Another blogmeet, another great bunch of new friends! Sure wish I'd felt better, because I'm quite certain I missed a great deal of hilarity after I left Klas on Saturday night.
So who was there at the Stonewood Ale House on Friday night?
Jimmy B, the Conservative UAW Guy arrived first. Yes, indeedy, folks -- this Buckeye State boy beat Chicagoans to the restaurant, even though he had to fight Friday night rush hour traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway. I was mighty impressed, and for good reason!
Next to arrive was the Windypundit* -- a guy I've been wanting to meet for some time now. Once I got over the vision clouded with lust caused by his camera equipment (if you saw it, you'd be in serious photo-lust, too), I was pleased to find that Mark is every bit as great of a guy as you'd expect from his writing. One of these days, I hope to meet his missus, too.
A really big treat for me was that Ferdy, the Conservative Cat, let Bruce the Human Pet* and Peg-Eye Nate out of the house for a visit to the Ogmeet. (And I understand we may be changing it to Dead-Eye Nate if Og and Jimmy B have anything to do with it.)
Next to arrive was a complete stranger to me -- Grant Crowell* of Grantastic Designs, Inc., who I understand will soon be blogging under the name of "G-Spot". (Sorry. Couldn't resist.) Grant is a fascinating guy who, once having been threatened by the man, is currently in the process of filming a documentary to expose the truth about Ward Churchill. Let's just say Grant brought very lively conversation to the table!
Finally, Mr. Right* (another of the folks high on my "must meet" list) and the lovely Mrs. Right** rounded out the group.
When you put a bunch of IT* tech heads and an IT teacher**, you also get far more information than a technotard such as my humble self can possibly ever absorb... but it certainly wasn't boring. In fact, it pretty darned heady company.
After the party broke up, but before I could make it all the way home to Chez Bus Driver, I got a call from Mr. Blogmeet, himself, checking to see if I could find a place to meet him, my favorite Beer-Brained pal, and the lovely and talented (and EMPLOYEED) Ms. Tammi, who had been shanghaied earlier by this guy (who didn't attend the Ogmeet -- for shame!).
Oops! Gotta go. More tomorrow!