Friday, April 16, 2010

Houston Blogger Meet-Up

I had the privilege of meeting some amazing women Tuesday night in Houston.  Georgia Getz, AKA Bossy, was coming through town as part of her (No Book) Tour, and a meet-up was arranged at Cafe Brazil by Karen.  I was nervous about driving into the city to an unfamiliar place, to meet total strangers.  That worry was immediately dispelled when I met these women.  We grabbed some drinks, headed out to the patio, and proceeded to discuss everything from Texas barbecue to clown porn (still shaking my head at that one). 

For the first time in a long time, I felt like I really fit in with these women.  It was kind of a surreal experience, considering there was a cameraman circling around the table (Hi, Niko!), and it was so cool to meet someone whose writing I had been reading for several years.  This was one of those times when I wished that we lived in the city, so that we would have more opportunities to hang out with like-minded people and go to different places.  Homogenized suburbia starts to get old after a while, and I feel like The Woodlands is getting more conservative by the day.  That's a story for a different day, though...

Anyway, you can read more about the meet-up here and here.  I hope that I have another opportunity in the near future to do something like this again.

5 comments:

  1. Alana - It was great to meet you the other night at Bossy's meet-up! And I totally agree with you on the living in the city thing. I am there at least once a week, and it seems so much more alive! We will definitely have to make this a regular thing!

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  2. How fun! How did you hear about it?

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  3. Emily, I read Bossy's blog, and she announced when she was going to be in each city. If you "signed up" for her tour, she tagged you on a map on her site. It was a really cool experience.

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  4. I've been bloggin' for a year and a half and have never been to a blogger meet-up! Hmmmmm, maybe I just might organize one.

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  5. Miss Janice, you should do that. I wished I lived closer to you; I'd love to go!

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