Friday, August 11, 2006

Blogwarming!

(Saturday photo hunt photo posted below)

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I'm having a blogwarming party all weekend long. I hope you'll join me for the fun and merriment. If you'd like to post the invite on your blog, the more the merrier! (Thanks Reverberate, for the blinkie!)

First, there's an open bar (suggested by Kukka-Marie) so help yourself, but be careful if you drink and blog! I'm also leaving out some snacks, in case you get the munchies. (Kathy and Katherine have offered to bring dishes)

Anthony has suggested that we might do a comment roundhouse a-la Wendy's casting call (though we can never live up to that!)

Lazy Daisy and Karen have suggested that commenters leave blogwarming gifts. (Karen says "we could all drop by and leave a gift- like a button or blinkie" and Lazy Daisy suggests "a green plant to give you more oxygen in your idiot free zone, peace of mind, cartoons...etc. or even food brought to the party") WHO DOESN'T LIKE GIFTS?

Here's how the blogwarming comments will work. From now until Sunday night, leave a comment here with your gifts, dishes, etc. The first person will go visit Goofy Girl after leaving a comment and tell her what a fantastic designer she is! The next person will go visit the person above, ad so on and so forth. Comment all you want! If you show your love to Goofy Girl in addition to attending my party, that would be EXTRA generous of you.

I'm sure I will love all your gifts and dishes, but whomever gives me my mostest favoritist gift will win a whole post where I pimp your blog and tell everyone how great you are!

Open bar: We have beer, wine, vodka, tequilla, rum, and all the mixin's
Munchies: Spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips, mini quiches, lemon squares, rice krispie treats and catnip for the felines, imported from Purrrsia. ;)
Present Table: (where I put things other people are hosting on their blog. The rest of the gifts are in comments. I love them all!) Visit these folks to see my presents!
Buttons from:
Chi
Melli
Mysterious Lady
Karen
An "I heart Ducky" t-shirt from Dorothy
A sculpture of Kukka-Marie from the empress herself.
A very nice blessing from Wystful!

I can't keep up! Will you forgive me?

160 comments:

Wystful1 said...

Hmmmmmm, a blogwarming gift!---*What to bring*?

I'm thinking. What kinda dish. A man? A single man? One that Carmen would appreciate? Ya, he'd be a dish alright!!! Suave, handsome to a point Carmen would swoon!! Debonaire! Rich! Loves to travel!! Have possession of land/investments/properties ALL OVER THE WORLD!! And above all - a man that would treat Carmen like his royal queen!! Lavish her with gifts, cars, servants, and jewels!! Giving her open reign to be Carmen!! What a dish.

Enjoy!!

(love your new design -- it's gorgeous, and PURPLE!! Hmmmmm, a color of royalty ya know. That sounds familiar!!)

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

I'm here! Wearing a pirate patch, so a rum and coke would be nice please! Myers if you have it, diet coke w/lime.

Don't you like the lovely tray of lasagna I've brought? It's mushroom! But not the magic kind, alas.

Nice place you've got here!

I think I'll mosey over and pay my compliments to your designer now :-)

Carmen said...

Welcome to the par-tay guys!

Wystful, you know the way to my heart.

Janet, here is your rum and coke. I'll run and get my pirate patch! And the lasagne - yum.

One Scrappy Gal said...

I bought you some very expensive bone china in your favorite pattern, and a huge basket of gourmet food. I hope you love them. :) Happy blogwarming!!

Red said...

Yo, Carmencita, where's the bar, girl?

I brought cakes for everybody, all the way from Italy. And I've got Cat with me too. Can he play with Pooh Bear while we boogie the weekend away? Pretty please...

Carmen said...

Red, the bar's open, selections at the bottom of the post. And yep, Cat and Pooh can fight (i mean play) all weekend. Oooh, I love cakes. They're so pretty!

Scrappy: Bone china! I don't have any china, because as of yet, I have't gotten to have a wedding registry. Though I could probably have a full set if I count what I bought for everyonen else. ;)

Zeus said...

I definitely will be back later this evening to get down and party! However, I'm also stopping by quickly this morning to let you know you've been tagged, Miss Carmen. ;)

Carmen said...

Red, the bar's open, selections at the bottom of the post. And yep, Cat and Pooh can fight (i mean play) all weekend. Oooh, I love cakes. They're so pretty!

Scrappy: Bone china! I don't have any china, because as of yet, I have't gotten to have a wedding registry. Though I could probably have a full set if I count what I bought for everyonen else. ;)

Goofy Girl said...

I'm having a dirty banana which I was introduced to in Jamaica and some chocolate which I can't have because I am "eating healthy" ;) YUMMY! :D

I have brought pigs in the blanket - with little nathans hot dogs, one of the finest hot dogs around!!

Carmen said...

Goofy Girl: oooh, a dirty banana. I think I'll try one too. (hicup) uh oh, I may be a little tipsy already! (as I chomp on a Nathan's dog)

Zeus: I expect to see you do your Elvis dance when you return. :)

Melli said...

