I am away being wifely

By Mir
July 26, 2007
Category Detritus

(GOD, get your mind out of the gutter. I am just doing something really novel and designating an evening to focus on Otto rather than working all night or reading Harry Potter.)

So, hi! Guess what? I would like to hang out with you. Yes, YOU. There’s a, um, thing I’ve been asked to attend in Decatur in a few months and I thought they invited me because they just LURVE ME, but I think it may be more because they think I know other people to invite. Which, whoops! They must’ve missed all the posts about WAH WAH WAH I DON’T KNOW ANYONE I was writing a little while back. Anyway. No matter!

If you:
1) Live in the Decatur area or would be willing to drive in to Decatur on a designated evening (yes I know there is more than one Decatur; I’m talking about Georgia),
2) Like food,
3) Have a blog,
4) Want to be my friend,

please mail me and we will perhaps get to hang out and eat stuff together. I don’t know about YOU, but I find food highly motivating, so even if you don’t particularly want to hang with me, just remember: FREE FOOD.


  1. meghann

    Man, all those things match me, except the being in Georgia part. We won’t be moving there till next year. Le sigh.

  2. Em

    Geez! Decatur gets EVERYTHING! Harumph!

  3. M&Co.

    Does Decatur have any hotels besides the Super 8. Just for the fun of it, I ran an expedia.com search to see how much it would cost to get from here to there (quite reasonable actually) but the only hotels to come up were the Super 8!

  4. Pam

    I am there, BABY! Despite no response to my earlier offer of friendship (*sniff*).

  5. LadyBug Crossing

    I’m in VA not GA, but… let me see what I can do. I like free food.

  6. Chris

    Well I was hope you meant Decatur Illinois cause I would surely be there. Good Luck, I’m sure you will do awesome.

  7. Anna

    Free food, who could pass that up? A meal with the funny, witty and so very real Mir? I would be totally there, but unfortunately I live 20 miles northeast of the Giant Peach.

  8. jennielynn

    Ah, man! *scuffing big toe in dirt* I love free food and I want to be your frieeeeeennnnd. Stupid California.

  9. Margie

    I’m a fairly new (but loyal) reader and although (#1) I live in SC now and (#2)it would probably scare you to entertain someone strange and unknown, I love Decatur and used to visit my brother-in-law there all the time while he was at Columbia Seminary. Eddie’s Attic and that really good ice cream place are two of my fave Decatur spots.

  10. Lynne

    Well…I cant get to the town of Decatur…due to my hangin’ out in colorado right now…but, I do love free food and I would love to meet you. Oh well, 2 out of 3 ain’t bad! Maybe next time! Have fun:)

  11. Cele

    Bummer dude, that is so totally like 2500 miles southeast of me. Have fun

  12. tuney

    Well, now. Um… that could be fun. You could teach me banking and basement maintenance and how to buy shoes! I could teach you how to… um… Hm. This may be a bit one-sided.

    OH! We could break into a church, and I could teach you piano! In one easy lesson! Or two, if they have pianos in jail…

    **meeting all the criteria for a friend**

  13. ri

    I got 3 out of 4… gotta love free food :) but since I’m a bit far from the location (living in Australia) and being 38 weeks pregnant I might have to try again some other time.

  14. Angel

    Dangit. I’m too far away. Forget free food, I would BRING you food if I lived near you.

  15. birchsprite

    Hey I’d come.

    But I live in England


  16. Leandra

    Is there an age limit for blogs? I mean, do they have to be 21 or anything? Mine is still very much in the wrinkled, red, smush-faced newborn stage. But I’d like to go to Decatur…it’s a cool town, plus who can turn down free food and a chance to hang out with witty bloggers?

  17. Brigitte

    Gee, I hate any chance to pass up free food, but I am blogless in New England. Isn’t it cool how your blog is multinational, though? I’m sure you’ll have some takers in the Decatur area!

  18. Jenny

    What if your own personal blog is sort of… defunct… but you READ a veritable ASS TON of blogs? ‘Cause I’m just a bit of a ways up 85.

  19. Marsha

    I wish I lived there, I’d be there in a minute! Just a quick note that I love your blog! I just stumbled on it and it is my daily dosage of laughter!

  20. StephLove

    Hey, I’d come but I live in Maryland. Virginia and the Carolinas are in the way, and as you noted when you drove South, Viriginia goes on and on and on.

  21. MomCat

    If we lived in the Harry Potter universe, we could all just apparate or catch a portkey over to your house and bring food any time it was convenient for you.

    Y’all have a wonderful time! Wish I was near!

  22. Rachel May

    What’s so special about Georgia, anyway? I mean, besides the fact that, hello!??!, MIR is there… Sheesh. I would SO be there. Except that Georgia is a long way from Texas. Blech.

  23. Otto

    I’m not far from Decatur, I love food, I have a blog but I think I’m already your friend … and I’m guessing someone needs to stay home with the kidlets … damn, I miss all the good times …

  24. Elena

    Hey! I just looked it up on mapquest and decatur is only three hours away from the wide place in the road where I dwell. Since said event is months away I am *sure* that I can make it. Because, you know, your hair is like a flock of…poodles. And, I named your wedding dress!

    Plus, that’s what every woman who has just moved needs…a new best friend that lives 3 hours away…someone who hasn’t managed to make many friends in the five years she has lived at the wide place in the road…I had better go ahead and submit this comment so you have plenty of time to think this over and cancel on me.

    Is 9:17AM CST too early for a drink? Shots all around!

  25. Ben

    I was all set to head to Decatur. Texas.


  26. Cynthia Samuels

    Speaking of conferences – we miss you LIKE CRAZY here at BlogHer. With us in spirit I know. I hope there is enough blogging to keep you current at least. Next year……

  27. MsShad

    Otto has a blog?

  28. sue

    I would seriously think about it if the flight didn’t cost $767.87CDN and I knew how to get from the airport to where you are and had booked a hotel and….where in Texas is Decatur. Oh no you said Georgia, have to switch maps. Now how much would that cost…? hmmmm…thinking….

  29. AmyM

    Dammit! And I was surely hoping you were referring to Decatur, Michigan. Because I might live within a 2 hour drive of there. But Decatur, Georgia…ummmm…not so much.

  30. Barb Cooper

    I’ve been trying to learn from my mistakes in other marriages and actually, well, you know, invest some time in my roommate/spouse/father of my children, too. It seems to be a good thing, all in all. And not to send you to my own blog (because I hate it when people do that) but I wrote a little post about a piece of advice my girlfriend with the very successful first-marriage-now-going-on-25-years told me. It’s here: http://sothethingisblog.blogspot.com/2007/04/twice-week.html
    (I’m sure you’re still in the honeymoon phase but keep this in mind as work and other distractions take center stage…)

    Okay, I’m blushing and I’m going to shut up now. –Barb

  31. Amy-Go

    So, now you’re torturing me with invitations to events you know I can’t attend? Nice. See if I send you any more Pie. ;)

  32. Pave.Gurl

    Well, depending on the “when” bits, I am pretty regularly in the Atlanta area. More info, and here’s an actual “maybe ‘cos wouldn’t that be rad?”

  33. Tiffany

    Well, heck…I was all set to head down to Decatur ILLINOIS for a minute there. Are you sure you don’t want to relocate this thing?

  34. Judy.

    Even being in Georgia, I’m sure Bob would say 200 miles is a bit far to go for free food… when is the big do, anyway? Maybe I can work out something.

  35. carson

    I’m all about the free food, and I manage to blog monthly or so. Does that count?

  36. LuAnn

    Gawsh, I thought you were in CA. Decatur, GA is about 350 miles south of us!

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