Thursday, June 21, 2007

This Is Not A Super-Sized Manroot Post

As much as I'd love to keep up yesterday's post another day -- chatting and chatting and objectifying some of the things I love most about romance heroes and men in general -- I really need to get something off my chest, as it were.

You see, Tuesday, author
Toni Blake
visited, and was just a lovely, gracious hostess, as well as guest. I say hostess because, well, I never showed. Not once. Not one measly buongiorno.

Now, it's not like I have to be here; you all do a great
job of keepin the place together without me -- although I often find some cyberita mix in the trash when I get back. Then there was that one time I found the Nick Sparks cover "dart boards" tacked to the wall with cocktail forks, but I can't fault you for that.

So, I'm just offering my apologies to you, Miss Toni -- who deserve much better), and wondering:

What's the best party you've ever attended and what made it great?

***
Encore! orianna, you've won a copy of Kresley Cole's "If You Desire" from yesterday's Super-Sized Manroot Blog!
Encore due! maureen and lindsey, you've won a novel from Toni Blake and Lacey Alexander respectively! Everybody send me your snail addies at mbuonfiglio@RBtheBook.com. Congratulazione!
Encore tre! Josh. It's Josh Duhamel. Yet another reason why I can't wait to see the Transformers movie.

32 comments:

Portia Da Costa said...

It's not a party per se... but the last really great get together I went to was a Buffy/Angel Halloween Convention held in London a year or two ago. That had a really wild party atmosphere, sort of crazy, but friendly with it. And it felt like one huge great throbbing hormone at times... produced by the combination of James Marsters, David Boreanaz and several hundred swooning, adoring fans. Me being one of them! LOL

It was a blast...

MaryKate said...

Mornin' Bellas! Afternoon Wendy!

The best party I ever went to was one I threw (LOL, modest, ain't I?).

My best friend, my roommate, and one other friend and I all share birthdays either on the same day, or within 3 days. We decided that for our 30th Birthdays, we would rent a house in the Canaan Valley of West Virginia and invite 30 of our friends for an all expenses paid weekend. We rented a massive house that slept 30, and had a hot tub, big screen TV, beds a plenty and was close to the slopes. We brought in food and liquor, and lots of junk food, and invited everyone for the weekend. The four of us wore tiaras all weekend (yes, I even passed out in mine), and basically just had a blast drinking and eating, and playing board games, and watching movies and generally rabble rousing. It was an absolute blast!

Speaking of parties, when are we going to organize a Bellathon?? We should do it soon!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

ooo, you guys know how to have fun! What a wild party, MK. Passed out in a tiara. Sounds like a Miss USA story if you ask me...

WendyPortia. How cool that you went to a Buffy convention. Did you dress up in Klingon ears? Oh. Wrong kind of convention. I'll bet it was really fun. Are there all girls, or some guys, too, at a Buffy convention?

Oh! WendyPOrtia! I started "Suite Seventeen" last night (finally got to the PO after a couple weeks). Holy Cow, m'lady erotic! Shocking, I tell you, shocking! And I'm only on, like, chapter three, but it speaks to my married suburban wife's heart, is all's I'm sayin.

And W/P, I'm wonderin per yesterday's discussion, just what "proportional" might mean in re your Vincenzo...

Yes. The Bellathon. How bout June 29? Or maybe the 28 since folks go on long weekends now? Looks like the LifetimeTV.com relaunch has been pushed back a bit, so maybe that'd work. We could have prizes, I guess, like some, I don't know, free books? What else should we do? What kind of fun contests?

Portia Da Costa said...

Hi Michelle and MaryKate

Wow, that houseparty sounds like an absolute riot! Were there any cabana boys, serving cocktails?

I didn't dress up for the Buffy Cons [have been to about three, actually, in my Spike phase] but I did used to costume at Star Trek cons, years ago. And yes, there were quite a lot of guys at the Buffy events. They loved the show, and also there were female star guests too, not SMG or CC, but the lovely girl who played Fred in Angel was there and the guys were going crazy over her, even though she was about 8 months pregnant at the time!

Oh, and I'm glad S17 has arrived safely and you're enjoying it... I guess you've met Valentino's 'alter ego' by now, eh? ;)

Re. Vincenzo's proportions... LOL! Well, I have a bunch of like minded friends who spend hours screencapping LOCI and his movies, in order to discern whether those particular regions are in proportion with the rest of his 6' 4" [size 13 shoe] frame...

The consensus seems to be a great big 'yes!'... and then some! :)

MaryKate said...

