Sunday, March 11, 2007

Blogging from bed on a Blogmeet

So here I am typing a brief HOWDY to everyone who came along to the Nottingham Blogmeet yesterday. For approximately four hours we had much fun, chatter and spillages in the Broadway cafe bar.

Things learned:
  • that County Councils are like Hotel California

  • that moving emotional posts often touch a nerve but this can result in feeling like you need the theme from Simon Bates' "Our Tune" playing in the background

  • that no matter how hard you try to avoid it, in company, beer will be spilt and it will always create an embarrassing location of staining

  • that I am not the last fan from Cud's first incarntion

  • that Stephen Merchant, despite his height, was completely unmemorable at Warwick University by those on the campus radio station to the point where no one can recall him being there. And he got lucky by hanging out with a "pot-bellied beardy fella"

  • that oiled pretty boys are the eco-friendly answer to Drama Queen Fag Hag JAP's desire for a smaller carbon footprint

Of course, you may remember the meeting differently, in which case please feel free to add your recollections!

We then took our lovely guest EineKleineRob to our favourite Curry House and then home for nattering till pumpkin time to the sounds of Beirut's Gulag Orkestra, The Decemberists' The Crane Wife, and Rachel's Songs for Egon Scheiele. And he bought us some very fine Isle of Jura whisky (although we actually drank our own supply of Laphroig).


Rob said...

And a fine time it was.

I am always going to think of Michelle's blog now as

It was great meeting blogging legend Mike (Troubled Diva) for the first time. And Reluctant Nomad Alan, all the way from Amsterdam.

And rather sweet that Lisa had taken me up on my not-totally-serious suggestion of a notice reading "Will Blog For Hugs" on one side and "Get Off My Cloud" on the other.

A huge thank you, with all the hugs she could wish for, to lovely Lisa for organising the day.

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

I think Mike had far more to do with organising than me! Especially since I have a limited supply of local bloggers in my circle of contacts so only succeeded in rustling up your good self from Edinburgh!
But shucks - ta for the thanks

Reluctant Nomad said...

Whether Mike had more to do with the organising than you did or not, thanks for helping make it happen. It was very successful, I think.

I didn't get as much time to socialise with all of you as much as I'd have liked to as my attentions were also being devoted to meeting up with non-blogging Nottingham friends that I hadn't seen since leaving the city almost 3 months ago.

Amsterdam for the next blogmeet?

Lisa Rullsenberg said...

Fabulous idea! I loved Amsterdam when I was there back in... jolly it must be 7 or 8 years ago now... Really should go back.

Rob said...

Amsterdam sounds good to me!

swisslet said...

That's so true about Stephen Merchant. I was at Warwick with him (apparently) and in all my 3 years at the radio station, I do not recall ever seeing him. Funny really, as you'd imagine he would stand out. I even checked an old schedule I found to see if he was on it.


He is the best thing about "Extras" mind you.

I'm sorry I couldn't make the meetup now (living in Nottingham and all). Maybe next time, eh?