Just got back from the latest blogger meet up at Charley Hooper's. Had to post something about it because when Faith walked in tonight she came right over, gave me a surgically placed, 200 mph (she's been working with a personal trainer), Chuck Norris roundhouse kick to the face and yelled "POST SOMETHING NEW, BITCH!"
So I am.
I won't even begin to try and remember who all was there. Plus I know my good friend Spyder (who keeps a tally of who attended, their URLs, their nom de blogs, etc.) will have a full and complete account on her blog.
One of the highlights from tonight's get together was having the opportunity to sit close enough to emaw for us to have an actual conversation instead of just waving at each other from across the sea of cacaphony characteristic of these events.
I also got to shake the hand of The Best Political Blogger in Kansas City. I'd met him and shaked his hand before, but that was back when he was a nobody. Now he has more clout than TKC (who was a no show, fo sho).
One low point for me was finding out that Lee Ingalls is picking up and moving on. Never more will his dulcet tones grace the KCUR airways. But he says he will continue to update his blog. After all, they do have jazz and the Internets (it's a series of tubes) where he is going. Thanks for turning me on to Poncho Sanchez, Lee. Good luck in your future endeavors and please stay in touch.
Talking with Lee led to discussions about KCUR which led to Walt Bodine which led to comparisons to Larry Moore.
We are starting a Death Pool. Who will kick the bucket first? Personally, I think Larry Moore died back in the early nineties, but KMBC called in the Disney Animatronics crew to reanimate him. With proper preventative maintenance he could be broadcasting for decades. However, a simple rearrangement of the studio furniture could result in Walt's untimely demise. Pick a date. Place a bet.
I was also disappointed because I had to leave early and missed my friend KC Sponge. She is SUCH a HOTTIE!! LOL! Luv the Sponge!
The other cool thing about tonight was that I had my very first fan encounter.
It was towards the end of the evening (for me). I was just coming back from the pisser headed for our reserved blogger nook when a guy ran up and said "You're XO, right? Hip Suburban White Guy?"
A bit stunned I replied "Yeah".
He extended his hand and said "I knew you guys were going to be here and I recognized you as you went by. I just wanted to say 'Hi' and tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Just doing the whole fanboy thing."
I think I said something like "Wow! Thanks!" as I shook his hand in amazement.
I didn't catch his name, but Fanboy, if you are reading this, I just want to let you know that I don't normally have sweaty palms. I just sort of forgot to wash my hands.
SORRY! My bad!
Try to think of it as a souvenir.
All in all, it was another great night!