Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Meet the LV's Interesting Bloggers
very first sentence of his blog reads, "I will most likely be dead before I turn 30." But his blog, Laughing at My Nightmare!, does just that. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he finds reasons to laugh and enjoy life. Instead of being depressed, his well-written blog gives me faith, not just in him, but in all of us. Maybe we're not so bad after all.
This dude had all the babes, too.
Lehigh Valley Roller Girls from her blog, The Corner Seat. Deb and I have been Facebook friends for some time, but I never even knew she had a very active blog until last night. Naturally, I hit on her, and about three seconds later, found myself in the Steel Stacks, writing, "I will most likely be dead before I turn 61."
As you might have guessed, there's a lot of intensity and energy in Deb's blog.
A Writer in a Nurse's Body. I asked her for some help and she told me I need an undertaker, not her. She's working on her first book, which I hope is a novel, and not some scientific study of bottom-feeding bloggers.
Save the Kales? I love her review of Pho #1, a Vietnamese restaurant in Allentown specializing, not surprisingly, in Pho, a Vietnamese beef broth soup that explodes with flavor the moment it hits your palette. But Jaime incorrectly reports it's pronounced "fuhh." Actually, as someone whose grandson is half-Vietnamese, I can tell her it's more like "fah." I pointed this out to her, and the next thing you know, I found myself in the Steel Stacks again, pulling more shards out of my ass.
As you've probably surmised by now, there was an unusually large contngent of attractive women at this event. No doubt, they heard I was coming.
Allentown blogger Michael Molovinsky, sporting an Adlai Stevenson tie clasp, came against his better judgment, after I begged him. Michael, as you know, sometimes gets irritated with me. I don't know why.
He's something of a germ phobe, and the first thing I did was sneeze all over him. Then, to make matters worse, I asked him to pose for a picture next to Johnny Sized, who's writing about his daily adventures in trying to become half of himself. Right as I was snapping the picture, Johnny told both of us he was just getting over a staph infection.
Once again, I found myself in the Steel Stacks, pulling shards out of may ass.
Neighbors of Easton. Noël (with an ë, damn it!) nd I are quite friendly, so I went up to her, hoping to find at least one friendly port among this storm of bloggers.
"You supported the Charlie Chrin TIF," she snarled.
Next thing you know, I was in the Steel Stacks again, pulling out a few more shards. And now, the ice was pelting me.
Lehigh Valley With Love is among the funniest in this area. Naturally, he found the beer, which made him an instant hit. He and I, believe it or not, taught Lehigh University students about blogging for one hour. Can you imagine spending $40,000 to have your child schooled by two morons?
I pointed that out to Wacker, adding innocently, "Looks like Lehigh Valley With Love has a Lover. How much?"
This time I just threw myself into the Steel Stacks.
LVPoliblog, agreed to pose with me, and Molovinsky came back to take our picture.
Then we all kissed.
But maybe not, according to Alyssa Young at The Express Times. They are considering hosting more of these in the months to come.
Updated 1:20 PM: Check out The Express Times coverage of more than 30 bloggers at last night's event.