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East Coast Bloggasnacka: Da Pics

Rusty - May 21, 2007

Fortunately I tape-recorded all of the conversations last night. Unfortunately I don’t know how to digitize the audio. Fortunately I’ve taken pictures and transcribed the corresponding conversations. Unfortunately there are no pictures of me. I mean fortunately.

Sara Clifton: “So Mark, what do you think of the new immigration bill?”
Mark B: “It’s crap. And secondly I think it’s ridiculous that the provision in line 58 says that there is legal recourse for one third of…”

Diane: “Honey, now I don’t feel so bad, Sara thinks bloggers are dorks too!!”
Danithew: “C’mon sweetie, there’s nothing dorky about driving for three hours to sit around eating cheese talking about how we talk to each other online. It’s perfectly normal.”
Brett: “Amri made me come.”

Amri Brown: “John, why do you hate Mormons and lead them out of the Church?”
John Dehlin: “It’s not me, it’s the feminists.”
Amy B: “Hello! John, I’m standing right here…fetchin’ misogynist.”
John Dehlin: “Did someone just say something to me?”
Logan B: “Amy, can I make you a sandwich?”

Tom: [I drove all the way up here for THIS?]
Mark B: [...but then there is the provision for those who work legally under the...]
CJ Douglass: [...I'm so brilliant that for 8 months Rusty didn't know that I, the executive secretary in his ward, am CJ Douglass.]

Emily S “You must REALLY hate God, huh?”
Russ M “Why do you say that?”
Emily S “Because your beard is so thick.”
Russ M “I may hate God but at least I don’t hate all men like you do.”

(overheard) Mark B: “…and the probability of them going back to Mexico after the two years is absolutely…”

Amri Brown: “Yo, that cheese was ballin’!”
John Dehlin: “Hells yeah, son.”
Logan: “Indeed, the Tomme Creyeuse was scrumptious.”

(overheard) Mark B: “…and if the wall is built then what will that mean for…”


  1. Besides being funny, that Diane/Sara quote is the TRUTH. That conversation actually happened.

    The cool part is that Diane had a very good time – which is shocking, considering her previous hardly-disguised views on blogging, bloggers, etc. Yesterday when we were going home she said she wants to get together with you (Rusty and Sara) and go to Chinatown for dim sum.

    Thanks again for having the party and inviting us.

    Comment by danithew — May 21, 2007 @ 9:53 am

  2. Awesome.

    Why couldn’t you guys all live in LA.

    Comment by Susan M — May 21, 2007 @ 9:56 am

  3. [...] Last night Diane and I attended the “East Coast Bloggasnacka.”  In the process, in addition to hosts Rusty and Sara, we were able to meet John Dehlin (Mormon Stories, the Cultural Hall), Amri Brown (w/ fiance Brett), Logan and Amy Bobo, Tom (from Nine Moons), Emily S. (from FMH), CJ Douglass, Mark Butler (”but not that Mark Butler”) and Russ Moorehouse (Cultural Hall – am I spelling the name right?  if not, my bad).  I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone. [...]

    Pingback by Blognitive Dissonance - » Thanks Rusty and Sara — May 21, 2007 @ 10:03 am

  4. I live in the Denver metro area.

    Kind of a bloggernacle no man’s land. Everyone is either in Utah or on one of the coasts.

    For those who’ve actually been to one of these bloggernsnackers, does it totally mess with how you viewed these people before?

    Comment by Seth R. — May 21, 2007 @ 10:30 am

  5. Nerd alert!

    It was a fun time. The drive up was congestion hell, but the drive back was free and easy. I managed to make my way around every toll booth except one. And I stopped in Philly for a middle of the night cheesesteak. Geno’s wins, Rusty. The meat is superior, and that’s what matters the most.

    It was great to meet everyone. Everybody’s so impressive. Even the feminists. And to my surprise, John Dehlin did not try to deconvert everyone. I left with my testimony intact.

    Thanks, Rusty.

    Maybe you could move to the East. Amy and I actually talked about how we wished you were there.

    Comment by Tom — May 21, 2007 @ 10:32 am

  6. Well if I ever visit the east coast I’ll try to meet at least some of you. Chances are slim, though (unless I get a wild hair and decide to visit my brother in Philly).