POOOOOUR me something tall and strong,
Make it a hurricane before I go insane
It's only half past twelve (8) but I don't caaaaaare... it's 5 o'clock SOMEWHERE! Sounds like 5 o'clock at the House Of Plaid!!! YAY! So... I'm here... bearing gifts! Well... I brought some jalepeno poppers and this yummy dip for these HOMEMADE tortillas! (are you impressed yet?) And some ... tada TA DA... bubbly - to CHRISTEN the joint! (or drink... whateva...) And then I brought you these beautiful candles... you know, so after we're all gone you can set the scene for romance and put Wystful's gift to good use! ;)

Now, I'm off to chat with your interior decorater! She really did a SMASHING job!

Carmen said...

Melli: I'm glad virtual calories aren't as bad as real calories, or I'd be sunk. ;) Oooh, and bubbly (hiccup). I should probably stop drinking now.

Luck o' the Irish said...

Ok, all these rules and steps confoose lil ol me! Love the new look and of course, we will be looking for an idiot free zone in Vegas (like THAT'S gonna happen!)

ps - you can have some of my china. I just "inherited" place settings for 12 as a result of going over to my grandpa's house.

Carmen said...

irish, Vegas might be idiot free, but not freak free. ;)

Minerva Jane said...

i'm bringing black and white cookies--really just little fluffy white cakes with vanilla and chocolate frosting--from a little bakery called caputos here in brooklyn. so yummy I could easily be a million pounds if I let myself indulge all the time. love the new look and the blogwarming idea is so cute.

Chi said...

Oh a party! I love parties...thanks for the invite, Carmen...and bring on the food!! LOL

If you head back over to my place, I have a gift for you...I don't know how to add graphics to other blogs. *s*

Going to go visit Minerva Jane now.

Mama Duck said...

Oooo, thanks for the invite!! I'm still sick so I'm not bringing any food that might have my germs (you don't want it, eh?), but I love your new design. A gift, hmmmm. How about a custom blinkie?? Here's some I've made before, just let me know what you want!
http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/cm_lisa/Blinkies/
http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f311/cm_lisa/Blinkies1/

Melli said...

Carmen... DARN! I meant to tell you I had accidentally left your candles over at MY place! Can you stop by and pick them up? (i'd lose my head if it weren't attached...) And can I have a margarita now? (hey... it's all rum... I'll be good!)

*drifts away humming* ... another day in Margaritaville... hmm hm hmm ... lost shaker of salt...

Carmen said...

oooh more cake! yum. (munch munch) And a button! And the gift of no germs! woo hoo!

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Dorothy said...

Posting your gift and ode on my blog. Congratulations! Goofy Girl Rocks!!!!! Maybe I could get her to revamp my blog. hmmmm

Dorothy said...

Oh, and I'm taking a little quiche and a lemon square. Morning munchies. Be back for the dip around lunchtime.

Kukka-Maria said...

I...am...so...drunk! Open bar was a great idea, Carmen!

I would like to give you a blogwarming gift. It's a sculpture of moi. It was commissioned by the Sultan of Brunei in late 2000, at the height of my "promiscuous" days--hence the nudity (sans fur) and the provocative pose. After the Sultan and I broke up, this statue was a point of contention and we spent the next two years in an ugly international battle over who got to keep it.

Now that I'm giving it to you, you can take his sad and drunken phone calls!

Plus, I figure, anyone who throws a blogwarming party with an open bar is someone who would appreciate a bald pus...I'm sorry, WHAT?! What do you mean I'm not allowed to say that?

Great, now I'm grounded. Happy Blogwarming, Miss Carmen! I hope you don't mind if I grab another Bloody Kukka before I take off!

Cheers!

Karen said...

Carmen! sorry I'm late... but since I've been on such a mayo kick, I've brought some artichoke dip to share. I'm thinking a nice charddonay, if you have one?

MysteriousLady said...

OMG! You changed your blog! I loved your blog! Okay, this ones nice. I'll adjust. I really liked your blog! Oh it's you not your colors. LOL! I'll get over it, sure you don't want a little Cameron blue plaid instead of the green on the sides??? It's a scottish thing you see.

Oh lawsy don't think I don't like it I do! Hmmmmmmm give me a minute all go put you up on my blog!

{{hugs}}}

Dorothy said...

You visited before I got the snacks out, Carmen. Come back!

Carmen said...

Melli, you may have as many margaritas as you want.

Kukka, thank you for my sculpture. I'll put it by the egyptian cat sculpture in my living room.

Karen, you may have a chardonnay and all the wine you want today!

Mamma Duck, feel better! Nothing like a little alcohol to kill germs ;)

Dorothy, I love my tshirt!

Mysterious, I see my blog more than you do ;) so the orange was gettin' on my nerves. ha.

Amy said...

Oh my, look at all the people here! Janet and goofy girl...nice to see you and Carmen, you look WONDERFUL! What diet? You are smashing. Oh what did I bring? Well, I made snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, chocolate chip/butterscotch, scotcheroos and oh yes, a bottle of tequilla...Janet, I hear you are on the wild side, tequilla shots anyone??????

lifecruisers said...

