Punching Out

So I’m officially off-the-clock, people. The business portion of my business/pleasure trip to Portland is all over, which means that I am now all about pleasure. In fact, at this very moment, I am eating the $3.00 mini can of Pringles and the $4.00 giant Snickers from my hotel mini bar. And I just threw the wrappers on the floor. ON THE FLOOR! I’ll pick them up in a minute, but for right now – they’re ON THE FLOOR!

As soon as I’m done with this entry, I’m going to jump on both the beds, play the LodgeNet branded Nintendo gaming system until I have a grand mal seizure, rub complimentary ginger orange lotion all over my body even though I am quite adequately moisturized, and see if I can fit this ottoman into my luggage.

No, this isn’t my first time in a hotel, but it is almost TEQUILACON EVE people, and I’m so freaking excited that I can barely contain myself! Soon enough, I will be hanging out with 40 bloggers, friends of bloggers, and significant others of bloggers who tolerate this ridiculous blogging hobby because it’s either that or crystal meth.

For the folks who aren’t able to make it on Saturday, you will be sorely missed, and at various points during the evening, I will take a swig of whatever I’m drinking, then pour some on the floor for my homies. And when I say “homies,” I’ll be thinking of you.

When we began planning this event, I always thought that my Excel spreadsheets would forever earn me the title of organizational dork, until Brandon posted the Google earth map of the bar we’ll be at, and then laid out the floor plan in notes so that everyone would know where to go. I cried tears of joy when he sent me this photo:

Rumor has it there may be some live blogging from the event, so let me preemptively apologize for anything I might post between now and Monday. I’m not a bad person, but sometimes I make bad choices.

Safe travels to any of you making your way to Portland this weekend, and I look forward to sharing many tales (and photos) once I get back!

21 Responses to “Punching Out”

  1. sizzle Says:

    i am counting down the minutes! it’s going to be SO much fun. i hope i don’t blush when i meet you in your real life awesomeness.

  2. Hilly Says:

    Yay Jenny for throwing that wrapper on the floor! See you really soon and yeah, if my laptop makes it to the bar, I really have to apologize too, haha!

  3. communicatrix Says:

    I, too, cannot wait. But I will smack you upside the head if you endeavor to pour perfectly good liquor on the floor.
    Everyone knows you *drink* the liquor and throw the *glass* on the floor.
    Please don’t embarrass me too much. Please…

  4. Dave2 Says:

    I’ve often thought of giving up my blog for crystal meth but, even with the hosting fees, blogging is cheaper. Maybe one day I’ll have the ambition to start my own meth lab, but I’m content to keep blogging in the meanwhile.

  5. Chase Says:

    I’m so sad I couldn’t make it. This damn unemployed ass of mine!
    Wonder if I could hitchhike and make it in time?!

  6. mike Says:

    Please, please, if there is any live-blogging, announce the location on your site, Jenny!
    The east coast has never felt farther away.

  7. brandon Says:

    colleen, the tequilacon committee members have code names. mine is ‘the floor.’
    don’t you worry your pretty little head about wasted liquor!

  8. peefer Says:

    Have a blast, Jenny. I’ll be there in spirit, but you probably won’t notice because you’ll be there imbibing spirits.

  9. egan Says:

    Live blogging? Like moblogging? This is going to be very interesting. I will be attending to get as many digits as possible.

  10. jenny Says:

    sizzle: aren’t you here yet? hurry up!
    hilly: i totally ate the other can of pringles for breakfast! i’m like a maniac!
    communicatrix: sometimes i like to pretend to do shots, but then throw the tequila away. you may want to position yourself somewhere behind my right shoulder if you’re concerned about spilled liquor…
    dave2: i think you’d make an awesome crystal meth technician because you have vision and a strong work ethic.
    chase: get that thumb out and hit the road, chase! there’s plenty of time!
    mike: i’ll absolutely post the location!
    brandon: wait… is that why you told jill she could sleep on your floor?
    peefer: so it’s like i’ll be drinking you? that means i own your soul.
    egan: well, i’m not the one bringing a laptop, but rumor has it at least one person is bringing one, so we may all hijack it temporarily…

  11. Dustin Says:

    So. Jealous.
    I’m still stuck here at work for like another 2 hours. And they will be the longest two hours that have ever been.
    :: sigh ::
    Your joining us for Friday night boozing, yes?

  12. Roy Says:

    Enclosed is a life-sized cardboard cutout of myself suitable for propping up near the keg. I ask only that you occasionally pretend to pour beer in my mouth, and tell me jokes and, as the evening wears on, confess things to me. I will later be voted “best listener.”

  13. sbukophile Says:

    I’m so jealous! It just wasn’t good timing for me to go… Have fun!

  14. romy Says:

    have a GREAT time !
    i’m so tempted to look for a flight west, right now.

  15. Lewis Says:

    See you tomorrow! And thanks for welcoming a newcomer to your group

  16. teahouseblossom Says:

    Hey – if you’re eating the overpriced snacks from the mini-bar, the least you can do is leave the wrappers on the floor for the maid to pick up!!

  17. Silverfox Says:

    Hi Jen,
    Was curious as to what the ginger orange lotion added to your sensory experience. It may be something that I would want to pass on to my readers.

  18. Jill Says:

    I am so sad that I am not in Portland this weekend. That is all. I’m sure you did a fantastic job.

  19. churlita Says:

    You are so dangerous when you throw your wrappers on the floor and then leave them there for a couple of minutes before you pick them up again.
    Make sure that everyone who brings a laptop, unhooks the breathalyzer so those of us who can’t make it, can benefit from every drunken post.

  20. ched Says:

    The rebel, throwing those wrappers on the floor!

  21. sandra Says:


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