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Posts Tagged ‘blogger bash’

I survived the Blogger/Twitter/Zomby Bash/Fest

Posted by Richard on April 9, 2016

Eight of us (IIRC) spent an enjoyable four hours or so at the Pint Room in Littleton this afternoon sampling some of the 175 or so beers on tap, learning the details of why zombyboy is moving to Florida and when it might happen, and conversing about a wide variety of topics from Trump (“how the eff did this happen?”) to the firing of various projectiles from a compressed-air cannon.

We also enjoyed the Pint Room’s burgers and some appetizers; the food is quite good, slightly upscale pub fare. Oh, and there were some shots. Holding the bash/fest in mid-afternoon proved to be a good plan. It was much quieter than such places are on a weekend evening, so we could mostly hear and be heard. And I managed to get home before dark, not much worse for the wear.

On my way out, two different young women (one outside in her car) complimented me on my t-shirt:

ATLAS
SHRUGGED
NOW, NON-FICTION

Who knew you could attract the attention of pretty young women by wearing an Atlas Shrugged t-shirt?

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BloggerBash … or TwitterFest … or ZombyBash … or something

Posted by Richard on April 4, 2016

Zombyboy (@zombyboy) has threatened to leave Colorado for Florida in the not-too-distant future. He doesn’t seem to understand that life’s a mountain, not a beach. Anyway, a few of us decided we should get together for a blogger/tweeter bash/fest before he leaves. Heck, it’s been forever since the last one (over three years, IIRC).

If you’re a Colorado blogger/tweeter or follow Colorado bloggers/tweeters, you’re welcome to join in the fun. Which will consist of food, beer, distilled spirits (either zombyboy or I, or both, will probably buy shots), humor, political snark and rants, gun talk, good reads, …

Where: Pint Room, 2620 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton (we’ll be in the back or on the patio)

When: Saturday, April 9, 3 PM

Yeah, we’re doing the afternoon thing, so plan for a very late lunch or early supper. What I call “lupper.” It’ll be much quieter than Saturday night, so we can carry on conversations without getting hoarse. Plus, some of us aren’t getting any younger.

If you’re coming, leave a comment or email me (address under my picture).

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I survived another Blogger Bash

Posted by Richard on November 10, 2012

Jeez, we’re getting old. It’s barely past 10:30 and I’m home already. The Blogger Bashes of old went five hours or more. All we could manage was three and a half. Of course, the Blogger Bashes of old had 12, 15, or more participants. Some of them female. Ah, the good old days…

There were only five of us (all male), but we managed to have a good time. Billll drove Jed and me, so there was no trudging through the snow and cold to the light rail station. That was nice.

Falling Rock has an awesome selection of beers on tap, and I tried a fair number of them. We postmortemed the election — mostly me ranting about all the things Republicans did wrong. We talked guns a lot — there was general agreement that CZ makes some really fine pistols, and some nice rifles too. And we talked sci-fi and other books we’d read. Quite enjoyable.

If you weren’t there, too bad you missed it. BTW, we probably talked about you. 🙂

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Time for the third Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash of 2012 …

Posted by Richard on November 8, 2012

[…Bumped to the top…]

… which I’ve cleverly dubbed RMBB 2012.3 (thus rejecting Jed’s attempts to give it a strange number like pi*2). Festivities commence at 7PM on Saturday, November 10, at the Falling Rock Tap House, 1919 Blake Street, Denver.

If you’re a blogger, a friend of a blogger, a blogging groupie, or just someone who enjoys adult beverages and clever conversations, be there. And drop a note in the comments to RSVP.

I might even be persuaded to buy shots.

 

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I survived another blogger bash

Posted by Richard on July 22, 2012

For the benefit of those who may care, I’ve arrived safely at home after tonight’s Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash, and it’s not even 1 AM. There were about a dozen of us, and a grand time was had by all. AFAIK, no arrests, no illness, and no untoward incidents.

