Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Block Blog Party!

you guys, you rock. i'm sitting at my desk crying over your sweet words of encouragement. can i tell you how much i love that imaginary internet friends want to go drinking with me?

so i say, let's go drinking!

i am totally not kidding at all. a lot of you imaginary people are actually living in the bay area, right? you certainly are in my world, anyway. and you also seem to enjoy getting your drink on (in my world AND yours, if i'm to believe all your comments.).

and ALSO a lot of you keep insisting you aren't actually imaginary.

so i'm calling you all on it.

Thursday, June 9. Edinburgh Castle. 7 p.m. what say you?

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  1. Will there be a NY leg of the blog party? 3000 miles is a lil far to go on such short notice :)

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  2. What about Seattle? We've got lots of nice bars here, too.

    And Kristy, I think all your faithful readers are still far too busy bashing Amanda and slaying dragons for you to respond to your drinking invitation. Give us a few minutes to get our chain mail off. :)

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  3. awww. i'm also on the east coast and will thus be forced to remain imaginary. i second lindsay's motion for a traveling blog party.

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  4. I am in Sac....that's only 2 hours away....I can take friday off!! :)

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  5. btw~ how are the fish and chips there?? :)

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  6. They have great fish and chips. They even run outside and around the corner to get them!

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  7. i think this is a really bad idea. it is like saying, "stalkers! if you have an imaginary relationship with me, i'll be at edinburgh in 6/9. this will be a great opportunity to follow me home!" bad, bad idea.

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  8. Kristy,
    You are my new idol. I just started a blog without much knowledge of what blogs are supposed to contain. Then I logged on to like 60 different blogs that were neither entertaining nor informative. Weird. Your's seems fun and somehow you've managed to put together an amazing following. Any advice? Here's mine...
    www.playingchicken.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Jenn

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  9. I agree.. what if "Amanda" shows up .. =(

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  10. well if she threw the party on the east coast following her "home" would be impossible...hmm....food for thought

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  11. Aww man, Florida anyone? Oh, and PS:

    You're positively adorable and hilarious. Don't let that f-ing whore beeyatch get you down. I find most blogs pretty uninspired, but I'm making a point to read yours (the only others I read are people I actually know :-)

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  12. 1. I wish I didn't live in Sacramento. I, unlike Sarah, can't take off work.

    2. As far as your safety is concerned, I usually just say "Will you excuse me for a minute?" and slip out the back door. You can borrow this technique if the stalkers get all up in your grill.

    3. If Amanda does show up, you will be able to see that she is probably all of the things you accuse her of. And even if you don't return the attack, you can feel good knowing that she is a loser.

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  13. Well then all you Bay Area readers are going to have to show up to look out for our dear friend K. Sorry, won't be able to make the many, many hours long flight, but if you ever find yourself looking for a watering hole in Toronto, I'll be your guide.

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  14. I'll be there and ready to intimidate and would-be meanies with my angry hornet and tough biker-chick stare.

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  15. Hmmm. Maybe. I'll send myself an email.

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  16. i debated about this, given the potential for stalkers and crazies, but you know -- i have hosted and attended other "publicly" announced events from discussion boards and they were fine.

    i'm also planning on dragging as many of my friends as i can along.

    so what? that's one yes so far?

    :)

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  17. Only if a cappella singing is prominently involved......

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  18. I am thinking all kinds of bad words at miss Amanda and the other snippy anonymouses out there (or is it "anonymice"?). Some of the anonymice are very nice, but Kristy, you might want to start screening your comments or requiring an e-mail address to post them.

    That way little miss snottypants can herself enjoy the warmth of snide comments and flaming from strangers.

    Seriously! What are people THINKING when they feel the need to say something mean to someone who has never done anything to them? For the love of Pete, if you don't like it, go read someone else.

    (As I write this I am having terrible fears that this is an elaborate joke and someone will say, "Oh, didn't you GET it?" I have trouble spotting sarcasm.)

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  19. anne,

    my rule is that it's *not* sarcastic if the 'f' word is involved.

    (by which i mean 'fat' of course.)

