Some time ago, ehowton
posted about the difference between an introvert and extrovert being how one recharges, not how they go about their daily life; ergo, a social-butterfly is not necessarily an extrovert–in fact, they would be an introvert if they recharged by introspection. (Eric, if you can find that post, I'll edit this one and link to it.)
Last week, I attended Huntsville Beer and Blog
for the first time, hat tip to mrs_dragon
's post here
The meet up was very enjoyable, free-flowing table-long discussion that didn't stop until the last person left. Several new Twitter connections were made, tech conversations abounded, etc.
I was introduced to Leo Laporte and then ran into him twice this week on the Net; you'll especially enjoy the explanation
of how the Old Spice Superbowl commercial was filmed. I was also introduced to the concept of barcamp
is planning one for April 30th. (site
) I even threw out my idea for a social experiment (tentatively launching next Wednesday) and got excellent
feedback. Overall, I was impressed and happy to have found a group that I thought I was going to fit into really well.
I couldn't wait to go back this week and have more fun. What started out as horsing around on Twitter between @Harold
turned into a much worthwhile attendance tonight. @Harold
made his third appearance since @bnbhuntsville
started meeting and I must say he was a very valuable addition to the conversation. @shaggerty
served humanity simply by showing up after I had given up hope that she would attend, but the biggest surprise came from @Alarican
: Turns out, we have lived in the same apartment complex together for over a year and a half! We hit it off immediately and I look forward to spending more time with my new friend and friends.
While en passant
it would be nice if I would have found about about @bnbhuntsville
when it first formed, I'm reminded that everything has a time and a place and I'm glad that I got involved with @bnbhuntsville
when I did.
To everyone who didn't make it out tonight that was there last week, I hope to see you next week.