Last evening, the Nashville blogging community turned out for a pizza feast at Mafioaza's to honor the year-long reign of Rex Hammock
of Nashville's Best Blogger for 2004. The festivities were coordinated by Mr. Roboto
even sprung for some drinks for all of us crazy bloggers that showed up. (Nothing ensures that computer people will turn out like free pizza and alcohol).
I'd attended the Nashville blogger's luncheon a few weeks ago and I was at the special bloggers only unless you won tickets in a radio contest or just happened to come by screening for Serenity
a few weeks back, so I saw a lot of familiar faces there such as Pink Kitty
. I also met some other local bloggers in person for the first time, including the world-famous Busy Mom
. In an ironic twist of fate, Blake came up to make sure I knew UT had lost to Alabama and he was wearing orange while I was not. And let me also say that for the first time in attending a public blogging event, I threw caution to the wind and did not wear anything orange.
I got to talk to a lot of local bloggers and their guests (Mr Roboto told me that he'd invited some single women bloggers to the event and I did speak to one of them briefly, but I don't think I made that huge of an impression on her. I guess my undying love of UT and the Doctor Who
obsession isn't quite as much of a turn-on to the fairer sex as I'd hoped...). There is even photographic evidence the event occured over here
It was a great time and I've heard rumblings that there might be a Christmas party in the works for December. I'm making my plans now to attend, unless it happens to fall on the same day as ye olde office holiday party gala shin-dig event. I'd encourage those of you who are out there in the Nashville blogging community to keep the eyes and ears open for the next event and, if you can, make plans to come out. It's interetsing to put faces with blogs and see what people are like outside of the blogsphere. I also heard from talking to John at Salem's Lot
that another blogger luncheon is coming soon--possibly December.
So, two good opportunities to get out from behind the computer, get out there and meet some new friends.
Thanks to everyone who organized the event and to those who paid for our food and drinks. It is much appreciated by me.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 10/28/2005 10:18:00 AM