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  20. Bring a couple of bouncers, book a table and sign some autographs. You're FAMOUS! Wish I could join you but not quite bay area bound yet. I'll raise a pint in salute on June 9th where ever I am though.

    Cheers!
    Tom

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  21. Awww, I wanna go! If you're ever in LA I'm willing to guide a bar crawl.

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  22. "It's not sarcasm if the "f" word is invovled"

    This reminds me of something my friend Pete told me the other day: When he and his brother were kids they used to get the last word in arguments with their older sister by saying "Lisa, you're fat"...completely irrelevant to the discussion...but guaranteed to make her run off in tears.

    Don't forget, how we feel culturally about fat is just fashion. Being heavy doesn't have any bearing on your value as a person...so why do we women feel like such crap when someone calls us fat?

    It's not even about attractiveness, because now that I'm in my 40s, I can say that there are PLENTY of men who like "junk in the trunk". And here's a well-kept secret, men who like women with BOOTAY are the BEST lovers...

    That's all I'm saying...

    I think Amanda is probably very hungry.

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  23. Oh I want to go for a drink too! It would be so much fun! I live in Nebraska...but I could start driving now...hmmm...at least have a glass for me :)

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  24. Darn... Joining the ranks of those remaining Imaginary Internet Friends. Let us know if you're ever on the east coast. :) -j.

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  25. I can prolly do it!!!! see you there!!!! =) (maybe just IM me and remind me a couple days before.) ;D heeheeeee

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  26. damn! now i wish i had said soemthing more encouraging than "you rock! ignore that shit..." anyone live in oakland/east bay want to car pool?
    kernk@vmcmail.com

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  28. K - rock on! I'll hoist a margarita from my deck in Belmont Shore (Long Beach) in honor of our imaginary friendship.

    I agree with the poster who suggested that Amanda is prolly hungwy.

    :-) Lorrian

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  29. Amanda is a butt ass monkey, if I didn't live in Orange County I would so be getting tipsy at the tipsy-ing affair. Self-centered?! You write about your life, how the hell is that self-centere? Maybe Amanda is sad pants because she knows she will never write as well as you or be as interesting as you. I take offense to what Amanda says and I have never even had a 2 way conversation with you. You don't deserve jackasses randomly sharing their a-hole opinions.. I probably should have posted this in the blog below.. Well have fun with internet friends on the 9th!

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  30. "Welcome to Atlanta where the playas play. Something, something, and the party goes on to 8 in the mornin---"
    I'll be there, I'll mingle, do a little stalking and possibly drink with a beautiful high maintenance, alchol drinking crazy girl (stupid amanda, don't listen to that beeotch)

    BTW you are my number 6 most stalkable celeb ---see my boring blog. Love your blog, except the knitting. Crochet's okay Knitting is wack--tee-hee

    Undr

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  31. Hey--come on out to Colorado...we have plenty of bars and boys. Much fun!

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  32. I'll be there, probably with some knitting

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  33. neat idea! drinking = good. i don't see how *imaginary* internet friends think that they can just get on your case about the drinking! they aren't even REAL!!! kind of like snuffulupagus (sure, okay big bird!)

    i'll try to make the blog party!

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  34. I'll have to join the long-distance toast on the 9th... as much as I'd love to get to SF and drink with ya... or everyone could come to Colorado! (Good point ms. pan)
    K, you could do a little imaginary wedding planning while you're here...

    Cheers!
    rg

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  35. Have an imaginary drink on me!

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  36. I would go, K but I have to be here until 5:30 and since I am old I don't think I can get my ass to SF after work. Come on! Meet in Alameda :--)

    Janis

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  37. >>And here's a well-kept secret, men who like women with BOOTAY are the BEST lovers...

    My .02 on that topic:
    Yes, oh yes, yes, yes!!

    You guys are the best! We should have a SheWalks world tour! (Hitting everyone's fave local bars, of course!)

    Now all I have to do is convice Kristy that my scooter is *not* acary!

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  38. I wanna go drinking with you!! No fair! Come to Seattle and drink with us.
    I have been to busy at work to read your blog until now today, but the Evil Amanda sucks, I love love love you and your blog and if you have an alcohol problem, I must be a raging alcoholic.

