I sincerely hope all of you had an amazing weekend, productive and restful. How was mine? I'll tell you!
Writers of The Long Table!
It started off with an amazing get-together that Leigh Covington organized called Writers & Cheesecake. The turnout was great. I loved the opportunity to meet several blogging giants that I had yet to meet in person. Good food. Good company. Just one problem: there was no cheesecake involved. The originally planned location (The Cheesecake Factory) refused to seat us. Refused. Seems like a strange move to me. What restaurant, during tough economic times, would turn down 30 plus customers with a nice, guaranteed, gratuity charge?
(And then some - I'm a generous tipper)
I've never been. I'm sure it's a great establishment with awesome service and stellar employees, but it doesn't exactly help the PR, you know? I don't know the details either, so I'll let this one slide. Red Rock Brewery, on the other hand, were more than happy to have us!
We mingled, we ate, and mingled some more. Definitely a night worth repeating. We just might make this an annual/biannual thing. Right, Leigh? ... Leigh? ...
It was pure bliss seeing you, old and new! For those of you attending Storymakers, I'll have to see if my good friend/Italian restaurant owner in Provo will let me reserve their party room for an evening. Details soon.
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This week's new members are a living bunch, so do make the journey to their blogs - just a click away!
Welcome to The Cosmic Laire! We're happy to have you join our ever-growing starship of awesomeness!
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Now for a serious question: did anyone notice at the get-together that I was in terrible pain? Is it possible to have a Charley horse type cramp in your shoulder blade area? I've looked it up. Some results were unsettling. Either I have a medical emergency on my hands or just a bad cramp. I feel fine otherwise, but I'll look into it.
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Update - Once I get this shoulder adjusted, I'm back to the grind. I may not blog as much as I have lately (no worries - there will still be at least three a week). But, yeah. My progress on Dragon's is embarrassing. Time to step it up a notch. Aiming for three chapters this week.
How was your weekend? Has a restaurant ever turned you away before? Where'd all that snow come from?
I'm David, and the Chicken Parmesan was delovely!