February 18, 2007

The Althouse blog meet-up!

I need to do a post to say we had a little Althouse blog reader meet-up here at the Liquid Assets bar at the Millenium Hotel last night. I think there were about ten of us, and the time flew. I was amazed when I looked at my cell phone and saw that it was after 8. We'd started at 5 -- the idea being: drinks. Now, I'm thinking that everyone sitting there starving and wondering when Althouse was going to let them go! We wolfed down a number of goldfish. Everyone was very nice and fun to hang around with in person. If anti-Althousiana types where there, they did a fine job of hiding it. Thanks for coming!

(And don't correct my spelling!)

ADDED: The goldfish have landed. Photo by Palladian, who also caught the red shoes the angels wanna wear.

MORE: Melinda describes what we talked about. I really can't figure out how we managed to talk so long without anyone insisting on dinner!

23 comments:

StephenB said...

I guess they let Paris pick the name for the hotel.

Palladian said...

A whole tablefull of blog people and I was the only one with a digital camera! I managed to get only three photos, including a choice one of the aforementioned goldfish and the obligatory shot of Althouse's shoes.

We also had the pleasure of (briefly) meeting the handsome John Althouse Cohen, one of the Althouse sons, at the beginning of the evening.

nittacci said...

I tried to get there, but I was too busy setting up the filter on my 17 year-old daughter's computer so she can't read those filthy left-wing bloggers. You just can't be too careful these days. First they read dailykos and the next thing you know they're throwing bombs, you know?

Palladian said...

"First they read dailykos and the next thing you know they're throwing bombs, you know"

Well, if by "throwing bombs" you mean leaving non-funny failed-sarcastic comments on weblogs, then reading Kos would certainly lead her down that road. She already seems to have a great parental role model in the endeavor.

Rick Lee said...

Ohhh... I love that hotel. Coolest bathroom I've seen in a NY hotel. I stayed there once when I had a great conference rate, but generally it's a bit pricey for me.

AJ Lynch said...

Goldfish-you had goldfish. I love goldfish. Wish I had known beforehand and I might have showed up for the goldfish.

Mortimer Brezny said...

For the last time, I am not hdhouse.

Peter Palladas said...

If I'd known she'd be wearing the red shoes I would have walked the Atlantic to be there!

Simon said...

So who all showed up?

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for coming Mortimer. We didn't really think you were hdhouse (or dtl)...

Mortimer Brezny said...

Yeah, I didn't think so. I just thought it was process of elimination. You can only make but so many denials. I used to be Critical Observer, btw.

Mortimer Brezny said...

Oh yeah, Simon...Ann looks super hot in person.

Daryl Herbert said...

Of course it's conservative bloggers who get filtered out where left-wing blogs are able to pass through the filters.

Because of political bias on the part of those implementing the filters, of course.

Melinda said...

It was great meeting everyone!

Forgot my camera, but I blogged about it.

Simon said...

Mortimer - I never had any doubt of that. :)

(I don't disagree with your assesment, only - sometimes - your chosen way of expressing it).

Mortimer Brezny said...

Yes, because I am too raunchy for this blog.

Simon said...

Mort - I'm a nice guy, but I'm also a conservative, and worse yet was raised British, so I tend to think that a degree of delicacy, of decorum (certainly one in excess of that which I seem to recall exercising on election night) is usually called for when discussing such matters in public fora.

Simon said...

Addenda (to Mort) - What I mean, I suppose, is that in some sense, while it seems quaintly old-fashioned (not to mention certainly unbidden, quite likely undesired, and completely inappropriate in view of my actual status here), but some sort of misplaced desire to defend Ann's honor.

Oh gosh, that looks terrible. There's no way I'm going to write that and click "publish your comment" am I? Surely not...

Drew W said...

If I hadn’t snagged some dinner at a local Thai place after I left the very enjoyable meetup with the Althouse gang (wasn’t that a Tom Wolfe book?), then Goldfish would have been my sole sustenance last night.

My daughter consumes so much Goldfish that I now buy them in the big cardboard carton. (What I really need is a silo stuffed with them in the backyard.) As the photo shows, these Goldfish were the original cheese variety, in the original orange color. They now make them in rainbow colors, including green. When they introduced those, all I could think was, “Great. Green Goldfish. Now how are you ever going to know when they’ve gone bad?”

PS: If one clicks on Palladian’s link above, one of his photos shows Prof. Althouse on the left, some guy trying to look thoughtful by tenting his fingers in the middle and a woman on the right in a flower-print top. She was actually a very charming person, and not the spawn of Satan, as she appears in the photo.

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rsb said...

did I read "Althousiana"?

Dave F said...

The Millennium Hotel ain't exactly Cain. No need for a velvet rope. And, by the way, anyone who flies into New York is, by definition, B&T, as they need to have crossed a bridge or tunnel to arrive in the holy land of Manhattan.

(Not that I endorse any of the denigration with which B&T people are treated. I have better things to do with my time than look down upon people who are not from Manhattan.)

Katie said...

ah! i do look like the spawn of satan!

that goldfish container was not entirely stable. it was knocked over twice by me and ann!

so nice to meet everyone!