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2 July 2005
Hear ye! Hear ye! *rings bell*
As for Silver Surfer, since there are questions. NO, he is not me, because, hello, who here thinks I would actually know comic book heroes? Raise your hands. He is friend I made on the internet (Forgive my lack of grammar, please, I'm very buzzed and have just been hit on by a woman for the first time in my life and have also been (very slightly) tempted. But I didn't do anything. (More about this later). Anyway, so Silver Surfer totally exists, and HE IS NOT ME, so stop asking, okay? I realise his first post might have sounded a little like mine, but HE ISN'T ME. Now that we've got that cleared up. Next Sunday, this Sunday, just let me know.
I'm most jealous at the Mumbai and Bangalore and every other city blogger's meets that have been happening. I want to have a "blogging-only" conversation too! Without people asking me "So.. um.. what's a blog? Like your personal diary or something?" I want to put faces to names I read regularly. I want a Bloggers Meet. Okay?
So lets. Lets, do! I propose Sunday evening, Mocha. Mocha is nice and central and you can smoke there and they have very nice shakes. Okay? Please? I'm very bored and it'll be such fun!
If you're bored too, and you want blogger type conversation, email me. My email address is on the sidebar. If you can't be arsed to email, comment. Yay! Okay, let's do this.
And since I do know some bloggers personally, I'm going to do some emotional arm-twisting. You know who y'all are. Mocha, Sunday, don't ditch.
ps. Must link to this post, which made me feel excellent that not everyone is scared of screaming. You should read it too. Some of the sisterhood are so very brave that it makes me feel wimpy.
Oooh !! Wonderful !! I wish I could come !! Do post pics and all that stuff ;)ReplyDelete
Yeah, Go Mangs !! :)
Mocha sounds like a nice place. But too far from Bangalore. Hope you guys have fun!ReplyDelete
Oooh - meeting up with other bloggers, what a slightly terrifying idea. Delhi I'm afraid is not terribly handy for Bristol though...ReplyDelete
See... everyone's too far away! Wait till september then i'll be there to make sparkling conversation :-)ReplyDelete
No, let's hold it in London!ReplyDelete
I'll hang out at Barista, hope you pretend I'm there in spirit. :PReplyDelete
Have a great time.
you know what? Delhi too has always had its share of Blogger Meets, the last one was a month ago, and the next one (Monsoon Meet) is planned sometime in July... for details Go thruReplyDelete
afa the sunday meetup @ Mocha is concerned I'll be there if I am in delhi.
hv Fun :))
Can we hold the next Delhi blogger meet in Chicago???ReplyDelete
great idea... but i'd like to stay faceless, love. have fun :)ReplyDelete
oooh, a blogger meet. all these bloggers meeting. not ready for that, i am. and i guess not in delhi either! but post pics and all that stuff for sure. ;)ReplyDelete
Hmph. You guys SUCK :)ReplyDelete
I would love to come to Bristol/London/Chicago. Who's sending me a ticket?? :)
Amitken, thanks for the link :)
Mangs, I'm taking you up on that when you get to Delhi :)
so is it happening or not?ReplyDelete
Bonatellis, as soon as I get more than three people together, it will happen. Promise. Updates will be posted, but. :)ReplyDelete
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ill come if there are five people i dont know. there.ReplyDelete
Child, how impatient you are! Hope your meet works out.ReplyDelete
A request - could the "interesting" ones (remember the conversation?) meet up for coffee and quiche in a week or three? Should be in Delhi again soon, might even treat. (Such bureaucratic caution!)
A translation from Duck-Talk - "five people I don't know" prolly means "five people who look good in lycra and halter-tops". He'll deny it, but I was 23 once and I know!
And plaudits - for Hemangini and her pluck. Linked it on my blog too.
