I'm going to be in Lebanon for 10 days or so. I would love to get a chance to meet the people here face to face. Would anyone be interested in a blogger meetup? Anyone? (well... almost anyone...)


At Saturday, May 21, 2005 3:57:00 AM, Blogger Ramzi said...

I was about to suggest that very thing!
I suppose we could work this if everyone leaves a comment about when they'd be in Lebanon and the rough location.

Ramzi: Always here. Beirut

At Saturday, May 21, 2005 3:58:00 AM, Blogger Charles Malik said...

This is a definite possibility. When do you arrive?

At Saturday, May 21, 2005 6:37:00 AM, Blogger ThinkingMan said...

This is great. I'd like to suggest something to add to this, for us still outside of Lebanon.
After your local meet-up with LP, Mustapha, Ramzi and others- why don't we do an online chat session (I can organize) later and invite the outside folks- like Raja, Maya, Tony, Reem, Doha, etc.
Maybe right after the end of the elections? We can start putting ideas for this; it could be like a mini online conference of sort.
Let me know what you think; I'd love to organize it and set-up the technology behind it.

At Saturday, May 21, 2005 10:58:00 AM, Blogger Eve said...

I was talking with Liminal about organizing such a meeting. You ruined the surprise :p! I know most of us are abroad, and some don't want to reveal their identities, but tell us when you'll be here exactly, so that we can agree with everybody on a specific date.
Thinkingman, that is a great idea. I suggest you discuss it with our administrators abroad.

At Saturday, May 21, 2005 1:23:00 PM, Blogger Tempest said...

ok. great! Well, I'll be there starting Monday. And I live in Byblos. But location shouldn't be a problem. Would everyone prefer to meetup mid-week or during the weekend? Would Beirut be ok? and would you like to meet at night, afternoon...?

Maybe we can whittle down the possibilities this way...

If you want, I could coordinate this via email, if you would prefer that.

At Saturday, May 21, 2005 1:34:00 PM, Blogger Mustapha said...

i'm leaving lebanon on sunday :(

At Saturday, May 21, 2005 1:43:00 PM, Blogger Delirious said...

Any location is good for me... Byblos would be great :) and Beirut is ok too. I think late afternoon after work would be best for everyone? Or do you all prefer at night?

At Saturday, May 21, 2005 1:51:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

Mustapha, are you leaving this Sunday or the following one?

At Saturday, May 21, 2005 11:10:00 PM, Blogger End racism said...

Tempest: you'll be in Lebanon soon? Walla, it'd be funny if we met up. :D I can imagine what it'd be like.

At Sunday, May 22, 2005 2:18:00 AM, Blogger Charles Malik said...

This week is really, really, really bad for me. But this weekend, ie after the 27 May, is perfect for me.
I don't have a car, so getting to Jbeil is problematic. But anywhere in Beirut is perfect.
If you haven't been here in a while, you need to check out Gemayze.
We might also be able to commandeer the space in Olive (organic live), a health food shop on Abdul Wahab.
Too bad the tents have been taken down, because Sa7et Shuhada would have been symbolic and would have allowed us to meet in a non-commercial location.

At Sunday, May 22, 2005 5:05:00 AM, Blogger Tempest said...

Lebanon.profile, nice idea.

Dan, I'm not easy to miss... I'll be the tattooed skinhead in formal Nazi attire, wearing several crosses... your run-of-the-mill right-wing christian fundamentalist...

Seriously though, I probably won't be able to control my rage if I DO see you... so you better stay away ;)

At Sunday, May 22, 2005 6:30:00 PM, Blogger End racism said...

Yes, I have a pretty good idea what to look for when trying to find you. But thanks for the tips.

You won't be able to control your rage because of my opinions and the fact that I freely express myself without any need to be politically correct? Perhaps you ought to sit through Politics 101 or even Debating 101. Controlling one's rage IS the KEY thing in politics. If you have the nerves, you'll be good at it; if not, you'll drop before you even start. :)


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