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  39. anyone who uses the term "whore beeyatch" is awesome.

    In junior high school I told my mom I had just realized all my friends were really smart, wasn't that strange? And she looked at me strangely and said, "Our friends are just reflections of us; that's why it's so important to chose them carefully. Your friends are smart because *you* are smart." Kristy, your friends are very very cool. And sweet, and supportive to boot. And can correctly use the term "whore beeyatch."

    I found your blog on the Washington, DC craigslist. And now I am an addict.

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  40. I will be flying in the wrong direction that evening, back to where you were before you decided to up and leave for the sunshine people!

    Next time I'm visiting my brother in Oakland, though, I'm calling you out to your favorite knit shop, and we are going to start you and Auntie Purl on some socks!

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  41. Ericha2@comcast.net5:29 PM, May 24, 2005

    Damn! I'll be flying back from Hawaii and won't get in until like 2am.

    *pout*

    I hope the soiree goes well so there can be more in the future. I'll raise a lil' airplane bottle of wine to you all from 30,000 feet!

    Hooray for breezy elegance and lushiness!

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  42. K,

    Yes, I'm a blogstalker. Just yours and Crazy Aunt Perl, though--that's not TOO bad, is it?

    Read you both everyday, and breezy elegance has now entered my vocabulary (on a near daily basis).

    This midwestern unimaginary internet friend raises a glass in your honor. And as for Amanda? What goes around comes around.

    L

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  43. Oops. Purl. I've now revealed that I'm a knitting virgin to the world!

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  44. It sounds great, but I'm in Sacramento so unfortunately I won't be able to make it BUT I will be spending many a weekend in SF starting this fall (cousin is moving to SF for law school and I'll be coming down to visit lots) and would take you up on any future offers.

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  45. If I don't have rehearsal that night, I'll totally be there!

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  46. What about Austin, Texas? K when you come to town you are going to have a "Social". Until then y'all have fun and be careful!

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  47. forget the bay area, come to the Bay STATE!

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  48. Kristy,

    Miss Amanda is a giant poopyhead and please don't let her rain on your glorious "celebration of your fabulousness" parade. I will absolutely be there and I think we should wear our best feather boas to show our solidarity of our sistahood!
    PS>> can I bring my very single, very cute, very funny (male) best friend???

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  49. wow way the hell cool the only problem Kristy os I live isn Sac thats not the problem I go on call for the City of Sac and I vant take off how about anouther day.......

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  50. Well, I guess I'm not the only one in Seattle! Serror, you and I can raise drinks to Kristy at that time.

    HEY! Get the message out all over the world! Kristy can be the subject of the world's largest toast! Does anyone hear the Guinness Book of World Records truck in the driveway?

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  51. PS>> can I bring my very single, very cute, very funny (male) best friend???

    um, does anyone want to guess my answer here?

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  52. Lovinghusband and I want to come! We promise we're not scary stalker people, and oh, by the way, Amanda is a meanie, and that totally sucks, becuz 1: poor your feelings, and 2: I totally used to LOVE the name "Amanda" and now when we "start" the kids, that name is SO no longer an option for me. :(

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  53. Hello there! I, like a million before me, found you via CL's best of. I must say that yours is absolutely the coolest of all blogs I've ever encountered. If I lived anywhere near you, I'd come be an imaginary friend to ahve a martini with you. However, I'm stuck here in the midwest. Have fun!

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  54. Whatever happened to the wedding in Denver? Come see us... *sigh* or I'll just be forced to drink a toast to you from here. The weather is truly lovely right now. Amanda is a sad, sad, sad little asshat. Poor thing was probably choking down her 4th and last saltine of the day and snapped over someone actually having a life.

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  55. It has to be said...that horrible girl (teenaged boy) really puts the "DUH" in Amanda.

    I wish I didn't live in Arizona. I would certainly meet all of you lovely people for a drink!

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  56. oh my goodness, you kick some major ass, kristy. i do indeed live in the bay area (south bay), but get off work late. plus, i think i'd be at a loss for words while meeting lots and lots of fun, sweet, kind, (probably very attractive) internet friends.

    hope it's a blast and that you blog the experience! (pictures are good as well)

    u

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  57. i'll be raising a glass in good old AZ along with candace! ya'll have fun and stay safe!