If you’re a blogger in the Rocky Mountain region and didn’t show up, we probably talked about you (we definitely talked about Stephen, Jeff G., Jerrilyn, Nick, and some others I don’t recall in my current inebriated state). You might want to show up next time to defend your honor (such as it is). 🙂

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Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash tonight

Posted by Richard on July 21, 2012

Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash sqrt(e) is tonight at 7 PM.

Where: The Old Mill Brewery, 5798 South Rapp Street, Littleton, CO (nice place, good food, good beer, private room, convenient to light rail)

We’ve got the “birthday room.” It’s not too late to RSVP at this Zombyboy post. Or you could just show up. And maybe buy a round of shots?

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I survived another blogger bash

Posted by Richard on January 28, 2012

Home before midnight, safe and sound. And surprisingly sober. But it was fun, except for one thing. If you live in the Denver metro area, I have some advice for you: don’t go to Merle’s on a Saturday night around 6:30 or 7. Unless you enjoy standing around for an hour waiting for your table.

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Short notice: Blogger Bash next Saturday

Posted by Richard on January 24, 2012

Billll is feeling the need for another Blogger Bash. He’s quit bothering with the increasingly arcane numbering, so I’m christening it Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash 2012.1. It will commence about 6:30 (at least, that’s when Billll promises to arrive) at Merle’s (unless he changes his mind again) in downtown Littleton. It’s only a few blocks from the Littleton/Downtown light rail station, for those of you (like me) looking for a risk-free (you know what I mean) transportation alternative.

Bloggers, friends or fans of bloggers, blogger wannabes, and blogger groupies are all invited. Clever conversations, witty repartee, unbridled silliness, and a good time are virtually guaranteed. Especially if Stephen Green shows up and buys shots. 🙂

Check the comments at Billll’s post for any late updates and add your own RSVP if you’re coming.

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I survived Blogger Bash 4.30.11 …

Posted by Richard on May 1, 2011

… and it was way too easy. Home well before midnight, which is atypical for blogger bashes.

I blame zombyboy for not being there to buy shots (or encourage others to buy shots). And Vodkapundit for not lending his considerable prestige (and ability to attract the ladies).

Nonetheless, we had a good time and lots of good conversation. Even though a bit too much of it revolved around Billll's nefarious deeds involving home-made weapons and squirrels. Like the last time, the food and beer at the Old Mill Brewery and Grill were excellent.

Despite an iffy weather forecast, I took light rail to and from the event (Old Mill is 3 blocks from the Littleton light rail station, and the Broadway station is 1/2 mile from my house).

It's getting cold in Denver tonight — in the 30s as I came home, with a forecast low of 24° F. (just shy of the record). So the walk was bracing. By the time I arrived back home, I was so damn sober I immediately opened a beer. Prost! And happy weekend, all!

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Time for another Blogger Bash

Posted by Richard on April 25, 2011

It's been a while, so Billll has scheduled a Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash for next Saturday, April 30, at the Old Mill Brewery & Grill in Littleton, CO. It's a great venue, with quite good beers and excellent food. We'll have the "birthday room," a private area at the back, to ourselves. Festivities commence about 7 PM.

If you're a blogger, a friend or fan of a blogger, a blogger wannabe, or a blogger groupie, you're invited. Clever conversations, witty repartee, unbridled silliness, and a good time are guaranteed. 

Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash, April 30

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I survived Blogger Fest 2010-02-06

Posted by Richard on February 7, 2010

Or was it Blogger Fest 0x0000000000000001? I'm not clear about the numbering. Honestly, right now I'm not clear about anything. Except that I left before midnight (and wasn't the last to leave this time) and arrived home safely about half past.

Billll did a good job of choosing a location. The Old Mill Brewery has excellent food and decent house-brewed beer, and we ended up having a back room to ourselves (about 20 of us). It was a fine evening. If you ever go there, I heartily recommend the Penne Gorgonzola, Off Colfax thought the prime rib was excellent, and the burgers got thumbs up from everyone who tried them. 

Thanks to the staff at the Old Mill Brewery for showing us a great time!