Thanks for the Partayyyyy invitation. Just what we needed right now. I think we'll skip problems and sleep for the rest of our lifes... *lol*

We'll just bringing you the essentials first:

1) A box with Dom Perignon's. I must bring a whole box, one bottle would be emptied by ME.

(OK, it was Mr L that had to carry that heavy box, so he now got lower back pain and will not be able to carry any suitcases, so I blame it on you that we have to cancel our travelling for a while ;-)

2) Lots of different olives. It's a must when I'm around. I could be dangerous without them.

3) Gambas al Ajillo (garlic fried shrimps) a la Spanish style, still cooking - and I'm drooling... (but not over the plate, promise!)

4) Sangria made by an authentic spanish recipe we forced out of the owner of our fav place in Spain.

5) Saganaki, delicious fried Greek cheese. We couldn't get the best recipe of that, because she refused to tell us her secret.

6) Fried fresh Manioka from Paraguay (similar to pommes stripes but much bigger) and Canja (their local alcohol mixed with Coca Cola) to go with that.

7) As dessert Greek yoghurt with honey - and Raki to go with it.

8) Entertainment: Mr L playing the piano. I'm playing the hungry monster.

Oh, did I mention that we always start the dance where ever we goes...?

And now we have to go and hunt for some frog princes for you too.

Forgive us, but we're gonna spend time to find you some butts and not buttons!

Don't send the FBI if we are missing for long, it's hard work to find them these days ;-)

Warning: You may not recognize us, we're wearing our wedding clothes, the ones from the 18th century with belonging wigs.

(And no, it's NOT allowed to throw cake in our wigs!)

Tigersan said...

hmmm, a gift.... what shall me do?

well, me can give you a "special" invite to blogreps.com

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The special part of that will probably come a bit later... long story ;)

Happy blogging :)

InterstellarLass said...

I can't drink too much or I'll get all giggly and have to call a cab. Welcome!

Dorothy said...

Ok, I keep commenting right after you, so I'm gonna leapfrog and go visit mama duck since she's under the weather. I think I have some chicken soup to take as well.

Reverberate58 said...

Hi Carmen. Great party! I have lite more candles and made you a blinkie for your blog! Your new design is wonderful and I love the header! It really defines you and your blog!

I'll have a glass of wine, no food, watching my diet, and now off to mingle.

Happy Party!

Chi said...

It's me again! When I first saw you were adding the gifts here, I thouight...oh, she is going to be adding to this post all day so think just links are much easier. *s* Heading over to visit Goofy Girl now. *s*

Carmen said...

Amy, don't encourage Janet (or me) with Tequilla! I'd like to have some lamp shades left after the party. ;)

Reverberate, I love the blinkies! Thank you.

Lifecruisers, you dance divinely!

Tigersan, thanks for the invite!

Mama Duck said...

Awww, thanks for the chicken soup!! I did also like the orange, but I like your new design too. I'm always changing mine too, I'm easily bored ;).

Dorothy said...

You're welcome Mama Duck. Hope you feel better. *sniff* oh man. achoo.

Mama Duck said...

Uhoh, oops!! That chicken soup is very yummy, mmmmm!

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

teeeeeeeeeequila body shots! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Let's [hic] do it!!!

I'm grabbing a scotsman too. oh wait you said scotchies...damn!

I had a Nathan's last night, pre-movie, it was yummy!

Anthony said...

Hi - great Blogwarming.
Sorry I'm late, but I got hung up at the Hamburger Hamlet. I couldn't get the waiter to stop looking at my hands. I had to put the car into ludicrous speed to get here.

I brought you a gift. Your very own Vespa.

Now, lead me to the Southern Comfort and cranberry.

Carmen said...

Somebody take Janet's keys, please.

And Anthony, thats PRINCESS Vespa to you ;)

Renee said...

Hummm... I hope I visit the right blog, since this partay is so hoppin!

Munchy wise, I'll bring you some grilled squash from my garden. It will be a mix of zuchini, yellow crook neck & patty pan squash...topped with parmesan cheese. Trust me, you'll love it!

And a gift for the new blog...hummm... well you know how bad I am about picking out gifts. It's so much pressure to pick out the right thing. How about some flat wear to match your new china?

By the time this party is done you'll have all the wedding registry essentials and will be all set to marry that hunk that Wystful1 brought you...where does she get these wonderful gifts anyway?

Dorothy said...

Hand 'em over Janet.

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

ut oh...i tHinK ittt waS tttha mennnntttion (did you [hic] didja know (whuttt a stttoopid woooord, whyyyyy WHYYYYYY izn'ttt ittt spe;lled "no") ttthere's a men in menttttion? AHAHAHAHAAAHHH!

um...wear waz i? oh. Souttthren comfrettt. i ttthink i justtt...um...made a mess. baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahf

morrrrrrrrrrrrrr sqqqqqqqqqquash!

Amy said...

uhhhh....Janet...I said SHARE the tequila....ummmm Carmen, I'm going run out for more "supplies"

*walks away*

(30 min. later)

Well, look who found MORE tequilla AND a keg! Now Janet, can you beat me in a keg stand? comon, Carmen, who can chug a lug down this keg....

