14 May 2007

apparently not, and other hallucinations

During the nanosecond in which I believed I was, ahem, with child, and in which I foolishly announced it to the universe twenty-three of you, do you know what I thought?

I thought about having a party. A great big bloggy party.

And I imagined all of you in my lounge room, introducing yourselves to each other (and to me, as there are a number of you who probably don't look quite the way I picture you). I spent some time pondering over who'd be handing around the cupcakes and who'd bring champagne and who ginger beer (I know who'd bring the anzacs), and whose kids would be running amok and knocking over lamps (at this point I amended the party to evening time, and grown ups only, sorry).

Some of you escaped to the dining room to investigate the bookshelves, and a couple of you started rolling out biscuit dough in the kitchen. (You looked very fetching in my pink floral apron).

I found several of you in the study, checking out the craft supplies and perusing my bloglines (yes I saw you). A few of you huddled by the fire and discussed literature in a totally intimidating manner.

Also I had great fun imagining what you would all wear (as well as what you all look like) and then I panicked about what I would wear and cancelled the party and got on with my knitting. After all, it was late and lots of you had planes to catch home.

But it was fun while it lasted.

I hope you had a good time too.

30 comments:

KT said...

Best damned party I have been to in a long while. I had to gate crash because I was not one of the 23. Also, being American my Australian language skills stink and did not understand the announcemnet portion of the post. Though I did think it sounded as if you were pregnant. So glad you liked the champagne I brought, it was my pleasure!

Stomper Girl said...

Look I'll pay for the lamp and what can I say, boys will be boys, I'll leave them at home next time..

So are you okay?

Miss Eagle said...

Well, I'm always on for a party - and any excuse will do. Do you know the song "A very merry unbirthday to you". Well we could have "A very merry un-watchamacallit party". I'll bring the cupcakes because if you pop over to Oz Tucker at http://oztucker.blogspot.com you will see that I got a Cupcake Tower for Mother's Day.

Blessings and bliss, Suse, for whatever life has in store for you. I'm sure every day is not a klutz day.

SadieandLance said...

Sorry I gate crashed AND I couldn't resist a peek into your bloglines....it was a great read. Then I wandered into the kitchen to eat some of Sooz's anzac biscuits and they were good... all 4 batches. Oh and when I arrived I didn't bring giner beer or champas I brought your West Wing video back! Thanks for having me.

Sharon said...

I was'lurking' and not in the head count - but I snuck in behind a couple of the others - and kept close to the dark corners... I did of course ponder to whether you were 'up the duff' or simply 'over it' whatever that 'it' may be... But then again any excuse for a party... I saw you looking and I 'joined' the fringe listened intently to highbrow literature discussion then I did a 'hands off' look at the bookshelf I must admiit I did poke around in the craft room - but then again I am a sticky nose... I didn't venture into kitchen as frankly cooking just isn't my thing...

I decided on the basic black theme with a no green scarf/come shawl thrown with a blase shrug over my left shoulder... I was just getting settled when you shouted that the airport bus was arriving and I scuttled out of your door into the darkness of the night...

Jenny said...

I had a great time and loved your dining room and going through your books. Pity about the long drive back to the city and then the plane flight home but I did get a chance to do a little shopping before I had to leave.

sooz said...

Perhaps you get out even less than me?

h&b said...

Classic.
Loved the party. I was 'Professor Plum with a candlestick in the library' in case you were wondering.

Not really, but I was champagne in hand and avoiding any kitchen duty, that's for sure.

You should have seen your house, I was salivating, it was gorgeous.

xx
What a great party ;)

tamara said...

I gatecrashed, sorry!
...but I loved checking out the bookshelves, made some surface comments during the literary discussion, then excused myself as it got deeper and made my way into the kitchen to hang out and watch the dough action.
I left early to get back to the hills and the babes (almost 4 and almost 1yr) who don't do so well without me home...
thanks for having me!

bluemountainsmary said...

Thanks Mrs Soup for a great party - I sat in the corner for some time nursing several wines and observing everybody - until the wine hit me and I did what i haven't done for such a long time - sang (badly and LOUDLY) every single TV theme song I could remember and "You've lost that loving feeling" about ten times and now I feel a tad the worse for wear....

nutmeg said...

I am glad to still be invited after my "sitting on the fence" answer! Really, I don't sit there too often, as people realised after I'd had a couple (and a couple more) champagnes.

I definitely was at your bookshelves and weighed in on the literature discussion until I realised I was in over my head! I would have then joined Mary I think, singing some sad TV tune until someone forcefully put me on the bus ;-) (Then I would have spent the next day thinking of what a fool I had made of myself) But I am sooooo glad I went.

Hope you are OK Ms Soup.

blackbird said...

ack.
hate that and do hope you are okay...

BabelBabe said...

We were not being intimidating, we were just very pleased to meet other people who like to read as much as we do. and I borrowed a couple of your books from the dining room, is that ok?

(I was the one olive cargo pants and pink Mary Jane Crocs. Want me to send you a pair? Very comfy...)

I hope you are ok, dear?

Janet said...

I'll be the one who runs really late and misses most of the fun.

Don't you just love nanosecond moments?

Martina said...

Great party Suse! Has everyone left? Can I stay in the craft room a bit longer? BTW...could you do my laundry?

herhimnbryn said...

Great gathering, I was rolling bicuit dough in the study, while wearing an apron, drinking champers and discussing the merits of Australian Literature ( capital A and L). I amazed myself by staying on and washing up afterwards.

Wishing you well Soup Lady ( capital S and L ).

Elizabeth said...

Because of the time change I missed the party yesterday but I would have checked the book shelves, made biscuits, worn your apron, drank champagne and not brought along annoying children.
However, now that I'm here, is there any champagne left and is there anywhere I can crash because I am truly jetlagged?

Susie Sunshine said...

I'm the one that snuck the drugs out of your medicine cabinet.

Susan said...

I was really nervous being around all you famous people, drank too much champagne, was briefly an animated party guest before going to sleep under the dining room table with one of your books as a pillow.

meggie said...

jjI hung in the shadows & corners, & tried to cast on with thin needles & low ply wool... just as well it didnt work.
The champagne was delish, & everyone looked so happy.
Ahh, what a party!

MsCellania said...

I hugged you and the 22 other bloggy goodness girls and then ran outside with your kids and mine to look for friendly neighborhood flora and fauna. And then, um, started rustling up some grub in the kitchen. Sorry I left a mess.
And sorry you are not pregnant.
I hope you are okay...

Mz. Minty said...

Thanks for stocking a few coronas with lime wedges for me -- anything else gives me a headache. I loved the party. Happiest I've been for a long time.

shula said...

So, like, I should STOP knitting?

Beck said...

I am forever thinking that I just might be pregnant and then be crushingly very disappointed when I actually am not. So I'm sorry for that.

Di said...

It was lovely to finally take in your fabulous view myself!!
(in my dreams... that's the thing about napping, you get so many more dreams to recall..)

Asiya said...

I left my older kids with their Dad so I could enjoy your company and your view in peace (and I was scared of what they might do to your nature table!). I steered clear of the champas for obvious reasons but I thoroughly enjoyed the ginger beer!

If you are keen to have another one, hopefully it'll happen for you soon.

My float said...

I had a great time, thanks for asking. The biscuits were yummy too. I think. I can't really remember...and it seems like so long ago!

Hope you're ok.

My float said...

Gosh, that's assuming I was even invited!!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Just to say I read down to the bottom of your page and saw the sitemeter! You DID ask!!
Sue

Frogdancer said...

Aw gee!
I'm a year late!!

Typical.