Now I hear a pillow calling my name…

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Blogger fest reminder

Posted by Richard on February 5, 2010

Rocky Mtn. Blogger Fest Feb. 6If you're in the Denver area, don't forget that the Rocky Mountain Blogger Fest is taking place Saturday evening (more info here). So you might want to give your liver a rest tonight to get it in shape.

OTOH, some people would argue that the best way to get your liver in shape for the event is by giving it a good workout. Pump it up! 🙂

Whichever strategy you follow, I hope to see you there tomorrow night!

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Blogger fest

Posted by Richard on February 1, 2010

Rocky Mtn. Blogger Fest Feb. 6It's not a Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash (RMBB), it's a Rocky Mountain Blogger Fest (RMBF). I have no clue what the difference is. Ask Billll, it's his idea. Apparently, he's been checking out bars and pubs all over the metro area for a new location for our irregular drinkfests (the sacrifices some people are willing to make!), and he came across what he promises is a fine spot — the Old Mill Brewery (click for map) in downtown Littleton:

If you include Steve Green in the numbers, it's centrally located, and isn't that hard to get to in any case. It's 2 blocks off Sante Fe if you're driving, and 3 blocks from the Littleton light rail station if you're a public transit fan. They also have lots of free parking.

I've been there. The food is good, the beer is good, and they have an area toward the back where birthday parties, Blogger Fests and the like are held. They have areas scattered about that can accommodate groups from 12 to 30, and if we get the back area, they'll even turn the TV off. Or on if there's something momentous going on.

Sounds great. I can stumble 3 blocks back to the train station and then (assuming I remember to get off at Broadway) stagger less than half a mile home. It's not that I'm a huge public transit fan — I'm a fan of avoiding DUI arrest. And I'm not known for exercising self-discipline and restraint at these events. 

All the details are in the graphic on the right (courtesy of Jed), but here they are again: Old Mill Brewery, 5798 S. Rapp St., Littleton, CO, on Saturday, February 6, at 7 PM. I'll be there. Billll and Jed will be there. Mr. Lady will be there (and she promised to wear a short skirt). I'm betting that Darren, Off Colfax, and David will make their way there, and Vodkapundit will show up just to add some class to the event. Who knows who else.

If you're a blogger, former blogger, wannabe blogger, blogger groupie, or just a fan of intelligent conversation combined with prodigious quantities of adult beverages (thus making it less intelligent as the night progresses), join us!

Hey, since it's a Fest, not a Bash, does that mean we start a new numbering scheme? Can we come up with one that's remotely sane this time? 

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Blogger bash this Friday

Posted by Richard on July 16, 2009

It's not a Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash (RMBB), it's a Rapid Fire Blogger Bash (RFBB). It's just two days away. And it features a prominent Left Coast blogger. Stephen Green made the announcement (via email) earlier today:

Sorry for the late notice, but Ed Driscoll is coming in from San Jose, and I think we owe him a good old fashioned Blogger Bash.  Just like the ones they used to throw in Olden Tymes of Yore.


This Friday night.  Sevenish.  Wynkoop Brew Pub.

Bring your friends.  Bring your neighbors.  Bring a backup liver.
 
I think I lost my backup liver in February at RMBB MMIX.1, but I'll just take my chances and show up anyway. If you're in the area, drop by the Wynkoop Friday night!

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Time for another Blogger Bash

Posted by Richard on February 2, 2009

Colorado bloggers and blogger groupies, you have just enough time to order your Silymarin and Anti-Alcohol Antioxidants. Use 3rd-day air or faster so you get them by the weekend.

Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash MMIX.1 will commence at 7 PM Saturday, Feb. 7, upstairs at the Wynkoop Brewing Company, located at 1634 18th Street, just a block from the Union Station light-rail terminal.

If you'll be there, let Zombyboy know in the announcement comments. Just don't expect any reward for doing so — as he noted, "there won’t be free booze or food this time around because who the hell wants to sponsor a bunch of drunken bloggers in this economy?"

I'm just tickled pink that I actually understand the numbering for this one.

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