Monday, July 20, 2009


BLOGFEST 2009




The welcome signs were in code.....blogger code, to keep the riff raff out.





What can I say? Yes, my bags were searched. Someone probably told Homeland Security that Grandma J was going to have "fun", and those feds always get suspicious whenever Grandma J decides to have fun.


Now, about Blogfest! Can anyone believe that Grandma J is capable of being tongue tied?




OOPS! Excuse me, Gustaf, we know you aren't tongue tied! Grandma J loves the way you blow her some kisses...yes, she does.



The experience was out of this world with the most breathtaking backdrop, and the most beautiful, talented, drunk funny, group of lushes bloggers on the continent.


Our wonderful hostesses, Chesapeake Bay Woman and Big Hair Envy left no stone unturned. Big Hair Envy went out of her way to provide Grandma J with ground transportation to and from the airport, and even swung by her home to introduce me to Cool Breeze, Snow White and Dodger......






Hi Dodger, I know you don't give kisses right away, but I love you and thank you for the hand shake. Kisses next time maybe?






Here's Chesapeake Bay Woman, who opened up her home to me....giving me the master bedroom! Honestly, I didn't deserve that, but boy let me tell you, I slept like a log. Seriously, the generosity around Camp CBW is out of this world.

All of the bloggers who attended are incredible photographers, and they have posted the most breathtaking sunsets, water scenes, and people photos on their sites. Please check them out.

I on the other hand will post a few that might give you a slightly different perspective, because the majority of photos I took of people were....









From the back.....





Or hanging out with Phil sporting a tux and his new sun glasses, like Noe Noe Girl. He loves his new shades....thank you Noe Noe Girl!





Except for this favorite of mine....CBW's mother with Phillip Johnny Bob, clapping along to a bit of entertainment.




And yes, Grandma J loved all the water stuff....lots of water stuff.


Please check out Chesapeake Bay Woman's site for a list of links to the other Blogfest attendees. They have some great posts and pictures.


27 comments:

Pumpkin Delight said...

Looks like you're all having a great time!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

OMG!!!! That last picture is out of this world funny.

We loved having you and seriously you need to consider going to some open mike nights. There's a a long career in stand up comedy waiting for you.

Love those pictures. Love them.

Mental P Mama said...

sigh. I wish we were still there.

Living on the Spit said...

You crack me up!!! Hard Working Man came home from work last night and the first thing out of his mouth, was if I had heard from you yet!!! Seriously...you had a big effect on him. He loved you! So do I, but I already knew that.

Linda said...

Sounds like you all had a blast!

Nick said...

thank god you are back...i was having withdrawals!!!!

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

I love that picture of CBM clapping. Oh and you got one of that lady out there crabbing! Awesome!

Grandma J, you crack me up. Can't wait to see you again when Meg graduates from basic, but Lordy, don't get me started on that because I've only just now managed to stop the tears that have started all over again as I think back on this past weekend.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I wish I could have been there...looks like so much fun. Glad you had fun, but also glad you are back home too!!

baronessvonb said...

I THOUGHT that the lady who was trappin' crabs looked awfully familiar!

As another 'challenged' photographer, I have to say that I love your perspectives. You probably pick up things that the others don't. Keep being your wonderful self, Grandma J!

big hair envy said...

OMG!! I didn't know it was YOU that I saw crabbing!!! Wish I had your tan...

Dodger sends his love, but he's still holding out on the kisses! Of course, last night he was drooling so much that it's probably best!!!

Miss you;)

Deb said...

LOL...I love the way you document your trip. Everyone who attended has their own style.

The Incredible Woody said...

I am so glad you guys had such a great time! Next year. Oh yeah, there is always next year!

Daryl said...

Oh I love that last shot. I took it too ... we sure are a bunch of rowdy fabulous broads ... I am sad I didnt get my photo made with Phillip Johnny Bob .. anytime he wants to come visit me in NewYawk ... he's welcome with or without you .. xoxox

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

GJ-you crack me up! I just love that last shot too! You are just like I thought you would be- not I take that back- EVEN BETTER! Thanks for your help at the church. Did I mention you were a big hit there as well? I miss you and cannot wait to see you again. Next time I'm picking you up from the airport!! Love you girl!

Jen said...

Looks like a great time! and you were treated like royalty. PJB sure was dressed to kill in that tux~~cute!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are back! And glad that you had a GREAT time. I knew that CBW would treat you right, and that you and all the other bloggers would make memories to last a lifetime.

Karen B.

tj said...

...GJ you kill me! Btw, Shania Twain called and she wants her shirt back...lol ;o)

...And isn't CBW's mom pretty? All you girls are pretty, what's up with that? Gosh if I would've attended I'da stuck out like a pair of sneakers in a room full of party shoes...*giggle* :oD

...Thanks for sharing GJ and what's this I hear about you moonlighting as a stand-up comedian? Should we be expecting you on Comedy Central anytime soon, hmmm? ;o)

...Blessings... :o)

Grandma J said...

Not to reference anyone in particular....but for those of you who weren't at Blogfest, I have some 'spaining. Give these gals a glass or two of wine and they would laugh at a mosquito farting.

I love them all...and I can't wait to reunite again at Blogfest Redux.

Jason, as himself said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. But I'm not surprised!

Did this happen at the same time Blogher happened? I'm so not in the know about these events.

Grandma J said...

Nick! I thought you dumped me or ran off with Hollywood. I still love the heck out of you. Smooches!

Jason, Blogher is this upcoming weekend I think.

HalfAsstic.com said...

Well, I love seeing YOUR pictures and am so glad you had such a wonderful time! I must say that the shot of you in the water looked just like I pictured you!... wonder if I'm psychic? ;-)

Life with Kaishon said...

It looks so fantastically fun! I am thankful that you had a wonderful time, but I knew you would! I just knew it. Do you ever not have fun? : ) If you did an open mic night I just know it would steal the show.

You look great : ) Like always!

Nick said...

i still read EVERY DAY!!!!! don't you worry...i want to plan a trip to the "spa" soon...we'll be the talk of central Texas!!!
xoxox

Country Girl said...

Wait a minute, mosquitos fart?

Country Girl said...

Because that would be funny. Buzzing around making those teeny tiny little fart sounds.

Plus the smell would be negligible.

Pat Jenkins said...

glad you had such a great time grandma j!!! it's good to have you back!!

foolery said...

I always blame the mosquitos.