1. Pam, I am SO glad that you overcame your first moments of skepticism and joined the group this weekend. I, for one, will forever love my butt (and my collarbones) because of you. :)

  2. pamie, although i didn’t say so, i was right there with you. expecting a lanyard or some such identification verifying my mighty womanhood, instead of those pretty and sentimental gold necklaces we did receive. so glad i went anyway or wouldn’t have met you and the other awesome-sauce ladies.

    just for the helluva it, i’m going love my butt, too.

  3. I didn’t want to go. I feared crying and hugging and intense eye contact. But I went. And now me and my happy ass are happy we went.

    I will be posting soon! WATCH OUT! ZAH!

  4. After last year’s summit, I not only had a bunch of new friends but also the support I needed to finally throw myself a damn wedding already. I…wasn’t expecting that. What pleasant surprises arise when we shut the hell up and let live, eh? :)

  5. ” What I’m saying is, I’ve had some moments. And not all of that was in drama school.”

    Oh man. I miss theater a lot, all the time, until I remember this sort of thing. And then I wonder how that seemed normal to me.

    ” Ask me sometime how I lost my shit alone in my car one night, when I heard a pet psychic on the radio pretty much bilking a grieving daughter’s emotional vulnerability to make her think her mom’s dog was forgiving her for being a “bad kid.””


    glad you had fun, Pamie!

  6. Were you always so anti-lists? One of my favourite old Pamie.com entries was the giant to do list you wrote all over the porch. (Am I remembering that right?)

    Mighty Summit sounds ridiculously fun and inspiring and drunk! And I love that last photo.

      • Jennifer

        Now I have to ask: how many of those have you done by now? I think I can pinpoint at least a few.

        I’m a hippie-type, but also born rather skeptical, so I am usually walking a fine fucking line between these things. I usually don’t like the Life List thing either, mostly because (a) if you don’t do that stuff, which I don’t, it’s depressing, and (b) I don’t really get how just writing them down means that you’ll magically get them. Wouldn’t you have to put some work into it first?

        • I am happy to say I’ve been fortunate enough to have crossed quite a surprising number of items off that list.

          And yet: still no karaoke with Dave Grohl. Why won’t someone make this happen for me?

      • Thanks for the link. I like the list and I love that you have crossed lots of them off. Do you think that maybe that means it works?

        Also thank you for the link to vagmagazine on twitter. I’ve spent most of my evening learning what is and isn’t feminist!

  7. LOVED meeting you. We have so much to talk about and we only got to get through about a quarter of it. Boots, consider done. My book about my mom? We’ll talk about how you can help out with that later (like, after I’ve written it and stuff). xxx

  8. JeniMull

    Well, I am sure you didn’t intend this – especially you – but after reading that, and checking out Maggie’s site – I am definitely starting a Mighty Life List, now.

  9. I’ve heard awesome things about this before, glad you had a good time and it wasn’t a cult :)

    Also, super jealous that you got an Epiphanie bag! That means you have to keep taking photos to put it to good use.

  10. Such is the magic of the Mighty. You go in expecting schlock, and you come out hung over and inspired to take things a little more seriously. Well, at least *I* did, since my original life list included such dazzling items as “learn the ways of the indigenous Naavi” and “organize a life list in alphabetical order. Yeah.

    Glad you had fun!

  11. No way, my lanyard was made of wine, too! That’s why we hit it off. We could read each other right off the bat. Oh, ya, I got your number!

    Seriously, so great meeting you, woman. I already loved my butt, but hearing you reinforce the importance of that gratitude gave me a little extra umph. ;)

    Most of all I collect feisty, no-bullshit women like you in my life, so our paths will cross again!

    Love & hugs from SF.

  12. “This whole thing is a trick” is actually our tagline.

    I once had to sit naked in a hot spring with a ladies night group, one of whom had just been dumped by my best guy friend, and the other of whom had just been fired by the same guy. Both of them thought I knew in advance and were PISSED at me. I had no idea why. There were awkward far-apart naked hugs. There was cold, naked-lady silent treatment. I get hives just thinking about it.

    Anyway, getting people to believe in life lists isn’t really my thing.

    “I think I’m going to be able to help a couple of other women check some items off of their own lists.”

    That’s my thing.

    You’re a sister, Pamela Ribon. Thanks for coming. Your ass isn’t the only one who has your back.

  13. Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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