Hmmmm (hic) I'm not driving either

BRING ON THE SHOTS!

Carmen said...

no kegs for me, just froo froo drinks. :)

Plus, I gotta watch out for you guys. Make sure no body yaks on the carpet. ;)

Renee said...

some folks can't handle their squash!

Sorry Carmen! It shouldn't stain...but then I don't know what's all in what she was drinking with it.

Mama Duck said...

LOL someone needs to eat more and drink less, methinks ;)

Kailani said...

What a great idea! I will definitely be back to participate in the festivities!

Dorothy said...

*Sipping on Caffeine Free Pepsi**

Let's get the music jumpin!

"Rock Me Amadeus"

"Paradise By The Dashboard Lights"

Carmen said...

oh yeah! we need some serious tunes! It's gettin' hot in hurrrr!

some 80s tunes would be nice.

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

After eating some pigs in the blanket and taking a walk, I'm feeling MUCH better! How about some AC/DC: Shook Me All Night Long!

Dorothy said...

You know, Janet. I almost put that one on the turntable first.

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

Great minds, Dorothy! How about some Zeppelin-Misty Mountain Hop?

Anthony said...

Ooooh .... Amy's gonna have a problem now that her "Mexican friend" is here!
Keg stands, tequila and shots ... Even her keys will get drunk!

We're out of Southern Comfort. but there's still plenty of cranberry juice. That sounds about right!

Amy said...

woah carmen, i think i fell asleep on your couch for a while...i feel better now! where did all my cookies go? wow, those went quick! and janet, how about "Pour some sugar on me?" That's a good one to start too and "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" even though you hate country!

Carmen what are you hiding in those back rooms?

Mama Duck said...

Woohoo, great music going on here!!

Dorothy said...

In honor of our sweltering friend Bone, how about "Some Like It Hot"

Then some REO Speedwagon and STYX, then go Gretchen Wilson "Here For The Party", and Def Leppard "Rock It"

Karen said...

thought I'd drop in on the party again. I can give Amy a hand with that Keg! especially since I'm NOT P.G.!! I was gonna request AC/DC too, but seems like Janet beat me to it.

Trina said...

Blogwarming?!? I love it! Sorry I'm late, work you know. I make a kick ash Enchilada to go with that tequila.

Did any on bring salt for the Margheritas?

Oh, Thanks!

And for your gift, I brought you my favorite party snack. Chocolate Liquers No, I didn't bring just one case (I had to bring 3)
I suggest the Grand Marnier one...

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Woooohooo, what a party and it's only the beginning!!!

I just wanna tell you that I mentioned your blogwarming party at my blog (in my Photo Hunt post), so if there are any un-invited party guest's - blame it on me ;-)

Wystful1 said...

HERE'S YOUR GIFT!!!!

Friendship Blessing

Reverberate58 said...

Hi Carmen I haven't forgotten you. I had things to take care of. My the party seems to be hoppin! Maybe another small glass of wine and an Enchilada from Trina sounds good!

Carmen said...

Karen's back, and I'm so glad we kept it PG until she got here. ;) Now look out!

And yum. Chocolate liquers. I knew it was time for dessert!

WTF? Who put on the Electric Slide. Who do I have to kill? Really people!

Ah, that's better. Some old school Madonna!

Trina said...

OMG!

Are you "Vogue-ing" LOL

You are definantly having too much fun!!

Can I make a request? How 'bout "Man of Constant Sorrow" I love that song!

Anyone want to "backwood" dance?

Renee said...

I peep back in here and see Carmen dancing "Like a Virgin?!?!?"

I'd better get something to drink.

WendyWings said...

Hi sorry I am late but I have this time warp/difference thing going on all the time.

It is still a little early for me to be drinking and I don't do it all that often anyway.

I bought you this dish for your new home, The Hook is a Maori good luck charm. It is a symbol of prosperity, abundance and fertility. I know you are a big Amazing race fan and Phil actually wears a silver hook around his neck like the one on the dish. Check it out next season lol.

href="http://shop.newzealand.co.nz/pages/Detailed/407.html">My gift for you

WendyWings said...
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Penrick said...

Did I hear OPEN BAR??? I'm there - I don't what the reason is. I like the new look BTW.

I want to come and check out all the guys and see what I want to take home. I will bring the ping pong balls and teach everyone how to play beer pong.

Carmen said...

Wendy, the time difference is enough to make us both sufficiently dizzy. :)

The hook dish is gorgeous. I just may have to order it! And really? Phil wears one? I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

What I REALLY want are some EMMY autographs!

Carmen said...

Beer pong? See, I don't even know how to play beer pong. I'm so ashamed.

WendyWings said...

I need some snacks now, it is officially lunchtime here.

I am still in shock that I am going to be a dehydrated pruney old woman when I arrive in LA, lipgloss IS an essential carry on item, stupid terrorists.

Anthony said...

Beer pong. When in doubt, go to Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beer_pong

Carmen said...

Wendy! I know! Dude, the terrorists have taken this to a whole new level. They're messin' with my makeup! Oh no they di'int!

