October 6, 2012

MSN stands for Mucho Sangria & Nibbles


i am not actually as tall as either of these gorgeous ladies, although in my mind i'm taller than everyone in the WORLD.  i simply had the great luck of standing on the upper slope of this patch of new york sidewalk.  the chunk of the mood sewing network i happily dined with last night: carolyn, renee, and meg "gunn", all had a good six inches on me.  this is always shocking, not only to me, but to the person meeting me.  though, to be fair, my hair usually gets a good six inches on anyone else.

the pic is from renee, the only blogger to remember to bring a camera (bad, bad bloggers we), and she has gorgeous shots of the restaurant up on her blog already.  she beats us here, in many categories.

i never have such a good time with gangs of chicks than i do with sewistseamstressrexes.  i have a feeling this might be true for a lot of us.  these women were gorgeous, confident, sparkling, and funny as hell.  maybe it's the mystery business i'm in (which shall soon be revealed, oooh and aaah), but while a large portion of the women i know might indeed sport those wonderful qualities, they are not the kind you can share pitcher of sangria with. at least not without a side order of meow (and not the good walnut kind).  

but of course, and it's been said, it's not wholly the fault of the female persuasion in question.  there are so many mirrors society crafts for us; who has the better makeup / clothing / job / status / armcandy... that sort of immediate comparison we're programmed to have when it's a female pack.  sure, it still happens in our sewing culture, but i feel that it's the exception rather than the norm, online and off.  et vous?

i walked home on a cloud.  and upon exiting the subway, i spied a reminder of a certain virtual meetup...


HEY GIVE ME BACK MY PROMABALLOONA LIMO.

32 comments:

  1. This looks like so much fun!! Damn you east-coasters and your easy transportability! I wish I could be all like "MmHm!!" about how amazing fellow sewasaurusrexes are to hang out with - but I'VE NEVER MET ANOTHER ONE IN PERSON! truth. And total bummer. But in my head, the parties we have are totally the bees knees...

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    1. You HAVE to come for a visit! I have a sofa bed with your name on it! Although, I'm not sure the Garment District is prepared for what would happen if we attacked it together!

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    2. TELL ME YOU'RE COMING IN APRIL. You're not toying with my emotions, are you??

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    3. I WILL END YOU IF YOU'RE LYING, HEATHER LOU.

      your drinking skillz, they are impressive. sallieoh? LET'S GO! between ginger's sofa and my loft, we got y'all covered.

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  2. You're right, our special little corner of internet nerddome is full of amazing, intelligent, and beautiful people. Beautiful inside out, or as my mother-in-law says 'Pretty is as pretty does'. Only other place I've experienced that is the Neil Gaiman Fan club peeps, some of whom are also sewists. (I TOTALLY MET HIM (neil) AND HE IS JUST AS AWESOME IN PERSON!)

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    1. I actually first "met" you on the Neil Gaiman Board, I think... :D And I'm slightly jealous of you for meeting him, but glad that he made it to Prague (at least) and liked it.
      And I'm with Sallie, I've never really met any of you ladies, except Janul and that was on her exhibition, so the focus was on something else (though I liked her bag made of curtain).
      There's not a big sewing blogging community in the Czech Republic, or at least I'm not aware of it, and my blogging in English hardly helps...

      My thought was: WHO HAS THE BETTER PATTERNS?! But yes, the online sewing community is amazingly friendly and accepting.

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    2. i must research this neil gaiman (*ducks for cover*)

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    3. Ever seen "Death" from Sandman comics? That's his. Stardust? His. Coraline? His. "American Gods" which is being turned into an HBO series? His. Amanda Fucking Palmer? He totally married her.

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  3. "Mystery business", huh? Very interesting, Ms. Oona. If we ever meet, you'll feel great about your height.

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    1. seriously when the hell am i gonna meet you. SERIOUSLY.

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  4. haha! That limo is amazeballs. :D I'm jealous. Of the night, not the car. ;)

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    1. couldn't believe it, seven chickies in a bachelorette party. night of awesome women.

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  5. Looks like fun. If we ever meet you wont feel short. I'm pretty short myself :)

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  6. Jealous!! I would love to meet all three of your companions!! And see you again, of course ;o)

    I can confirm Oona's tiny-ness as I had to reach a belt buckle on a high shelf for her during the SW meetup, lol

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  7. Love the limo! We live not far from a function centre, and a while ago we were walking past it at night when a hot pink HUMMER limousine pulled up in front of it. A HUMMER limo!! I took a photo, gonna hang onto it to show my niece when she grows up and asks me why there's no more ozone layer.

    HOW COOL ARE CRAFTY CHICKS!! I need to get some more IRL meetups in my life I think. Oh, I can also attest to the across-the-board fabulousness of Circus chicks.

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    1. " gonna hang onto it to show my niece when she grows up and asks me why there's no more ozone layer"

      god i love you.

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  8. Im also totally jealous..

    if we meet it will super fun ( also funny, as I am very tall)

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    1. i have pictured us meeting so many times, i'm a complete dork. and in all of our meetups, you are truly three feet taller than me.

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  9. Oh, lucky you! I can't think of anyone I'd rather trip the light fantastic with on the sidewalks of New York. Which is a song my Grandma used to sing and will now be stuck in my head all day. I'm sorta glad our limo is out chugging around... I'll imagine us all piled in for another virtual night on the town. ;)

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    1. you're reminding me of the one and only time i walked with my nan in times square. loved it. almost tackled bunches of new yorkers daring to get in her way...

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  10. Boooooohoooooooooooo, I'm so sad I missed out on the fun! I feel lucky to be part of such a great group-- sewists are SO supportive, generous, funny, and creative! I'm constantly amazed by how fun and awesome all a y'all are!

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  11. The meet up sounds amazing! I can't wait to visit NYC again:-)

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    1. um, smiley winking face emoticon infinity.

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  12. I am so jealous of your meet up. For real. From what I read about everyone's meet ups, it seems that even though our non sewing lives couldn't be more different, we connect as if we're the oldest friends. Isn't that amazing? One more reason I love this hobby.

    Looking forward to next year's Promaballoona. I hope I can take part. You know I can make one hell of a dress!

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  13. You can safely stand on an even footpath with me anytime, Ms Oona. I promise I will never tower over you (or anyone else).

    And yep - totally getting the sewing sista cameraderie here and totally curious about this secret bizzo.

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  14. So glad that you had such a pleasant get together. Sounds inspiring and lovely!

    I have just always thought that you are in the entertainment industry in some capacity (perhaps it was after seeing you in an episode of Royal Pains that I started thinking this way? or your reference to your initial plan of never showing your face on the site? I do not know...) and that you wanted to keep your lives separate. I do not even know your real name...I cannot imagine thinking of you as anything save for Oonaballoona from Kalkatroona!

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  15. I eleventh the jealousy. I have so many blog buds I would sell my first born to meet in real life. Some I may have to settle for Skype dates with (Elisalex and I still haven't managed to make taht happen yet), but in April I am hoping to take a road trip down south which will hopefully result in me and Sallie getting really drunk and having the best time ever. Next time I hit NYC.... hangovers will ensue.

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  16. I'll confess that I was a little surprised at your height when we met...and I totally agree about sewasauruses being the best people to just meet and hang out with!

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i thankya truly for taking the time to comment, i love a good conversation-- and hope you know my thanks are always implied if not always written!