Thursday, November 19, 2009

Some Times You Are The Windshield

Today I get to be the bug. What Now Dad has stealthily tagged me for a meme, and since I can't come up with anything original or amusing to write on my own He has bad teeth and his wife has confiscated meat from his diet while forcing him to eat tofu tacos I am a good sport, I am going to play along.

The Meme game is played as follows:
The person who is tagged goes to the first photo file on their computer and to the tenth photo in that file. The tagged person post the photo on their blog and tells the story behind it. Then the person tags a few people from the blogs that they read.

I am not nearly organized enough to keep my photos in folders, so I decided to blindly click on the first JPG file I saw and came out with this nugget of pure gold.
Why is this pic of such value as to be be compared with a rock that dwells deep under the dinosaur to family dog fertilized earth?

I knew you would ask that, and that is why I am prepared to tell you that this a rare pic is of me with my eyes open, a full smile and having a good hair day. A rare trifecta. and none other than Vodka Mom!

I had the privilege of meeting this fantastically funny and talented blogger at the BlogHer conference this past July. I knew that she would be attending and I shamelessly hunted through the crowds to spot her more aggressively than a wannabe tween groupie at Jonas Brothers concert. I even had the fabulous Melisa with 1 S, who does not share my affliction of being vertically challenged, use her hawk like vision to help me find this blogging hero of mine, and Melisa came through for me. She found Vodka Mom standing approximately 5 feet away from me at a party on the first night.

So what was I to do besides assault her faster than a teen boy rounding 3rd base and have a friend snap a picture before the poor lady even knew what had happened.

Ahhh, but my stalking and assaulting didn't stop there. Staying at the same hotel for 3 straight nights gave me loads of opportunity to provide cause for Vodka Mom to build a case for a restraining order to see, smile, wave and chat with this lovely and gracious lady.

I even happened to 'run into her' at 6am in the hotel coffee house. She was alone, drinking her morning coffee and working on her laptop. I did not let these facts stop me from sitting down to have a friendly conversation while she was cornered alone. While she was basically my hostage and I talked and had coffee, Vodka Mom stated that she needed an extra bag to lug home some of the weekends souvenirs and I quickly supplied her with one of mine reminiscent of girls throwing their panties to the Beetles on stage.

Stupid me. I got it all backwards. Elvis used to throw his sweaty scarves out to his fans as a keepsake. I just got to excited and erupted faster than Matthew Broderick in Biloxi Blues.

All joking aside, Vodka Mom is a warm, gracious and kind (not to mention funny) lady, who is even more vertically challenged than I, that I like to call, friend.

Oh and by the way, I am tagging

  1. Melisa with 1 S ~ Because she's a sport and takes lots of pics.
  2. NukeDad ~ Because I am convinced that he just forgot the password to get into the dashboard of his blog and this may inspire him to look through the NukeBeagles' droppings to find it. (Consider the gauntlet thrown.)
  3. Tom of being Michael's Daddy ~ Because I know that he will have a good story to go with his picture.

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Loukia said...

This was one awesaome meme! :)

Vodka Mom said...

you are incredible!! Not only are you FUNNY, brilliant, warm and genuine, you made me feel special.

Talking with you was like visiting with an old friend. It was an honor to meet you.


Tara R. said...

Cute snap! Vodka Mom is a sweetheart.

Me said...

That is the funnest game EVER! Do it again with the. . . 39th file!

WeaselMomma said...

@ Loukia & Me ~ I make memes look good.

@ Vodka ~ I am truly glad to have met you and hope to cross paths in the future.

@ Tara ~ Isn't she just a lovely person? I really did enjoy spending time with so many at BlogHer, including you.

Otter Thomas said...

No stories about Vodka? I am disappointed. Also I am again intrigued by the prospects of meeting some fellow bloggers some day.

Melisa with one S said...

You're a freak and I think stalkers are totally creepy.

BWAHAHAHAHA! Just kidding! Stalkers (the safe ones) are very nice people. :)

Thanks for the tag. It's still NaBloPoMoFo and I can use it to fill a day. :)

Joanie M said...

Great photo and great story to go with it!

WeaselMomma said...

@ Otter ~ That is why you will have to join in the fun at the Dad-Blogs convention this coming July.

@ Melisa ~ Spoken like a true expert.

@ Joanie ~ I'm glad you liked it. You Sunday School post yesterday had me howling and I tweeted it all over the place.

Michelle said...

Vodka Mom is great. Since I got to spend time with her, too (thanks to you?). I knew so few people on the way into BlogHer that I didn't know who I was *supposed* to know, but oh my is she sweet!

Now go do your chores so we can have lunch tomorrow :)

NukeDad said...

Good; you haven't gone Hollywood yet. Throwing the Gauntlet? Seriously? YOU CALLIN' ME OUT, WEASEL? Now that you're friends with Greta, you won't remember us little people anymore anyway. Nice knowin' ya. (sniff, sniff)

Heather said...

This is a FABULOUS story, and I was THERE when this picture was taken! I love this photo of you-- you look gorgeous! I don't know Vodka Mom, but I love her because you called me one day, thinking I was her, and we have become quite close because of that snafu. I think I should thank her because of that.

:) xo

Oscar said...

its nice you were able to meet her and your "fan" story was fun!

Tom said...

That's really cool that you got to meet someone so amazing, particularly someone who hails from my own corner of the country. I'm sure she was just as delighted to get to know you.

So... pressure's on. I gotta come up with a picture and a story. I'll get on that as soon as I can. Thanks for the tag!

Wineplz said...

Sounds like some of my BlogHer stalking stories. Of course that would be me stalking blog is not exactly stalkable. :D

BTW, saw your skype video with Greta over at Melisa's site! How exciting!

surprised mom said...

Loved your "fan" story! How funny! You look terrific in the photo!

Dad.. said...

CUTE Pic, and such a nice story. The 10th pic I'd probably run across would most likely be of food. (something I'm probably ashamed of ingesting) LOL!

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