Michelle - Let's come up with some cool prizes and also some cool contests. Maybe some Bella related trivia?? Author related trivia? I can probably come up with some stuff, as could our other regulars.

We should of course have lots of H&W men (Hot & Wet), and junk food (Krispy Kremes and Elephant Ears).

What do you think?

Wendy - the Buffycon sounds fabulous! One of my favorite exercises is the "Buffy conversion kit." As in, if you were only allowed 10 epis of Buffy to get someone hooked, which 10 would you use. I'd love to hear your thoughts on that!

Kelly F. said...

Gosh, I have too many to pick from. LOL! Most of them are all with my family. I'd have to say this one particular Thanksgiving we all gathered at my Uncle & Aunt's house. My parents lived in a duplex with them on the other side so we didn't travel far. Anyway, after we filled up on turkey my dad started making "coffee drinks" and lets just say there was more alcohol than coffee going into them. My husband is a jokester and made a comment about it "Cinging his eyebrows"(sp?) from smelling it. We did more laughing that day. And it is a special time for me because my Uncle whose house we were at passed away 2 years ago at 41. So it makes it that more special and fun for me.

Julie in Ohio said...

Geez, I take the kids to the zoo one day and come back to find ya'll had a philosophical discussion on manacondas. What's the luck? :p

Good Mornin', Bellas!!

MK-- I'm sure my invite just got lost in the mail. :D You are the party planner! That sounds like an awesome weekend.

Portia-- I'm so jealous of the Buffycon. I would probably faint if I were in the same room as Spike and Angel. :o)


I second the H&Ws. What's a Bellathon without them?

I can think of a couple of trivia questions. What's the level of difficulty?

MaryKate said...

Jules - I think the point is for folks to WIN stuff, so I'd say not toooo difficult.

What do you think?

Julie in Ohio said...

Michelle-- THAT'S JOSH DUHAMEL?!?!
I really need to start watching Las Vegas again.

Julie in Ohio said...

MK-- I think yes and no.
Yes, you want winners but don't you think it would be fun to throw a few really good stumpers in there?
Or is my evil side showing through?

Playground Monitor said...

Best party I've ever attended was any that I didn't have to throw. I'm such a mess when I'm giving a party that I can't enjoy it. My son and DIL's wedding reception 2 years ago was quite the shindig. They were married in a restored art deco movie house and the ceremony was on the stage. So was the dancing at the reception and the food was all set up in the lobby. You can take a virtual tour of the theater. Part of what made that party so great was relief that it was all over. I may encourage #2 son to just elope. I'll write 'em a check. :grin:

Bellathon sounds great! I'll be there.

Marilyn

Vivi Anna said...

Yeah a Bellathon!! I'm totally there. And we should toss in some Bella related trivia. That would be crazy fun to come up with the answers.

Best party...I can think of three...

First one, when I was 16, New Years, at some university guy's house. He totally took out all the furniture and crammed a ton of people in. I had my big old mohawk and a bottle of vodka...needless to say I fell into the closet, broke the door, fell down the stairs rolled into the living room laughing all the way, so the owner put me in teh garage with a chair and a case of beer so I wouldn't hurt myself. lol, so I opened up the garage door, saw that there was another party down the street, wandered down there and invited those people over to the other party. Funny thing was, the guys I invited were bikers...lol

Second party, I organized for my company when I worked for Ford, we had a huge Halloween party. It rocked. I dressed as Broom Hilda, and I had the biggest metal cans as breast plate. Everyone proceeded to play music on them. Fun times.

And third, partying at RT in Houston. Especially EC's Fantasy Party. Good times!

rachd said...

Good afternoon from the hospital, Bellas! :o) Who knew they had WiFi?!? Monkey is on the mend but could have yet *another* night here--what a way to begin summer break :oP.

Best party ever? The one my doctor neighbors threw. Hubby and I were the only two there that weren't in the medical field and we were all (absolutely every last one of us) wasted off our butts! I remember stumbling home across the street with Monkey in tow (she was only 2 at the time) around 12:30 or 1:00 am. Man. It took me all the next day to recover and I was SO glad the party hadn't been at *my* house! ;o)

A Bellathon sounds like a grand plan! :o)

Julie in Ohio said...

Rach-- {{{{{BIG HUGS}}}}} I guess Monkey decided she *really* likes hospital food.


The best party I've been to would have to be in brother in law's wedding reception. It's the first time in too long that I was able to relax and enjoy myself without worrying about anything. It wasn't my show and it was wonderful.

Kate Pearce said...

