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14.5.11

This week I'm grateful for... Monday night drinking


Aha! Blogger is back!

So, where was I? That's right...

I can’t remember the last time I went out drinking on a Monday night… maybe I’ve never done it? Monday drinking just seems so… committed. And foolhardy. That’s certainly how I felt when I woke up on Tuesday and realised that I’d somehow come down with a terrible virus overnight. Isn’t it funny how that happens? And then the realisation: oh my freakin’ god, it’s only Tuesday.

Of course it was the crazy, social world of blogging that had me out on a school night. For the first time ever I mixed my URL with my IRL* and met a whole bunch of bloggers at the Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers** launch party.  Highlight was definitely knocking back a couple of contraband ciggies in a back laneway, in the rain with Woogsy, BabyMac and Lori. Hardcore. Felt like I was eighteen again. There were so many fabulous bloggers there that I can’t mention them all, but a quick shout out to ChantelleKirrilyFox in Flats, Kellie  KerriFarmer’s Wifey, Clare, Caitlyn and, of course, that gorgeous gal PPMJ.

So, this week I’m grateful for…

124. Monday night drinking – ‘cos it’s just so great to invest in shaking things up and doing new stuff, even if you have to pay for it the next day. I actually think the majority of my hangover was mainly due to the 227 cigarette I smoked (I haven’t been a ‘smoker’ in about eight years!) and the 1768 shelled peanuts I ate at the laneway bar we washed up in. Couldn't have been those,oh, 3 wines I drank... right?

125. IRL – I’m so glad I now know some of our lovely bloggers IRL.

126. URL – But I’m equally as glad that I still love them (and so many, many more) in URL.



So, what's making you smile today? Add your I'm Grateful For post to the list below (and please, we love you, but it really does matter that your post is a Grateful one and not just a random), add the button (grab the code from my sidebar and paste it into your post) andpretty-please add a link back to me.  Then pop over to visit other bloggers who are spreading a little sunshine. 

Happy weekend to you!

* This rather magical term was coined by MultipleMum at the AMB. Love your work, Aunty Coo.
** You can vote for me here. Don’t be shy








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33 comments:

Miss Pink said...

Ahhh middle of the week drinking? Nothing wrong with that!!
I am glad you had a great night out mixing your IRL with your online one.

Sarah said...

I have a monday night drinking session coming up in a couple of weeks which I have been feeling very apprehensive. Mainly because weekdays are usually very quiet for me and I like it like that. You've reminded me that I will probably really enjoy doing something social during the week. Glad you had a good time and am a tiny bit jealous that so many people got to meet you IRL.

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

ahhh, and what a fabulous Monday night it was. what a shame Tuesday rolled around so fast. Lovely to meet you (in the flesh) Ms Maxabella.

A highlight of my evening.

Kellie xoxox

Gina said...

I went out on a Monday night a few weeks ago when a good friend was in town and it was fun...but made the rest of the week so hard!

Thank goodness Blogger is back. I felt like my left arm had been cut off :).

deux chiens et un garcon said...

You naughty girls.

So glad it was such a meeting of minds and it seems like it was so much fun.

grateful that bloogger is back on board too!

Have a lovely weekend and keep warm,

x jill

Joni Llanora said...

That weekday night fun happened to me once but was never repeated as I was a walking zombie the following day. But I'm sure the memories you made that Monday night was worth it :)

Simoney said...

Hey there... I finally got organised enough to link in with your gratefulness linky, yay me.
COurse I am multitasking and also Loving things with PaisleyJade too.

Grateful to have blogger operational again. Annoyed that since it seems to have deleted and then re-posted my loving/grateful post I have lost all my earlier comments. Gah. Never mind.
In the greater scheme of things that's small potatoes.

PS I have a Blogworld-meets-realworld linky on my blog if you want to link up your bloggy hookup posts there :)

Being Me said...

Was too much awesome for me to handle, if truth be told! Was SO off my game *smacks forehead* Stoopid cold.

Blogger lives! Right, now I've posted for the first time in DAYS, I can take my seriously withdrawal-symptom-shaking hands and get a cup of tea. Ahhhh!

Cate said...

What a fab night you all had!! Sounds like everyone was a wee tad 'messy'!!
And yay that blogger seemed to have gotten over it's hangover too :-)
have a great weekend
xxxCate

Me 'N My Monkeys said...

