Thursday, August 11, 2005

So a blogger walks into a bar...

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


  1. Very cool that you've all met up. I am not sure if I ever want to go to that kind of event..

    Matthew B wears glasses?

  2. Haha. Loved the recap. Who's the Oreo fan?

    p.s. You were two-thirds right about my hair--it is brown and even thought it was straight last night, it's naturally curly. (Thank god for straightening irons and low humidity.)

  3. Though(t) of you guys as I drove past that deli on Lincoln Blvd. (after a 45 min. drive home). Mmmm sandwiches.

  4. Great to meet you guys last night!

  5. Oh they are SO jealous. And now so am I!

  6. MrsM - if you ever have the chance, you should TOTALLY go! It was tons of fun!

    Hil - Don't know who the Oreo fan was. I heard it from Dan, who was gloating about how great it was that he got to tell that awesome story from another blogger. :)

    Michael - MMM, Bay Cities Deli.

    Paul - Tons of fun meeting you, too!

    Cheryl - :)

  7. You! Good to meet you last night. Was fun. :-)

  8. I hope the "coworker/funny looks" comment wasn't directed at me. No judging ;)

  9. Nope, wasn't you, Jen. :)

  10. The wise Ms.Q ( said, "I am starting to figure out that what the Beatles said applies to blog love: The love you take is equal to the love you make."

    So, I wanted to stop by today and just say "Hi" because I enjoy your blog, but don't stop often enough and leave a comment. Also, I wanted to invite you to contribute to my "Bloggers Summer Photo Album." Read more about it at I hope you'll want to share your summer fun with the Moo!

    (Yes, this is a "form comment," but I mean every word! I swear!)

  11. Not only did I steal that story from Kevin, but I first heard it about 15 minutes earlier in conversation with him and Annabel Lee. Too bad the bar didn't have trackback. (I'm a nerd.)