Okay, the Summer Montana Blogger Bash is set as firmly as the platforms of our presidential candidates. Before you run away screaming, here's the skinny. Kim has done a super job of getting responses, under great pressure I might add, and as the host I kinda feel that it's time I pick up the slack (and yes, that would be me slacking).
The date is set: Saturday, June 26th.
The Time is set: 3:30 in the pm, though anybody who shows up earlier is more than welcome. If you show up later, that's good too. Count on fire for food about 4ish to 4:30ish. When you see my enormous girth, you'll understand why showing up later may not be a good idea ... ;-)
I will provide: Beef. Steaks of yet-to-be decided variety, hamburgers, and I will get some hotdogs, just in case. Buns and condiments. Some beers, and I hope that Fat Tire is acceptable. Yard, probably mowed (heh, heh). Witty reparte, mostly borrowed I'm sure. Sun Tea, and you're welcome to sugar to taste. Since most you'll will be travelling, I will also try and get some Ice Cream. I, for one, love Wilcoxen's (did I spell that right?) Chocolate Runs Through It. If you have other requests, let me know. Two bathrooms ... no waiting, though you will have to brave the spider infested darkness of the basement to get to the throne ... (another evil chuckle ensues).
The guest list, as it stands now:
Craig, and the mtpolitics clan,
David, and the Better Living Family,
Randy, and ???
Anthony and Autumn,
and of course, the Mountain View crew of myself, my beloved Chris, and the various wildlife that inhabit this homestead.
Those that will be sorely missed:
Sarpy Sam and his fine family (and even his horses and cows!),
The Monkey and his fine tribe,
and I can't recall whether Pandora responded in the negative or not, but I think she did. If I'm in error, please correct me.
That still leaves several people, whom I will be contacting (harrassing) over the next several days. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a member of the COFS, and one of our faults is failing memory, so if I've missed any info, than teach me the error of my ways. I enjoy that, you know ...
I'll start emailing people tomorrow with the address, and any directions needed. If there are any other needs (crash space, fishing advice for the area, special diet, whatever...) email me, and I'll do my best. What is left to you folks is non-protienous foodstuffs, or any other quirky desires you might have for picnicing. Just let me know, and we will make this happen!
Before I close this post, I just want to offer one more huge thank you to Kim. I know its been a tough time for you, and I really appreciate what you've taken on here. I'll see you all soon.