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TequilaCon 2009

As most of you know, TequilaCon 2009 is on the calendar and looks like it’s going to be a blast. I broke out of my hermit shell last year and went, learned a lot and had an amazing time.

And I really wish I could make it this year. I’ve never been to New Mexico, and I’ve only heard amazing things about Santa Fe. However, I had one pending appointment in the spring where I didn’t know the date, and today I found out that the date for this appointment has been set and will prohibit my attendance to TC 09.

Since there are hundreds or thousands of tens of thousands of you who were just waiting with bated breath for me to confirm if I was going so that you could flock to Santa Fe to meet me, get an autograph and lick my nutsack, I wanted you to be the first to know. Well, after I notified Jenny and Dave.

If you’re able to put aside your tears and disappointment that I won’t be there and still attend, have a blast. If you decide that life’s not worth living in Santa Fe unless you get to meet me, I agree. I’m pretty fucking awesome. But you should still go – there’s always the Halloween party in October, and I’ll absolutely be there, large and in charge.

Fare thee well, Tequilaconners. I will miss you this year.

In other Avita-news:

When does someone from a foreign culture become American? Is it when they merely live here? Do they have to give up their traditions? What level of assimilation into their new home country is required for someone to be as American as apple pie?

This light-hearted topic will be the discussion du jour for tonight (Wednesday night) at 9 PM EST on this week’s episode of “Clearly, You’re Retarded.” Britt will get mad, I’ll infuriate everyone – it will be a jolly old time.

If you listen live, you can join everyone in the chatroom where there is usually a lively discussion going on that has nothing to do with the topic at hand. You can create an account at Talkshoe and download the Talkshoe Pro software or just listen as a guest. I recommend downloading the Talkshoe Pro software because even though it still has problems, it seems like the problems are more minimal with it. Hope to see you there!

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34 Replies to “TequilaCon 2009”

  1. martymankins

    No Avitable at TC09? Sounds like a plot/ploy to get more people to come to your Halloween party if they want to party with you. Well, I may just have to do that.

    Unless of course, I have one of those “appointments” that is set for that weekend in October (when is it again?)

  2. Hilly

    Well now I’ll feel less like an ass if I can’t go too. It’s right in the middle of my move (as you know) so uh, yeah. Also, I’m guessing that your appointment is way more important. 🙂

  3. whall

    I figured you had to be smart to go to Techie La Con, so I assumed I wasn’t invited. But now I real eyes that all along it was just my bad spelling that kept me a weigh.

    With Avi not attending, that likely makes me the largest, hairiest blogger to attend. I should point out right now, however, that my nutsack is not going to be available for licking.

  4. hello haha narf

    tonight i have to go to a networking function for work, one that involves A LOT of booze, but i hope to be home in time for the show. this one should be filled with lots of “clearly, you are retarded” comments and plenty of noises that freak my dogs out. fun!

  5. Robin

    It’s funny – last year @ TC08 all you did was give me dirty looks. This year I was hoping to actually TALK to you…..oh, well. Will save me from licking your nut sack. 🙂

    I’ll be @ Clearly You’re Retarded with bells on….though I probably already know how you feel about this topic…::wink::

  6. Sheila (Charm School Reject)

    I’m really starting to feel bad. I realize that my absence leaves everyone with little to no desire to head out to the wild, wild west but you really should try to go and have fun without me.

    And I should really check my ego at the door.

    Also, I wish I could be there tonight, but, alas, church. I know, I know, I know. But it’s probably for the best that I am never able to attend the show. I have a feeling that there would be a lot more members of the I Hate Sheila Club.

  7. Twinkie

    I consider myself Mexican because I was born in Mexico and I’m not a US citizen (although I am a Permanent Resident) but I live very “American-ish” life. heheeh.. yes I just made that word up.

    So let me ask you:
    If I talk with a twang(my inlaws are Oakies) and don’t celebrate Mexican holidays and buy my salsa instead of making it and eat cheesy potatos as a staple food instead of refried beans… does this make me an American?

    Sorta kidding but mostly just curious.

    I can’t participate in the Talkshoe thingy because my computer is super slow but after reading some of the comments here I’m really curious to read the recap of the discussion.

    *I posted some of this over at Faiqua’s bloggy and condensed it to better fit the discussion here.

  8. Avitable

    Dave, liar.

    Amanda, I’ll recap it even if I don’t go.

    Marty, I’m sorry I’m not going to see you in April, but I do hope you’ll come in October.

    Karl, yeah, sorry!

    Hilly, I can’t see how you could even commit when you don’t know what state you’ll be in on April 25th, so how do you buy plane tix?

    Lynda, I’m sorry – you should totally make the trip for the Halloween party!

    Sarah, this will be that one time you go crazy, get plastered and strip, isn’t it? And I’m gonna miss it.

    Jay, you know what, you’re right!

    Faiqa, I totally meant to link to you, too, but it was late. You’re our new show muse.

    CheekySweetie, you’re going, too? Damn.

    Whall, you and Ren are making the trip to Santa Fe, but you won’t come to Orlando for Halloween? Shame, shame.

    Hello, she didn’t squeal as much this time. She was too busy smoking and eating, I think.

    Robin, I did NOT give you dirty looks – what are you talking about, crazy woman!

    Poppy, k?

    Britt, I forgot. At least I posted about it!

    Sybil, you’ll be coming to Avitaween again this year, though, right?

    Melanie, thanks for listening – I’m glad you took the time!

    NYCWD, well, I’ve already paid for my hotel and gotten my tickets to BlogHer.

    Grant, I might send a picture along of some sort.

    Finn, yup – better start thinking now. None of this “dress in black and pretend we have a smart costume” crap this year. 🙂

    Sheila, what could you possibly learn on Wednesdays in church that can’t wait until Sunday?

    Zom, were you going?

    Crystal, you’ll have a blast.

    Maria, Ass Apple Pie is Grandma’s old recipe.

    Turnbaby, I might come to ConFab, but I’m not sure yet.

    Stephanie, wasn’t able or would never go meet bloggers, hmm?

    Twinkie, I think that only thing that someone has to do to be American is to be willing to embrace America. Closing yourself off and refusing any outside contact while refusing to learn English is not being American.

    Rachel, oh, I’m sure with Robin and Poppy there, you’ll be the belles of the ball. 🙂

  9. Sybil Law

    Yeah… about that – I am going to try like hell. The one time you schedule it NOT on Halloween, my fricking class decides to hold their fricking 20 year reunion!!! (I’ve helped plan it so it might be bad if I don’t show. However, I skipped enough classes 20 years ago that it wouldn’t surprise anyone!) I might just have to do another 1 night thing, and go for some festivities that Friday night, then fly out Saturday…

  10. Stacey

    TequilaCon is that soon? I swear I just finished reading blogs about the last one . . .

    I’m still too much of a pansy to leave the house and socialize like a normal person. And all of my money is currently dedicated to the nuptials fund. AND now you’re not even going.
    So much for Santa Fe.

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