April 11, 2007

blown eyes crying in the rain

Hey, howdy, hey!
With the Texas blodge meet a mere three weeks away, I have decided to start a new regular feature here for the month of April only. Are you paying attention? Well, righty-o there pardner, on with the show.

Actually, I admit, I don't have the kind of stick-to-it-ness it would take to have a regular feature. But I'm not blind, I see it's all the rage out there. I was just trying to grab a piece for me and mine, and then I realized, hey I'm already full. This is not really going to happen.

If I did have a time for a regular feature, I think it would be a beginner's manual for attending your first blown eyed blodge meet. I wouldn't call myself a veteren, by any stretch of the imagination, but I've been to four big blodge meets and I've learned a thing or two. Things that I could share in the interest of simply improving the world, at least our little blown-eyed lot.

Sacrifice: Ask not what the blown eyeds will do for you, ask yourself what you are willing to give up, possibly for good. Of course I'm talking about the ultimate kharmic bitchslapping that always accompanies these events and especially that one lucky one that ALWAYS bears the brunt of it. That's what you get for bringing the blown eyeds right into your real life world.

The way I tally things, the official tribe of blown-eyeds, counting all dependents, have cost Acidman his life, quite a few of us a wife (some only briefly, some for good), Dash & Christina a home, all of us the city of New Orleans, and most recently cost Walrilla his foot. The "lite" drama instances would be far to numerous to name in a blodge post, but don't play with this fire unless you are already pretty callous already. Hear me, kids?

Great, I ran out of time. I will have to finish later. Any suggestions from the seasoned among you. There are quite a few new fresh faces coming, so are there any topics y'all think must be covered? Please, shout those out in the comments.

Have a good one!

Posted by shoe at April 11, 2007 05:12 AM | TrackBack

Aw, I can't count that against the meet. The problem started before the meet, and just got progressively worse. Might as well say the cruise to Mexico caused my amputation.

Shucks, y'all are too good a peeps to hold anything like that against ya.


Posted by: Walrilla at April 11, 2007 03:02 PM

Pace yourself! You learned that lesson in Nawlins! Don't try to keep up with Blight! And the most important thing to remember is be nice to the cripple!

Posted by: Denny at April 11, 2007 04:08 PM


with all the upheaval in my life I want to join y'all... why?

Posted by: RSM at April 11, 2007 04:46 PM

Good lord. You got me half a-skeered to come to the blogmeet now. I'll see you there!

Posted by: Jerry at April 11, 2007 07:01 PM

The blogmeet in Austin cost me a Cadillac. Damn thing never did recover from the engine fire.

I'm looking into the possibility of being the first blodger to Ride The Dog (Go Greyhound!) to get to a meet, if this truck transmission thing doesn't resolve itself... That'll cost me my self-respect, and probably my health from the nasssty diseases you can pick up in those rolling bad neighborhoods...

Posted by: El Capitan at April 11, 2007 07:03 PM

El Capitan - And Blight, Shoe, and I (we're gonna go to hell for this) couldn't help but laugh when we found out your car was on fire. We figgered the way we would find the Salt Lick was by looking for your smoke. Blown-Eyes are some mean people.

Posted by: Denny at April 11, 2007 07:21 PM

Yo, Eli Capitansky...I rode Da 'Hound down from Nashville to meet Eric & Elisson....does that count? All it cost me was my ticket and a hangover. Definitely worth it.

Shoeeeeeymama....Blown Eyes Cryin' In the Rain?! Love it! Ohboyohboyohboy, I'm so frickin' giddy about meeting you I might give myself a case of the damn shingles.

[/bouncin' of walls...lovin' Da Cripple & Da 'Rilla]

Posted by: Erica at April 11, 2007 08:16 PM

I don't suppose "break a leg" would be too appropriate right now.

Posted by: Richard at April 11, 2007 08:50 PM

I'd love to come, but can't think of anything I have that's worth losing.

Posted by: Bob at April 11, 2007 10:37 PM

"Georgia wine" and toenails. I shall say no more about it.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at April 12, 2007 01:04 AM

... and dont forget that Helen got hit by a tornado after our second visit... and then halfway burnt to the ground a week after we left last time.....

Posted by: Eric at April 12, 2007 06:41 AM

Nothing bad yet, perhaps I didn't try hard enough? So sad to miss this one. I'll be there next time!

Posted by: oddybobo at April 12, 2007 08:03 AM

Acidman may have given up his life, but at least he got a nice plunger...

Posted by: Elisson at April 12, 2007 10:34 AM

Eric - Helen burned? I didn't know that.

Posted by: Denny at April 12, 2007 11:07 AM

Don't forget - V-man got skullfugged by a monkey in Helen. The horror!

Posted by: Dash at April 13, 2007 09:52 AM

Hey Denny..
what with Walrilla and me both going, you will officially be only one of THREE fine Cripples..

Posted by: Nancy at April 13, 2007 09:14 PM