Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Those three little words you long to hear: THE BLEET-UP

Attention bloggers, blog readers, and individuals who spend any length of time whatsoever behind a computer screen:

Do you suffer from mouse-clicking-induced finger soreness?  Do you feel frequent urges to walk away from your computer? Do you long to stop LOLing, and actually laugh out loud, with your fellow humans?

If so, you may be a candidate for a safe and proven treatment called The Bleet-Up.  The Bleet-Up is the natural way to boost real-life social interactions, and increase feelings of joy and connection.

Note: The Bleet-Up is to be administered with delicious food samples. The interaction of The Bleet-Up with alcohol enhances its side effects, namely: Partying, hugging, and potential photo-taking. 

Some individuals may not be suitable for The Bleet-Up. Talk to your doctor if you have concerns about partying and/or hugging. The Bleet-Up is available to adults of all ages, and studies have shown that participants in medical trials of The Bleet-Up have felt happier, more confident, and more excited about life following treatment.

A meet-up for Austin bloggers, blog readers, and everyone in between

Friday, December 3 
Rooftop terrace of Whole Foods Downtown

With live music provided by:
23 Positions (Prince cover band)
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Drink local beer, and taste samples by:

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Go holiday shopping at our rad boutique pop-up shops:

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Commemorate the best night of your life with a photo booth by:

Make Christmas tree ornaments with The Wonder Craft,  and get seeds for your garden from Yard Farm Austin

For the first time ever, witness the Austin Blogger Awards, presented by...

Go ice skating on the roof of Whole Foods on their freaking ice skating rink!
Proceeds benefiting...
Art From the Streets, providing twice-weekly art classes for homeless people, and an annual art show where they can sell their work.

Stay connected with Austin bloggers, and get more Bleet-Up announcements at our brand new

CAN YOU GUYS TELL I'M EXCITED?  Because I'm very excited!!

Richard and I have been planning this one, Bleet-Up #4, for a little while now.  If you've never been to a Bleet-Up before, and are confused as to what I'm talking about, just click here.

"Bleet-up" stands for "blogger" + "meet-up," and we throw these parties twice a year.  The Summer one is small, the Fall one, which we are obviously promo-ing right now, is MUY GRANDE.

It's an opportunity for any blogger, blog reader, publicist who would like to know more bloggers, musicians who would like to meet music bloggers, restaurant/food cart operator who would like to meet food bloggers, designers who would like to meet fashion bloggers, or just plain people who like to par-tay to come hang out!

We are doing so much this year that I am pumped about. Chris Apollo of the famed Republic of Austin has teamed up with us to host the first-ever Austin Blogger Awards, with winners honored at The Bleet-Up.  Whole Foods, which is totally wheelchair accessible (kinda super important to me), has been so awesome in providing their gorgeous rooftop terrace.  Our triumphant party at Mohawk last year was exciting enough, but the fact that we will have an ICE SKATING RINK THIS YEAR?  Are you kidding me?! 

So, you know what this means.  Until we launch the RSVP site in a few weeks, mark your calendars!  Please tell your friends, and "like" us on Facebook!  Please feel free to check back here or Ultra8201 for updates, as Richard and I will certainly have some later this month.

Speaking of which. I'd just like to publicly express my admiration of Richard, and my delight about having him as a co-planner. I told him last night that he was my Fairy Godfather, which is kind of like having magic, plus the Mafia, combined.  And I think you and I both know how serious that is.


Heather Howell said...

Ha! Tolly you are too cute!

I'd love to get involved with something like this. Lord knows I have WAY too much free time on my hands. Let me know if you need any help.

sailor legs said...

YAY!! So excited for this one.
You guys are amazing. :)

Hipstercrite said...


TrophyBoutique said...

I want to be like those people in the top picture, but I can't decide which person.

Let me know how I can help!!


Anonymous said...

Yay! I am excited!!! :)

indiana said...

Yay! Bleet-ups are my favorite! Tolly is my favorite!

