Sunday, April 06, 2008

Why Bossy Will Be Inheriting My Rhinoplasty Fund







What a great night!

Last night nine of us (most of us bloggers, with the exception of Bossy's fabulous friend, Wendy) met in Scottsdale and sipped beverages, noshed on good food and talked about blogging, pregnant men, vaginas, blogging, Ann Coulter and her dietary habits,who has a book deal and who doesn't, blogging, and my nose.

Minutes before arriving at our destination, I got a call on my cell from Sheri, who wanted to know where I was. Let me just say something about my new friend, Sheri. She is the type of woman you meet once and feel like you have known forever. We had emailed back and forth in the past, but we had never met IRL as the bloggers say. Now we have, and she will now and forever be known as my Scottsdale BFF. Get your guest bedroom ready, girl. The six of us are driving down and we expect to see those Spaghetti-Os piping hot.

When I found our group, I knew right away I was in the right place because I am smart I saw Bossy's hair. Then I really knew I was in the right place because everyone was drinking and I could hear someone speaking loudly in the third person...okay, I'm kidding. You didn't really think Georgia speaks in the third person when she's not blogging, did you? Of course not. Nor did you think she was anything but a genuine, real, compassionate, all around neat woman. What a gift to know such great people.

I also get to say that I have found the men who will hereinafter be referred to as my Scottsdale Gay Best Friends. Scott-O-Rama and his posse (to include his charming boyfriend) were there and as much as I would like to share a picture of him, if you read his genius blog at all you would know he doesn't post pictures of himself. Here is what he looked like:

Then there were the other charming and wonderful bloggers Like Erin, who had us giggling with her work stories. And no, we weren't jealous in the slightest that she has a literary agent. Bossy and I both seemed to take the attitude of let's call her agent and tell her that Erin really has been hiring us as ghost writers so that she'll represent us and sell our books to the world! The world I tell you! Good for you, fellow writer! Because everyone knows that bloggers represent the utmost in emotional maturity.

But then there was the magical moment, the moment that glittered with a thousand facets of pixie dust as time slowed and Georgia's voice became like molasses, albeit really nice molasses, as she gave me an offhand compliment. About my nose. The nose which for years has plagued me as that thing that looks a bit too phallic to be on my face. And she said it was cute. Without prompting. Like she took one look at my schnoz and was compelled to say something nice. For no reason. Then we went to the bathroom together.

The end.

That's me and my nose, second from the left.

26 comments:

Mrs. G. said...

I had no idea you were critical of your lovely nose which fits so nicely on your lovely face, but Bossy deeming it cute is the ultimate of compliments.

It sounds like you all had such a blast. I look forward to checking out the other bloggers. Thanks for linking them.

Jen M. said...

Mrs. G - Thank you. OF course you wouldn't have known that, because A. I never mention it, and B. I only post the most flattering pictures of myself on this blog. I am most definitely not wanting to "keep it real." I would rather show only the shallowest and most tiniest parts of my life on this blog. That's what's so fun about it :)

Nancy said...

We all have "body parts and things" that we are critical of, and usually it isn't given a second thought by anyone but ourselves.

Sounds like a great group gathered. Bossy will be here the end of the month. =)

Scott-O-Rama said...

Awww... ain't you sweet!

Both Buckaroo and I really enjoyed getting to know you. You are every bit as charming and funny in person as you are on your blog. You've forever earned a spot on my blogroll.

And for the record, you do have a really cute nose!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Oh, you're self conscious about something on YOUR face?! Wow. And, how funny is this that I couldn't wait to get home and read how the Bossy meet-up went? Thanks for sharing and for the photos.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It sounds like you had a blast--I hope Bossy is not too tired to party down in San Diego Monday night.

I used to have nose issues too. I got over it. I'm with you on the only posting flattering pictures. I was having a little rough time last week at our Bossy planning party--all those other people taking my picture to post on their blogs when I knew I wasn't getting picture approval!

