Thursday, April 22, 2004

Meeting REAL people!

Link to a photo I took last night after the meet-up
"Meet at Babble cafe at 7pm look for other bloggers near the entrance" was what the email said...an interesting concept, meeting people you don't really know (except perhaps through some comments left or browsing their internet sites) - certainly I didn't know what anyone else looked like...so I go to the appointed spot at the appointed time, and sort of hang around a bit looking lost...the nice waitress says "Are you looking for someone?" I said: "Possibly" She said "Perhaps you are looking for me?" I laughed and said "Yes, I could be, but I think I'm meant to be meeting some bloggers here at 7..." "Some what?" she said...I said "Ah yes, sorry...a group of people that keep online journal-type thingies on the Internet who have a mutual connection of actually living in or near the same city (in this case Melbourne) and keeping blogs." "Ah..." she said knowingly, with a little grin..."nerds!" I laughed again and said "Yes, perhaps!" Note ~ yes, Down, I'm sure that term was meant to mean computer nerds! LOL. I sat at the front counter looking out to the street and contemplated my beer, wondering if anyone else would turn up. After a few minutes Brian arrived and we got chatting. Then Joseph turned up a bit later on. This was the first time any of us had attended a weblogger meet-up, so we weren't sure exactly what was meant to happen or how many to expect, but it seemed like just us...however at about 10 to 9 Matt also turned up. If anyone else turned up after that I don't know, as I left soon after to catch up with my bro-in-law who worked as a chef at a nearby restaurant...it was nice to chat with people who at least knew what a blog was, and the guys were very nice. It was a bit disappointing that more people didn't turn up, but lifes like that...
The venue was nice, the staff were friendly and helpful and the chips I ordered were tasty...Brian had a fish dish that looked very nicely presented, but you would have to ask him how it tasted. All in all, it was a pleasant couple of hours spent chatting with some nice people whom I had never meet before. One thing, it got me out of the house and away from the computer for a while which is a change! *grin*

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