Monday, May 29, 2006


I don't know why I thought of the short story by Pushkin, The Undertaker, about a certain funeral director who after getting drunk at his neighbor's comes up with the idea of inviting his customers for a big party at his house in their honor. I guess I thought about it because I was also thinking about what it would be like to invite all the people whose blogs I read and those who read my blog to get together in person for some type of shindig.

What would that be like? Will there be loud arguments when people meet face to face, shouting, insults? Will people form little cliques like they do in the blogosphere? Or perhaps people will be really friendly. Maybe there will be a lot of hugging and laughing, and exchanging pictures, and making plans to hang out later. Perhaps maybe a few people will meet and fall in love?

I guess we'll never know.


Blogger Shoshana said...

It's been done - blog get-togethers. I know they used to have them in Baltimore on occasion, though I never attended. I think the difficult part would be getting people to let go of their anonymity to attend. Maybe a costume bash? Dress up like your favorite blog?

May 30, 2006 3:07 AM  
Blogger dbs said...

I'll bring the beer.

May 30, 2006 7:10 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...

Blog get-togethers, what was that like? Was it just a few people that were friendly? I am talking about lots of people from all over the place...

Yep, it is really just a hypothetical just like the undertaker and his dead customers. And you're right, the anonymity is a big part of it.

OK, nobody come. Except dbs, who's bringing the Rodenbach!

May 30, 2006 8:13 AM  

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