There were nineteen or twenty of us (depending on how you count it) BlogMeeting at the Brew Pub, including Breda and Mike and the inimitable Les (late of Discontented Cookie and pointing us at Chicago Appleseed -- y'never expected that from Chicago, didja?)) from Far Forn Lands. Fabulous Prizes in the form of red-white-and-blue pens on lanyards were awarded the first 16 attendees! The event looked kinda like this: In fact, it looked just like that. Of course, I had to type-blog it. (Clicken for biggen, bearing in mind that I do not type so very well). BTW, Marko, the Underwood Portable weighs in at well under ten pounds and they don't ask you to leave the brew Pub when you start clattering away! I have most of the names in there, some a bit scribbly. Red rectangles enclose Caleb and the younger (but not that young!) Soames' typing. (I'll add more names & links asap, promise, but I have got to get to bed before I fall asleep at the keyboard). Here we are: Joanna, Tam, Old Grouch, Shermlock Shomes, Mrs. Shomes and Hagbard Celine (aka Check ID), Shootin' Buddy, Caleb, The Other Wayne, Kerry, Darlene, Kerry's father-in-Law, Martha, Greg, Dawn and child, Mad Saint Jack, Breda and Mike, Les and some chick named Roberta X.
Don't forget, 23 June is Typewriter Day! (U.S. and I think the rest of North America. Europe's is in April, in honor of an Italian parallel inventor).
The "Cup of Turonistan" for travelling the farthest distance was awarded twice -- once to Breda and Mike (a plastic soft-dart gun that looks like a tiny AK-47 -- except there is a a tiny gunner mounted atop it!) and then again to Les (an equally tiny toy gun, something of an "AR-47" or "AK-15" with light-up thingies on it).
Shermlock Shoames presented Tam with her very own paper shorts -- perhaps she can auction them on eBay to raise funds? "Own the paper shorts Tam has looked at and even held in her hands!" Oooo.
Here we see Breda and Les conferring: This was one of our bigger BlogMeets and conversation was wide-ranging, from politics and shooting to Gilbert & Sullivan, pocket knives, pets, why records (remember those?) had two inventory numbers and doubtless many more topics. Caleb shared interesting items about upcoming shows on Gun Nuts, about which I would love to tell you -- better stay tuned to find out!
All in all, a very fine BlogMeet. Hope to see you at the next one!
As for the poor typing, notice anything funny about that keyboard? Give ya three guesses!