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Ladybug Meet n Greet, with North Portland Bloggers… Melissa Lion, Blogger to the Stars; the whimsical, political and crafty Lelo in NoPo; and Wacky Mommy, Your Go-To Girl

January 20th, 2008

Do you want to meet the extremely sassy Melissa Lion, the inimitable Lelo in NoPo and me in person? I know you do. Lelo in NoPo, if you don’t read her blog, is this extremely awesome cook, gardener and apron-maker who also kicks major political ass in lobbying for gay rights. (Equals “equal rights.” Equal rights = good. Just in case any of you out there were wondering.) She is currently undergoing a reinvention and practicing her Spanish. And she, her girlfriend and cats are pretty cute.

And if you don’t know who Melissa is (fiction & freelance writer, blogger at large, cheerleader for North Portland who pretty much singlehandedly convinced us not to move to Beaverton damn this sentence is long), anyway. She’s great. Also her Steve and kid are pretty cute.

Go look at her blog — she’s just as adorable in person. Plus extremely funny and nice and is helping me with my remedial knitting.

(Also, those of you in North/Northeast Portland who knit? We’re hoping to get a knitting circle going at Jefferson High School. If you’re interested, send me an e-mail. The kids want to learn to knit! Who knew. And by the way, did you know there is no Home Ec. — now called Independent Living — or Shop offered at the school? Don’t you think you should e-mail the PPS school board and tell them we need these classes back again? E-mail the super, too.)

Enough school talk; more about us. If you’re in or near Portland, Oregon, here is your chance to have coffee, just like we bloggers are so fond of doing and hang out with us. We’re holding what is known in political circles as a “meet and greet,” this coming Saturday, Jan. 26th, from 10 a.m.-noon at Ladybug Organic Coffee Company, 8438 N. Lombard St.

Lelo is bringing a fresh stack of aprons to sell; Melissa will sell books and sign ’em, too; I have a case of kids’ books to give away FREE; we will drink coffee; we will answer all your questions, as in: Why do you think you’re so hot? Do you ever stop talking politics? Who does your hair? Is it too early to plant my garden? etc.

Kids, partners, parents and neighbors welcome, natch. Bring your checkbooks and/or cash — we like money. But if you don’t have any, stop by anyway. Looking forward to meeting y’all.

See you then!



  1. Elizabeth says

    Yay! I hope to be able to stop by and meet ya.

    January 20th, 2008 | #

  2. Cathy says

    Wish I lived in Portland. But I will, before summer is over. And then you’ll just have to have another Meet n’Greet.

    Y’all take care now, y’hear.

    January 21st, 2008 | #

  3. melissa lion says

    I’m so excited!

    January 21st, 2008 | #

  4. Lelo says

    I love meet’n’greets. They’re right up there with coffee clatches. Thank you for inviting me to join you two wickedly talented women. Should be fun!

    January 21st, 2008 | #

  5. WackyMommy says

    I’m looking forward to it, too.

    January 21st, 2008 | #

  6. rae ann says

    i’ll plan to stop by!

    January 21st, 2008 | #

  7. edj says

    well that DOES sound like fun! I’ll try to make it in from the suburbs in my mini-van. ;)

    January 21st, 2008 | #

  8. WackyMommy says

    Edj is Planet Nomad, as some of you may know. Yay! Portland bloggers! (Even though she’s technically a Tigard/Beaverton blogger. I’m claiming her.)

    January 22nd, 2008 | #

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