03 June 2007

Moment in the Sunset

I went to a blogger party last night and took the Red Stapler as my inanimate date, the only kind that appeals to me lately.

The event was the L.A. Blogger Bash, hosted by L.A. Daddy.

That's L.A. Daddy, himself, bravely manning the outdoor bar.

It was at the charming Mulholland Drive casita of one of L.A. Daddy's entertainment industry friends. The friend wasn't present - this is his spare house, his party house (must be niiiiiice) and he was kind (and crazy) enough to lend it to a bunch of rampaging bloggers.

I assumed the friend's name was "Oscar", because that's what this backstage-pass-looking thing hanging up in the living room said. It didn't occur to me until this morning that the pass was to the Academy Awards ceremony and that it was very unlikely the man's name is Oscar. Don't make fun! I am just a simple country girl.

I barely knew anyone, but that was OK. Bloggers are a tribe.

I was happily reunited with By Jane whom I met at BlogHer last year. She didn't let me take her photo, because she insisted we wait until we meet again at BlogHer in Chicago. It's a deal.

The beloved LeahPeah and her dear husband Joe were there. Anywhere LeahPeah is is a fun place to be.

I always want to call Joe "Art" because his site is Artlung. Sorry, Joe. In just a few more years, I will probably start calling you by the right name.
Joe of Artlung and Leah of LeahPeah

Stephanie of Baby on Bored
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor of Baby on Bored. Also author of "Sippy Cups are Not For Chardonnay." She will have a big announcement on her blog sometime soon. Keep checking back. Hee hee. I know a secret!

I got to meet a bunch of cool people and to talk them into taking photos with the stapler:

Sweat Pants Mom
The hilarious SweatPants Mom and Mr. Sweatpants

Sarah of Sept 10
Sarah of Sept. 10 and fiancee and lasagna-making genius Donald.

LA Mommy
L.A. Mommy and L.A. fetus. L.A. Toddler had the night off.

Justin of JustinSpace
Justin of JustinSpace who seemed like a long-lost cousin. He even has a brilliant book, Obscene Interiors, a collection of online male personals ads with the men blocked out - Justin critiques the interior decorating. Hm...sounds familiar for some reason. NSFW!!

Kevin Charnas and Will
I loved meeting my charming neighbors to the north, Kevin Charnas (on the left) and partner Will.

Ok, that's not everyone, but I'm tired. There are more photos up on Flickr and I could use help labeling some of them. Your assistance would be appreciated.

Sorry about all the editing, you feeders, but I had to fix names and captions. And now I am back to say I am so dang jealous that Domestic Slackstress wrote such a great account of the party and mine is so dry. Jealousy, thy name is Suebob.


jess said...

I like your hair that length! And, even though you've been through the ringer lately, you look great!

Motherhood Uncensored said...

What fun that must have been! I'm jealous.

AND just a heads up, knowing my ways, you might want to hold on TIGHT to that stapler at Blogher.


super des said...

Goal for BlogHer: des must be pictured with the Stapler (aside from actually meeting you in person).

Anonymous said...

The ultimate in creative license: changing my name from Sarah to Stephanie =)

Donald and I had a really great time last night and enjoyed meeting you - and your red stapler. I'll definitely be visiting your blog and reading through the archives a little bit now!! Take care =)

Major Bedhead said...

Oooh, Kevin Charnas! I like him. He's a funny guy.

SUEB0B said...

Doh, sorry Sarah. I have to learn to take notes.

Domestic Slackstress said...

Nice to have met you. I'm jealous I'm didn't get to mug with your red hot stapler.

LittlePea said...

Looks like fun. Love the flower down there too. Now if someone asks me if I've ever seen a Fried Egg Flower I say, Why of course I have!

Suzanne said...

Wow, a blogger party at a rich person's spare party house in LA? It sounds scary, but I am glad that you showed how fun it was. Any party with you at it is going to be good. You rock, Suebob. Oh yes you do.

Dew said...

I'm with Domestic Slackstress: nice to have met you, but I'm sorry I didn't get to hold your... Wait, that was about to sound really vulgar. Never mind!

TaraMetBlog said...

nice meeting you, shoot I forgot to take a photo. Next time!

Unknown said...

you take the best photos.

Day Dreamer said...

Oh, it looks like everyone had so much fun! Excellent pics!

Skye @ Planet Jinxatron said...

It's great to see the Stapler out and about.

Kevin Charnas said...

Hey, it was truly fun to meet you and talk with you a bit! We really enjoyed it. We just didn't get to visit long enough.

But now, NOW, we should meet more often. And maybe in the next few months, or early autumn, we can have a blogger party over in wine country. Whaddya think?

Heather B. said...

Suddenly, I cannot wait to see you and the stapler. And I'm loving the hair. If I'm ever in Southern California, you'll be the first person I'll call. But for now, it's all East Coast, baby. Glad you had fun.

Anonymous said...

I need to live in a cooler city. I don't think anybody else in this town blogs. Blogger meetups? Yeah right. I'm a little jealous, this looks fun.

Anonymous said...

That rocks. How awesome that you can have get togethers with so many bloggers. If we tried to do that in southwest Florida, it would be me, and maybe three other people who would have to travel at least an hour or two.
Looks like fun! AND, I'm still honored to be the very first person to have their picture taken with the stapler :o)

anthony said...

here's another for the collection. that red stapler is a drunk...

It was way nice to meet you, and your stapler.

Whit said...

I can't believe I never got around to the "adult" pics Anthony and I had planned for the stapler.

Oh well, next time.

wayabetty said...

That's so cool you got to meet all these great bloggers! Glad you had a good time!

ByJane said...

hey, what happened to my comment??? it was right after super des or maybe major bedhead...or--

and I said--yes, the promise is good for Chicago, me and your little red guy.

Anonymous said...

Dude. DUDE. so sad I was not invited.

I may go cry now.

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