Step two: Notify said bloggers when you’re coming to town.
Step three: Coerce said bloggers into buying you food and liquor while on your trip.
Step four: Race to the computer and make sure they haven’t beaten you to the punch posting about the food, liquor and great conversation.
This evening I had the chance to dine with Jeff Brown (the Bawldguy) and his son, Steve and Kris Berg from the San Diego Home Blog, and the suspenders-less Brian Brady.
Jeff is so down-to-earth and grounded it’s incredible. Steve looks taller in his photo (he was on the far end of the table so we didn’t get to chat much. Besides, he knows Kris is the star.) And Brian was Brian, predictably late but great to talk to.
The highlight, with apologies to the rest, had to be Kris telling me she’s as envious of my writing as I am of hers. Throw in the fact she says I’m so huggable (read: soft and fat) and it almost makes up for the ambiguity of her saying I don’t look like my photo without any elaboration as to whether that’s good or bad.
If I were a good blogger who followed the rules I’d have photographs. But I’m not and I don’t. I’ve been promised some will be coming across, however.
Next up, possibly: Benn and Lani, either back here in San Diego in two weeks or in Glendale for the Fiesta Bowl in three.
Just do me a favor and forget step three if Glendale’s the venue.
CC Licensed image courtesy of atigone via Flickr.com.