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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Auckland blogger drinks

Just got back from the Auckland blogger drinks. Honestly I wasn't sure what to expect - I welcome debate, but I didn't want to be the only lefty there. I need not have worried.

Blogger drinks turned out to be a lot of fun and far beter than I expected. I admit get bored if I am at a pub and the conversation remains banal for too long - but here were lots of lovely people who appreciated talking about ideas and real stuff - so Joe was happy. I wondered if I came accross as more serious than normal - usually Joe does not need much excuse to be silly :)

As I walked in I attempted to locate the blog drinkies, only to realise I could not recognise anyone. I walked out to make sure it was the right pub before walking back again to the large group down the back. Thanks to Scott and Gooner for idenfitying me as a lost blogger and confirming I had the right place.

Good to put some names to faces, particurly good to finally meet some of the people who have commented on my blog over the past two years or so. While I hate to single people out, it was particularly good to meet Rich, Paul, George Darroch, Pamziewamzie and Jordan - only because I have been reading your writing (on and off) for what seems some time now, so its good to finally meet you.

Also good talking to Sonic about the Scottish Socialist Party. New blogger Ryan from Born on State Highway One had a bit to say - which bodes well for more interesting blog posts! Always good to meet another fan of Bertrand Russell.

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9 Comments:

At 11:36 AM, Blogger Sonic said...

Good to meet you too mate!

all the best

S

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger Amanda said...

Gutted that I missed Auckland Blogger drinks!!

Will there be more soon?

 
At 2:44 PM, Anonymous George Darroch said...

Hey, as promised, my site - contradiction.wordpress.com

Good to see you too, although it did take me a while to realise I'd met you the other week!

 
At 5:01 PM, Blogger Pamziewamzie said...

Nice to meet you too. Sorry I was a bit inebriated!! Would have been nice to talk more :) P

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Paul said...

It was good to meet you, Joe. Last night was a hoot.

 
At 10:59 PM, Blogger Joe Hendren said...

cheers people :)

pamzie I think we were all at different stages of inebriation - I certainly wondered if my arguments declined a little after the wine :)

Amanda - you could always attempt to organise some more. given the aucky ones went well there could well be some takers.

Cheers for the link george will have a look - I admit I looked for your blog last night but I could not find it.

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Ryan Sproull said...

I distinctly recall my arguments inclining after a few Scotches.

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger buykiwi said...

Cool blog, dude! I am in Auckland as well. Being trading airguns and BB gun, http://nztrade.tripod.com/

Visit my site http://i.am/davidlim when you are free! You can leave comments at my blog at http://davidinauckland.blogspot.com

Cheers! buykiwi & nz_gsm

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger buykiwi said...

Cool blog, dude! I am in Auckland as well. Being trading airguns and BB gun, http://nztrade.tripod.com/

Visit my site http://i.am/davidlim when you are free! You can leave comments at my blog at http://davidinauckland.blogspot.com

Cheers! buykiwi & nz_gsm

 

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