All right. Beer and bloggers. At least, on May 27 here in Waterloo, according to Idealistic Pragmatist here:
If you're in or within easy reach of southwestern Ontario, there are two major reasons to come to the official launch of James Bow's first novel at the Waterloo Public Library at 2:00 on Saturday, May 27th. First and most importantly, James is one of the Canadian political blogosphere's longest-running and strongest voices, and he deserves our support for accomplishing the rather daunting task of managing to write and sell a novel. And secondly, right after the conclusion of the event, the book launch will turn into a blogstravaganza, with all the bloggers (and blog readers) in attendance going for drinks and conversation.
Well, of course, this is an excellent idea, but it's not the sort of thing you can just rush into higgledy-piggledy and all that. It takes time, and practise. Especially practise.
That's why it would make far more sense if local bloggers got together the weekend of May 13, for some light, warm-up drinking, preceded of course by easy stretching. The following weekend of May 20 would consist of much brisker drinking, with emphasis on endurance rather than speed. At which point, on the following weekend, Mr. Bow would never know what hit him. Alcoholically speaking.