One of the best parts of blogging, for me, has been the wonderful people I've met.
Saturday night I got to share food and drink with a guy who I met only briefly in Austin, TX and that was almost three years ago.
Now, he may tell you he's a fat, hairy Norwegian from New Scandahoovia, but really, Mike is a terrific teddy-bear of a guy. Widely-read, thoughtful, funny, and a semi-confirmed bachelor, he's wonderful company. (And a little bit crazy. Anyone who'd drive from the land of Sven and Ole to Chicago in a snow storm...)
Anyway, if you ever get a chance to break bread with the guy, just do it! You'll thank me for it.
(And, Mike? Safe travels, my friend.)