Friday, August 04, 2006

It's Not Even A Hurricane Anymore People....

There's no real post today my dear Stalkees because all of the insurance agencies in Florida are going crazy over what is now a tropical depression. I know they're leary, scarred and jaded, but damn people. If you're that nervous, I hear there's lots of room in Montana. Florida may not be the state for you. Just sayin'.

This was supposed to be a post full of some philosophical shit that almost makes me sound intelligent, but only if you're easily fooled. There was going to be discussions of optimists, pessimists and realists and the differences of each. I am an optimist. T is a pessimist. He claims to be a realist. He must have one harsh reality. We'll have this discussion at a later date.

Basically I am actually real excited about a Meet N' Greet (everyone is invited. Come to Austin. You'll love it.) and it seems to be getting a positive response. So here's the deal for today:

What: First Annual (maybe only, who knows) Texas Knitters Meet N' Greet

When: Saturday, October 14, 2006 (all freaking day, baby!) (Saturday sounded good in case you wanted to grab a hotel room for the night if the drive is long.)

Where: Austin. Some restaurant. Probably Mexican food since everyone seems to like it and P-La and I have a queso fetish.

Who: Well, everyone. Whoever reads this and wants to go. Whoever you want to invite along. Since when did we become elitists? The more the merrier. This is all about meeting other Texas (or wherever) Knitters/Crocheters/Bloggers/Crazies. I am the shyest person I know. Seriously. My self confidence is total shit. YOU can do this. come play.

What I would like is suggestions on restaurants that are easy to find (Dear God make them easy to find) so I can call them and see if they can handle a crowd. Then once a restaurant is decided we'll see who all wants to come play so I can give fair warning to said restaurant. Then we can meet, greet, eat and possibly descend upon some poor unsuspecting yarn store. Glee!

Suggestions and or (really) early RSVP's can be sent to either the gmail account in the sidebar to the right, posted in the comments or sent directly to ami0701 AT earthlink DOT net where you will be shuffled into the junk folder until I can rescue you. The fun never ends.

Oops, break is over. Gotta go sooth some agitated insurance agents.

Who's going to Austin?!?

17 comments:

Sachi said...

Wish I could. Sounds like a proper hootinanny.

P-la said...

You know I would never miss sharing queso with you!!!

janna said...

A shy stalker? Funny! But anyway -- it sounds like fun, and I might even be able to come!

chris said...

Oh, grrr! Hub has a 'thing' that weekend that I think I may be required to be at . . . though it's in Hillsboro, which is almost halfway to Austin . . . maybe I can work it so that I can do both. Okay, you've talked me into it! I'll make it work, somehow.

I don't really know where things are in Austin, but I do know there is a Chuy's . . . is it easy to get to?

chris said...

Oops, I also forgot to mention that I'm just a titch disappointed that I didn't get to have a hurricane named after me. Drats!

Rete said...

I'm definitely coming! I know there's a Chuy's on North Lamar at Yager-ish area. I don't know if it's the one you're thinking of, chris, since I think there's more than one... I also have no idea how big it is, but it's a thought.

Sarah said...

Count me in. :) Totally bummed I didn't get a chance to meet new TX knitbloggers at the Yarn Harlot's visit to Austin. Totally worth the drive and maybe my husband and I can make a weekend of it.

caro said...

Opal Devine's on South Congress could handle such a crowd. I was almost thinking we should just do it at my house. We have a big backyard...we're right off Hwy 71 near I35....Just a thought!

meg said...

i'd love to come and i second opal's. there's a great view of austin for all of the out-of-towners to check out from there.

Dragonsinger said...

Found you through a series of links! Love your blog and I'll have to find out how far Austin is from where I live in Oklahoma since I do have a friend in Austin I could get to visit that same weekend!

Mary

Jo said...

I am SO there! Suggest Chuy's Hula Hut on Town Lake, just above the dam....Great food, great view, and either inside or "porch" dining.....Or a Kerby Lane Queso Crawl!

Julia said...

Well, I'm in - wherever it is. If we have it at Caro's, then we could make it PotLuck or, if out-of-towners don't want to bring prepped food, they can all just donate to the beer and queso fund. I got a crock pot and an ice chest, who else? Great idea on the get-together. I'm passing the word.

Kristin said...

I have to third Opal Divine's or Caro's! If we go to Caro's I will bring the Sangria (my new favorite thing)!

Tina said...

I'm in, wherever it is! I don't get to go out many places since I've moved here (I don't really know anyone, and my boyfriend is a bit of a shut in), so ANYWHERE would be fine.

high-strung said...

saw your link from julia's blog. sounds like fun! i'd love to join and meet everyone (since i missed guero's). opal divine's sounds like a great place to meet. ~janet

Tina said...

Also, we should either incorporate this: http://lonestarstateknitters.homestead.com/KnitOut.html or change the date. Just a thought.

Stacy said...

I suggest Freddy's on First. They can handle a crowd and maybe it will be cool enough to sit outside.