Anthony, somehow, I think reading about beer pong and playing it are 2 different things. :)

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

*passed out at 02:50 swedish time*

Mr L has to carry Mrs L - again. *lol*

WendyWings said...

August 11, 2006 -- THE rule banning "any liquids" on U.S.-bound flights from Britain following the thwarted terror plot is "going to kill the cosmetics industry," Estee Lauder president John Demsey told Page Six at the MAC cosmetics luncheon yesterday at Michael's. "A lot of our business is done through the duty-free shops, and it will really hurt us if people can't take our perfume on the planes." Sandra Bernhard cracked, "If they try to take my MAC lip gloss at the airport, they are looking at World War III!"


See you think just like Sandra Bernhard, how SCARY is that hahaha

Did anyone bring salsa ? I really want salsa and chips.

Carmen said...

Somebody make sure that Mr. Lifecruiser can carry Ms. Lifecruiser home. Or, she can sleep on the blog couch. whatever. :)

Wendy, look what I got at the store. Salsa. and chips!

This is why I'm single. Friday night at my blog party. ;)

rob@blogoftheday.org said...

Great blog! I've added a link to your blog on Blog of the Day under the category of Design. To view the feature of your blog, please visit http://blogoftheday.org/page/111887

ps. That's my blogwarming gift...

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

*peeks in* Carmen? Am I still welcome?

Oooh, you know Viggo or is it Orlando has a hook necklace from their time in NZ!

and check out this blog's background:

http://janaandtheboys.blogspot.com

I waaaaaaaaaaant it!

Carmen said...

i'm a blog of the day! Wow-wie! Cool.

Janet, you're always welcome, no many how many lampshades you're wearing on your head.

If you guys are gonna keep partyin - Just don't trash the blog like a rock star or anything. Wendy, I leave 'em in your capable hands. :)
(hic) *weaves off to bed, humming 80s music.

Is this room spinning? ;)

Carmen said...

peeks back in. I'll see ya'll in the morning. K?

Anthony said...

Yeah ... i think I'd rather play beer pong than read about it. It looks kinda complicated, and I've had too much SoCo. maybe tomorrow?

I forgot my METRO stop. Looks like I'm sleeping on your couch.

Zeus said...

I'm very sorry that I haven't been by sooner. Things in The House this evening have been less than pleasant. However, even in the midst of human turmoil, I managed to obtain these beautiful kate spade lily sunglasses for you. That way, as you greet your guests, you can greet them in style!

WendyWings said...

OOppps you left me in charge and I was off looking at Phil Keoghans butt sworrry
Long story lol ( did you know he is back home at the moment as in NZ back home lol)

YellowRose said...

Happy BlogWarming! Sorry I'm late, I have been rushing around getting things for a wedding for Saturday! Bur I didn't forget about you! I also brought you something wonderful! Waterford Crystal Martini glasses, set of 8, plus shaker. But the best part is the Godiva Liquor, Grey Goose Vanilla Vodka, and the Creme de Cacao!! We're having Chocolate Martinis!!!

And I have a button for you too!
Can I email it to you?

Ok, who wants a Chocolate Martini?? I know I do!!!

Tracie said...

Happy blogwarming! I brought you some nice cookies, and a cake, and some chocolate......but it is all calorie free, so enjoy!

Samantha said...

Love the new changes Carmen :) It's late, I know, but ya know, I'm always late hehe I gotchya a gift, and it's special! Come on over to my place to see it! www.doubletwintrouble.blogspot.com
I know ya dont know me very well, but I feel like we've got a connection thanx to Wendy LOL We were both Casting Call winners, after all!! I also brought lots of Mai-Tai's and some fresh baked gooey chocolate brownies! Come see your present!!

Kailani said...

I've decided to make a cameo at this party. What have I missed so far?

Hey, I get to visit my friend Sam!

Kailani said...

Oh, I forgot to give you your gift. It's a grass skirt and a coconut bra for your upcoming trip to Hawaii. That way you'll blend in pefectly. Afterall, that's all we wear around here. Or is it just me?

Samantha said...

Kailani, why do I get the feelings we're the only ones awake? LOL Did everyone else pass out from drinking too much at the open bar? LMAO@grass skirt and coconut bra!! Great gift!

Kailani said...

Girl, I don't know how you get anything done at work! It will be great when you get your home computer!

Yes, I think everyone is sleeping and I probably should, too. My eyes are closing as I type this.

I'll stop by your blog again tomorrow. Goodnight!

Wystful1 said...

Carmen, if you want to save your gift I sent along last night -- here's where to get it.

gift

Tricia said...

Ow wow, another Party! I've been to two weddings - Thursday and Friday and now I can party the rest of the weekend away over here. Cool!

I brought over my famous 7 layer dip (refried beans, sourcream, salsa, gucamoli, with shredded cheddar, motzerella and Monteray Jack on top), and corn chips to dip into the dip with of course. I also popped over the Greek festival that's going on here in Toronto called the Taste of the Danforth and I picked up some Chicken, pork and lamb souvlaki to bring to the party along with a couple of boxes of Baclava.

I also had a feeling that this party might get crowded so I picked up 20 bamboo torches that we can put up in your yard this evening, and some folding chairs so the crowd can spread out outdoors. Oh and some patio lanterns.

