Blogger Social has been Moved!

bloggersocial-dumfries.jpgBreaking News! It’s late notice, and hopefully no-one will be inconvenienced, but…the upcoming Blogger Social this weekend has had to be moved, to Dumfries, Iowa.

Mayor Bloomberg of NYC has called an emergency meeting of the New York State Ethics committee to investigate the past lifestyle choices of every single legislator in the state and city, and all hotel rooms in the City had to be confiscated in order to accommodate a massive influx of private investigators, panicky public figures, and drooling lawyers.

The Iowa Blogger Cabal (IBC), led by Drew McMillan and Mike Sandstone, graciously suggested that Iowa would be a good central point for hosting the meeting, and on short notice, the Knights Inn of Dumfries had sufficient room for 80+ bloggers. There is a Cracker Barrel and White Castle right nearby on the town strip for dining choices, and just around the corner is a the PineBox derby championship track, for exciting touring possibilities. Chuck’s Rent-a-Wreck has special weekend discounts on compact cars as well.knights.jpg

Just change your flights to connect through Chicago, then on to Council Bluffs, Iowa, then hitchhike or jump a train to Dumfries (warning: trains don’t actually stop there, so you’ll have to jump at that grassy section right near the crossing next to the Sarah Potter elementary school). Dumfries is located in booming Pottawattamie County and is sure to provide a wealth of social and networking opportunities throughout the weekend.

Kristina Curley (KC), one of the Blogger Social organizers, was totally upbeat about the change of venue. “I kept boasting about NYC as the city of lights, the city that never sleeps, and all that jazz, but that was all an act to get people to come here so I wouldn’t have to travel,” KC gushed. “Really, it’s just a filthy, crowded, overpriced hunk of real estate that isn’t worth the few beads and trinkets it was bought with. I was rooting for an Iowa location the whole time, and I am absolutely energized about spending a dynamic weekend dancing the weekend away in Dumfries. Wooo-hooo!”

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verdino-muffin-speedo.jpgThe Mayor of Dumfries, Rita Brisket, is very excited about hosting this event, and expressed particular excitement about meeting, live and in-person, Blogger Social’s top stud muffin, Greg Verdino. ->

For those still determined to do a Sunday afternoon barbecue, the legendary Steve “StickyFigure” Woodruff (picture here – and, hey, you can STILL sign up!) will be renting a BS ’08 LearJet for the quick hop from Dumfries to Northern NJ.

See you there soon…oh, and Happy April 1st!

(OK, really now – you do understand that this is April Fool’s Day, right? You’re really not going to call CK in a panic and change those plane reservations from Australia to the States..no, you’re not…OK, good.)

Here are all those NYC-bound Blogger Socialites:

Tara Anderson
Todd Andrlik
Mike Arauz
David Armano
Matthew Bailey
Ryan Barrett
Cam Beck
Jennifer Berk
Rohit Bhargava
Susan Bird
Toby Bloomberg
Tim Brunelle
Katie Chatfield
Thomas Clifford
Mack Collier
Saul Colt
Luc Debaisieux
Gene DeWitt
Matt Dickman
Paul Dunay
Gianandrea Facchini
Jason Falls
Anna Farmery
Mark Goren
Heather Gorringe
Kristin Gorski
Amanda Gravel
Lewis Green
Vahe Habeshian
Ann Handley
Gavin Heaton
Kris Hoet
Kevin Horne
Sean Howard
Joseph Jaffe
Ryan Karpeles
CK
Chris Kieff
Joe Kutchera
Jennifer Laycock
CeCe Lee
Geoff Livingston
Lori Magno
Valeria Maltoni
Caroline McCarthy
Matthew McDonald
Paul McEnany
Tim McHale
Drew McLellan
Doug Meacham
Virginia Miracle
Scott Monty
Darryl Ohrt
Rita Perea
David Polinchock
Marilyn Pratt
Jane Quigley
Arun Rajagopal
Connie Reece
David Reich
Susan Reynolds
Marianne Richmond
Cathleen Rittereiser
Steve Roesler
John Rosen
Roberta Rosenberg
Mike Sansone
Linda Sherman
Nathan Snell
Paul Soldera
Marshall Sponder
Terry Starbucker
Seni Thomas
Tangerine Toad
Mario Vellandi
Greg Verdino
Neil Vineberg
John Wall
Tamar Weinberg
CB Whittemore
Kaitlyn Wilkins
Steve Woodruff

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13 Responses to Blogger Social has been Moved!

  1. Greg Verdino says:

    Does somebody have too much time on his hands? :-)

  2. Steve, you are baaaad, and definitely have too much free time. Time to build another puddingstone retaining wall…

  3. Mack Collier says:

    “Welcome blogging twits” LMAO! Gotta love the Knights Inn, with free dial-up in the lobby!

  4. Toby says:

    Steve – From the divas .. how does one dress for social night in Dumfries, Iowa?

  5. annhandley says:

    You know, I’ve ALWAYS WANTED to go to Iowa! Excellent. I’m in.

  6. Too funny, especially about the so-called Real NY

  7. April 1 comes only once a year, and when wacko creativity hits the weekend before…well, this is the result. A spoof for my pharma audience goes up on that “other” blog tomorrow morning…

  8. Cam Beck says:

    LOL. Good one. :)

  9. Gavin Heaton says:

    Looking forward to meeting KC! Does she come with a sunshine band? LOL

  10. Hilarious.

    Is there really anythoing out there on the other side of the Hudson River, besides the refineries in Jersey? I guess we;ll soon find out.

  11. KC says:

    Ya know, I did originally vote to hold BS in “Vegas” (in fact, Drew and I both voted for Vegas – not NYC!). So Iowa is indeed closer. OK, I’ll book my trip now because, wow (!), imagine how far our budget would go at Cracker Barrel ;-).

    OK, gotta go hop a train…and then jump off of it at that grassy section next to the school.

    IOWA here I come!

    – KC

  12. Iowa! Isn’t that the state everyone from the coasts always mixes up with Ohio? (four letters, heavy on the vowels, grows a lot of crops…I guess I can understand it…but hey, at least we have a couple of cities!)

    That said, if these parties are going to go until 4am, it WOULD be beneficial to have a few White Castles around… Maybe I can cart in a Crave Case or two as my carryon luggage?

  13. You, my friend, are a twisted sister and a half.

    Can’t wait to see you this weekend! Iowa here I come. Oh wait….I’m already here!

    Drew

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