Last night I joined a gaggle of bloggers at the Cat & Fiddle. Fabulous Hilary from SuperJux, along with her buddy Paul, organized the shin-dig to bring lots of virtual folks together. I even got my anti-social Brent to go with me and he blossomed like a beautiful social butterfly.
To be honest, I'd only read a couple of the 20 or so bloggers' sites. After last night's gathering, though, I have plenty of new sites to delve into. I'll add them to my blogroll soon, which is how I keep track of most of the sites I read.
I really enjoyed meeting Hilary face-to-face as I read and enjoy her site daily. We talked about how we expected other people to look. (Hil - For some reason I expected you to have shoulder-length, brown, curly hair. Note to readers: it's not.) I'd only seen a couple people's pictures, so I wasn't sure how we'd find the group. I'm probably a rare blogger who posts lots of personal pics. Luckily Hilary spotted me.
As Brent pointed out as we were leaving, and as I've read on a couple of the sites of the bloggers who attended, the gathering was like internet dating, but in this case, "friending."
I learned lots of fun things last night, including, but not limited to:
- You don't need a Palm Pilot. You can just keep track of people you meet on a cocktail napkin.
- As a kid, somebody chose their favorite team, the Orioles, because they thought they were called the "Oreos," as in the cookies.
- Matthew Broderick shops at LA Eyeworks.
- Ya probably shouldn't run into a bar, screaming, "Are you the bloggers? Are YOU the bloggers?"
- When ya tell your co-workers that you're meeting a bunch of bloggers, yes, people you've never met before, they may give you a funny look. (In reality, they're jealous.)
Fun times, fun times. Looking forward to doing it again, even though it took us a freakin' hour to get from Santa Monica to West Hollywood. Gotta love LA.
"Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven." - Yiddish proverb