I must say the music is fantastic and I'm enjoying mingling with all the other bloggers. Oh and the Champagne is just divine! wow, what a party.

Anonymous said...

Hello Carmen and gang.
I making us a batch of New England clam chowder. The virtual kind is utterly the best! (no calories).
Inhale deeply and let the smell of the frying bacon make its way to your olfactory regions. The fresh tender baby clams are shucked and ready to poured into the thick creamy liquid. Yum yum.
Mouth watering yet?

Kathy said...

Oh darn, I'm not really anonymous. I'm Kathy over at PPP of View.
I'm so busy making the clam chowder, I forgot to leave my link on the above comment.
Please allow me to repeat...
I said:
Hello Carmen and gang.
I making us a batch of New England clam chowder. The virtual kind is utterly the best! (no calories).
Inhale deeply and let the smell of the frying bacon make its way to your olfactory regions. The fresh tender baby clams are shucked and ready to poured into the thick creamy liquid. Yum yum.
Mouth watering yet?

Trina said...

Good Morning all you party people! Yes,I know I had to leave the party early, but I brought Coffee and Danishes to help you all wake-up. (and a janitor You guys sure are messy! Don't go in the Bathroom! WHEW!)

Yes, it's fair trade coffee... yes, OF Course I brought Cream and Sugar. PHSH!

If you don't mind Carmen, it's so nice outside I think I'll have my coffee out there and try out the lawn furniture Tricia brought!

Mama Duck said...

Good morning!! I brought a Starbucks barista to make everyone their favorite drinks - I'm having a pumpkin spice latte (what, out of season?? He makes EVERYTHING!!) - yummy!!

TC said...

Wooohoo! Did I miss all the fun? Happy blogwarming! Pass the drinks and I brought honey garlic spare ribs!

Trina said...

zxzlI've never had honey garlic spare ribs at breakfast! Sounds simply delightful!

Carmen said...

Good morning (or evening if you're on the other side of the world)

I like the idea of taking today's part of the celebration outside. It's beautiful here. It's sunny and should be about 80. My condo has a pool, so we could bring the party over there. (Don't forget the suntan lotion.) The lifeguard is about 12, but he's eye-candy anyway.

The music is still pumpin' I see. I think some Jimmy Buffet might be in order.

Plus, I can use the new sunglasses from Zeus!

yellowrose, you can email the button to cs94wahoo at hotmail.

Zeus said...

I hate to say I won't be going into the pool. After all the bathing going on in this house, if I see water again any time soon, it might kill me!

However, just because you asked, Carmen:

Stands on his hind paws and grabs a microphone while his top lip curls. He places on the golden, dark tint sunglasses long associated with Elvis...

"Oh don't be cruel - to a heart that's true!"

Swings his hips back and forth causing his tail to whip quickly.

"Oh don't be cruel - to a heart that's true!"

Waves his right paw in a circling motion while continuing the pelvic samba below

"I don't want no other love - Baby, it's just you I'm thinkin' of!"

Carmen said...

Zeus, you don't have to get INTO the pool. There's food and music and the open bar is moving with us. :)

Wolfbernz said...

Carmen,

What a great party! For my gift, I have brought some 1993 Cabernet Franc, a very fine wine for such a beautiful site!

I have also listed "Gone to Plaid" as my #! features site on BlogDumps

Happy BlogWarming!

Do I smell coffee? I really need a good strong cup.....

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Ok Carmen ~ I'm ready to partay!

Go get your prezzie from my blog
http://irishandlovingit.blogspot.com/2006/08/party-party-party.html


I'll have a margarita please! Woo hoo! Turn up the tunes kiddos!

Going to visit Wolfbernz now! Shake your groove thing, shake your groove thing ya ya, show us how you do it now! Shake your groove thing ...

cickxki is my word verification WOOT!

Zeus said...

I'd like a meowgarita then please! No salt though as I'm watching my sodium intake. ;)

ribbiticus said...

beautiful design! kudos to goofygirl! got you a bunch of tulips! ;)

Trina said...

Karaoke by the Pool?! Perfect!

DJ, please put on "Stand By Me!"

Alright Folks! You know the tune! Sing Along:

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we see
No I won't be afraid
No I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me...."

Candy Minx said...

Hey happy blogwarming!

i have brought a couple of party revelers with me, tiffany, Adam and Darren. Adam and Tiffany are also going to provide some entertainment.

Come sit next to me, see the show is just starting...

http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2006/08/housewarming-party.html

Mama Duck said...

Wow, I've returned to lots of singing, the caffeine must have kicked in, eh?? ;)

Reverberate58 said...

Wow this party is really taking off! You are getting some cool gifts and lots of help! The food has been great and I am having a blast. Off to mingle some more!

Carmen said...

Whew! Ya'll are some partiers. I never knew that about cha!

There's a model walkoff going on over at Minx's. Men wearing women's shoes and everything! I can do the Ben Stiller Model face!

Zeus, I am so glad you did your elvis impersonation. No party is complete without one.

Tulips - woo hoo! One of my favorite flowers!

