Wednesday, April 30, 2014

NRA Convention Day 2 - Blogger Meetup And Blog Roll Update

So after walking the convention floor on Day 2, we headed to the blogger gathering get together at Thr3e Wise Men in Broad Ripple. The meet was setup and organized by the real Most Interesting Man In The World, so you knew from the get-go it was going to be great. It was.

A very good time was had by all and I got the chance to meet and talk with a number of bloggers.

Some I had read online regularly and were on my blogroll like Tam, whom I met in person for the first time during the convention, and who was just as awesome in person as she is on the Internet.

I also met a long-time occupant of my blogroll for the first time Bill of e.IA.f.t., a fine gentleman and excellent conversationalist. We need to go diving sometime Bill.

And there were many who I had only met during the convention and had not yet added to my blog roll or perused their excellent blogs. So I'll fix that now. They're all a bunch of darn good people.

Pediem of Random Geeking - a truly and genuinely nice person who's always smiling and a good doc to boot.

Midwest Chick of Non-Original Rants - Another awesome blogger with my sense of direction.

Mr. B. of In The Middle Of The Right - A darn nice guy indeed from the moment we met at the hotel on Friday morning.

Kelly of A Day In The Life Of An Ambulance Driver - Thanks for the great Shooter First Aid Class.

Tovarisch Karl of - A darn nice guy with a great blog.

Kathy Jackson of Cornered Cat -She's as classy in person as she is on her blog.

Danno of Sandcastle Scrolls A very nice guy indeed.

EMS Artifact of EMS Artifact. A true gentleman.

Linoge of Walls Of The City - Quite an interesting fellow.

Eric of Snooze Button Ronin - If you want to know about guns in the state of Illinois, talk to Eric.

If I've overlooked you, let me know as I apologize for the oversight or lack of your blogging info and I'll get you added.

Since I was the designated driver for the return trip and not the designated decoy, I did try a small glass of the Double IPA (which was darn good) to start the evening, but then switched to Pepsi for the rest of the night along with snacking on some pizza and mainly focusing on having some good conversations with many of the people who were there. Much good conversation resulted and I was able to bounce a situation off of Tam and a couple other bloggers and their responses will be most useful in a case I'm currently working on, which is much appreciated.

During the get-together and after a couple beers, Murphy's Law had a little problem with a small issue, but happily it was resolved in short order even as it was blown all out of proportion.

ML went on to bigger and better things, like more beer drinking and attempting to engage a waitress with a marriage proposal. Yep, it was a darn good night.

After the party broke up we went back to the hotel and met up with Old NFO, Bubblehead Les, Keads and a few others with names that escape me for an afterglow with some whiskey and good conversation until the hotel staff told us to go to bed.

A darn nice way to end Day 2.


B said...

We MUst do this again.

It was a pleasure meeting you, and an honor to share a table with you.

Perhaps another day when we have more time we can continue our conversation.

Aaron said...

Indeed, and it was great meeting you and the honor was all mine.

Up for Nashville in 2015?

Murphy's Law said...

Hey, that waitress was seriously thinking it over. As for the "little issue", I ain't skeered of no one who is just three apples high.

eiaftinfo said...

Great to meet you too Aaron - you don't look nuts in person . . . just under a frozen lake! :) Diving - think I'll pass . . . Shootin' though, that's another story! :)

Midwest Chick said...

It was a lot of fun. Thanks for the great conversation! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Karl said...

Great to meet you Comrade Aaron!

Roberta X said...

Gosh, I didn't know you were there. I hope we said Hi. :)

Aaron said...

ML: I know, and her loss that she didn't take you up on the offer, but probably your gain long term..

eiaftinfo: Fair enough, and glad to meet you as well and hopefully we'll meet up and get to a range together sometime.

Karl: The pleasure was all mine tovarisch!

Roberta: Yep, we briefly said hi, but you were kinda busy with other people so it was a short hello.