Originally uploaded by stevegarfield
As much as I love conversing on Twitter, Facebook, blogs and the like, it is equally important to meet people in person– the same people, I mean. These kind of meetups make the online conversations more meaningful, and tightens the connections between us all.
I also try to meet people coming into town– would like to do more– and try to see online friends in other cities (sorry about the NYC missed connections a couple of weeks ago, Paull et al).
“No Reservations” Screening, Boston, 7/24
I attended the Boston TweetUp (meeting of Twitterers) last night, and was pleased to see some friends I had met before and meet several new ones.
So, hello to C.C. Chapman (pictured, center), Kroosh, Steve Garfield (who took this photo, the only one I know that I managed not to avoid being in) and John Wall (and great to meet the lovely Carin finally).
And of course, I met Kathy Maister of StartCooking.com, who hosted us for the movie screening of “No Reservations,” starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Aaron Eckhart. the movie was ok– harmless, really, with a great performance by the young lady actor in it.
Seeing Catherine Zeta Jones from the second row was quite interesting, but did not have quite the same affect on me as seeing Daniel Craig from the same seat did on my wife a couple of months back.
I would especially like to thank the owners of the drool-worthy Nokia N95 and the iPhone for convincingly feigning interest in my slightly wacky but not nearly as special phone, my Samsung SCH-u740.
UPDATE: Joe Cascio posted a video via Blip.TV, which I am happy to share, especially if you are eager to see me fondling an iphone. Also, the bit where Amy is telling, rather animatedly, her “quitting” fantasy unfortunately did not get recorded in its entirety, but I hope she blogs it somewhere.