Nothing like a cold drink on a warm day!

Candy Minx said...

I'm just having a refreshing iced Americano with lots of cream right now. Maybe I'll wander over to the bar and get some Baileys to spike it.

I am meeting lots of fun people thanks for the introductions Carmen!

http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/2006/08/housewarming-party.html

Zeus said...

Laughs hard

We should have a walk-off like they did in Zoolander. I'll pucker my lips and be completely suave. No one will be able to win against my coveted cat-walk.

Hardy har har!

Just Expressing Myself said...

My present is a sedan chair and four handsome young men to carry it!
Happy Blogwarming.
Frances

eph2810 said...

Cool new design indeed :)

* (asterisk) said...

Wow, what a happening party, girl! Thought I'd sneak in. I know my wife's around here somewhere. She brought cakes from Italy, y' know...

Be careful you don't break the comment box with all these comments!

Trina said...

Catwalk! lol

*starts singing* On the Catwalk... On the catwalk yeah!...... I'm too sexy for my shirt...

lmao

Mama Duck said...

*covers her eyes to avoid Trina's flashing*

Wolfbernz said...

Oh my! Ya'll are getting so drunk I can hardly see you... well I'm back to my godiva chocolate martini! lol

Trina said...

Gosh, MAMA Duck! *blushes* I had a shirt under that one! What kind of a woman do you think I am?

LMAO

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

"The best way to get rid of a temptation is to give after for it. "Oscar Wilde"

So, we'll continue to have a blast.... *lol*

*mingling around trying to balance my Tequila and limefruit, licking on the salt and trying to talk at the same time - and not fall into the pool*

Ah, what the heck, I'll jump right in, who bothers of some wet clothes??!!!

Hey, maybe we could have a wet t-shirt competition? That would make the guys happy ;-)

Wolfbernz said...

WET T-shirt contest? I'm Game! lol

!!!AAAAAHHHHHH!!! *SPLASH* Who Pushed me into the pool?!?!?!

Zeus said...

I'm too sexy for my fur, too sexy for my fur, too sexy fur sure!

Kukka-Maria said...

Well, if no one else has the guts to do it, I supposed I'll kick off the skinny-dipping!

Everyone get those wet t-shirts off and get into the pooooool!

Kukka-Maria said...

After sitting by while Kukka downs a couple of strong catniptinis, listening to her croon a heart-felt, yet slightly out-of-tune karaoke version of the B-52's "Rock Lobster," and watching her rub up against every person who dares make eye-contact, Kukka's agent pulls the plug on The Empress' fun. She places the drunk and beligerent cat in a travel crate and apologizes to Carmen for her client's unruly behavior. As the door closes on the limo, Kukka slurs:

"Happy Blogihousewarmingthingamajig, Carment, dah-link!"

Dodging the flashing bulbs of the paparazzi and the shouts of "Is the Empress drunk again?", Kukka'a agent yells, "NO COMMENT!" as the limo door closes and the car pulls away.

In all seriousness, Miss Carmen, with the new blog design, we expect you to throw more bashes soon! Perhaps Kukka will be able to come (if she gets out of rehab in time).

Um...I mean...NO COMMENT.

WendyWings said...

Stumbles into the room ala Patsy from Ab Fab.
Ugh what a night wheres the Bolly ?

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Your new blog is so perfect for you, and it is so fitting! Goofy Girl does an excellent job everytime.

The puppies wanted to make sure you had a gift from them, so they helped me back you a yummy white cake with rich and delicious white icing. With, little pink paw prints on top.

Kailani said...

Thought I'd drop in and see what's been going on. Baby Bug is in her bouncer so I have a few minutes before she starts to revolt!

Mrs Lifecruiser said...

Woooohooo, I got exhausted from all that jumping and swimming in the pool, but I think I'll start the dance.

Shouting: turn up the music any one!!!

No, it will not be any belly dancing, I don't have enough of belly for that right now - any one volunteering????

Carmen said...

I'd belly dance if I knew how. :) Though the wet t-shirt would be out for me. ;)

I hope Kukka gets out of rehab soon. She's so much fun at parties. She's like the Paris Hilton of cats ;)

I got a cake with paw prints! Awwww. Are the pink? ;)

Pass a chocolatini!

Froggie Mama said...

Holy cow, Carmen! Look how much fun you've been having this weekend! One big blog party... how awesome! :) I didn't realize I had been missing all of this!!

I love the new look! VERY fitting! WTG Goofy Girl! :)

I'm searching for a gift for you... :)

Amy said...

woah after the fun I had yesterday at the party..I decided to lay low today in case I wasn't invited back!

Scone said...

Hi all-- finally finished my project and let myself out for the party. What a riot! You ought to know that I'm the designated photographer-- incriminating photos my specialty.

To refill the party table, I've brought some red-hot Arizona salsa and homemade tortilla chips, as well as my special Hawaiian hurricane cookies. (Just ask what they *don't* have in them!) And for a blogwarming present: a "taste of Las Vegas" chocolate assortment from Ethel M. Don't miss that part of your Vegas trip, by the way! The cactus garden is worth the trip all by itself.

