The Imminent Arrival of a New Member of the INPY Family! Perfect Timing for a Happy Hour.
I called Kid Brother last night to check on my sister in law and see if there was any news on the Old Man. (There isn’t) HOWEVER…my sister in law did go in to labor yesterday afternoon!
Now, I didn’t find this out right away…why? Because when I called to check up on them she answered the phone. After a few minutes of small talk she informed me, oh so calmly, that she had gone in to labor a few hours earlier and that it had stopped (STOPPED?!?!) so they sent her home…only to give her a time to come back.
Now, this stunned me. I mean, she answered the phone. In my mind’s eye, she’s on the couch or in bed or something, drugged out of her skull and cursing Kid Brother’s name…she’s not cool, calm, and collected. But, to my great surprise, she was exactly that.
Either way though, it’s on.
The two of them were surprisingly loose and very ready to get on with it…they were joking and telling me how much of a pain in the ass they’d each been for the past 9 months. But what came through loud and clear was just how much they love each other, and how ready they are for this baby.
And then NEVER AGAIN. They made that clear as crystal, too.
So, today I’m waiting by the phone for “the call”. This will be the third of these calls I’ve received. Two from Kid Brother and one from Kid Sister. They never get old.
Oh, and lest my melancholy weekend serve as some sort of downer for the week…
There is indeed a Summer Love Happy Hour this Friday, and ain’t nothin’ in the world gonna bring me down for that. By then I should have a new niece and I will be more than willing to hoist a few toasts to her general well being and future successes.
But you know, I’m thinking…
The “Invite a Blogger” gig…that was pretty bad ass last time. And all we gave away was free drinks. Now this time, we aren’t giving away the free drinks, we’re just asking you to, well…Invite a Blogger…
But there should be something on the line. Something to prime your pump, as they say…and since I was watching the Price is Right the other night, we’re gonna do it gallery style. You know, here are your lovely prizes*, pick a winner…
So how about this;.
If you bring the most bloggers with you OR the coolest blogger, you can have your choice of the following;
1) Super tight Tshirt shopping with VK
Mr. Kent will help you find the juuuuust-barely-covers-you Tshirt of the summer. This is a mid riff exposing good time, guaranteed. Just think, stumbling through the mall with the man, myth and legend, as you hunt down that ever elusive perfect hottie Tshirt? (You are responsible for your own bail should Pretty Rickie and the crew show up and this takes a turn for the worst)
2) Game Coaching with Roosh V
A one hour session with the ultimate Game Coach, Roosh. Here, you will gain insider knowledge of how to score like Moses Malone in the paint. And yes, Virginia, this is wildly effective for a female winner, too. Wanna know what you’re doing wrong? Why last boyfriend just wasn’t that in to you? Roosh has the answer.
3) A Night on the Town with KassyK and the UberHot Girl Crew
You do have to sign a waiver for this one in case you wake up in the Bus Station…in Baltimore.
4) Watch Fever Pitch with Arjewtino!
He will serve the crudites and cupcakes (courtesy of the Princess) you will get to see this (ahem) classic baseball movie with a true baseball fan. If he quotes it too much, just tell him “Kurt Gibson got lucky” and he will pipe down.
5) Drunken Songwriting Seminar with INPY
We’ll do it Johnny Cash style. Wear all black, I’ll provide the Johnny Walker and chasers, and you will learn the fine, fine art of drunken songwriting. I will even provide you with a recording of your “masterpiece” and a write up of the chords and lyrics….as many as I can remember, that is.
I mean, how can you not find something that tickles your fancy in that Gallery? This is a Showcase Showdown for the ages! So get out there and Invite a Blogger!
*Actual bloggers may not have agreed to or even known about these prizes until, like…now. Actual prizes may or may not be available at time of claim. All rulings subject to the judges discretion. The panel of judges are, naturally, the hosting bloggers.
Party on, Garth.