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San Francisco Bay Area Blog Bash

Perry's Downtown Restaurant; January 7, 2003, 6:30pm - ??


right: Mike Silverman, without whom none of this would have been necessary. Mike e-mailed me back in November to say he would be in San Francisco for MacWorld, and suggested we get together. I said "sure!" and thought we might get a few more out-of-town MacWorlders and local bloggers to join us. Thirteen people showed up.
left: Michael Bruce ("Is your name not Bruce? No, it's Michael. That's going to cause a little confusion. Mind if we call you Bruce to keep it clear? ") He doesn't have a blog of his own (yet), but he threatened to start one called "Spawn of Shark"

Mr. and Mrs. Random Jottings, John and Charlene Weidner. John helps keep an eye on Paul Krugman. Charlene doesn't have time to blog. She is an attorney and one of her lawsuits has been going on for the last twelve years.

My neighbor Bill Quick, the Daily Pundit, who fears the Blog Bash might have caused him some permanent damage. It turns out that Bill and I have both lived in Muncie, Indiana. John Weidner on right.


Michael Bruce and Joanne Jacobs. Fifteen years ago, when Joanne was an editorial writer for the San Jose Mercury News, my then housemates and I used to read her columns all the time. We liked her writing so much that I once suggested that we invite her over for dinner. My housemates laughed at me. Well, I finally got to have dinner with Joanne and they didn't.

left: Andrew the Punning Pundit
right: Brian Tiemann, of the blog Peeve Farm ("Breeding peeves for show, not just for pets") Tiemann also reports on the Blog Bash.

Left to right: The Steve half of the Happy Fun Pundit, Richard Bennett, Wes Dabney, Bill Quick. Dabney drove all the way up from Monterey, where he will soon be studying Korean at the Defense Language Institute.

In celebration of Steve's first blogversary, Richard improvised a birthday candle: He stuck a swizzle stick in some butter and set it on fire. Looking on is Peter Pribik, whose blog has mysteriously vanished.

Richard lights a second swizzle stick in honor of Joanne's second blogversary. The smiling bearded man at the far end of the table is me.

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