Northeast Blogger Dinner AAR


KC’s Ribshack turned out to be a really good choice, although they ran out of Brisket before we arrived. That’s apparently an occupational hazard as something similar happened to me in Texas last November. Apparently it has to do with how long Brisket takes to cook, anticipating demand, and not wanting to have a lot of left over inventory at the end of the day. Which is the sum total of things that went wrong.

The venue itself was very nice and the food was delicious. It was also quiet enough for people to have a conversation, although the other patrons in our semi secluded area might have felt otherwise. JD liked the WW II aviation decor and took some pictures. In fact, several of us liked that decor, since there are more than a few military history fans in the group.

MOST of the usual suspects were there, although Borepatch and Lissa, having moved to warmer climes were absent and missed. JayG the list of attendees, which I won’t repeat here.

The good was very good and as always the conversations were better. When I say conversations, I mean several, all going on at once. Which made for some interesting juxtapositions and seemingly odd replies to questions. Not that it mattered because we all seemed to know what was being discussed. Or at least I think so.

Christina circulated around the table meeting everyone she hadn’t met and saying hello to those who whom she already knew. Not only was that a good idea, so blindingly obvious I’m embarrassed I didn’t think of it, but layout of KC’s made it easy to do.

Update: I forgot to mention that Christina said she enjoyed my “medical rants”. I’ve never thought of them as such, but I can see how someone else might. It just struck me as humorous to hear my posts characterized that way.

Christina is utterly charming. We introduced ourselves and my “I love your blog.”, was a nano second ahead of hers. As with any profession where you deal primarily with people, the stories about odd behavior are almost constant. We talked about her sojourn (I guess that’s the right word) through nursing school and living in the northeast. I hope she blogs her way through nursing school, because the stories will be entertaining to say the least.

At some point one of us referred to JayG as the “premier gun blogger in MA”. Turns out he’s pretty much the only gun blogger in Massachusetts. He’s also starting to get notoriety on the national gun blogging stage. Well earned I say. He also puts a lot of effort into these blogger get togethers and deserves hour hardy thanks.

Major Caudill was unable to attend, but Marko fortunately was. As always, it was nice to see him.

Also as always, the time flew by too quickly. Before I knew it, it was time to say goodbye, make some initial plans for future meets, and then head for home.

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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.


    • You seem to have done a good job finding new gunnies and bloggers to socialize with. I’m glad for you. It’s too bad that we weren’t able to connect the last time I was in the Austin area, but we’ll try again next time.

  1. Sounds like a good time. Christina is just a gem. I miss getting together with her when business took me to Texas (I just don’t get up that way).

    I’ve made some good, long term friends through our IND blog group. It’s a great way to meet people and get others interested in shooting.

    • Brigid, you are a sweetheart!

      The blogging community is where I’ve met my true friends. I find it amusing that so many people I encounter in meatspace can’t imagine meeting folks previously only known online in real life. They tell me they find it too “scary”. Too bad for them!

  2. An enjoyable evening in many ways, always a pleasure to be around a group of intelligent and interesting folks — we missed a few who were supposed to come, we will have to plan a longer evening again. Always great to see you!

    • Always nice to see you, but it’s hard to get enough time to talk to everyone at long enough length.

  3. Two things:

    1. I still think we should have crashed the Ron Paul event at Jillians; and
    2. I just want to state for the record that it was *NOT* me who “referred to JayG as the ‘premier gun blogger in MA’.”…


    Great seeing you as always, great write-up, and keep us posted on February!

    • No, I’ve only gotten in trouble by saying something to him.
      No, it was NOT you who referred to you as the premier gun blogger in MA. I’ll take the blame for that one. 🙂

  4. Why thank you, Sir! The pleasure was certainly mine. I still have problems putting names/online nicks with faces, we really need to have name tags or stickers or something!

    I sure hope nursing school gives me some blog fodder, ’cause my blog posts have been meager lately.

    I look forward to seeing you again soon!

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