Dinner with friends

This past Thursday while on a business trip in Las Vegas I was lucky enough to have dinner with basil & his big sister (who's 5'4") and Sadie and her new husband (the Lad). Until dinner the other night I'd never met another blogger (except my older and sometimes wiser brother).

As basil said, bloggers are nice folk, well at least the one's I've met.

basil is what you'd expect after reading his blog. He's an extremely kind, personable gentleman with a sense of humor greatly portrayed on his blog.

The Big Sister(who's 5'4") is a Georgia peach in the truest sense. She was sweet as could be without melting in the rain and he definitely has her hands full keeping basil out of trouble while in Vegas.

The only way I can describe Sadie is as a Southern Belle. I just wish I could do her justice when trying to describe her. She's cute as a button and even more eloquent than she writes.

The Lad is a lucky, lucky man. I wished I'd been able to talk to him a bit more, I can only assume that since he managed to marry Sadie he's either a great guy or managed to pull of the greatest con since I convince the missus to marry me.

At first I wasn't sure how awkward it was going to be, but within minutes of sitting down we were chatting like old friends. The topics were varied and amazingly enough weren't all about blogging although we did discuss blogging a bit.

As basil mentioned, I have read about other folks having great times at blog meets. I'm just not sure I could stand a whole weekend being around such great people and having such a great time, but it's a sacrifice I'll have to make.

Dinner the other night was a privilege and an honor, one I hope to repeat in the not too distant future. I'm amazed everything worked out to make it our dinner possible and grateful to them for they took the time out of their vacations.

Thanks again for dinner the other night, the pleasure was all mine.

Posted by phineas g. at 09:30 PM on August 14, 2005 | TrackBack

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww. Too kind....both of you;-)

Posted by: sadie at August 15, 2005 09:48 AM

phin, my man, the pleasure was all mine. There's no way I can describe the honor and privilege of meeting you and Sadie (and that guy that kept following her around). My sister was thrilled, too, and wanted to pack y'all in the suitcase and take y'all home with her.

And the wife is even more disappointed she wasn't able to work out her schedule to make the trip, after hearing just how nice you and Sadie and the Lad ® are. Thanks for being the highlight of the trip.

Posted by: basil at August 16, 2005 01:05 PM

phin, you are THE BEST!!! Thank you SO much for spending time with us. Dinner was a delight! It's so nice to meet an online acquaintance and have it develop into a budding friendship / kinship. I look forward to seeing you one day again and maybe meet the missus, too! In the meantime, I have a new adopted online baby brother...ok, maybe a new adopted online son.(I've GOT to go dye my hair...)

Posted by: The Big Sister (who's 5'4") at August 16, 2005 04:02 PM