...and the Old Bay Wings were still tasty.
I got to shake the rust off of my Meeting People skills and hang out for a while. I had a really great time. It was fun to put faces to some of the blogs and columns I've been following, and everyone was very friendly. I definitely didn't get to meet everyone there, but hopefully I'll get the chance at a future event.
A quick summary -- I'm very sorry if I miss anyone, or if I've forgotten some names...
Thanks to Computer Blues and 53 Beers for hosting! It was really nice to meet and chat with Bill and his wife.
JessieX amazed me with her introductions and awesome ability to keep straight who blogs about what. Thanks for the beautiful cards. Did anyone write down/post the info to the charity she mentioned in the beginning of the meeting?
Awesome to meet some others from Patch - Brian Hooks from Savage-Guilford and TJ Mayotte from Elkridge. TJ also has a great blog, 1000 Words. And it's always great to hang out with David Greisman from Columbia Patch.
I briefly met Sarah from SarahSays, a blog that always features really interesting and thoughtful posts. I've been saying her name all wrong in my head, but I've got the pronunciation down now! :)
It was great to hang out with Meghan and Jilly. Meghan is a writer and posts some of her awesome fiction on her blog.
I totally almost forgot my coat, even though Cindy warned me not to. Whoops! Did you know that she and Jeff were at CreateBaltimore with JessieX and a few other HoCo Bloggers? Has anyone blogged about that? Sounded like a really cool event.
Nice to chat with Frank Hecker about the his multi-part posts on things HoCo - like the history of redistricting. I learn a lot from his blog.
Thanks to Amy @ Jefita for the tip about business cards. I'll be ready in February. :)
I talked briefly with Thursday Bram, who's written some great docs about writing/blogging. Looking forward to seeing the next one.
Anna AKA Annethologie, hope to see you at a run in the future. Good luck in the half, let me know how it goes?
Did you know that you can follow the HoCo Public Library on Twitter, Facebook, AND youtube? (and maybe more places, but I got too excited to remember more) Dennis and Donna at the HCPL are really nice, enthusiastic folks! I already love my public library, and it's nice to meet the people who enable my addiction to all things books.
Good night everyone, please tune in tomorrow for the newest Food Versus Food!