A fantastic time was had by all at the H-Town Blogs happy hour last night! Ahhh… I realized why I have been able to tolerate Houston a lot more lately – it’s all the great people that are here. It is always so cool to meet other bloggers in person. I know how intimidating it is at first – heck, I managed to miss many gatherings for about 6 months last year – but once I got over that, it put a completely different spin on blogging for me. Thank you to everyone for coming out and making it the fun evening that it was – it was great to finally put faces to names and blogs I have been reading for awhile (I have read Michelle’s site for probably at least a year, and just recently discovered Emily’s). What I always find interesting to see is how much the “real world” personality complements the blog. Mad props for Cabo for putting us in the private room – it was great to have the place to ourselves!
In attendance last night:
:: Kathy & her husband Tom, Jish (our excuse for the event) :: Syd & Liz, her roommate :: J-Mo Jen :: Mike :: Chuck (who keeps me in the political loop) :: Elaine and her husband Kenny :: EJ :: Angela :: Matt :: James :: Emily :: Michelle and her non-blogging boyfriend Jim.
Fortunately no stalkers showed up, but Emily did touch the tequila. If you want to hear what we sound like, Emily did an Audblog post for posterity. There is also a lot of photographic evidence showing up at the blogs of those who attended, including a few Moblog posts that I made.
The people that couldn’t make it were definitely missed, and I hope they can come out and join us next month! I’m trying to think of some “weekend” activities that would be good for a large group – where kids can attend, or people that just can’t make it during the week would be able to come out. Anyone have suggestions? (I don’t care if you live in Houston or not – you still might have good ideas to toss out there!)
Ahhh… the memories of things like “Squish Jish!” and Hypnoboobies will last for some time… and now I’m really looking forward to going to the Ren Fest in October and hanging out with some fantastic people!