Last night, Friday 19 May, we had a great blogger meeting filled with new faces, lively conversation, and plenty of food, drinks, and chairs.
Bob told animated stories. arch.memory and lebanon.profile talked architecture. Jamal talked internet capacity, DSL, and the sad state of the internet in Lebanon that will continue for years to come. Mustapha and blogger from blogistan talked business, tariffs, logistics, moving freight, the cost of sending electronics from San Diego to Beirut, company logos. Maldoror noted the blogosphere's lack of comprehension of his recent post. It was universally noted that Eve is the manager, guardian, enforcer, and comment police of the Lebanese blogosphere. Everyone also admitted their hatred of Marsden.
The party ended with bloggers jamming metal and plastic chairs into the back of Jamal's SUV. He hit a pole, but luckily it didn't damage the fender.
Zizou invited all the bloggers to the after-party at his flat, and was accompanied by Jamal, Eve, Marshall, Nobilis Tobilis, and lebanon.profile.
In attendance at the meeting: linalone, zizou, arch.memory, potoftea, eve, delirious, ramzi, maldoror, nobilis tobilis, mustapha, bob, jamal, blogger from blogistan, lebanon.profile and non-bloggers Marshall, Kelly, French Journalist, and Lebanese journalist Carine. I hope I didn't forget anyone.
I've decided to present blogger awards:
Ms. Queen of the Lebanese blogosphere - Eve
The Consumate Raconteur - Bob
Most stylishly dressed, and not fat even though he blogs that he is - arch.memory
Dressed to kill - Mustapha
Best "prepared" for the after-party (wink, wink) - zizou
Ready to party - nobilis tobilis
Mr. graphic design is a 24h profession - potoftea
Suspiciously quiet and overly concerned about sources of information - delirious
The Businessman - blogger from blogistan
Mr. Under-the-radar - Ramzi
Mr. Diplomatic - Maldoror
The Elegant Hostess - linalone
Mr. stumbling around drunk, vomiting in the potted plant, talking endlessly about sexual exploits and how great he is, hitting on everyone in sight and then claiming they're ugly, fat, and stupid after he is denied, groping women, men, dogs, and inanimate objects, starting physical altercations with other bloggers after saying, "Wud ur you looking at?" then tripping over his own feet, hitting the wall, and falling down, crying about how no one likes him and expecting sympathy, screaming blatantly racist and misogynist epithets at random pedestrians, breaking a chair, breaking a lamp, breaking a bottle, knocking over a table, loudly proclaiming his desire to "rent" a partner for the evening, and ending the night asleep on the sidewalk missing one shoe with his pants unbuckled - TIE between Jamal and lebanon.profile