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So last night’s meet up was really great! Maybe you were there and you thought Chesterfields was neat-o and the conversation was swinging, but you were like, huh, this would have only been better if I could have been given some free kids’ books. Or maybe you didn’t come because you’re one of those people who only has face-to-face conversations with bloggers in St. John’s. I understand. So, in answer to all of that, another blogger meet and greet is on for Saturday at 10 a.m.

Who will be there? The crusader for Portland Public School Equality — Wacky Mommy! A woman currently undergoing a renovation, and whose photos of baked goods make us lick our computer screens — Lelo in NoPo! The man, the myth, the metblogger — dieselboi! And the only one around these parts whose posts are entirely without a point —Me!

We’re all there to meet you, our readers. We’re there to enjoy some tea and coffee and conversation and kids are welcome. Some of us are selling stuff, but that’s totally second to meeting YOU!

Where’s it at? Ladybug Organic Coffee Company in St. John’s at 8438 N Lombard Street.

See you there!

7 Comments so far

  1. Derrick (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 5:25 pm

    that ring of seats at the chesterfield probably seemed cozy to those on the inside, but it was a little intimidating for a n00b. between that and a shitty day at work and home for my gf, i never even made it over to say hello despite showing up. oh well, thats on me i guess. maybe next time.

  2. Pete Best (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

    Yeah, it seemed intimidating to me too, and I’m one of the bloggers. Personally, I think for this type of mixer that sitting at tables is a bad move. It’s much better to be on your feet and mingling. You get to talk to more people that way. Although I lucked out by sitting next to some cool and interesting people, I didn’t really get to talk to anyone else.

  3. melissa lion (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

    As one of the people sitting there, I’m really sorry. I don’t think any of us intended to be exclusive, or act exclusively. And I apologize for giving that impression.

    Please come by on Saturday. Without the low lights, you’ll see we’re a goofy bunch who talk too loudly and snort when we laugh. Okay, that might just be me. I also trip and fall a lot and I hit myself in the face with my handbag more than should be possible. See, why wouldn’t you want to hang out with that?

  4. derrick (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

    i don’t think anyone was being exclusionary, certainly not intentionally. its just… a definitive circle is difficult to break into when you don’t know anyone. i think pete summed it up well. it’s easier to venture into a standing crowd than a sitting one.

  5. dieselboi (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 8:35 pm

    I feel bad. The circle room was my idea. Sorry.

    Next month we’ll try something new.

  6. David (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 12:29 am

    I didn’t think the circle was too bad. For someone like me with less than exceptional hearing, it was kind of nice to have the inward-facing seating and be able to hear everyone. (As opposed to sitting side-by-side at a long table, I guess.)

  7. divebarwife (unregistered) on January 25th, 2008 @ 11:37 am

    There are so many great places to go – I like the idea of swapping it around…so no sweat dieselboi on trying a new spot!

    And Derrick – I ditched out on attending the first time I planned to as well – got nervous and had drinks with other friends in the bar next door instead.

    Of course it might just be me getting old, but unless I’m watching a band – I don’t go places where I have to drink standing up :D

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