<<You have a murder of crows; a herd of cows; a pod of whales; a PRIDE of lions (too bad that one is taken); and a gaggle of geese...>>
Yeah, that about sums us up perfectly........
It didn't even occur to me that we were a gathering of Blue Priders getting together. I just thought it was a bunch of us getting together to have something to eat and tear apart everyone who wasn't present with us!! Now....Michael isn't a Blue Prider......is he a murder, a herd, a pod, a pride or a gaggle?
Post by 1dbigjim563 on Aug 22, 2008 11:59:50 GMT -5
Wish I would have been there, but a days notice usualy isn't enough to blast me out of the dysfunctional swamp we laughingly refer to as our nation's capital.
As to what to call such a gathering? I consulted Roget, and have found a few suggestions: bee, bevy, claque, conventicle, durbar, eisteddfod, gemot or gemote, heap, levee, lump, malada, olla-podrida, omnium-gatherum, palaver, sufficiency, and truss.
Just a few posibilities. You're welcome to come up with your own.
Another gaggle, nest, herd or whatever...of Blue Pride'ers were together last night at a great NYPD Dinner for a group which myself and NYCGayCop are part of. It deals with Police Officers who have been shot, seriously injured, suffered catastrophic illnesses and other serious afflictions that come with being a Police Officer. I'm glad to say that some of our friends were there to support us and the organization. Among the attendees were myself, Tony (NYCGayCop), Annie (Levon) and her partner, Jimmy (Maxwelldaemon), Frank (Burner) and a few others who aren't members of BP but are close friends. And there was some definite gaydar pinging going on at our table. Referring to a couple of people at our table (a newer member and a good friend of his...wink wink). Were we right? Who knows? But we all had a good time and Tony and I appreciate everyone who was there to make the night special. Just one thing....Next year, Burner......
BE ON TIME!
A couple of photos.....Maxwelldaemon isn't in any of them! ;D
NYCGayCop, Burner, Jo (Levon's other half!)
Me and Kathy.....There is a private joke between us that explains the pic. It's getting less and less private as time goes on though...
Me, Levon, M'OD, wife of a member, Jo, with Burner pinging in the background and two other attendees, one of which is a new member and his friend...ping ping ping....
Last Edit: Jun 11, 2009 12:31:38 GMT -5 by bluepride
NOW you've done it, BluePride! I've had this "thing" for Burner coz he's just soooo sweet (alas, he is "taken") ...but I had never seen a picture of him. So now you post a pic of Burner and, as a result, I have licked the non-glare coating off my screen! I had no idea Burner is such a HUNK!
(Sigh,) guess I shall have to settle for baking him cookies. ;D
Seriously, THANKS for posting the pics of such an auspicious gaggle (den? / pod? / mess?) of great professionals! Looks as though you had a great time!
Back to licking my laptop screen....
The CARE is in the CARING. M.H. - Thanatology / Traumatology - MPH, MS, MS, LSPT, CT, FT, CPE
Actually BluePride is lying. I'm really the picture in my avatar, not that guy at the dinner. ;D And bear, if I hadn't passed the age of blushing during the last century well... I'd blush! I'm going to have to bake and send you some of my own cookies.
Gee, Bear....It's been a very long time since anyone called Burner a "hunk"! A "lump", maybe....but a hunk??? I guess licking the screen affected your eyesight!!
And don't be fooled by Burner saying his picture is his avatar! In his dreams, maybe!! Actually, I have a couple of photos of Burner when he was young. But as I've said before, I haven't learned how to post tintypes yet!
Actually, I DO have a baby picture of Burner.....
Isn't he precious?? ;D
Last Edit: Jun 12, 2009 15:03:37 GMT -5 by bluepride