After skipping Bullet Sunday last week to announce the winners for Blogography's Kick-Ass Fifth Blogiversary Celebration, I'm back and fully loaded in Newark, New Jersey!
• Shop. My apologies for everybody who has been patiently waiting for the Artificial Duck Co. Store to re-open. TequilaCon kind of took priority after I found out that I would have to change all the shipping rates now that the post office is raising prices again. When I get back tomorrow night, I'll get to work on that and (finally) open the store for business. Hopefully you'll find it worth the wait.
• Edgeless. AT&T's "Edge" data network for my iPhone has always been crappy. It's painfully slow. Even worse, you can never tell if your connection has stalled, or is just running slower than usual. But this weekend AT&T reached new depths of f#@%ing shitty service in that there was NO Edge service in downtown Philadelphia all weekend. I can only guess that things keep getting worse because more and more people are buying iPhones and overloading the network, but I don't give a crap about that. I pay a chunk of money every month to have mobile internet access, and AT&T is failing to provide it. If things don't change soon, I smell a lawsuit (if there isn't one underway already). FAIL!!
• New Yorked. The problem with visiting New York City is that there is never enough time to do all the things you want to do. As I am getting ready to leave, I find myself wanting just one more day back in the city. Or a week. Possibly a month. Why oh why can't I have billions of dollars so problems like this weren't an issue?
• Tequila. Ah yes. TequilaCon 2008. It's practically impossible to sum up in a mere bullet point just how awesome an experience it was. Meeting so many bloggers for the first time was cool, of course... but what made this year such an epic success story was how great everybody was. So nice... so friendly... so much fun... such a terrific bunch of people... it was impossible not to feel as if you were amidst long-time friends. Which, of course, many of us already were (albeit virtually). And, by the end of the night, everybody became. I continue to be amazed at how every blogger event I've ever been to has been so fantastic. And TequilaCon 2008 is easily the top of the heap. A huge thank-you to Jenny for pulling it all together again this year. You are amazing...
Jenny celebrates TequilaCon Rockettes' style! We love you Jenny!
• Photogenic. Many of my photos have been uploaded to a set on my Flickr account (which you can find here). Jenny has also set-up a Flickr Group Pool where everybody can upload their photos (which you can find here). If you attended and have photos to share (be kind!), please contribute!
Blue Steel, baby! My brutally hot sexiness cannot be denied!
Dee Dee and I lend a helping-hand to TequilaCon co-founder Brandon!
It's Tequila Man! And, yes, we are all completely sober in this shot!
And now, it's time for bed. Where I am sure to be dreaming about TequilaCon 2009.
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Open teh shop!!!
I cannae wait any longer!!!
See… even you want TequilaCon 2009. Let the planning begin.
Seriously, I so wish I could have gone this year. So much fun.. and that was just in following Twitter and Flickr updates from everyone.
You look almost like you’re going for a zoolander pose in the 1st picture of you
I had to turn off my wireless service and then the edge in downtown Philly worked dandy. I also find that turning on and off airplane mode and then doing a short jig around the phone will kick it into action when nothing else works. Or at the very least make you not care about what ever you wanted.
I keep checking the photos to hope there is some evidence that I did more than sleep at TequilaCon. LOL
Awesome bullets—can’t wait til next year!
I was uploading pictures and tweeting all day from Philly through EDGE without any problems. I did turn on the “Suck Internet from Dave” mode, though.
I can taste the Tequila from here …. Tequila and I aren’t the best of friends !
It was great to finally meet the man behind the monkey. You’re taller than I expected.
Ah, TequilaMan. I’m having great difficulty trying to come up with a post. More coffee is needed, methinks.
Looks like a great time. Glad everything went so well. Woo hoo!!!
Wow, how beatiful does Dee Dee look in that photo. Come on Dave make a move!…
Looks like you all had a great time!
Thanks for the Flickr pics! I’m so jealous! Beth and I will be going to TaquilaCon ’09. I think I’m also going to take a road trip to North Bowl Lounge ‘n Lanes for the tater tots galore.