For JAP: I look good in Lycra. Haven't tried halter tops ever. Sadly, I won't be in Delhi anytime soon.ReplyDelete
Apaprently these blogger meets happen in Madras (where i live)damn often and there was a big article in the local newspaper about it. They meet at a park and they call it"Bloggers park" !! And the interviews of the bloggers were damn funny and a bit odd actuallly !! Im sure the delhi meet will be more exciting.ReplyDelete
Anurag, how madly exciting. (Be still, my beating heart)ReplyDelete
Now *takes him gently by the chin and turns him towards the Duck's blog* go over there and show off your lycra to that youngster, there's a good boy.
eM, you might even lend him a halter top.
the "Mangs" train incident angers me but our system angers me more.At least Mangs screamed, and it was heard by everyone, I hate to imagine how many such silent incidents happen everyday..... on trains to Chennai, buses in Delhi, and to women like Imrana in UP.ReplyDelete
JAP: I was 23 once, too. But am from Cal, like you, and while Im sure young fings in Cal do the lycra thing now, in my time they didnt.ReplyDelete
OK, eM, you got it now. Five people who look good, and lets leave JAPs clothing fetish out of it.
Now, I know why I visit this blog often ! Not just the posts, but even the comments make for amusing reading(ref:lycra, halter tops and comments from the sage JAP) :)ReplyDelete
I imagine that you guys will have fun when you meet up. Enjoy !
BTW eM, thanks for the link to Mangs. Left her a comment and will soon link to her post on my blog.
Lor' lovaduck ... now I get it in the neck from an infant (albeit a Very Bright Infant). "In my time", forsooth! And this from a stripling who has not yet seen his 25th summer!ReplyDelete
*clasps head in hands and lays him down to weep*
Ducky, you want to leave out the (purported) clothing fetish, or would you rather the clothing were left out?
*totally revolting gap-toothed leer*
Dammit I'm in Chennai. But I nominate Sista T to represent me!ReplyDelete
@Rat, are u serious? shall we pop into 'Bloggers park' one day? Please...!
really!!! do they wear lycra in calcutta these days ????ReplyDelete
This is all very nice and fun and all, with talk of halter tops, but I feel most rejected. Nobody loves me :(ReplyDelete
Letterhead, please email me so we can fix up? Sista T, have got your mail too, will set up time and email back, okay? So that's THREE people. THREE.
And J.A.P coffee soundes good, whenever. Not a big quiche fan though :)
The rest of you, bite me.
Goodness eM!! Im very worried about how your blogger's meet will turn out. Lycra wearing men, halter topped women, naked people....maybe i'll come by NEXT time once i hear some people atleast survived this one! heh.ReplyDelete
ummmm... does samit mean good-looking people he DOESN'T know only count ;-) ??ReplyDelete
fine, no one has to be good-looking (i certainly cant make any demands on that count)
ill turn up if more than 5 people, excluding eM, are coming. ok?
or if any naked person is comingReplyDelete
i'd like to come but it still doesn't seem certain, and there's no time given, and its 7:30pm on Friday night and i'm leaving the office and i don't have internet access over the weekend :-(ReplyDelete
we'll see. mangs, can you sms me if this gets firmed up?
Leave your number here Roshan. Many people will sms you. Can't guarantee they'll all be about the bloggers meet though :-)ReplyDelete
Hey, eM. Thanks for the invite. I was quite keen on coming, but having posted a comment ... realized that I wont be in Delhi this Sunday or the next. Im only reaching Delhi on the 15th. Will be there till the 25th and will be glad to meet up then.:)ReplyDelete
Will e mail you. Doubt you can organize another bloggers' meet so soon again for my sake though, since I have neither lycra tops nor halter necks at the moment:)
But will be great to see you (and any others) if u are free, any day but the 19th.Looking forward to it.
Hey, if there's one in Chicago, count me in!ReplyDelete
It'll be interesting to see when (if?) this meet works out. And the incidence of lycra and halters, since everybody seems obsessed.ReplyDelete
Talking about blogging alone could be very boring after a while.
And there seem to be no bloggers from Calcutta. One turns pensive. One seeks more tea ...
Why would you want to meet people who might be all freaks?ReplyDelete
point to note :-)ReplyDelete
No naked people.ReplyDelete
No halter tops.
(Samit, you are welcome to try out all three, except, wait, you won't be quite naked then, no?)
Coffee will happen. Good times will happen. Even if I have to go ALL BY MYSELF. Hmph. :P
Please please oh please take PHOTOGRAPHS.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful idea! Will look out for your blog on the bloggerati meeting!ReplyDelete