tall skinny kiwi’s blog party!!! is 2nite

here is your invite

heres my time in UK right now

UPDATE (02/04) : Next Tuesday at 7pm (UK time). Everyone who reads my blog is invited. Even gatecrashers, lurkers, hackers, crackers, spammers and baptists. Come along and celebrate with me. Theres room for everyone. Honest. The room is called “blog party!!” and the password is “happy”. and i think it holds 50 people but we havent tried it with that many . . . yet. It will be a good time to test it out. Except if nobody comes . . .

Also, Suddenly Seminary will be kicking off again soon. We have been making use of these spaces in virtual chat rooms for nearly 2 years. If you are interested in jumping on board this year, you may want to turn up on Tuesday.

How Will You Get There?

1. Leave a comment below so that I have your email address and can contact you if we change the details, or if i want to ask you to bring a gift.

2. Sign in. For those who have never been to Suddenly Seminary, or Habbo, it will take you a few minutes.. You can do this anytime. Go to habbohotel.co.uk [not the new american standard version that ends with .com] and sign in, get yourself a habbo (a ridiculous juvenille avatar-type identity), dress yourself up however you wish.

(suggestion: if you are a newbie, go in there now and practice walking, dancing, talking and drinking coffee. Have a spa. Go into other rooms and chat with people. This will prevent you from asking dumb questions on the night like “how do i stop myself dancing?” [a problem for some Mennonites].

3. Find my room. Under “Guest Rooms”, hit “search” and if you type “blog party!!!” it should come up.

4. Enter the password “happy” and go in. Pour yourself a cup of tea or coffee at the door and come and meet my friends. Remember to turn on “shout” mode if you want to be heard across the room.

5. Oh yeah – the room will be locked on the night but there will be a password to get in and I will post it here at least 2 hours before the party. That means you will need to come to this blog post to get it. But that will be a good time to see if there is anything you need to know. I might have a document or something to download and read.

ORIGINAL: April 4, 2006. 7pm GMT UK time (GMT + 1). Blog party at a new virtual room in Suddenly Seminary. Web address will be given out later. April 4th will mark 25 years since I started journaling my pilgrimage with God – a journey to about 40 countries that has been fascinating and scary and sometimes humorous. Why not come along and celebrate with me. Be great to chat with old friends and meet some new ones.

We are decorating a new virtual room that will hold 50 people, so we are limiting the numbers of attendees. If you would like to attend, please send me an email or leave a comment and i will make sure you get the details.


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • Hey Andrew,
    I would love to attend, as your blog was one that inspired me to start my blog, adding a Canadian voice to the conversation.

  • Andrew, you inspired me as well and have been an encouraging and balanced voice to me. I would love to join. I am in Virginia, so is 7pm GMT 2pm EST? Adele

  • Chris Kirk says:

    I’d love to attend my first virtual party! By the way, thanks for teaching us how to make pizza in Glorietta. It’s provided a couple great evenings for us in Virginia. Take care!

  • Yes please, TSK. Thank you.

  • seeward says:

    If you are interested in adding a voice from the Bahamas, count me in! You may remember meeting a few years ago in Boca Raton (Spanish River Church) at the early a29 planters meetings. I was with clint kemp from the Bahamas. I have been checking out, and loving, your blog for months and would love to see what kind of dialogue arises in a virtual party.
    Christian McCabe

  • Jim says:

    Geesh, so new to this blogging thing, that I hate to admit that I have no idea what a virtual blog party is. Hope you have a good time.

  • tk says:

    if korean texans are allowed… count me in! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Liam Byrnes says:

    Hey Andrew,
    Would love to come along.

  • Nate says:

    Hey Andrew,
    I would love to come, however shockwave does not exist for linux :(. Thanks for the blog and for the ride to Glorieta. You and your family have been a wonderful inspiration to me.

  • andrew jones says:

    ahhhhh . . a curse on the non-linux world.
    thanks for the company and sodas.

