Part 2: The Tweet-up
Long story short: We went to the Gateway Arch and then went out to dinner. Oh and I was held up at gunpoint! Okay I wasn’t but I did witness a robbery so I feel terribly bad ass.
A happy tune for friendship, fellowship and good times!
We were a dozen people with world views so different that, in other circumstances, we might have been sitting across a table glowering at each other. But we never stopped laughing, and hugging and chatting and enjoying each other’s company. “We’re here to celebrate the things we have in common”said one of us. “A common sense of humor is a powerful thing” said another. I think these meet-ups have magic. People will fly across the country to attend them. People overcome unbelievable psychological hurdles just to come and be a part of the magic. Sometimes people’s whole lives have been changed at these gatherings! I usually just drive a couple of hours to enjoy the fantastic company and see a great show so I doubt I contribute much to the magic. I sure love to see it in action though. Someday someone is going to realize I’m an interloper at these proceedings and they’re going to make me leave. But until then I’m having a blast!
Tune in tomorrow when we get on with the show!
Long story short: A dozen friends from Twitter descended on St Louis for a “Tweet-up” and a show and (shock of the century) it was a blast! Here’s the scoop:
When you “Meet” people in “St. Louis” there’s really only one song you can use to kick off the post:
Part 1: The Drive
There are many many driving songs but I think this one fits the situation perfectly.
At the St Louis meet up last year I nearly killed us all when the brakes failed on my ancient car. This year I decided to forgo the attempted vehicular manslaughter and I hitched a ride with my buddy whose screen name is Splatnuk. His lady love is not a fan and she doesn’t attend these events so he was driving solo and he was glad of the company. Splatnuk lives just below the North Pole and I live south of him in one of the seedier sections of Narnia. We decided to meet at sunrise where our paths intersect at the gateway between the fantasy realm and reality aka Joliet, IL. It was a fantastic road trip full of laughter and great conversation marred only by the fact that *someone*, and I’m not naming names, drank too much with her breakfast and had to stop every 10 to 20 feet to go to the ladies room. When you have a really long trip,”Don’t drink and drive” isn’t just about alcohol. They oughta put a warning label on Diet Coke!
Tune in tomorrow for the exciting sequel: “The Tweet-up”