Had I my druthers, we bloggy folks would all live in one of those planned communities where we could stop in on each other in at any given moment, drink pumpkin spice lattes, watch the latest episode of True Blood, and pawn our children off on each other. And wouldn't we have fabulous weekend cook-outs and holiday block parties? And then we'd pawn our children off on each other. It'd go something like this:
"Debbie, I need to run 3 errands and would you please watch my kids for 1 hour and I swear I'll never do this to you again but I will bring you a Diet Coke with lemon, thankyousomuch!"
And Debbie would be all, "Absolutely...but bring a bottle of wine, 'cause I'll be far beyond Diet Coke by the time you return." OK, my dear...gotcha covered.
But we don't reside in blog utopia. We are scattered near and far, working jobs both inside and outside the home, managing kids, managing husbands, neglecting our need for a pedicure, and generally feeling worn out half the time. Girls...we need a break. We need some good, quality time with our bloggy buds. Yes, we do.
My blog pals, Jyl and Carissa, are geniuses. Recognizing the need for fun, adult conversation, these two created a Twitter Girls Night Out, or Mommy Gossip-GNO, which is its official title. What is Twitter, you ask? What is Mommy Gossip--GNO? The links are there for a reason--please, GO! Check 'em out. The Mommy Gossip--GNO site explains this far better than I could, but I will add my own two cents...it's a brilliant idea and loads of fun.
Tonight at 9 pm Eastern, 6 pm Pacific, (those of you in the middle can figure the rest out!) I will be twittering along with a great gaggle of fabulous girls. We'd love for you to join us. I'm actually honored to be a part of tonight's big event, because Jyl & Carissa approached me last week and said, "We want to have a Halloween/Vampire themed-GNO on Tuesday, the 28th, and since Stephenie Meyer was unavailable, we would like you to be our Guest Tweeter. We're gonna discuss all things Twilight. So naturally we came to you, the next best thing to Stephenie herself!"
OK. I fess up. That's not how I was approached. I believe Jyl wanted to say, "Since you are so obsessed and freaky over this book and the impending movie, will you grace us with your uber-geek status and help us do this thing on Twitter? You total nerd, you." Of course Jyl has much more grace and tact than this...but deep down, I'm certain this was what she was thinking.
And y'all know me...I kind of have a thing for Twilight. Or had you not heard?
I am officially inviting y'all to join us over on Twitter tonight. I know a lot of you haven't discovered the joy of Tweeting, and that's fine and dandy--the Mommy Gossip--GNO site explains the procedure clearly. Come...share some grown-up conversation with us. Kick back, have fun, and make new friends. Even if you're not a Twlight fan, I encourage you to take part with us...because you know a group of women of any size won't stay on one particular topic for too long. We're known for our rabbit trails.
Oh...and if you Tweet with us tonight, you will be officially entered in a special giveaway. (This one is separate from the other giveaway I'm running--that winner will be announced on Thursday, by the way!) I thought it would be appropriate to spread even more Twilight love by giving away two newly released companion guides to our world of Edward and Bella:
The second book is brand new--it's being released today, and I think it's something we all need to add to our growing collection of Twilight love. Amen.
Ooooh, look at that--it's all unauthorized and stuff. Makes me feel a bit naughty & rebellious.
This is now the longest invitation I've ever extended...to anyone...in my life. People, are you feeling my love? My joy? It's all for you. From me. With love.