Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Sydney Weblogger Meet-Up

Last night I went to my first Sydney blogger meet-up. Since I found out about the monthly get togethers a few months back I hadn't been able to make any of them because of conflicting plans. I'm not sure exactly when these meet-ups started, but from my understanding they have been going for quite a while. The venue was recently changed from an 'Irish' pub called Kelly's to the Coopers Arms Hotel on King St, Newtown, to take advantage of the Tuesday night trivia night at the Coopers Arms.

We did well in the trivia, coming second from a field of about 10 teams and winning a $30 bar tab. We only lost by a couple of points (sorry about the 'carnation' answer guys). Not surprisingly a team of bloggers does very well on pop culture and any obscure nerdy questions. So we didn't actually win but we can hold our heads high in the knowledge the team who did win only won because they had been given a bonus 5 points by the trivia master, because he liked their name the best.


The crowd starts to build. Sydney blogger meet-up. 1st November, 2005.

I had a really great night. Caught up with some friends who I've known for a long time, before any of us even had blogs, and met a bunch of really nice new people.


The entire gang. Sydney blogger meet-up. 1st November, 2005.

In attendance were:
Back row (from left to right) Morgan, Mark, Glen, Vi & Spleenie (with hat), me (with what looks like an oddly pink face), Rob (handsome face hidden somewhat) and Harry. Front row, James, Coz and Amanda.

Interesting factoids; I've known James for years through mutual friends and I've known Coz, her sister Amanda, her husband Rob, and Harry for years as well. I only found out that Amanda had a blog, and that Coz, Rob & Harry have a group blog, earlier this year. Small world, huh.

[Updated: If you are interested in coming along to future Sydney blogger meet-ups, then check out Glen, Mark & Amanda's Sydney Blog Meetup for postings about future events. It looks like future meet-ups will be on the first Tuesday of each month, but check in advance for details.]

[YET FURTHER UPDATED: Ooooh, check out Mark's post about the meet-up. Dude totally harshes me about my 'carnation' mistake! Hmmm, 'darn queers', huh? Alrighty then. Winged monkeys to the ready! Fly, my pretties!]

27 comments:

Mark said...

Rock and roll. The photos didn't turn out too badly either - but what about the abstract 'beer jug/bar tickets' shot?

duane said...

That sounds like it was fun! I have been trying to work up the "nerve" to go to one here in Atlanta... I think that I am going to take the plunge this week... they look so fun!

Amanda said...

Just to clarify, I am not actually married to Rob. Don't want Cozzy to come and kick my ass. She is scary.

Great job thanks Andrew!

The Other Andrew said...

Mark, the beer jug with bar tickets shot (which I swear I was like totally forced into) turned out looking like ass, but not in a good way... Nice meeting you by the way!

Duane, go, you'll love it and they'll all end up with a huge crush on you. I swear.

Amanda, yes I just read that back and it is a bit ambiguous as to who Rob is married to, I just realised. Me, be ambiguous about anything!?... Oh, and spoken like a younger sister too, re the ass kicking. It's her tatts, right? That make her tough?

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

It's her tatts, right? That make her tough?

yeah, because without them she'd just be a pussycat...

Amanda said...

Nah, my tatt is scarier than hers ....

Cozalcoatl said...

It's her tatts, right? That make her tough?

no, its my arse kicking toughness that makes me look tough...

good photos

Fyodor said...

Nice shirt, Harry.

The Other Andrew said...

Harry, stop writing as your imaginary friend 'Fyodor' and giving yourself compliments, that's just crass.

harry said...

Not listening.

Fabulous skirt, Coz. Honestly, very nice.

harry said...

You Russian bastard!!

It's my best shirt, you prize nana, so lay orf or I'll totally kick you in the head.

And, yes Coz's skirt is very nice.

harry said...

The real harry is blogger profile 8733139.
[gives finger to smart-arse number2]

The Other Andrew said...

Harry, "Am I talking to Miranda now?"

Could we just stick to one of your personalities please? My head is spinning.

harry said...

Hey, dude, I was giving me a MMS reference!

Fyodor said...

Knock it off, Harry. You're just messing with Andrew's head now.

It was me that gave YOU the MMS reference. Though it was a nice shirt, and agree with you on Coz' skirt.

The Other Andrew said...

::crickets::

Geez, I pop a nerdtastic 'Serenity' reference into my comment and what do I get? Silence. Nada.

Gah. You disappoint me sometimes...

:-)

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

*tumbleweed rolls and coyote howls*

poor TOA.


but how do you reply with the excellent head River pulls?

The Other Andrew said...

I know, best head!

I should learn to lower my standards, that way you're never disappointed.

Michael said...

You were the "Prophylaxis of Evil"! Love it.

The Other Andrew said...

SEE! Yeah thank you. Honestly, comedy gold like that just wasn't appreciated. Playing to the wrong audience.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

I should learn to lower my standards, that way you're never disappointed.

you've been hanging with us for *how* long, and only just figured that out...?

sweetheart, we'll beat up that naughty little Mark for dissing you. plenty of dark alleyways on the way home from the pub next time...

Mark said...

Uh oh. Who would have thought flowers could cause so much antipathy?

Next time I'll calm Andrew down by bringing him a big bunch of azaleas!

The Other Andrew said...

"You don't bring me flowers [pause] anymoooooooore!"

Speedy, good point. Anyway if worse comes to worst Coz, you know with the tatts and all, I'm sure she could kick Mark's ass.

(Only messing with you Mark, btw)

Spleenie said...

As cool a name as John is, I can't claim it. De name is Shaun, but I generally just go by Spleenie, because its much much easier. Much

Oh and for the interested, Vi has her own blog thing at http://bloggachops.net . So she wasn't really an imposter.

ps sorry about bailing so early, wasn't feeling so flash. Will be in top form for next week, assuming they ask the odd question on Fenymann diagrams or gluon exchange between quarks.

Love and hugs

pss my word verification was "pffwzb" which may become my new handle because it sounds so cool

The Other Andrew said...

Ack, sorry Shaun. I misheard it as 'John' on the night! I didn't realise Vi had a blog to, I'll update the entry. I'm thinking I might try and make it for triv next week too if I can, although if Mark's there he might totally kick my ass if I get anything wrong... (ah, I'm still not tired of milking that one)

:-)

harry said...

TOA,

No, you were talking to Fyodor. Appropriately enough a less-than-human thing that chases you until you shoot yourself. I apologise for his deviousness and general lack of principles.

Fyodor, Ah! The shirt! Got it. I thought you were hanging shit cos it's what I always wear.
[Dude, stop posting up things in my name that will make people think I'm an idiot. I don't need your help.]

Amanda said...

Thanks Speeline, I've added Vi's blog to the entry over at the meetup page.