Glad you had a great night xx

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

ahhhhh i love the mid-week (or should i day first day of the week) drink-ies! wow-ee i can just imagine you carving up the conversation, being the light of the party and just generally having on hellava time. i think i'm some what jealous about such an evening!! All those wonderful people you've meet. nice to put faces to blogs, and voices to typed words. all with alcohol, ciggies and no children! whooo hoo! xx

Stacia said...

Drinking on a Monday? That would seriously require a babysitter on Tuesday. =>

Muddled Up Mumma said...

I'm a fan of the saying "it's not how much you drink, it's what time you get to bed" that influences a hangover. Sounds like a great night. Happy weekend.. x

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

that masde me lol! your realisation that it was only tuesday! ha ha, love those glasses as well! which 1 were you? x

Shelley said...

So glad you've merged IRL and URL (and a big congrats on your Top 50 nom) Were you drinking UDL's? ;) xx

Kymmie said...

Oh Bron, I'm so excited you were able to meet other bloggers. This must have been a big thing for you! First time IRL! You're so cute. And cigarettes always made me feel worse than drinking. Of course, I don't do either anymore, but still. So glad you had a wonderful time. I should have responded to my request for the top 50. Dammit! Next year, maybe...

Kymmie said...

Oh, I forgot to mention... I voted for you on the Top 50. And perhaps a few other of my favourite bloggers too. I'm rooting for you (that's a good thing!) xx

Ms Styling You said...

So, love that photo, and so wish I'd been in Sydney last Monday night to meet you! Bet this weekend was a long time coming but feels fab now?

Posie Patchwork said...

He he, & people wonder why i don't drink. I get to meet most of my bloggie contacts while in my world of handmade design, doing business, we're sober!! Good luck, love Posie

Diminishing Lucy said...

You smoked?! Oh my. With Mrs Woog? She is in so much shit with me now...

Glad you had a top time.

SO sad I couldn't be there to finally meet the next installmant of Tait girls..xxx

Maxabella said...

Oh no. I've dobbed on Woogsy... x

Sandrine said...

You made me giggle about the Tuesday realisation :)You sound like lots of fun...Hope the weekend is great too!
PS: love that pic so funny:)
Sandrine x

Sandrine said...

You made me giggle about the Tuesday realisation :)You sound like lots of fun...Hope the weekend is great too!
PS: love that pic so funny:)
Sandrine x

Aspiring Millionaire said...

lol, I don't drink at all, but love the glasses in your pic. :) So thats what made me smile today.

That and the adorable things my kids say and do every day.

Silver Threads of Happiness said...

Doesn't it feel decadent to go out on a school night? Until the next morning that is.. Glad you had a wonderful time :)

muminsearch.com said...

It's good that you remember all of that, otherwise this post could have been a very, very short one. Have a great weekend!

LionessLady said...

Drinking too much mid week sounds like such a pre-children habit! I keep seeing photos of the fun night you guys must have had at the Kidspot night - I'm jealous!

Aakriti Malik said...

Woaaa....seems like u had an awesome Monday....but u actually smoked that many buds?? I mean in one day??:O..OMG!!...
Well...you are the mum so I won't say anything...:P
but yeah making new friends and chilling out forgetting that u are an adult can be liberating I guess...
btw..what's IRL??:P

Maxabella said...

Aakriti... IRL = In Real Life. And, no, I'm prone to exaggeration so it was probably more like 5 ciggies... but, you know. x

mel @ loved said...

Hooray for a week night out! I always tend to say no to these & in the last couple of weeks I've said yes, & boy is it worth the tiredness & struggle through the rest of the week!

Kate said...

I love me a bit of Monday night drinking. Hardly ever happens these days though. Glad you gals had fun.
I'm grateful for family and modern medicine. Big time. x

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

Brilliant to meet bloggers in real life! I'm jealous!

I was two days late posting my grateful post (I'd like to blame blogger - as I did have small snippet of time on saturday to post it but it wouldn't let me then i was out all day sunday!!) Now your linky is closed:( Never mind.

The Beetle Shack said...

oh mercy, a monday night booze up! We do our on tuesdays, that river cottage night at our place and we wine on. excellence!

just found your blog- oh 900 followers later, but hey, im new to blog land ;)

xo em

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