Ed said...

Thanks Jen for dropping by my blog today and it was certainly great to meet you too and discover a whole new group of AZ bloggers... what a fun night! Now, if I can just remember to keep my eyes open in pictures! ;-)

painted maypole said...

you have a cute shrug to your shoulder, as well! :)

my minivan is faster than yours said...

Stop EVERYTHING, you're coming HERE for dinner? Dawg, it's Dora Spaghetti-o's WITH meatballs for the "Get in the Cars"! I KNOW, RIGHT? THAT much fun last night! Mostly because you now have my phone number which quite frankly was a little unnerving prior to meeting you in person and being put at ease by all of your proportionate features.

Wait, was this comment too long? Should I have e-mailed this instead? DANG, I ALWAYS DO THAT!!

andi said...

That's odd. My nose always shows up in pictures too. So annoying.

Sounds like you guys had a fabulous time.

Erin said...

HA! You should totally do that-- if you email her as my ghost writers then YOU'LL be on the hook for all the stuff I'm late sending her.

PASSING THE BUCK, FOR THE WIN!

It was wonderful meeting you last night. And you really do have the cutest nose in all the land.

dkuroiwa said...

Nose...schmose!! You are gorgeous, dahling!!
At least, you don't live somewhere (like Japan) where people, after they comment as to how "big" you are, they almost always will say something about my "high" nose...something most of the people here do NOT have and are verrrrry envious of!!! This makes me laugh, 'cause, yeah...I got a big nose!!! (but it goes with my big body, so I guess that's okay!!)

Sounds like a wonderful party...am so envious of all the Bossiness going on...and living vicariously through each and every one of you!!!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Unspeakably jealous, over here on the East Coast...

liv said...

you're beautiful. why on earth would you get a job? honestly. send me the cash so I can get tumescent lipo. kthxbai.

Biddy said...

isn't she just the coolest person you ever did meet?!

like, seriously, i'm considering flying to St. Louis so I can see her again haha (ok, i also have a friend there i would love to see)

Mamma said...

You do have an adorable nose.

We were her first stop here in VA. I think I would have loved to been at yours.

jakelliesmom said...

For real, I laughed out loud when you said that Bossy speaks in the 3rd person. So loud that my husband asked what was so funny, and when I explained, he didn't get it at all.

Jen, I swear to you, in the midst of a lengthy sinus infection, I hoped they'd suggest I'd need the deviated septum surgery, and maybe they'd take my bump away. Terrible, I know, but at least I'm not alone.

Sounds like a blast.

Amanda (Shamelessly Sassy) said...

your nose is fabulous!

Sass E-mum said...

unexpected compliments are the best.

Beth said...

First of all, you are beautiful and definitely don't need to waste any money on rhinoplasty.

And secondly, it looks like you guys had a great time!

fairytalesandmargaritas said...

I'm so jealous! If you guys do a Scottsdale meetup minus the fabulous Bossy, let me know, I might be able to make it!

mrs. blogoway said...

You guys look like you had so much fun! We sure did in Dallas. Don't you wish we could follow Bossy all the way to Seattle?

Jen M. said...

Whenever I'm feeling insecure from now on out I am printing out these comments and pasting them on my bathroom mirror. You guys are too gracious.

I would love to follow Bossy to Seattle.

bermudabluez said...

I'm only leaving this because it's been said that my skin will become taut, poreless and youthful!! Looks like a grand time was had by all...wish I knew some bloggers around here!! Most of the people I communicate with are either in another country or on the other side of this one!! And you look FAB in your pic!

bermudabluez said...

Oh, and by the way, I had major problems with losing the blogroll...you are now back on...I missed your hilarious personality!!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

What a fun night!

And you are beautiful woman!

If it helps to know, I'm also in the big schnoz club and I go back and forth between loving it and loathing it. We could start a Hot Mamas with Large Schnozes Club. ;)