Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bloggy Meet-up of Los Tres Bloggeros!

I wasn't there when it all began.

Dada and eProf were already blogging friends when Dada helped me into the Blogger community. With the Southwest in common, we three all enjoyed commenting with one another. When Dada posted about his favorite brew pub, one thing led to another. I promised to buy the first round...eProf headed east on I-10...and that's how we pulled off a "blind date" of Los Tres Bloggeros [with our spouses and other rebel friends] last Thursday.

"How will we recognize eProf?" we wondered nervously as we approached the High Desert Brewing Company, since he's never published a photo of himself.

Someone piped up, "Easy, he'll look like a Greek statue!" Roars of laughter ensued as we pictured eProf's avatar:

But then--when we met him: Danged if he didn't bear an uncanny resemblance to Aristotle!

caption: Los Tres Bloggeros (Will Blog for Alcohol) meet up at Great Desert Brewing Company in Las Cruces, NM. [l-r: Dada, Border Explorer, eProf]

We got along just as well face to face as we do online. So we arranged yet another get together at the Dada's lovely home in El Paso on Saturday.

It was a highlight of my third round of Border Exploring for sure. We talked about EVERYTHING...All Afternoon!...and wished you all--our other blogger friends--were there with us.

We agreed we'd synchronize our blogs and post about this today [I scheduled this to publish at midnight so I can scoop the guys!] so hop the links over to Dada's and eProf's to get their take on the bloggy meet-up of Los Tres Bloggeros.

It was our first meet-up, but somehow I suspect it won't be our last.


enigma4ever said...

how cool..wonderful...


mmlindsey said...

Cheers! You have to tell us where that pub is! We lived a block away from some of the best micro-brewed beer in the universe back in Colorado Springs. We miss quality beer...

Carol said...

Awwww... it sounds like you guys had a great time.

When we meet a fellow blogger in person, it does seem like we're just reconnecting with a friend we've known a long time.

eProf2 said...

BE and Mr BE: Thank you for the wonderful get together. We look forward to our next in person visit wherever and whenever that might take place. I look forward to our first "bloggeros" project with you and Dada. See you online, my friend.

an average patriot said...

Excellent! That was pretty cool. Funny I have seen them around for years but never stopped by. I will go to see what they have to say. You will stay in touch that is obvious!

Dada said...

B.E. - What a nice sharing, with all, of our most interesting weekend. Thank you! Also, thank you for having a memory like a GOP elephant, i.e., and buying that first round of ale at High Desert...a memory anyone else would have conveniently forgotten.

Oh, and one that these three blogs were all written separately w/o seeing the others, I found it fun to compare our takes on reality, which were very similar, but appreciated your digging up the YouTube of "Tom and Brenda" doing their Wasilla vid.

While I realize eProf can't make it every weekend, you and Mr. B.E. just wanna do this EVERY WEEKEND?? ~grin

( Oh, mmlindsey that brewpub, High Desert Brewing Co. is on Hadley street in Las Cruces...sadly there's no IPA's on Hadley at the moment -- a favorite -- mostly because it's "the drink of EMPIRE!" [gag, "Pffffffth!" J/K] but you can Google it. And another "sadly"....there's no 'decent' brewpubs in El Paso.)

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It sounds very fun.

I have still never met any of my Internet friends. Someday, I hope.

D.K. Raed said...

just read dada's and eprof's take, so had to see yours, B.E.! looks like such fun! and now, knowing you bought the first pitcher, I bet the guys did not want to be outdone, so they ponied up for a pitcher (or more) each. If I'm right, I hope designated drivers were involved!

ps, we not only don't have any breweries here in SW UT, we don't even have any pubs! Houseparty drinking is ok, with the added attraction of feeling kind of like those illegal irish shebeens.