    Seth, it can mess up your perception of someone, meeting them in person, but it usually makes reading their blogs or comments more fun afterwards. You have a more accurate picture of who they are.

    Comment by Susan M — May 21, 2007 @ 10:44 am

  7. Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for posting pictures.

    Comment by john f. — May 21, 2007 @ 12:16 pm

  8. It _was_ fun. Even with all those woman-haters there (I’m looking at you, Tom). ;)

    Thanks Rusty, for having us over. It really was swell and I really wasn’t as much of a shy mute as I thought I’d be.

    However, I can’t thank you for that horrible blobby picture. Without even my cute little mug to offset the horrors of my physique. *sigh*

    Now the snarker will have more fodder for calling all feminists fat!

    Wait a minute…was that your Evil Plan all along????

    *cue ominous music*

    PS – Russ really can’t love Jesus and have a beard like that…tut tut.

    Comment by EmilyS — May 21, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

  9. Oh man… that really does look fun. Rusty, I love your brick wall.

    Comment by meems — May 21, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

  10. Rusty thanks to you and Sara for doing that. It was great. And meems, his apt is great. Did you do all the designing? Wow, it’s amazing.

    John Dehlin, I found out the temple president in OK that left the church was over an offense. After he was released everyone kept telling him how spiritual the temple was under the new pres and he got his feelings hurt, understandably.

    Seriously people, don’t leave the Church. John Dehlin will find out and then tell people at bloggersnackers.

    Comment by amri — May 21, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

  11. Rusty,

    You and Sara are the supreme hosts. Thanks so much for your hospitality.

    Everyone else — it was so great to meet you all.

    Rusty/Tom/Amri–I don’t quite understand the jokes — but I will assume they are meant in good fun.

    Anyway, what an amazing group of folks. It was indeed a true pleasure.

    Comment by John Dehlin — May 21, 2007 @ 8:25 pm

  12. John,
    It’s just a play on your being known as a “liberal”/”Sunstone” type Mormon. You know how Sunstoners are viewed with suspicion by some of the more conservative elements within the Church? I was making fun of that, not you.

    Comment by Tom — May 21, 2007 @ 8:49 pm

  13. Thanks, Tom. Meeting you and the others was so very enjoyable. What a great group of people.

    I see now what you were trying to say. Thanks for helping me understand.

    Comment by John Dehlin — May 22, 2007 @ 7:50 am

  14. Rusty and Sara were indeed supreme hosts. The gathering was lovely. I really enjoyed everyone’s company.

    C’mon Rusty, “fetchin”?! Do people really use that word? I’m much too hip for that. :)

    Comment by AmyB — May 22, 2007 @ 7:52 am

  15. Seth,
    Yes, the perception gets altered and now it’s more difficult to spew vitriol in their general direction. Now I can only muster up a little bit of hate-filled derision.

    Don’t be a fool, Pat’s beats Geno’s seven days a week. Sorry man.

    All the other pictures I had of you made you look too nice. I needed something to make you look like a true feminist, full of hate.


    Thanks for driving down, it was great to meet you and Brett, I’m glad we were able to co-sponsor his send-off party :)

    You crack me up, man. Yes, good fun.

    Comment by Rusty — May 22, 2007 @ 8:03 am

  16. AmyB,
    Huh? I thought I heard you use that term at least 4-5 times throughout the night. “That fetchin’ Dehlin hates women.” “My fetchin’ husband won’t make me a sandwich.” “This cheese is fetchin’ delicious.” “Fetch you, Tom!” “Rusty is quite fetching.”

    Stuff like that.

    Comment by Rusty — May 22, 2007 @ 8:07 am

  17. Rusty,

    what, you don’t think dim sum are fetchin’?

    Comment by danithew — May 22, 2007 @ 9:25 am

  18. Rusty, my friend, I think you are in denial. Didn’t we agree that John Dehlin is fetching and you are the woman hater? After all, who’s got the pink blog?

    Comment by AmyB — May 22, 2007 @ 9:53 am

  19. I’ll admit to “It’s crap!” The rest, Rusty made up.

    Good time! Thanks, Rusty and Sara.

    Comment by Mark B. — May 22, 2007 @ 10:41 am

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