July Denver Meet-Up

Bonus dog pics – Bixby turned 4 last week and Scout, 7 months. As you can see the celebration was laid-back.

Mnemosyne will be in Denver in July and suggested a meet-up on Tuesday 7/17. It would need to be early evening/evening, as she flies in that afternoon. We’ll need to meet near the Sheraton Denver Downtown, which I believe is right near the 16th Street Mall.

Who is up for a meet-up? We’ll need suggestions for a place to meet near the hotel and a volunteer to coordinate with the location.

I’ll repost this the first week of July with an update of numbers. I’ll be out of town from July 1 to just before the meet-up, so I’ll have limited availability for more than that, but I think as long as someone secures the venue, we should good.

I had hoped that our next meet-up I’d bring Bixby and Scout, but even as friendly as most locations are to dogs on the patio, the 16th Street Mall might be a bit too much for me to wrangle them. We will see how that goes. I would very much like for you guys to meet them sometime.

Hit the comments with your availability and location ideas.



Proof of Life: Buffalo Meet-Up


From participant Zamphour:

From Left to Right, in the standing photo, are Smedley the uncertain, Groucho48, Our American Cousin 16 (!), mle, Zamphuor & her SO Bill, and Gelfling545 in front.

A good time was had by all (or so they all said). Was hoping you could post a couple of photos…
We all agreed that we’d like to do this again, so if anyone else is interested from the area, please leave a comment & we’ll try to set up another get together.

The weather was less than hospitable, so we were sorry to miss out on meeting dogmom & catpal. Hopefully they can make it next time.

Good-looking bunch of jackals!

Remember… if these pics inspire anyone, send me a proposed city / general date, I’ll put up a post, and y’all can hammer out a meet-up for *your* town, too!

Reminder: BUFFALO MEET-UP, Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30pm

From party-sparker Dog Mom:

Buffalo – Wednesday, April 4 at 5:30 at Founding Fathers, 75 Edward Street — (716) 855-8944

Probable / possible attendees:
Zamphuor and SO
Smedley the uncertain
Tazj – maybe
Geeno – maybe
Athenaze and spouse – iffy
Gelfling 545 – interested

One thing to be aware of with Founding Fathers… parking can be a problem. Might have to walk a bit.

Reports (in lieu of pics) from last week’s Rochester meet-up:

It was well attended by the interesting and intelligent front pagers, commenters and lurkers from the area. Not to say there are not other interesting and intelligent folks who were not in attendance. (That sentence just hurt my head.) Good conversation occurred – the group was comfortable enough to feel photographic evidence was unnecessary. Pictures of babies and pets were shared as well as favorite blog moments. Most if not all suggested we meet again. Thank you to John Cole for creating and keeping this place in the digital universe.

And from Central Planning:

The Rochester Meet-Up was great. I got there a little late because apparently I read 5:30 as 6:30.

There were about 11 of us. Both mistermix and DougJ were there, as well as a couple other nyms I remembered. A good time was had by all. Interesting discussion was all around the table.

We have no proof of life in pictures, but we will all submit our receipts. Will that count?…

Receipts not needed, but photos are always welcome. So are lurkers, significant others, insignificant others, and the vulgarly curious!

Proof of Life : Seattle Meet-Up

From eyewitness Casey L:

BJ’s Seattle Chapter had a lovely meetup at Korean Bamboo, and here are a couple photos to prove it.

The usual suspects were there (from left to right):

H. E. Wolf
Mike J

Plus of course the Official BJ Sign, giving our gathering the benediction of St. Tunch!

Seattle Meet-Up TONIGHT, Saturday 3/31, 6pm

At the Korean Bamboo.

As of pre-dawn, commentors Yutsano, Mike J, Bumpers, CaseyL and HEWolf plan to be there… also no doubt one or two I’ve missed.

Lurkers, friends, significant or not-so-significant others always welcome.

And if you’re at the party — remember to take a photo or three, to share with those of us who aren’t so fortunate!

Seattle Meet-Up This Weekend?

From party-sparker Yutsano:

So I made it Thursday afternoon and am just awaiting details of what we’re doing. I know a lot of folks said Saturday was the best day, we just need a location and a time!

Leave a comment below, or contact me at annelaurie (dot) bj (at) gmail (dot) com, and I’ll forward your message…

Wednesday Evening Open Thread: Happy News


The Rochester Balloon Juice Meet-Up should be getting underway at the Tap & Mallet.

Too also…

(The BBC points out there have been temporary suspensions before. But one assumes the whinging on the so-far-“Left”-they’re-in-97%-agreement-with-the-Wingnuttiest-Right is epic.)