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Friday, June 18, 2010

Bloggy Get Together?

So, remember awhile back when I thought, "Hey, doing a Minnesota/Wisconsin bloggy get together would be lots of fun" and then I kind of dropped the ball?

Well, the reason I dropped the ball was because of all the money stuff. Which was a bummer because I was really excited about meeting some of my favorite bloggers and making new friends.

The other day I was talking with a friend about the Como Zoo and how neither of us had been there in YEARS and how fun it would be to spend the day there. Not to mention it's ridiculously inexpensive. Which got me to thinking.

Wouldn't it be fun to do a Minnesota/Wisconsin bloggy get together at Como Zoo? Possibly sometime in July?

If you're in the area, or plan on being in the area sometime in July, please email me and let me know! I think it could be lots of fun!

On top of wanting to plan a get together I have a decent weekend lined up. Today I am "on call" for work, which pretty much means get pretty and hope I have to go in (because honestly, it takes a while to perfect my hair and makeup - what a waste if I do it for nothing) so there's that. Saturday we're heading to the in-laws for an early Father's Day. We'll be spending it on the lake and, I'm sure, grilling out. Sunday I am on call AGAIN and getting math homework done. So at least Saturday should be fun!

Anyone else have anything fun planned for the weekend? Or have you ever worked a job where you've had to be on call?


38 wonderful thoughts:


A day at the lake sounds so great, hope it's relaxing for you. I've never had to be on call...that would cramp my style...the last minute thing would throw me!

Emily Jane

Awww, I wish I were closer, I'd love to come to a meetup! :)


animals who scratch themselves--teehee. that's funny stuff!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

Sounds like fun!! have a great weekend sweetie xoxo

Smart Ass Sara

I would do this!! We're probably going to be there in August at some point as we are every year for Matt's family reunion that I avoid all costs even if it means staring at the giraffe licking the wall for an hour. Trust me- I try to avoid the picnic area at all costs.


I like your idea of a blogger get together! How fun to meet everyone.

My daughter has her dance recital on Saturday, so that is my big weekend plan. Nothing like a bunch of 5 year olds dancing on stage. It is about the cutest thing you've ever seen!!


Darn it!!! I need to invent teleportation. Like right now.

Crazy Shenanigans

Boo! I wish I lived up that way, if I did, I'd be down for the get together!

I've had on call shifts before and they are no fun at all!

Life of a Doctor's Wife

Hope you don't get called in (despite the hair and makeup) and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

We have nothing special planned, but my husband is off of work tomorrow, so I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with him!


What a great idea! I love the zoo! Too bad I am on the west coast :( My weekend plans are to sleep in celebrate my BFFs Graduation and maybe a BBQ. Have a great one! :)


If I was in the MIN/WI area I would totally be up for a blogger meet-up...I LOVE the Como Zoo! I hope this works out and you have a wonderful meet-up! :-)

Chic 'n Cheap Living

The zoo sounds like so much fun!

We have a good weekend planned - we'll see friends (actually helping them with their wedding slideshow), get massages, and hopefully see a movie!


Oh have a great weekend! Sounds like fun!!! I'm headed to the beach. Can't wait :)



hmm don't think i'll be in the area:(
Being on call sounds rubbish, do you get paid?
I'm off to a good pal's 40Th a marquee, live music, Pimms & a Choc bar! (have noooo idea what a choc bar is but sounds cool!) Taking the bedroom with us (The Reo!) Can't wait.
Did you ever get your parcel yet? not sure how long air mail takes.... XX

Silver Strands

Dang! wish I lived closer. That sounds like a total blast.


If I lived anywhere near there, I would totally meet up with you at the zoo (even if there are animals whose odour would make me gag!)

Happy Weekend- make the very most of your Saturday off!

I was a teacher-on-call for years. The way to make sure you get called is to make other plans! As soon as I'd confirmed plans to go out for lunch with a girlfriend, the phone would ring!

Kelly and Sara

That sounds awesome. I live in the cities so let me know what date!


Honey, I'm about 10 miles from Como zoo! Count me in!!


If you find a bunch of people who live up in the Cities, will you let us know via email? How fun would it be for us all to get together sometime this summer?

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

How fun! I was supposed to go to a Boston blog meet up last night and I fell asleep after work and woke up too late!!! damn allergies...

Happy weekend!


Ahhh last time I was at Como Zoo, I think I was like 7 years old! It's probably about time I get back up there huh? ;) Let me know what wknd you're thinking about and I'll see if I'm free!

Sounds like you have a great wknd planned!


That sign is hilarious!

Cafe Fashionista

Ah, a bloggy meetup at the Zoo sounds phenomenal! If I were closer I would be there in a heartbeat! :)


I wish I lived closer!


Boo! I wish I lived closer.

Nothing exciting on my agenda for this weekend, other than helping out at our local Juneteenth festival for my summer class.

The Non-Student

I'll be sanding and painting furniture if I can get around to buying the products I need. :-P


Awe I wish I could meet up with you all in July! I might be in Wisconsin in August/September, I'll keep you posted!

Diana Mieczan

Ohhh I wish I lived closer:(
I am on a call all the time:) So I know how it feels...Have a wonderful weekend darling and that is a fantastic idea:)


Bloggy meetups are such fun! I haven't had many, hoping I get to go to lots more, maybe even BlogHer someday!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

In fact, we're not doing much because my hubs is on call this weekend. we plan to have family dinner sunday night, but otherwise nothing formal. i just hope he likes his present (a Wii---he's wanted one for years and i refused....told him NEVER. so he should be surprised)!

Teenage Bride

I hope your weekend turns out well. I was out on a boat for an office function today and I am so sunburned, so instead of poolside reading tomorrow I will be enjoying my books indoors!

Destined For Now

Oh I hated the on call not cool. I'm jealous of blogger meetups. I want to go to one. You should totally make yours work.

S and O

Ah poo, I'm in Cali so no meet up for me :( but it does sound like a great idea, getting to meet other bloggers in person :) I hope that works out!

So signs for the different animals are hilarious!


emma wallace

Aww! That sounds like so much fun! I really wish I knew of other bloggers in my Disney World area!

The Only Girl

I would LOVE to meet some fellow Bloggers, but I'm stuck up here in Canada. Dang! All the fun stuff happens in the States.

(PS - you have such a pretty blog. Really nice template and layout)


I just laughed when I saw the picture! I love all those arrow and signs. Totally know what you mean about dressing all cute for a day and not wanting to waste it.

In reply: I wish I could relive most those days, too!

Audrey Allure

I hate being on call because I rather just go into work too, especially if I had to get ready lol. Have an amazing weekend!


Wish I was closer too, sounds like fun! I hope you are able to get together with some fantastic bloggy gals.


just emailed ya about the bloggy get together! Hope you had a great weekend!!