Tom Blomquist Book Signing Mar 11 4p-7p

ITM y’all! My friend Tom published his second book recently and is having a book-signing next Thursday at Bay Street Biergarten from 4-7p.

If you were at the meet-shoot in November, you met him. 🙂 He wrote the “Swamp Thing” episode that starred Adam. He did a lot of other Hollyweird stuff, but that’s of course how I think of him.

It’s a joint signing with Ron Ward who seems like a cool guy to meet as well. He’s the former Academy Director for the US Probation Academy at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

I will hopefully be able to make it. I haven’t seen Tom or his wife since Thanksgiving.

Here are their books in case you’re interested:

Ron Ward – The Dirty Side of Leadership: https://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Side-Leadership-Management-Development/dp/1641117435
Tom Blomquist – Silent Partners (his first): https://www.amazon.com/Silent-Partners-Tom-Blomquist-ebook/dp/B07C561R4R/
Tom Blomquist – Devious Thinking (his recent release): https://www.amazon.com/Devious-Thinking-Misadventures-Getting-Even-ebook/dp/B08W2GBZ6K

Vegas Baby! Vegas!

What a whirlwind! Booked my flights 4 days out with points (which was a small miracle), spent 23 hours in airports and on planes, and about 18 hours total in Vegas. . .but what a fantastic trip. I only have one photo on my phone, but I have pulled a few from NAS and will add to this as I see more.

Annnd – if there are any other Gilmore Girls fans out there (I love that show – not ashamed), you might recognize an attendee. . .Rory’s Dad! AKA David Sutcliffe who’s been listening for about a year.

Meetup Recap – Possible Next Date to Save

THANK YOU again to Katie for organizing the October meetup! It was a great afternoon.

ICYMI, Katie was also Damed on Sunday the 4th!

For the next one, I am considering the annual Rockabillaque in Park Circle on Saturday, Nov 14. . .I am keeping an eye on their website and social media posts for details on how ‘rona crazy they are. I want to make sure it would still be a fun event. Stay tuned and just semi-save-the-date. 🙂

Also, Jason is Doing the Work and will schedule a meet-shoot soon too! He’ll post on the meetup site and I’ll promote here and via the listserv.

Here’s a few pics from the last one. . .

Next Meetup Sat, Oct 3 @ 4 p.m.

Thanks to all who came out to the last meetup tubing the Edisto River. I had a great time and will definitely add that to my summer to-do list for next year.
Katie made an excellent suggestion for the next meetup and has Done the Work to organize it. Here’s a copy of her note below. Details and ability to RSVP are on the meetup site here: https://noagendameetups.com/event/charleston-sc-six-weekish-cycle-4p-m-et/

I hope everyone is STAYING SAFE during these UNPRECEDENTED times. 
Because the river float was not up everyone's alley, we decided to schedule another meetup outside the 6 week cycle. Jennifer will be posting it on NA Meetups soon! [I will post the link when available]
When: Saturday, October, 3 from 4-6pm
Where: Holy City Brewing ( 1021 Aragon Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405 https://holycitybrewing.com/) at the picnic tables in the back of the building.  Park and face the brewery, walk around the right side of the building near the event center under construction. No masks required because you aren't going in the building!
  • Holy City has a full bar and good food and is family friendly. Dogs are not people there so leave them at home. 
  • Some of the picnic tables are on the marsh. Depending on where we end up sitting, you might need bug spray!
  • Porta potties so you don't have to mask up to use the inside restrooms. 
  • Holy City requires a mask when ordering at the outdoor walk up counter, We can do the work to order for those who don't want to mask up.   
  • They ask to limit it to 8 people per table, and they don't take reservations, so please RSVP so we can get there early enough to grab good tables near each other!
I'm up there a good bit, so if I left anything out, just ask! 
TYFYC and I hope to see you there!

Oh, and ICYMI because you ff through the second donation segment and/or meetup reports, I did a promo that got played on Sunday the 20th. https://www.noagendashow.net/listen/1279?t=2:39:26

Next Meetup Sat, Sept 5

Many, many thanks to Kevin for hosting the last meetup. It was an excellent afternoon!
Next meetup, we will be taking advantage of a local treasure. . .tubing the Edisto River from Givhans Ferry State Park. Kevin and his family went twice last month and Dame Beth has been as well. Sounds super fun! (NOT super painful like the Moderna ‘rona vaccine! *rubbing my arm*)
If you will be in town Labor Day weekend, we’ll be there Saturday, Sept 5. Timing is kinda impor’an’ so we can all launch together. The whole journey takes 2-3 hours depending on if/when we “pull over” at beaches etc. There is a great company that will take care of equipment, transit back etc if you book via the link below. Not totally necessary to pre-book if you’re not sure if you can make it, as long as you arrive at the right time to link up with us on the day.
I’m thinking we should target a launch around 11 am, so arrival about 10:30ish.
I realize this meetup is not everyone’s cup of tea and our next meetup will be more conventional. 🙂 We’re booked with dogs every weekend in Sept after Labor Day so I can’t host in September, but if the mask mandate goes away we could go back to a bar/restaurant. It was originally set to end at the end of August, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they pushed it out. . .fingers crossed that it isn’t extended.