Tuesday, April 30, 2013

If It's Tuesday, Hiram Must Be Baffled By the Meetup.

I like the idea - the general, vague idea - of the meetup. Sure. Meet some new folks.

But folks from here? Miserians?

What are the chances that I really want to go to a secluded bar in Kalamazoo to meet Strelnikov, who I imagine might have gun residue on his hands. Or Bubba, who I imagine I'd have to bail out of jail before we met up at all?

Or Cal, who would be coming straight from some golf course, and therefore a Republican!

I support the meeting up of people. I see other academic blogs do it. Go for it. Do it right. Enjoy the company.

But I can't go. I'm not as interesting in person as I am on the blog - a low bar to be sure. Just ask my wife. She doesn't want to meetup with me most days anyway.

Now if Katie were going to be there, well I'd like to go just to stick pins in her, but otherwise, I'll wait - online - for a report.

16 comments:

  1. I'd love to hear some of the stories that would get told when we don't have to put them in writing, out on the Internet. Man.

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  2. I'm afraid one of you would fall in love with me, and then what would I do with my honey?

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    1. That's a good line. I'll use it next time I'm asked to join a faculty committee.

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  3. I understand the meetup. If I didn't look EXACTLY like my avatar, however, I might be nervous. You, Hiram, certainly don't wear that pullover all the time, do you?

    I hope folks do find ways to meet and share. I think it's neat that this community sometimes enters the real world.

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  4. Like Darla, I am not baffled by the idea of a meet up. And like Darla, if I did not look EXACTLY like my avatar, I might be just a little nervous!

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    1. You, I want to meet simply BECAUSE of your avatar. :)

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  5. I am much more pleasant in person and therefore I am sure none of you would want to have anything to do with me.

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    1. Except when we don't...

      Dammit, we just DEMAND!

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  6. They don't let amphibians into the bar, so I'm out.

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  7. The meetup isn't in Peoria and the judge won't let me take off my ankle monitor, so I'm out, too.

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  8. No two people on the internet are not axemurderers. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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  9. I would love to meet everyone, especially since I have no avatar and would like one suggested by such a fun and insightful (inciteful?) group... and I know there are tons of stories we don't hear on here.

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  10. I look exactly like my avatar, too. There are CITES regulations that limit my travel (I'm on Appendix I).

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  11. OK, well I'm here in the prison-cell they call Eicher; who else is around?

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    1. Just reposted the original note about the convention. Should be at the top of our first page. Why not leave a note there?

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