Thursday, October 23, 2008

We're Off!

Truth in advertising time. This post was written in advance and timed to publish at 6:00 AM, Thursday, October 23. That is the time that Susan and I are planning to be on the road,* driving east to Cape May, New Jersey, for their Autumn Weekend event. Our goal: To celebrate the fall migration of flocks of birds, and the second annual migration of The Flock.

The Flock consists of a loose association of birder-bloggers who first met last fall at this same event. I'm not sure who all the original members are, but I know at least three names: Susan, Laura, and Delia will all be returning. New migrants include Lynne and myself. Sharon the Birdchick may meet us for a meal, as well as John, Patrick, and Jay from BirdJam. In fact, we don't really know who all will be joining us.

So, if you are a birder-blogger and you see us in Cape May this weekend, say "Hey!" and join us for a drink, a joke, a field trip, or whatever trouble we are getting into at the moment. I'm sure you'll be welcome.

^^^

*[
At least, we are planning to leave at 6am. Since Susan's clock only recognizes 6pm, not 6am, I'm not sure what time we will actually be departing. One thing is sure - there will be plenty of stops for caffeinated beverages!]

7 comments:

donaldthebirder said...

Never been to Cape May. I have always wanted to go there to beef up my life list. Don't have the money. Tired of minimum wage, need a new job!

KGMom said...

You went away on the weekend that Ohio State plays Penn State?
I hope your room has TV, and since the game is on a 8 p.m. chances are you won't be birding.

holly-the-person said...

I got a vmail from Kat today, confirming our meet **tomorrow**. She's added a bunch, including 4 lifers...and they were going to a sports bar tonight to watch the game!

dguzman said...

Sorry about that PSU/OSU score, Kathi! Did you know that the crazy drunks here in State College actually RIOTED downtown?! Breaking car windows, emptying trashcans, etc.--how ridiculous. Yet another reason I don't support PSU--the fans are morons!

Susan Gets Native said...

Hey! If I may correct you for your readers...
I was WAITING in my car at 6 A freakin' M for you!

KatDoc said...

Hi, all! I'm back, but haven't even unpacked the car yet, so posts with photos will have to wait.

First and foremost: Susan WAS waiting in her driveway, with the car running and warmed up, when I arrived at 6:05AM. Susan, I apologize. I will never again say you can't be up and ready in the morning!

KGMom: I forced the Flock and guests to dine at a sports bar Saturday night so I could watch my game. Wearing Buckeye gear in New Jersey the weekend of an OSU/Penn State game may not have been the smartest thing I ever did, but what the hell.

Delia: Thanks for the sympathy, sweetie. OSU fans have been known to do the same things for big victories - turn over cars, burn mattresses in the street, etc. What this has to do with football I'll never understand.

Holly-the-person: Thanks for updating the peeps while I was away. Meeting you was the best!

~Kathi, the tired one

KatDoc said...

Donald:
Cape May can be done inexpensively. Tips: 1)Drive, don't fly. Yes, it is 12+ hours, but if you go with a buddy, it is significantly cheaper than flying and renting a car. 2)Room with somebody, and don't stay at the fancy hotels on the beach. There are deals to be had if you look. 3)Skip the banquets and extra-cost events. 4)Bring along food. I had easy-to-eat foods like mixed nuts, cheese, apples, and protein bars, so I didn't have to buy breakfast or lunch. I splurged for my dinners, but could have eaten cheaper if I had to.

I think what you need is not a new job, but a new attitude.

~Kathi