March 31, 2008 13 Comments
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.
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!”
The 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: