December 4, 2008

You Should Really Come To This Especially If You Want To Hang Out With Some Really Cool Ladies

Um, yeah. Sorry for the psyche. I know I promised I wouldn't be posting this month, but sometimes a girl's got obligations she just must fulfill. However, this isn't one of them. This is an obligation I'm both honored and excited to fulfill.

Today I am simulposting (is that a even a word?) with my good friends Heather at Riding the Short Bus, DeeMarie (The Dancing Cookie herself) over at My Life in a Nutshell and Mary Anne, a.k.a. The Stiletto Mom about an exciting event.

Picture this, it's the last week in July, you're sitting home with nothing to do. You're thinking how awesome it would be to fly, drive or hitch your way to the Rockies and meet up, face to face, with some of your favorite blogging friends. Also, you are a woman. Sorry, fellas, this invitation is for those with indoor plumbing only.

So anyway, you and your uterus are now in the majestic Rocky Mountains, and you're staying at the infamous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the very site that was the inspiration for The Shining. You know, the film where Jack goes all crazy and wields an axe at his wife through a bathroom door? Yeah, we all thought like that sounded like a fun time.

Now, I can't promise you Jack Nicholson with an axe or Shelley Duval screaming while running around like fool in a snow maze, but what I can promise you is, a weekend of fun, food, spirits and me running around like a fool in a snow maze. I'm from the Rockies so, of course, I'm desensitized to the cold temperatures.

Here's the deets:

When: July 24th-26th, 2009
Where: Estes Park, Colorado at the Historic Stanley Hotel (again, please no axes)
Why: Because I have a bet with several of my blogging buddies that a few of you are just really middle-aged men who are hiding behind a photo of a woman they lifted off of Flikr just to befriend unsuspecting female bloggers. Please come, I've got a lot of money riding on this.
What: I thought I explained that already.
How: This question doesn't even make sense.

Confused? I thought so. Basically, the four of us ladies (I can confirm that we are all, in fact, female) would like to invite our other female blogging friends to gather with us in the mountains this summer to finally meet each other in person, squeal really loud, make trips to the restroom in large groups and pillow fight at night. (Isn't that what the men assume we'll be doing?)

Rest assured, if you make the right decision and attend this yet-to-be-named event, there will be no one barging through a door with an axe like Jack did in The Shining. Stiletto Mom claims she can do it much more efficiently with her 4 inch heels in hand.

For a more comprehensive, and certainly easier to understand explanation of what's going down in July, be sure to visit Riding the Short Bus, My Life in a Nutshell and The Stiletto Mom. More information will be available in the months to come!!

P.S.: In the spirit of fairness, you don't actually have to have a uterus or even a working uterus to attend. You must, however, be able to prove that you had one at one time.

P.P.S.: And by "had one at one time" means that it was actually in your body. I don't care to hear about any underground organ trading ring you were once involved in.


55 comments:

The Stiletto Mom said...

FIRST!!!!

The Stiletto Mom said...

Oh hell yes....My life is NOW COMPLETE. I will admit to cheating here but I don't care!

FIRSTFIRSTFIRSTFIRST!!!!

And Second? Now I'll go read....but I already know what it says. :)

blissfully caffeinated said...

I'm so there dudes! Now I'll go over to DeeMarie and complete the simulcast commenting.

blissfully caffeinated said...

P.S. Third! But technically Second. And Fourth,

blissfully caffeinated said...

And fifth. Why not?

The Stiletto Mom said...

jen, i'd like to point out that your definition surrounding uterus leaves us open for pregnant man to attend. just sayin'.

DeeMarie said...

I know what it's about but I haven't read yet... back in a second... had to beat SK.

DeeMarie said...

I just got Chinese for lunch. My fortune cookie? "An enjoyable vacation is awaiting you near the mountains." I'm not kidding.
Is that a sign or what?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?

Tuesday Girl said...

ooooohhh! I want to go! Me! Yay!
You really had me at teh shining hotel. really.

Let me see if I can work this out with the man!
Now. Who wants to be my roomie?

Sprite's Keeper said...

DEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I gotta blog hop, then I gotta pee (anyone wanna come?) and then I gotta ask John. This sounds like a blast!

Cameron said...

Oh yeah....well...well...us men are gonna have a cool trip of our own, and you stinky girls aren't invited either. We're gonna camp out in the wilderness and kill animals of varied sizes and talk about our sexual conquests and the touchdowns we scored in high school football and how we once jumped a car over a hill at 120mph (that's 193 KPH for our friends to the north). So there, we didn't want to go to your fluffy party anyways. :(

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I've always thought it would be fun to organize something like that. If the other ladies are as funny as you are, it should be a hoot! I get creeped out just thinking about that hotel, but man would it be cool to go there!

Casey said...

Sounds awesome. And scary. Like I said in email, I'm not sure I want you guys seeing what a freak I am IRL. I pinged the idea to Jamie and he said GO! We'll see...

Mama Dawg said...

I'm so jealous.

Also, I've totally been to that hotel! Back when I was 16! And I was so impressed that it was THE HOTEL from THE SHINING. The single most scariest movie EVER!

Tracy Lynn said...

I would like to come, but I think I'm washing my hair then.

And also, I was desolate at the idea that you'd be gone. Just sayin'.

HeatherPride said...

Do you think Cookie made that up about the fortune cookie?? I'm raising my eyebrows.

Also, I hope I'm not the only one hoping the pregnant man is going to show up!!

Can't wait!!

Cape Cod Gal said...

That sounds like an awesome idea. I was actually thinking about doing something like that here on the Cape in the spring.

I'll pencil ya in, discuss it with Big K and make an appointment to get my uterus photographed.

Rebekah said...

SQUEEEE!

Can I bring someone small with a uterus who may not (oh, face it, will almost certainly not) be weaned?

I'm hyperventilating! (In my head, my body is calmly typing at work). A vacation to Colorado! SQUEEEEEE!

Pamela said...

Sounds like fun! If I came I'd have to bring the wee bairn, because he'll still be young enough to be on the tit and I'll be takin' him ever-whar.

Michele said...

I so want to be there. I'll check the schedule, the money tree out back, and the altitude at the hotel. You don't want me showing up if it's over 9000 feet. Trust me on this.

Krystal said...

Ugh! i hate this!! it should be in Sunny South florida instead, you know, save me the air fare!

Captain Dumbass said...

Can I send Supreme Leader as Ambassador Dumbass? Bwah ha ha haaa!

Chris Wood said...

I volunteer to do my impression of Jack in The Shining.

Come on, it'll be fun!

mommypie said...

DUDE! When I lived in Denver, once a year, I'd treat myself to a night at the Stanley, ALL by myself. I LOVE the spooky stuff -- it was AWESOME. And CREEPY.

The room Stephen King stayed in was always booked though. Boo.

I still go back to Denver to visit family at least once a year. There's a HYUGE chance I could actually swing this one!! Woo hoo!

Mc Allen said...

Yesss, I would love to.. I'm going to tell the ladies on my blog. what a great idea!!! ;) LA

Jenni said...

I will go if Casey goes. And if my credit cards are not all maxed out. And if Steenky is making shirts.

Middle Aged Woman said...

I'm up for a Steenky shirt, too. If the finances will allow, I'd like to come, too.

beth said...

Of course it will be hard to leave Arizona and the 110 degree weather in July, but sometimes you just have to make sacrifices. I would love to come (in a uterus sort of way...I am not a guy in cognito).

ChurchPunkMom said...

iwannago iwannago iwannago iwannago!!!

Heather said...

Wow....I'm like number 30 :(
This will be easy as pie for me to attend...it's only like 45 minutes away!!! Hee! :)

Anndi said...

CDA seriously wants us to have access to SL?

I am all SQUEEEEEEEEEE at the thought of putting Steenky's hand in warm water when she falls asleep.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

I would absolutely love to come, but unfortunately there are two reasons I probably can't:

1. I might be going to Blogher and I only got one trip away from my children per year.

2. That place scares the shit out of me and I seriously would not be able to walk the halls without hearing that little kid yelling "REDRUM" at me at the top of his lungs...

But it sounds awesome and I wish I could be there! Have a drink (or 15) for me please!

April said...

how fantastically fun. wow. fantastically is actually a word. awesome. wish i could make it, but i'm going to be sick :-/ ok, not really, but we can't afford it now. if i win the lotto though, i am So Totally In.

Jenni Jiggety said...

How COOL is that??? A Bloggy Girl Par-tay!!! I would looooove to go!

Cameron said...

Thanks for the 'blow me'.

:)

Susan said...

This is all making me very homesick. The Rockies are very far from Cape Cod.

Sherendipity said...

Bitches. You're going to make me choose between bloGher and you guys?
How much do you suck???

Chris O said...

Uh, The Shining with Jack was filmed at Mt Hood Timberline Lodge in Oregon, at least the exteriors were. The book was inspired by the Stanley Hotel and the mini series was filmed at the Stanley Hotel. And the mini series was not Kubrick, far far from the masterpiece with Nicholson.

Just wanted to clarify that because I visited Timberline Lodge in the winter just to experience it myself. I really really really liked the Kubrick version.

Sounds like a fun time. I'll have to live vicariously thru you.

Bee said...

Oh man I'd love to go but I'm allergic to ice! And I think my plumbing is now outdoors... :o( so sad.

Seriously Mama said...

Now do I skip Chicago and head to the Mountains insead????

Shan said...

I see just how much you missed me. But seriously, if you wanted to hang out you could have just said so. You didnt have to make such elaborate plans to make everyone come within 40 miles of me. But i am flattered. And soooo there. Hubs and I actually have a romantic weekend in the works for sometime soon up there in Estes. Word to the wary, if you are deeraphobic, dont go. They are everywhere, and tame. Well tame in a not scared of humans way. So anyschway, I am just going to continue to feel that this was meant to be, cause stalking you from a far just isnt as fun, lol.

blissfully caffeinated said...

Mary Anne, as you know that pregnant man is really just a woman with a beard. So she could come if she wanted to.

goodfather said...

Curse my external (outdoor?) plumbing! Sigh. I'm gonna be so sad to miss this: the location, the constant squeees, the wine... well, OK, I would miss out on the wine, but still. You guys are gonna have a rockin' time!

Carolyn...Online said...

I'm so curious to know why you picked that weekend. Going head to head Blogher thing I mean. A rumble in the jungle? Or the mountains? The counterBlogher? You're just a mavrick aren't you.

Miss Grace said...

I'm kinda sorta thinking that I'm using that weekend to go to BlogHer '09. What's the deal yo? That weekend's already reserved for meeting blogging girlfriends with indoor plumbing. Now I feel conflicted!

gingela5 said...

Oh I've been trying to convince my husband to go to the Stanley! I should conveniently convince him to go these dates!

Vodka Mom said...

First of all, my uterus was removed two summers ago, along with ANYTHING that wasn't nailed down. So, I fail on the first requirement. (Unfortunately, all that shit didn't weigh as much as I'd hoped...)
Second, I am a POOR TEACHER with a laid off husband, who I'm about to put out of his misery.

However, except for those two items, I'd LOVE to come.

Tricia said...

Uterus, yup, still got one. I'm in!

Pamela said...

Oh, VodkaMom, if you put him out of his misery and nobody knew, wouldn't you get enough life insurance money to at least buy a ticket out there? I'm just saying.

Sammanthia said...

Um, you didn't read my post about The Shining, did you? Or you did, and you thought by having this little get together in the Shining Hotel (because that's what I call it in my mind) you thought I wouldn't come? Is this a conspiracy?
I'm in... unless it's a conspiracy, and if that's the case then disregard my prior "I'm in" statement and I'll just go hang out at Walmart instead.

anymommy said...

I can't even go and I still want to comment because you crack me up! Fun.

Kelly said...

Jen, You absolutely rule my world. You told me about this before and now I totally want to go. But can't. I'm so not in that bloggy group of yours and I'm pretty sure that my 'rents will freak out about me visiting women I don't know states away(especially since I won't be 18 until August). Maybe I'll pull a McCauley Culkin... nah I love 'em too much. Plus, they're not stealing my money or wearing odd garments in public. :P


Have fun bloggy women!
Kelly

jen said...

husband didn't say no.
that means yes.

except i really am putting out the plea to have someone sleep near me.
i am scared to death of scary things. except for deer. whoever commented on the deer. i'm not scared of deer.

Cat said...

Man! I knew I shouldn't have spent all my savings on cocaine and Itunes downloads!

Connie Weiss said...

I grew up in Colorado and Estes Park is one of my favorite places on earth!!

I wish I had known about this sooner. I just gave up my 3rd born kid to attend BlogHer 09.