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  58. Wow, now this is going to be some happpy hour!!! I will be drinking with you, only about a billion light years away in Florida, but still sharing a drink! I won't get too drunk at my happy hour, I will wait for you west coasters to get started!!!

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  59. I'm on the wrong side of the country. Wahhhh!

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  60. wish i could make it 'cuz. if it was zeitgeist, i might have hopped a plane!

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  61. I was just hoping that maybe if I sent a blown-up picture of my head taped to a popsicle stick that someone would be willing to tote it around at the party. I can't get there from Seattle, but I would LOVE to make an appearance!

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  62. That sounds like it will be a blast. Wish I could be there, but I guess I'll just remain imaginarey. I will definately be having a drink up here in Beautiful BC, Canada.

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  63. Waaaahhhhh! I'm too far from CA and all you wine drinkers. But I'll be there in spirit, spilling drinks on people and laughing at all the wrong moments!

    Have a blast and a shot of Das Komet for me!

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  64. Wish I could be there but I live in the midwest. I will be in the Bay area later this year though and would love to get together for a drink then... Y'all have fun, stay safe and drink one down for me. I will toast you here on the 9th. Don't forget to blog about it!

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  65. I'm sure I will be having a drink (just one!!!) on June 9th. I will make a toast to you. I'm in San Fran every 3 weeks - hopefully another blog party will fall on one of those days I'm in town...

    Cheers!

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  66. I'm not up in the city yet! I'll be moving up there for spring 2006 semester at SFSU (god willing I get accepted!) Promise you'll have another soirée in the spring! Have fun and please have some drinks in honor of the imaginary friends who cannot attend!

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  67. Kristy -- I live in SF and I would love to come - Edinburgh Castle is one of my favorites, so I'd be willing to go there anyway just for the sake of having ONE drink (no...really...just one) Let us know a couple days before whether it's still on...

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  68. Any chance we can convince the barkeep to play the MTV Movie Awards, like say, if we flash boobies? (yes I'm a dork, but the MTV Movie Awards are a June tradition for me)

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  69. Count me in Kristy! I think that everyone who cannot make it should send donations in your name to the bar to buy your drinks that night! And if that nasty spirited Amanda (or any scary stalkers) have the nerve to show up, you will have plenty of adoring fans there to protect you and stick up for you!
    I agree with the countless other people who have said tons of "creatively" worded comments regarding this Amanda persons break with reality! You are amazing! I check in each day to see what's new and exciting in the world of Kristy, and I have shared your blog with friends and family who are now equally hooked on you! Amanda is just jealous that you are EVERYTHING she is not (i.e. gorgeous, funny, talented, vivacious, interesting, sincere, sweet, famous and infamous, and amazingly well loved by numerous Imaginary Internet Friends)!

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  70. Kristy, I have been reading your blog for a couple of months and totally wishing I could be your real-life friend instead of an Imaginary Internet Friend. But alas, I live in VA and such a thing could not possible. And until a moment ago, I thought it would be highly improbable even if I DID live in SF. But now this!Ooooh, I'm soo jealous of you SF Bayers! Hmmmm...I wonder if I can find a job in SF and move there by June 9.

    Oh crap. I think I just found out that I am that stalker everyone was worried about.

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  71. K-
    I read your stuff all the time, I have turned my sisters and friends on to your blog. We all love it. I will be there on June 9!

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  72. seriously considering flying down from portland, oregon just to hang...and uh...have just one drink, maybe two or six. cuz you rock! and how cool would it be to hang with all the awesome imaginary internets peeps drinkin' and knittin'??? (or drinkin', cursin' and knittin'...whatever.)

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  73. I can't understand why someone would post such a mean comment.

    If they read your blog and were actually smart enough to understand it (which this person probably isn't) they would know that a lot of what you post is sarcastic.

    And the issue with alcohol....
    duh....
    Anyone who went to college can relate to that!
    You are single and should be doing the things you are doing. Once you are married with kids it all stops (trust me!)