New Years Eve 1984:

New Years resolution-leave men alone

12:01 NYE-kiss the future Mr Kate Pearce for the first time.

02:05 start for home

02:10 return to party just to give the future Mr Kate Pearce another kiss so that he will know that I am serious and not just drunk.

Result: 21 years of happiness

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

oh, Kate. I just sighed over that one...

Toni Blake said...

First, Michelle, no need to apologize about Tuesday, but since you did, consider yourself completely forgiven! You got a lot goin' on these days, sister, a quandary with which I can sympathize ; ) And I would LOVE to come back and blog again sometime, so consider it a date (even if an as-of-yet unnamed one)!

Best party, huh? That's a tall order because I've been to some doozies in my day. So I'll hone in on my best *personal* party experience ; ) When I was a young chick of about 20ish, I was invited to a family wedding with my best friend. At this wedding reception were a group of about 15 good-looking guys with great personalities who were all fun to be with and hysterically funny - and the only single girls in the place? Me and my friend. I felt like a princess I was so in demand on the dance floor. And I later ended up dating more than one of these guys, so ... let's just say it was a fun night ; )

orannia said...

Morning Michelle and Bellas,

What a great topic! Hmmm...I'm not really a party girl, but the best one I ever went to was a (unofficial) diplomatic party in the Hague. I was visiting a friend - first time ever to The Netherlands - and he mentioned we were invited to a 1920s party the night I arrived. I didn't want to let him down costume wise, so I hired a flapper dress (complete with feather boa). The party was an absolute blast - a fascinating mix of people from everywhere and my tassels were a big hit...everyone kept asking me to shimmy :)

It's Friday here so I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

orannia

orannia said...

OOPS :)

PS Can I just say I knew there was a good reason why I wanted to see the Transformers! Thank you Michelle for reminding me...now I have some ammunition for my best friend :)

LeeAnn said...

Wow this made me realize that I need to get out more! All of the fun times not really parties per say (partying on the side of the road) were back in high school. When I had my son at 20 all of that kinda went away. Maybe when my sons older I can go to parties again.
But the best I can think of was at the rodeo when I was about 15 and had a fifth of Southern Comfort to myself. I was known as the SoCo Girl at the next rodeo by people I didn't even know. But I also learned how to take the top of a beer off with a lighter. I always laugh now when I meet a guy who can't and are amazed that I can. Those cowboys were always good for something ;)

Angie-la said...

But I also learned how to take the top of a beer off with a lighter.

Hey Leeann, I wanna know how to do that!! It would have saved me some major frustration back in the day!

Playground Monitor said...

But I also learned how to take the top of a beer off with a lighter.

Yes, please explain exactly how you do that. Enquiring minds want to know.

Marilyn

rachd said...

Leeann, kinda like a church-key? Inquiring minds wanna know! :o)

Back to the hospital with Monkey. I'm getting pretty pooped. Hubby's a trooper and has stayed all day the past two days and all night too! What a man!!

LeeAnn said...

It's more of one of those things that you have to show in person. But what you do is hold the beer in your hand with the top line up with the index finger. Then you take the bottom of the lighter and wedge it under the lip of the top and your hand and just kinda pop it off. It does take practice and I suggest you but a couple of lighters because till you get it down it really chews off the bottom of your lighter. I picked this up pretty quickly but I could never get the flicking (snaping) the cap with your fingers.

ev said...

Julie- to hell with fainting, I would just jump them. I have no pride.

And Josh Duhmel too.

Portia- brat.

leeann- my daughter's Ramone's belt has a built in bottle opener on the buckle. I keep her around.

MaryKate said...

Wouldn't ya just like to eat chocolate pudding out of the dimples in Josh's back?

Sorry...did I just say that out loud?;oP

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Yes you did; yes I would and it's what I love about that photo. Too bad I had to crop the rest...

Playground Monitor said...

Well hell. I thought you used the flame to burn off the top of a beer can or something. My imagination pictured something much more daring and dramatic than what you described -- not that your trick doesn't require some skill and dexterity.

Dimple pudding. Yum.

I remember when #1 son watched Transformers on TV as a child. I still remember the song... Transformers... more than meets the eye...

LeeAnn said...

No sorry it's not all that exciting but it does come in handy when you have a beer that dosn't have a twist off top and don't have a bottle opener around.

rachd said...

See, this is why I'm a fan if pudding ;oP. Michelle, why must you censor all the good stuff??

ev said...

and is there a link to the good stuff?????

Julie in Ohio said...

Sheesh! And I'm called shameless...