Monday, August 11, 2008

blo(n)g weekend.

apparently if you want to be a good blogger, you are supposed to write about stuff. i am not a good blogger.

but i will humor you and write about some stuff, my weekend to be exact. my very long, exhausting, totally full weekend.

i could write volumes and post lots of pictures but i'm lazy and still a bit hungover from "the weekend" so i will just give you a quick summary


i picked up G from downtown and we went shopping. we bought necklaces and bracelets and some fancy pants,( smells good for the earth or in other words overpriced ) cleaner for the house.

while we waited for lessie's bus to come in, g and i hiked up city creek in our chaco's

lessie, chandelle, g and I met up w/ kiami and johnr at the sheraton where we all piled into my car for dinner at the one world cafe (g, paid for me. she's a good date)

after dinner, we drove back to the sheraton to the bloggersnacker ( i don't "snack" anything) where we met lots of new people, got reacquainted with old people and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked and talked....until i couldn't function any more (see johnr's and G's pics)

after the blog mixer/party we walked the streets of slc looking to cause trouble, only last call is some pitiful time after 12am so we settled on a downtown bar where some of our party could have a 'taste".

somewhere around 2 am we dropped the boys off and headed back to my place where chandelle left us to go to her family(sure, use that as an excuse, chandelle) and me, g, and lessie proceeded to talk for another several hours.


because sleep isn't as important as friends, we were all up by 8 a.m.(feel free to correct me) i collected some bikes from our garage and we pedaled down to the farmers market where i bought fmhlisa a parasol, lessie a necklace and a really good latte from the coffee garden.

and because we didn't do enough talking the night before, we stopped and loitered (and talked) at the gateway for another couple of hours.

pedaled home to take showers and to attend the blogging panel at sunstone where i got to meet more people. this is where i reveled in the fact that janet is my friend and jana is someone i'm familiar with through the "nacle. apparently there was some other lady speaking and she's some sort of celebrity? oh, i thought janet and jana were the celebrities.

(btw, those two ladies are amazing!!!)

ummmm let's seee....

oh yeah, we did some more piling into my car- jana, john, galen, lessie, and ellen- and went to the 9th and 9th area for dinner only to talk some more. this time i got to chat with jana...all by myself (you have to understand, everyone is competing for "time" with everyone else and the noise level is atrocious)

said goodbye to lessie as she had to go down to utah county and stay w/ family, dropped off the remy's in sugarhouse, dropped of ellen at her hotel and slowly, cautiously and gratefully drove home.

only to get a call from bbh with an invitation to walk over to her sisters house (she lives in my hood) where we proceeded to talk some more...until midnight, i think.

g and i walked home where we cozied up in her futon AND talked some more until we passed out only to be scared awake by a crack of thunder.

once again, sleep being low on the priority list...


me and galen are up and dressed by 9 am so i suggest that i need a coffee from the maverick (why yes, i am a sinner of the worst kind. the kind that needs caffeine to wake me up and kill headaches)

so we pedal over to the mav, then to the mexican bakery for a pastry and then continue up the jordan river trail to a bridge where we, you guessed it, talk some more.

after our talk, we head over to the library and permaculture garden so g can get a better idea of my long range garden plan then over to the community garden will i pull some carrots out of the ground for her to snack on while she's traveling.

finally, i drop her off at the airport and feel sad that it's all over.

later....i discover that i have no friggen voice. in fact, i still don't have a voice and it's been over 24hrs.

phew....that was a lot of work.

good times.


  1. Good times indeed. I'm suffering from sunstone withdrawals already.
    Especially since I made it to sacrament meeting that Sunday (don't ask), and my singles ward got a pep talk about not postponing marriage for education. woo.hoo.

    Your comment on my blog: Don't worry about it! It only bothers me when new people I meet label me as 'the foreigner' and conversations gravitate towards that subject. And we definitely talked about more than just that!

  2. mfranti, it sounds like your weekend was one long slumber party! I'm glad that Jana and I could be a small part of it.

  3. total slumber party! we even painted toenails.
    mel- it was SUCH a blast. and who needs sleep anyways?
    I'll post pics soon

  4. Woohoo! Oh my gosh, I had such a fantastic time! Reading this post made me all giddy again! I love you guys!

    JohnR, Galen and Ellen, it was so neat to meet you all in person!

    And Mel, you're a fantastic hostess. Thanks for everything!


    pictures pictures pictues

    i have proof that i have friends now.


  6. Wha...? I can't believe I missed so much. I can't believe you guys DID so much and I wasn't there. I can't believe I put making rent before spending time with friends...

    I suck.

  7. um, ya chandelle... where ARE your priorities?!?
    just kidding... we totally missed you when you couldn't be there, and were just so glad we had you while we did.
    this one's for you!

  8. thanks for including me in your fun--even if it was only for a few hours. Next year I promise to be feeling far better :)

  9. wow!!!

    thanks jana, mighty kind of you to stop by.

    we are all sending good thoughts your way to aid in the healing process.

    see you next year.

  10. you bought me a parasol? Oh! Joy!

    I am so sad I missed it all. I will be there next year!

  11. ooh, next year can I be part of a Sunstone party?

  12. Yeah, like that's fair. While you were soaking up the Utah summer and hanging out with all sorts of cool people I was freezing my tush off in the coldest cold-snap we've seen in 10 years. There was snow, damn it, although Australia snow is something I mostly laugh about since it's not really deserving of the name. (What's the Eskimo word for really pathetic pitiful snow that melts as soon as it touches the ground? Even better, what's the Eskimo word for people who get excited and jump up and down and say, "It's snowing! Isn't it beautiful!!!" and make stupid comments about how hard it is to drive in "the snow" when they really mean pathetic pitiful snow that melts as soon as it touches the ground?) Anyway, lame snow aside, it was a friggin freezing weekend and the last thing I need to be reminded of is that there are actually places with cool people and warm weather! Rub it in, mfranti, rub it in . . . I'll get you, my pretty, you and your little chickens too.

  13. I cannot tell you how totally jealous I am. Totally. Jealous. As my vocab. is, apparently, tiny. Sounds awesome.

    Djinn. Not Geebee, but his computer.

  14. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!


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