That Was Great!

Filed under:Blogging,It's My Life — posted by Anwyn on November 3, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

T. Paine, A. Weasel and his wife who is not Mrs. A. Weasel, cardeblu and her husband, and I gathered for a drink or three or five at McMenamins. Memo to anybody wanting to go to Kennedy School in the future: The Honors and Detention Bars are small. They are not classrooms; at most they used to be the nurse’s office. Or maybe a janitor’s closet. We waited till around nine to see if anybody else would join us and then moved over to the patio off the Cypress Room. The outdoor fireplace was lovely.

I can’t tell you how nice it was to sit down in the heart of Portland and have an easygoing, free-flowing conversation about politics that didn’t involve nodding politely while secretly disagreeing with every word spoken or trying to figure out a pleasant way to totally rip somebody’s argument to shreds. The horrors of the public educational system, the laughingstock that is Al Gore, the ins and outs of blog communication and meeting internet acquaintances in person, how to get out of jury duty, Oregon’s rather nutty DUI law–these were among the topics canvassed.

If you missed it, it’s too bad. It was a good time and one that I hope can be repeated. I was the first to leave because I turn into a pumpkin too darn early these days, but it was a pleasure to meet you all.


  1. I’m bemoaning the fact that I missed it. On the upside, though, I’ll probably be up that way with Red around Turkey Day, so if you wanna take another crack at it that weekend, that might be do-able.

    Besides, I haven’t had any of McMenaminn’s fall ales yet, and I’ll be wanting to review them for my version of Tippling Tuesdays. :)

    Comment by wg — November 4, 2007 @ 10:59 am

  2. I’ll be in South Carolina until late Saturday night after Thanksgiving. I’m not sure what time the plane arrives, but if you’re still around on the Sunday, that might work. We’ll talk.

    Comment by Anwyn — November 4, 2007 @ 11:05 am

  3. The pleasure was all ours.
    We just got in the door, so it’s unpack the car, throw in some laundry and die in the easy chair. Mrs. A.Weas Lindy and I had a wonderful time, and we would love to do it again sometime.

    Comment by A. Weasel — November 4, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

  4. Glad to hear you’re home safe. Maybe next time, dinner, and a bit earlier in the evening.

    Comment by Anwyn — November 4, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

  5. Sounds nice.
    Till then.

    Comment by A. Weasel — November 4, 2007 @ 5:57 pm

  6. We had a really good time! Even my husband, who isn’t into blogs at all, thought it was great. It was so liberating just to speak (instead of write) with other conservatives–very nice and interesting ones, at that. I’m definitely up for doing it again sometime.

    Comment by cardeblu — November 4, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

  7. Fabulous. So far, unanimous! I’ll look forward to next time.

    Comment by Anwyn — November 4, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

  8. I will come out and visit for the next one!

    Comment by thelmajoy — November 5, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

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