Did we have a swell time at yesterday’s Pittsburgh BlogFest? Indeed we did!
The MeetUp.com phenomenon was explained to those not in the know by others more intimately familiar with it. We learned about a new blog launched that very day. We lamented the unexplained disappearance of certain well-loved comedy albums.
Specially cultivated apples were distributed and eaten.
A tired but happy baseball fan attempted to set us up as her husband’s “internet girlfriend” (a proposal we are still considering). Insider scoops on Pittsburgh’s entertainment venues were shared. Special by-popular-demand postings with photos were promised for the next day (and then delivered!).
And a significant moment of personal growth: Ever since I first read the word schadenfreude, I have mispronounced it. BlogFest attendees sprang to my aid, and I now have at least a 50/50 chance of saying the word almost correctly. Thanks, BlogFest!
Many absent blogs were missed, and mentioned with fondness. Regrettably, no local sports blogs were represented at the event. We speculated they might have been thrown by the prominent mention of knitting in announcements. We hope they’ll overcome their concerns in time for our next BlogFest.
Which, with any luck, will be soon.