Liz said...

You are awesome.


SRSLY SORRY will be there!

Jodi said...

I'm really sad that I can't make this (we'll be out of town) and that I've never experienced the beauty that is a Bleet Up!

Breanna said...

This. Will. Rock.

FYI: my comment verification word was "sheat" as in, "SHEAT YEAH THIS WILL ROCK!"

GARY! said...

Dear TrophyBoutique,

You really can’t go wrong with choosing to be like any one particular person in that photo. They, or I suppose I should say WE, are all a little awesome in some way or another. In fact, the awesomeness tends to increase tenfold when we all gather at the Bleet-ups (think Ghostbusters when they crossed the streams of their proton packs at the end of Ghostbusters) We will definitely have to pull you into one of our photos this year ;)

I am really looking forward to meeting everyone again, as well as dolling out my fair share of awkward side hugs while simultaneously doing some sweet ass ice skating moves on in rink.

GARY! (The guy with the awkward chest hair)

TrophyBoutique said...

There will be awkward side-hugs too!?! That, along with the plentiful chest hair is enough to make me count down the days. Forget about the skating rink!

I am so glad I decided to move to Austin and start a blog.

bsimms8907 said...

Oh I'm so excited! I'm totally going to come! Also, I'm going to start a new blog project: An all girl video game reviewing blog... I'm going to call it "Chicks with Joysticks" :))

GARY! said...

Dear bsimms8907,
I may be gay, but that blog idea is HAWT. The only thing i love more than finding another gay guy that likes to game is finding a girl that does... Girls that game are harder to find than a straight acting Unicorn. And THAT is saying something.

Your First Reader,

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@Heather - Careful, 'cause I may just put you to work. ;) Seriously though, the only thing you need to do is tell your friends, come out, and have an AWESOME TIME. And, to let me tackle you when I see you!! Yeah? It still blows my mind I haven't done a proper ATX welcome yet with you!!

@Sailor Legs - Thank you!! None of it would be possible without my man Richard.

&Hipstercrite - You and me both, kitten.

@TrophyBoutique - LOL. Well, come on out, and you can meet all of those delightful (& insane) faces in person! Then, you will be better equipped to make an informed decision. ;)

@atxglutenfree - Can't wait to see you there!!

@Indiana - Aw, thank you Indiana! SO appreciate your support!! I still want to come see Baby Jude sometime. :)

@Liz - But you're awesomer.

@SRSLY SORRY - Well, I just love your commenter handle. Aaaaand now I am navigating straight onto your blog.

@Jodi - Oh Jodi!! We'll get you one of these days. :)

@Breanna - SHEAT YEAH! Hahaha. Sometimes my verification words are so cryptic. Like: "mortality unknown." Swear to God I got that one the other day. WHAT IS THE COMPUTER TRYING TO TELL ME?

@GARY! - Haha...let's please use the Ghostbusters analogy more often to describe the Bleet-Up / HTM / Austin social media community in general.

@Trophy Boutique - That's it. I'm hopping over to yours (blog) NOW to read!

@BSimms - You are a badass? I would read your blog, just to figure out what the hell I'm doing in video games. And GARY! is not lying; he seriously might turn straight and try, very hard, to be your boyfriend if you started that blog. Not even halfway kidding here, right G?

Austin Eavesdropper said...

Haha. Longest comment ever? Blogger keeps threatening to not publish my comments when they get this long!

bsimms8907 said...

Here's the address

pplist said...

Are bloggers from the suburbs welcome. . .suburbs as far out as BELTON? If not (sigh), I can just keep dancin' with myself.

Austin Eavesdropper said...

@pplist - Dude, OF COURSE. Especially with a blog name like "Powerpopulist?" That covers powerpop and indie music? Yes, yes and YES. A Greek chorus of "YES'S" affirming your journey down I-35, from Belton to Austin, to dance not with yourself, but with enthusiastic and like-minded keepers of ye olde blogosphere.

Hope to see you there. :)