  • Bald Man says:

    I’m in!
    US participants: Don’t forget this week is the Daylight Savings Time switch! I think the UK also does a switch, but I don’t know when.

  • Brian says:

    Would enjoy making it to the party as well. Been far to long since my last visit to Habbo. See you soon…from Texas

  • Paul says:

    Hi Andrew,
    I’d love to come, but it makes it Tuesday at 1am my time (Melbourne) where I’ll be staying at a mate’s place who doesn’t have a computer.
    Could you let us all know how the shindig went on your blog? Was really interested in meeting everyone.

  • Gabi says:

    Would love to celebrate with you! Will get home to log in to Habbo just in time ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Bill Kinnon says:

    Andrew, ‘Twould be a pleasure to attend.

  • s. o says:

    Oh, I’ll have to find something to wear! I’d love to attend as another Texas represenative. Thanks!

  • chad Brooks says:

    i would really love to get in on this. north louisiana?

  • Graham Doel says:

    Hope to see you there to hear all about it.

  • Chris Stiles says:

    Assuming the place isn’t packed already, I’d appreciate an invite – as a lurker on this blog and a few others.

  • Miles says:

    I’d like to come too!

  • Kenny says:

    Another Canadian in the mix, I’d love give this a go…

  • Linda Bergquist says:

    Totally fun! I’ll practice the dancing and the not dancing today. Thanks for including the baptists.

  • Mark says:

    I’ll be there, representing Texas!

  • Thomas says:

    Dear Andrew
    Would love to come, and you will meet my wife Cristina. Thanks for the invite.
    Sincerely Thomas
    P.S. The last time I saw you it was in Brian’s living room in Pomona in spring of 2001, thats very strange to me. Now I am Moody Bible Institute preparing to return to Rwanda this summer! bizaar
    Peace Thomas

  • impleri says:

    Hey Andrew,
    i plan on attempting to get in now that i’ve arranged my schedule accordingly (it’ll be 11 AM here).

  • Dude, bummed. Noontime in the hotel would see the end of my working career.
    Blessings on the time and I can’t wait to hear the news of the PT job.

  • I would love to come and hang out… but I have to work at that time. Maybe if you all are still ricking hard when I get home I can have a cup of coffee with you… that would be nice.
    Blessings, and I hope the blog party is a great time!

  • Dag Selander says:

    Andrew, thanks for this special invite. I’ll try to manage this happening… You know my skills n’ lacks/needs, but Iยดm coming, if not ice and snow stop me //Dag

  • randy buist says:

    I’ll try to make it… it’ll be 2 a.m. here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mark Berry says:

    I’ll hopefully pop in for a while and a boogie… maybe even an ice-cream… BTW I checked out the room the other night and could only get juice from the fridge… where’s the beer!? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • andrew jones says:

    bloody english are soooo hard to plz!!

  • Dan Horwedel says:

    I would love to join the party, as I have been a lurker here for some time. Unfortunately I will be occupied this afternoon (my time zone). Wanted to wish you well though.

  • Rodney Olsen says:

    All the best for the party. It’ll be 2:00 a.m. here in Perth so I may just have to dream about being there.

  • Matybigfro says:

    Hey andrew
    part lurker/part infrequent commentor here would love to come to the party
    when are you guy’s going to be parting on till as i’m not always off work by 7 but should be between 7:30-8

  • Kenny says:

    Crap, my computer at work here doesn’t have shockwave, and the IT guy (who is great) probably doesn’t want me to download it – though I’ll certainly give it a shot at home, once the parteeee is over! ๐Ÿ™ So don’t look for me…

  • Matt Glock says:

    Hey, I’m in…
    Our house group isn’t meeting tonight so I’m free…
    See you later.

  • Andy says:

    Would love to party with ya. Can I bring you some Cuban Coffee from Tampa, FL?

  • karen campbell says:

    I think I waited too late, but I was with you in spirit.

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