Ooh, way to rock the Blue Steel! Lookin’ good, Dave! As do your compatriots. 🙂
I’m no expert, but Karl’s coming out of his pants in the flickr set. Not that I find this surprising…..
Were there like 5,000 buttons or what??? You must’ve had a Badge-o-Matic party prior to TC?
Dude! Open the shop! I NEED Collective buttons.
(You are cool, btw. Nice to meet you.)
Iddly… Patience! I’ll be working on it as fast as I can tonight! 🙂
ChillyWilly… Hopefully my drunken Twittering didn’t lower your opinion of me. Much.
Amanda… Yes! “Blue Steel” was the look we were flashing. Some of us (ahem, ME) were better at it than others. 🙂
PocketCT… Edge worked brilliantly everywhere EXCEPT downtown (like on Market Street). I could never hold a signal long enough to do anything with it. 🙁
Miss Britt… Check my Flickr page! I captured many shots of your sublime hotness doing everything BUT sleeping!
Turnbaby… Why? Are you going to go next time?? Please?
Avitable… I had no luck… NONE… when I was on Market Street. Not Saturday, certainly not Sunday. Now I know why… you evil bastard!
Charlie… I am not a huge tequila fan either, but when people keep buying you tequila shots, it’s impossible to refuse! I know my manners!
Sir… Sure I was taller than you expected… but was I also more charming and better looking than you expected? 🙂
Karl… I finally let my photos do the talking at Flickr. They say it better than I ever could. 🙂
Ajooja… Ha! Well, it wasn’t no “Dave Louis”… but it was still a lot of fun!
Jason2… Dee Dee is indeed a big dish of sweet hotness! But she’s also smart, funny, talented, loves art, and can totally kick my ass! It’s that last bit that has me staying a gentleman and keeping my hands to myself. I had already been beaten up by Black Belt Momma earlier in the evening.
Kyra… Eh, I was faking it. 🙂
Kevin… Say hello to our totally awesome waitress when you get there!
Claire… We are indeed all a hot sexy mess. We have no choice but to look that good! Ooh! My ego doth runneth amok!
Beth… I have a button machine that lets me crank out about 250 buttons in an evening. You’re looking at 680 buttons which took three days to make. I am nothing if not dedicated to my button craftiness!
Abigail… I have buttons with duckies and monkeys on them… will that help?
Ah Dave. I so love my flair. And you… you kill me. But in a good way. xo
I’m in New York this week for training. Not leaving me an awful lot of time for touristy stuff though so I’m trying to cram sightseeing in during the hour or so after we get out of class every night 😉 I so know what you mean about wanting to stay longer.
TC was so awesome. I had a blast. It was such a pleasure to meet you face to face and thank you so much for making the lanyards and for making everyone flair to share with us. It was so cool, I wanna wear mine everywhere. Including to bed. That could be a pokey problem.
Dave, why are you picking Brandons nose?
*sigh* Late as usual. Must be the 6000 words I wrote yesterday. At any rate, you definitely looked HAWT at TC08. The Blue Steel pic… oh baby! 😉
Looks like you had lots of fun!
Yay for re-opening the shop!
It really felt like I lived a whole month in these last few days. A good month. Thanks again for everything, Dave.
I don’t see that he’s said so yet, but Dawg will be more than happy to meet up with you in NYC. And if I happen to be there as well you can get two for the price of none!
Dude, Abigail, I thought I said NO to the buttons, particularly since none of us can seem to keep from losing them.
Dude, Dave, you’re exactly as tall as I thought you’d be, and seventy times as awesome.
Dave – It was a pleasure to meet you! Great job helping to put this all together and I really liked the creativenss of all the little buttons for everyone. (I simply LOVE the one that says: “I can’t help you”!!)
I laughed and thought of you every time I went in the bathroom tying to get papertowels out of the ‘touchless’ dispenser. 😉
I look foreward to reading more of you here, you’ve got a wonderful site!
A very belated thanks and ‘great to meet you’ — I had an internet-free vacation week after TC. Already pumped for next year…