Sunday, January 16, 2011
Boatbloggers 2011 - Friends, Sailors, Boatbloggers, Lend Me Your
This one's for all my local waterblogged friends.
Word on the streets is that on February 11th, it will once again time for those of us who are so inclined to gather at a friendly local establishment for libations, viands, and talk of many things.
These New York Area Water Blog Fests tend to be rather informal gatherings - the first one I invited a bunch of my friends, for last year's I was in the middle of a particularly hellish time at work so didn't even do that much, and then I think there was a sort of big wild one with umbrella drinks and dancing on the caboose roof at Pier 66 in Manhattan that I missed because I was out of town at the time. This time, I thought it might be nice to, you know, announce it before it happened, especially since Tillerman is considering coming down, which would make it more of a Northeast Area Water Blog Fest (which would fortunately fit within the NAWB acronym, so we wouldn't have to reprint the t-shirts, if there were t-shirts, only there aren't, sorry) - so here you are!
Now, I don't really want to get into RSVP's specifically, but if you'd like to come, it would be helpful if you would let me know in a comment here or else via Facebook message. We've traditionally (if two times = tradition) had the winter gatherings at the salty & historic Ear Inn. We LOVE the Ear, but it works a lot better for a smaller group, so if there turned out to be much interest, we would probably shift the venue to someplace that can handle a bit more of a crowd, even if that means we have to bring our own paper and crayons.
"We", btw, is a loose conglomeration of a paddling frog (who occasionally swims and sails, too), a Puffin, a Bowsprite, a Tugster, and a chap who likes nothing so much as simply Messing About in Sailboats.