’t my kind of party. And you know, that just makes for more room in the suitcase when you don’t pack undies!

    More room for packing bottles of tequila, I say.

  24. karla says:

    dude you are RIGHT ON with the meeting of fellow bloggers, especially one and two. That has been my experience a few times now. Wow. I wonder which one i am, but I bet I am one, with a bit of an edge because I am frigging FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL in real life, something which does not come across in pictures. Seriously. And it is NOT just the Chateauneuf de Pap talking, yo.

    Tequila. I love it, it does not like me. I get a hangover while i am still drink. Damn. bad news for a Texan.

    Last time i astral projected I ended up on my ass. Naked. In a field. With angry sheep. Boy sheep. Eek.

    Spirit fingers, eh? I have freakishly long digits….

    I am stopping this comment now as I am obviously enjoying myself WAY too much.

  25. Bre says:

    I apparently didn’t get the “no VM until April” memo, and was extremely confused when all those wannabe pussies came on TV. It was really bad… and I usually love bad reality TV!

  26. kazza says:

    if you marry Karl I’ll come to the wedding 🙂

  27. Laurence says:

    Meeting blogers in real life would be so exciting but scary at the same time. I never met a blogger but if I must meet one, it would be you ! 🙂

    Have a great TequilicaCon !!! 🙂

  28. claire says:

    Thanks for the astral directions, Dave. High five!

    As for VM, those search-for-pussy ads were irritating me as soon as I heard about the hiatus. I couldn’t care less about them!

    Give me more VM! And give them a budget so they can actually use their regulars for frak’s sake!

  29. lizriz says:

    Hm… Which one am I?

  30. Dave2 says:

    Kate… I can relate to the search for new Pussy… I just don’t want it replacing Veronica Mars.

    Kate… Hey… wait a minute…

    WanderingStar… Actually, I think we’re required to SAY that underwear are required… but I can’t promise things will actually turn out that way.

    Karla… I once ended up in nothing but my underwear, face-down on a gravel driveway. When I woke up, I had gravel imbedded in my skin, and had to spend the next 15 mintues picking it out. It was probably painful, but I was too hung over to notice.

    Bre… Ordinarily I’d argue that there isn’t enough Pussy on television… but replacing Veronica Mars? WTF?!?

    Kazza… Yeah well, even if Karl is so incredible that I actually feel like going gay… you have to remember that we live in the USA where being gay delegates you to a third-class citizen without marriage rights. I’m afraid the best we could do would be to have a “commitment ceremony” of some kind. Sure we’re the “land of the free”… unless you both have a penis.

    Laurence… I simply must get back to France one of these days!

    Claire… While I am totally dismayed that Veronica Mars is losing their slot for a while, I must admit to still caring about Pussy. It sounds blasphemous, I know, but Pussies can sing and dance… AT THE SAME TIME!! That’s some talented Pussy!

    Liz… You’re the totally hot one that causes a poor guy to drool on his Thai food. 🙂

  31. Suzanne says:

    I SO wish I could attend, but we have a Sunday matinee at which I have to be all professional (i.e. not hung-over). Between losing the hour to Daylight Saving Time Saturday night and the three hour drive each way, I just can’t swing it. Boo!

    Hopefully, next time… assuming there is a next time. Or perhaps we’ll meet some other time when you swing through Seattle, or I head east.

    I’ll give the astral projection thing a try, though. Sounds like fun…

  32. Michelle says:

    I’ve been going through Veronica Mars withdrawal. Eight weeks, then a mere five more episodes. I hope you have a great time at TequilicaCon. I’d try to astrally project, but I’m sure I’d get lost.

  33. Crys says:

    alas, alas, had we only met sooner! i could have shown you around the town in chicago.

  34. Mooselet says:

    I feel so left out, never having met a fellow blogger. Family who read my blog comment that it’s just like talking to me, so I guess I’d be in that first category? Or maybe they’re just saying that so they don’t have to call…

    Have a good time, and astral project me a White Russian. Tequila + me= lots of stomach contents on the floor.

  35. Belinda says:

    So jealous, as usual. Bleah. Since everyone in my whole “real” life knows about and at least occasionally reads my blog, I’d imagine I’m a WYSIWYG model. Except that I never go anywhere for people to see me, so nobody really “gets” anything. Was I going somewhere with this? OH, yeah. No. Because I don’t go anywhere. Ever.

  36. Bogup says:

    I wish I could join you all. Tequila gold makes me wistful for summer and isn’t it time for summer?! Instead I’ll just have a gin gimlet (w/ Roses Lime juice; remember?) with plenty of ice and be thinking about how much fun you’ll be having in OR.
    Will look forward to the reports, and pics — hey, come on, pics! I’ll buy you a latte’ in Seattle or a drink in Bellevue if you post one of Avitable’s ass in the pool. Deal?

  37. ms. sizzle says:

    i sincerely hope you don’t pee your pants.

  38. lizriz says:

    Ah, excellent. 🙂

  39. jenny says:

    underwears? who’s wearing underwears to tequilacon? it’s all about the astronaut diaper, dave. i’ve got tequilacon branded adult diapers for the first 20 attendees – fewer trips to the bathroom, no embarrassing accidents, all in all a wonderfully practical keepsake from the event.

    can’t wait! 😉

  40. Have fun in Portland. I was really hoping things were going to come together but life got in the way. I knew it might (lots of converging things around now) so that’s why I didn’t get tickets in advance…

    I’ll make the next TequilaCon!!!

  41. The Chad says:

    I’ll totally be seeing you there!

  42. cce says:

    What’s this? Bloggers converge at Tequila parties! I knew getting into this snarky subculture would have its rewards. Actually not sure how I arrived at this site. Something to do with Dell computers and yours having been a piece of crap. Glad I stopped in b/c I’m looking forward to the blow by blow on Tequila- fest next week. Until then Happy Trails, Ole and all that sutff.

  43. Alexis says:

    Ah, The Kennedy School…I have fond memories of getting completely smashed there one fine spring evening…

    However this weekend I’ll be in Seattle, beginning the month-long prep for SakuraCon. Besides, I’ve temporarily abandoned my blog to focus on school (but will be relaunching this next quarter!), so at best I’d feel out of place, and at worst I’d be exiled to some kind of naughty bloggers’ table in the back…so maybe next year! Order me an astral vodka tonic!

  44. I think I may be in the “insane” category.

  45. Kapha says:

    Enjoy it everyone! 🙂

    And do take a taxi/bus or walk if you must travel afterwards. We can’t afford to lose any commenters, let alone The Man… 😉

  46. adena says:

    Now you totally have to catagorize everyone by name!!

    Ooh ooh, where do i fit in, where do i fit in?? 🙂

    Hope you had a safe flight back. I am walking dead right now.

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