In honour of the roadie and my crack-of-dawn flight on Thursday, I am sending out a round of invisible mimosas--on the house, of course. I know I traditionally post Barren Advice on Tuesdays and I'll certainly be back next week with an answer or two, but right now, I just feel like I need a drink. And perhaps you need an imaginary drink too. So we can drink together.
Though, perhapsie (that's one of my new favourite words: perhapsie) instead of a mimosa, I should have something with cranberry. Because...er...well, I probably don't need to spell out what my medical woe of the week is right now. But let's just say that Karen and Lindsay got a very uncomfortable and cranky Melissa at lunch.
Was that more information than you wanted to know?
Cranberry martinis or a mimosa--it's your choice. But can we all just take a minute to sit down and catch each other up and...pretend to drink?
It has been about a month since we met, bitched, cried, comforted, and caught up each other on our cycles and lives. Pull up a seat and I'll pour you a drink. Let everyone know what is happening in your life. The good, the bad, the ugly. My only request is that if a story catches your eye, you follow it back to the person's blog and start reading their posts. Give some love, give some support, or laugh with someone until your drink comes out of your nose.
I have a ton of assvice in my back pocket and as a virtual bartender, I will give it to you unless you specifically tell me that this is simply a vent and you do not want to receive anything more than a hug.
So if you have been a lurker for a while (or if this is your first open bar as someone who found this space through IComLeavWe...which, by the way, begins on the 21st!), sit down and tell us about yourself. Remember to provide a link or a way for people to continue reading your story (or if you don't have a blog--gasp!--you can always leave an email address if you're looking for advice or support. If not, people can leave messages for that person here in the comments section too). If you're a regular at the bar, I'll get out your engraved martini glass while you make yourself comfortable. And anyone new, welcome. I'm glad you found this virtual bar.
For those who have no clue what I'm talking about when I say that the bar is open, click here to catch up and then jump into the conversation back on this current post.
So have a cocktail and tell us what is up with your life. When I have to leave for BlogHer, I'll just leave the bar open. I trust you guys to pour carefully and clean up when you're done. And not throw up too much in the bathroom.