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Monday, July 10

The Meeting of the Peeps - Part One

Where to start. Everything is such a jumble in my head right now. I guess the best place to start is at the beginning. For me that was Friday afternoon at 3:15 pm when I walked out the door of my office to find Dave waiting for me in a Zoom-Zoom (that's a Mazda 6 in Davespeak). We rented a car for the weekend because our AC doesn't work and I wasn't about to head to Southern Ontario in July without it. It was worth every cent.

Dave bitched and moaned about Zoom-Zoom for the first 200 kms because he really wanted an Impala or a Chrysler 300. Oh well, I didn't really care what kind of car delivered me to Niagara Falls, as long as it went Zoom-Zoom and got me there quickly. Well Zoom-Zoom didn't let us down. We arrived in Niagara Falls around 7:30 pm, well ahead of my ETA. Everyone was meeting at the Fallsview Casino at 8pm so shortly after we stepped into our room I was dialing the phone to Meemo right at 8pm as the rest of the peeps were arriving. I told him we'd be ready in about 45 minutes and would call him then.

We downed a quick drink in our room while unpacking and then headed out to the Fallsview area. Now I used to be a pretty regular visitor to Niagara Falls but it's been a few years since I've been there. Holy smokes! It's changed! After one missed street and one very funny reverse manouvre by Zoom-Zoom in order to make a turn that was missed, we found a place to park. As we walked out of the underground parking the first thing I saw was Coco's Bar and Grill! It had to be a very good omen!

As we walked up the street I called Meemo to find out where we should go to meet them. Like I posted on OT, his next words threw me a little when he asked me what I was wearing. Somehow I never expected to hear those words from him. *giggle* He told me that they were across the street on the outdoor patio at the Hilton. As soon as he said that I looked across the street and there he was! We did the run with the arms outstretched thing and he was a perfect gentleman and asked Dave if it was okay if he hugged his wife. Be very jealous ladies! Next up were Catt and Mystic. I recognized Catt right away (even with both feet firmly planted on the ground) but Mystic threw me a little. Even though she was wearing a shirt with a wolf on it I still couldn't come up with her name for some reason and called her Lone Wolf. *smacks head* I think she forgave me as I was still a little overwhelmed by mearly being in the prescense of more than one OTer.

This was my third peep meet. Nookie will always be my first. Jep being my second, but nothing prepared me for this. Introductions followed and my head was spinning. After hugs and hellos we ordered drinks and sat down and got to talk to Maroonclown and her hubby. I have to admit that I really didn't know much about Maroonclown due to my absence from OT lately but I can tell you that she is a complete doll! Her hubby's not bad either. *wink*

While Babyoffer boogied to the very loud band we finished up our drinks and headed to the sweet suite of Catt and Jimbo where we hoped to see some fireworks. We were met at the door with the bad news that while we could "hear" the fireworks, we couldn't really "see" them. That wasn't a problem though. I didn't come for fireworks, I came to see peeps and see peeps I did.

There were lots of laughs, drinks, a few *snorts* and some gay penguins. I missed the gay penguin story somehow but was filled in at breakfast the next morning.
Seana looked like a very hot housewife and not at all trampy. Catt was very pretty in pink. We were all caught up in Maroonclown's contagious laughter. Mystic's voice is so sultry that I'll never be able to read another of her posts without "hearing" it in my head. Weltek is ten times as funny and sweet in person as she is on the boards and blogland.

The guys were all as handsome as you've all imagined. I hadn't had a lot of interaction with Jimbo or Byoffer prior to meeting them in person but I found them to be as funny and charming as they were handsome. Meemo mentioned that he was a little reserved and while that may be true he certainly looked to be enjoying himself while being a very gracious host.

I'm going to post this now in case blogger decides to have a hissy fit - I'll edit more into this in a bit. It doesn't seem that blogger will let me add any more pics so I'll have to start another post.


Blogger Puffy said...

I love reading each and every one of the "reports" from the peeps at your peep meet.

Mon. Jul. 10, 11:55:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Jen said...

So tell me, how did you like the Zoom Zoom? I am thinking of making that my next car. :)

Tue. Jul. 11, 12:47:00 p.m. EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so, so, very excited reading all of this. And so very jealous.

But also, very happy for you.

BTW: I didn't keep up too much in OT because I wasn't going. But I thought Wanda and PRE were organizing all of this. Did I miss something?

Tue. Jul. 11, 01:31:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger Seana said...

The gay penguin/birthday movie story was great. Nolay tells a good story.

You are such a great person, lights. I'm proud that I eventually remembered to call you by your real name. :-)

How is Jep these days, anyway?

Wed. Jul. 12, 11:23:00 a.m. EDT  
Blogger lights said...

I'm so glad you're all enjoying the reports. It makes the hours it's taking to post them worthwhile! Effing slow dial up!!!

Jen, Dave is a Dodge boy at heart so no foreign car will ever measure up. That being said, I have to admit that I wasn't impressed with Zoom Zoom either. There was a lot of road noise and the handling was not as good as my old Lumina with over 200000 kms on it. But we're kinda picky about those two things seeing as we spend so much time on the highway. Other than that, it was fine.

I believe Wanda and PRE did start the ball rolling but then it kinda fell in the lap of the amazing babyhead. It's too bad that they couldn't make it to Niagara, but I'm sure grateful to them for putting the wheels in motion for this wonderful weekend. Thanks to them!

Seana, I had trouble remembering to call you by your real name too so don't feel bad. Old habits die hard. And thank you for your kind words sweetie. I think you're pretty special too! Any time you and the family want to make that trip north, you've got a place to stay.

I forgot to mention to you that it's just as well that you and the family didn't come back to our hotel for the swim seeing as there was a wedding happening in the pool/lounge area. I'm glad the kiddos got their swim and dinner out anyways.

Wed. Jul. 12, 07:00:00 p.m. EDT  
Blogger mysticwolf said...

Blasted tree and flooded basement. I'm just now getting to spend any time in blogland.

Sultry voice? You're just smoozing 'cause you go my name wrong. ;-)

Of course I forgave you. How could I not.


Sat. Jul. 22, 08:41:00 p.m. EDT  

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