there’s been a birthing, folks. a really amazing birthing of community spirit and volunteerism, in celebration of a year of Just Posts in the blogosphere.

i couldn’t quite figure out what to bring to the baby shower. i thunk and thunk ’til my thinker was sore, but everything i could make or do seemed a size too small for this here baby Huey, this call to local action in our offline lives. i got daunted. and yet, i wanted to contribute (though somehow avoid leaving my house)…so i decided, heck, we all have our gifts. one of mine, thanks to Dave and his crew of merry webcasters, is drinking hospitality, of a virtual sort. so i decided to throw this shower a real, live party!

welcome to the baby shower, the first cribcast in a long, long time, and the first ever to involve the blogging community on a grand scale. see? here’s a paper plate bedecked with ribbons for your head…now enjoy.

if you don’t know what on earth i’m babbling about with all this baby shower nonsense, click over to webcastacademy.net/studio here to find out, live at 9 pm EST this evening. and if you’re already a fan of Mad & Jen, their marriage of true minds in the social justice sphere, and their Maid of Honour (and shower instigator) Andrea…then get on over and give them some love. pull up a chair and raise a glass, and join us in the chatroom as we celebrate our online community making a difference in our many real worlds.

but watch the punch…i think it’s spiked. :)

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the party was a success, and it was amazing to actually talk to Mad, Andrea, & Jen, live and (almost) in the flesh.

it was like old time radio…a community experience.

we had a rollicking time, with the host only steamrolling over her guests a few times, and the conviviality in the chat room was most entertaining. Jen’s phone lost power before we managed to get her to sing, but – right at the beginning – i prove every claim i’ve ever made that i am, truly, tone-deaf.

thanks to all who showed.  and if you couldn’t make it, or didn’t know…just click above to listen in.

i think we’ll do it again – new people, new conversation – in a couple of weeks.