You may or may not have noticed my little Scottish Blog badge here on my blog. I joined Scottish Blogs almost immediately after I started my first blog. There was a Bloggers Meeting scheduled for Saturday and I went along.
I drove up and despite heavy game day traffic, managed to get parked up by 1:30. The multi-level car park where I had stored my little Civic closes at 6:00. I figured I had plenty of time to meet these people and be back to release my car before the gates locked for the night. After a lovely walk in the sunshine, through the bustling streets of Glasgow, I came to the venue for the meeting. Translated that means that the streets were heaving with drunken Glaswegians as Scotland were playing against France in Glasgow in football (soccer).
When I arrived at the hotel, I started to lose my confidence. I didn't know anybody. After telling myself that if I was to lose my confidence I should have done it 95 miles ago, I went in.
After a little stumbling around, trying to locate somebody, anybody who might look like a blogger (?) I found the small group of Scottish Bloggers.
These guys turned out to really great! I had such a nice time that at 5:00 when I had originally planned to excuse myself, I merely went to move my car so I could stay longer.
This is Chameleon (who is utterly charming) and one of the Richards (who does actually sound a bit Somerset after a few pints) drooling over a really beautiful camera. There were a couple of bloggers with excellent cameras. With motors and flashes, it looked like we were a pack of paparazzi waiting for the Beckhams to walk through the lobby.
I have a whole new set of blogs to add to my list of blogs to patrol. I'll put them up in due time.
Chameleon taking a photo of what can only be described as a very poor game of billiards.
In the meantime. Thanks to Gordon for organizing things. He and everyone else made me feel very welcome. They also answered some beginner type questions and gave me a bit of insight to ads on blogs.
If you didn't know, Scotland beat France 1-0! BTW, I heartily approve of wearing kilts with Timberland boots.