    I'm glad you outed her (da dumb dirty biatch!). Good Luck to you and I will raise a glass from PA on the 9th.

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  74. ahhh. i wish i ws in SFO that week. wait. i don't even drink. it's a pain to be so boring... :(

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  75. I so wish I could be there to meet you and all your other imaginary internet friends but I live a bit too far away :(

    Have a glass of Chardonnay for me, k?!

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  76. ok, k-
    as much as i'd love to join in the festivities, i'll be enroute in a cross-country trip back home to the midwest and will have to pass on the occasion.
    i'd consider making a detour for you to meet my fabulous brother who is flying in from Signapore to make the truck trek w/me but something tells me the fact that he's gay isn't anywhere on your "absolutely has to have/be/know/feel/drink/understand/love" list of potential dating partners, yes?
    on the other hand, i hereby volunteer to be your social secretary in training, i'm certain your fame in cyberspace will only continue to grow and thus a need will arise for someone like me to dot your i's and cross your t's (the letters, that is, what were YOU thinking? *smirk*
    i'll flay a trout in your honor downstream with my own hand-wrought/tied fly and toast good vibes on your behalf.

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  79. hello?...is this thing on? ooops i did something wrong and deleted or sumpin'(twice)...anyway...I'm sooo there! I live in SF too so I'm just a stumble away. Don't worry about the stalkers 'cause between me and the biker chick (somewhere above) we'll take care of you. See you there! N~

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  80. Oh, um, hi.. me again. I just went to biker chicks website. (see angry hornet above) HAAAA! That's great. Ok, well, maybe we won't be THAT intimidating to any potential stalkers but I'll bring my razor scooter and maybe we can atleast keep Amanda at bay.

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  81. I wish I lived closer - but being in rainy dreary Massachusetts doesn't get much further. Know that I'll be wishing I was there.

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  82. DAMN I wish I lived in Cali! SHIT SHIT SHIT!

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  83. I still think all these people are imaginary.

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  84. Sherri, does it stop? Why would it neccessarily stop? It could stop, it aught to stop... being smashed at 22, 25, THIRTY?, is one thing... come 35, 40, 45 ... how cute is it. Sober wild and crazy is where the real fun is. :)

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  85. Hi anonymous.

    Here I am responding to someone else on another person's blog.

    Presumptuous? Probably.
    Still gonna do it? Yeah.

    Going out and having fun is great. There's nothing wrong with it, even if you are totally wasted, as long as you are responsible and don't drink and drive, etc. But it does stop when you have kids (at least if you are a responsible parent).

    That's all I'm saying.

    So Kristy have a blast. Go wild. Drink boxed wine all night if you want and go to work hungover and gorge on cupcakes. You don't have anyone to answer to.....yet!

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  86. This sounds like it would be fun. Sorry, I am a little slow on the response, I am close to SF and could make it. Let me know if it truly is a go and how many people you are expecting. I once did a get together in San Franciosco for 30 internet friends from all over the US and Canada, and we had a blast!

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  87. hi... Kristy, Sherry too... Of course, do what you want to do... and have fun. life's short. Having had to choose between being sober for it - or not being sober for it - has made a difference only for me (and probably my loved ones). It is fun to have fun, doggone it,so enjoy! (life without the drink is really blissful tho.. just for the record.) :)

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  88. It occurs to me that there a number of us out here who a)knit, b)like wine c) see wine and knitting (and chocolate and nice cheese and seeded baguette from Acme and strawberries....) as a natural pairing. I propse, in addition to the gathering at the Edinburgh Castle (which sadly I cannot attend, it was always a favorite of mine when I called SF home - is the parrot still alive?) the formation of "Wine and Needles" clubs around the nation! Silver Oak and Kid Silk! (Ok I admit that wine and needles might not be the best name vis a vis the addiction thing, but better than "Stitch and Bitch", which reeks of years of therapy gone wrong...) Apologies to Deb Stoller.

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  89. I'd love to come, but have to review "Man With the Screaming Brain" for SFist, same time at the Roxy.

    -- jer

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  90. Если кому интересно, лучший способ обезопасить кого-нибудь от слежки - приобрести Подавитель мобильных

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