People we met at the pre-blog meetup
- Eddie from McGarr Solictors; Keep up the good work – yes at least one non-legal reader can follow your blog, and I suspect that there are many more.
- EllyBabes. I’ve volunteered to help organize Barcamp Dublin. I don’t even have the excuse of being drunk. And now I’ve gone and put it in writing , so I’ll really have to help.
- Tom and Damien, and ended up stuffing things into paper bags (I’m sure that wasn’t on the original invitation).
- Antoin from Eire.com , busy handing out fon.com cards (and he has me almost sold on the concept).
- GrannyMar. She’s a lovely lady, and was very graceful about my confusing her with Grandad’s wife.
- Eoin O’Dell – cearta.ie, who wasn’t able to stay for the rest of the evening
At the Awards themselves (mainly beside the bar, take from that what you will)
- Bernie Goldbach. Ungrateful sod that he is , gave away the award that we sponsored. I couldn’t have done it better myself, given that I originally wanted to nominate Damien for the category.
- Keith Bohanna, who looks exactly like his photo on his blog (don’t know if that is good or bad – see next point).
- Krishna De, who told me I should lose the tie in the photo (top right) , and she’s probably right.
- Ann from Allagi, also nominated for ‘Best business blog’ , but lost out to the Ice Cream guys (below).
- Conor from LouderVoice – as funny in the person as he is on his (award winning) blog posts.
- Thomas Holmes (YClickit) and Eoghan McCabe , fellow
conspiratorscompetitors in the pint competition. Thomas is living my ideal lifesytle (working remotely , living in Montpellier France. It might also be worthwhile (hint) subscribing to Eogans blog today.
- Richard Hearne, Red Cardinal. Target number 2 for lifestyle Jealously with 6 months a year in Thailand.
- Joe Drumgoole , yet I still don’t understand what ‘ace king – check it out’ means (see the top of is blog page). Maybe if I help organise barcamp dublin he’ll let me in on the secret.
- Roger Galligan , from irishblogs.ie. Yes I do know the difference between you and boards.ie 🙂
- Conn Ó Muíneacháin. Giving the (Irish Language) awards away this year, instead of winning them
and pings for the people that we didn’t meet …
- Brian Honan couldn’t make it (he was nominated for best business blog), but lost out in the end to the Ice Cream guys.
- Ken McGuire, who I still owe a pint (unless he can come up with a ‘double or quits’ scheme).
- Kieran from Ice Cream Ireland. He must have been surrounded by frozen food groupies 🙂
- Lar from IQ Content – almost got talking a couple of times, but generally one or other of us got sidetracked.
Oh there’ll be no double or quits unless you’re offering to replace my pint with a double malibu or something 🙂
I’ll get that pint yet!
It was excellent to finally meet Paul. I agree about the tie! Really looking forward to BarCamp Dublin. See you then.
thanks for the ping, was thinking the very same thing myself – even alluded to it on my blog awards debriefing post 😉
We should definitely put time aside at BarCamp, if not before
@Ken – I say nothing for the moment, only that I’ll let nobody say I didn’t get you that pint.
@Conor – Only regret is that I didn’t get to tell you the story about the ex-boss. It’s related to your winning blogpost, so you guess where it’s going …
@Lar – I’m with clients in central Dublin quite a few days a week; On the days that I (motor)bike it in I use the East Wall Road (although have been known to treat myself to the tunnel). Either that or Barcamp – let me know what suits.
work is bananas this week, perhaps next week or week after next?
Ken – I owe you a pint too. Have you left the county?
Twitter the story in multiple parts. It’ll be like the 21st century version of Dickens.
More pints? Damn… I really should have stuck around on Saturday! Nay Thomas, I’m out of Dublin, back in Kilkenny where I’m going to sulk due to
a) lack of winning pints
b) heavy increase in rainfall
Next time it’s going to have to be then Ken.
The weather can’t be much better here in Dublin either…
Conor – my story isn’t *that* interesting , needing a couple of drinks to make it remotely funny.
Lar – No worries , let me know when suits. I’m also trying to make it to one of Eoghans Open Coffee mornings.
Ken – I’m starting to believe that Kilkenny doesn’t really exist. 3 times I tried going there, and each time I’ve failed.
Thomas – There you go, reminding us all that you live in Sunny Montpellier. (expletive) 🙂
Sorry Paul – unintentional.
I see today that the sun does in fact shine here too! 🙂
Great to meet you Paul!