* (asterisk) said...

Sure you must have seen my wife, Carmen. UK Red? She's here somewhere...

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Coffee...I need koffee... sorry about last night at the party Carmen. I passed out and missed all the swimming and Tshirts and fun. (Note to self: When you're feelin' good, that's the time to stop drinking!)

You guys are so much fun and so funny. I've enjoyed reading what I missed! I may have to have a blog warming party myself one day ... twist my arm!

MommaK said...

Happy blogwarming!!

Reverberate58 said...

Wow really have a great thing happening here still! You are getting lots of traffic and lots of cool people stopping in. I think a cup of coffee and a scone would be nice and then off to mingle!

Karen said...

you guys are still at it? is there breakfast? sorry I didn't come by yesterday, I just can't keep up with you youngsters...

Candy Minx said...

Back in here to see how the morning after looks, aw we need some Caesar's...that is a Canadian hang over drink...

Vodka, tabasco, Worchester sauce, celery salt rimmed glass, salt and pepper over lots of ice and Mott's Clamato juice.

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack! And with a couple boxes of Krispy Kremes and a couple boxes of Dunkin Donut's coffee! Yesterday was a day of recuperation, hehehe ;-)

Amy said...

oh janet, you do know a way to my heart...krispy kremes? okay but just one..i do need to fit into a wedding dress in a year...wait you got me two, oh what the hell? i don't do coffee, anyone have orange juice? oh thank you so much carmen! i think i may just have a blog party next weekend, you people are so fun! watch out carmen, you might be attending two parties in two weekends. you are all invited to my place next friday!!!!!

Melli said...

Holey Schmoly! This party is seriously the sh*t! I think I've been missing out big time! I have to take the little d school shopping today but I'll be back later for an appletini! Chill it while I'm gone!

(and I call ya this evening!)

LibertyBelle said...

*puffing* sorry I'm late!
My super-sonic, jet infueled, turbo,V8 skateboard wouldn't start!!
But here I am!
Any more pretzels???
Congrats with your new home!
I love blogwarmings! :)
Hugs
L

MysteriousLady said...

My goodness you youngins can partay! We old ones have to have alittle nappy here and there.

Carmen did I tell ya I love the new blog???

You girls partay on........I must, must today finish weeding. ewwwwwww...

later dudes!

Irish Church Lady :) said...

'k I just picked up some Tim Horton's donuts after church to go with the Krispy Kremes.

Blueberry fritter anyone?

Now I'm gonna get my swimsuit on and jump in the pool!

Great Day said...

Well, I'm not very talented, but I will wish you happy man hunting. Since I know this is something you speak of often. I'm sending you good guy vibes all day long!

BTW - love goofy girl and love, love the new look!

Carmen said...

I've kinda been lounging back today, watching you guys have fun (and trying to avoid the donuts)

Amy, I'm so into your blog party! My mom is visiting next weekend, but i'll make sure to stop by.

One more drink before getting ready for work tomorrow. thbbbbbbt. ;)

Irish Church Lady :) said...

SPLASH!

Oh sorry did I wet you.

147 comments, holy shitango, Carmen! You so have the wild a$$ parties!

Gotta run! Me nachos are burning.

Anthony said...

Wow, what a cool party. I'm sure it exceeded your expectations.
Las Vegas is going to pale in comparison ... well, maybe not! :)

Pass The Torch said...

Here you go!

I brought you my cat.

Happy blogwarming;)

Trina said...

6.30pm East Coast time...

Carmen, You throw the greatest parties. Hope it was all you expected *yawn* I have to open the shop early tomarrow so I'm gonna take my leave.

For my final drunken toast...

TO CARMEN! For throwing such a GREAT PARTY! Good Food, Good Friends! Cheers!

I'll talk at ya' soon!

Amy said...

Well this is my last drink before flying home to work tomorrow. Carmen, you were an awesome host and come visit me next weekend. You are all invited to my party. See you all next week.

Janet, bring those Krispie Kremes next week too :-)

Janet (fondofsnape@gmail.com) said...

will do, Amy! Carmen, thanks for the fun :-)

LadyBugCrossing said...

Happy blogwarming! Your new look is FAB dahling!!
LBC

Reverberate58 said...

I thought I would stop in just once more and say what a wonderful blog warming party this was. First I had been too and it was lots of fun! Hope you have a wonderful week!

MysteriousLady said...

Goodnight ladies! Hope you have a wonderful time till the wee hours of the mornin. I'm off to bed.

Carmen did I tell you I really like the new blog??? I've adjusted. It's is just the bomb!

Samantha said...

Just stopping by to remind Carmen to come over and see her gift I got her :)

Candy Minx said...

Oh it's been great to meet so many cool folks and I've had a fantastic time. thanks for inviting me Carmen and hope you have many happy future blogging experiences in her new digs. Kudos to Goofy girl for decor.

cheers and goodnight, what a weekend bash...

Candy
http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/

Irish Church Lady :) said...

Thanks for such a great party! It will take me all week to recover! Nice chatting with you all.

Have a great week!!! :)

Barbara said...

Hey - where did everybody go?
Great new template!