Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Man in the Yellow Hat

#1 The hat isn't really yellow.
#2 This post was almost entitled "why Sarah is going to kill me."

You see, after I met another blogger a few weeks ago, Sarah commented that I'd fly 3000 to meet him, but wouldn't drive 10 miles to meet her. (Honestly I had a business trip. It just worked out that way.) After that, I promised we'd finally meet up.

So what I'd do? I met another blogger on Thursday and it wasn't her. Sorry, babe.

Papa Bradstein has been on the scene a few years, but MetroDad gave him up as one of the 'dads to watch for 2006' and increased his circulation ten fold. Being a local DC guy, I always love to see what others in the metro write. There are a few of us, you know.

Early on, his writing made me laugh. My favorite of all time (and not just because it mentioned me) was the story of Pickles.

He & I finally made the time to meet and again, it's like we'd been friends for years. We'd constantly finish each other sentences with information we'd read on the other guy's blogs. We joked at the things we had in common including non-profit jobs, a love for hard rock & theater and owning beagles. I still marvel at how much a person acts like they write.

We left after 2 1/2 hours agreeing that we needed to get the families together. With luck, they will enjoy each other as much as we enjoyed our time.

The next morning, I mentioned the blogging encounter to my co-worker. She too, had met up with a group of local DC bloggers the previous evening and had an equally enjoyable time. We marvelled at how blogging had almost become a way of pre-friending people. Get to know them before you get to meet them. She joked that if real dates could work the same, there would be so much less disappointment.

So Sarah, you're next. I promise.

Well, unless a month goes by and I'm in New York seeing these guys.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


Soon, my friend. Soon. I'm not even IN town now, so I forgive you.

8:16 PM  
Blogger ThePapaDog said...

Thats great. Good for you. Aren't you lucky. Hopefully someday I'll be able to find a local blogger to hang with since no one has visited me yet...

*sniff* *sniff*

Seriously thoug, that's part of whats great about blogging.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Amie Adams said...

You have to add me to your list. I would love to meet up with some of the other DC bloggers. My in-person friends don't blog.

1:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, we just flew 4000 miles to visit someone I would never have known if not for blogging.

All hail the mighty blogosphere

3:13 AM  
Blogger Lola and Ava said...

Umm . . . if you are in the NYC area, I have figured out how to take the train into the city since you were in my wedding and all.

Ava, certified mother of almost drivers (two weeks)

6:53 PM  
Blogger Daddy L said...

What are the chances you make it to Vancouver, Canada? I'll buy you a beer, a real beer, Canadian beer.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Daddy Cool said...

Great to see another local Dad. Fear us Wonkette!

11:02 AM  

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