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PF Bloggers Hit Up the Black Squirrel

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting up with a number of other PF bloggers at the Black Squirrel bar in DC, up in the Dupont/Adams Morgan area. It was quite a hike from the metro (.9 miles each way), but that made me feel better about skipping working out earlier this week! Plus I had good company both ways.

The food was pretty good. The onion rings were fantastic. The sandwiches were apparently not half-price, though the burgers were. I still came in within my budget, but not as delightfully within my budget as I sometimes do. I only note this because if you go to the Black Squirrel, be sure to ask if something’s half-price before ordering–as a sign in their ladies’ room said that both sandwiches & burgers were half off on Thursdays.

Two new faces at the meetup were:

Adam from Money Relationship, though I’d met him online almost a year ago, and SB Chick from Small Budget, Big Style. If SB Chick’s style last night was achieved on a small budget, then I think I need to start taking lessons from her!

Returning bloggers were:

A good time was had by all (I hope!). With all our blogging connections being so virtual and tenuous, it’s nice to get out with people and get to know them better. I’ve found it encouraging and a good way to meet people. Plus, PF bloggers are geeks of a sort and it’s great to be around other geeks where you can talk about things that your other friends just don’t find interesting.

The only thing that could have made it better is if long-time Happy Hour organizer/hostess mapgirl, and long-time attender Clever Dude had been there. Both had valid excuses, but I’m looking forward to hanging out with them next month!


Frugal Urbanite May 15, 2009 at 7:42 am

If the Black Squirrel is the place I’m thinking of, I’m pretty sure I’ve been there.

I always find meeting people I know from online (which happens a lot because of the conventions I attend) a little unnerving. Like I have a problem grasping the idea that these people are actually real.

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Doctor S May 15, 2009 at 9:07 am

Man O Man, I need to find other PF bloggers in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area nad make some moves. It is interesting that this go on b/c so many people are so apprehensive about meeting online friends in person. Good for you all!

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Healthy Amelia May 15, 2009 at 11:52 am

Hey Mrs. Micah! Yes, it was super fun to see you and the others I met last time as well as to meet Adam and SB Chick.

@ Frugal Urbanite: I agree. It is so funny to meet people in person. I really enjoy it, though.

@ Doctor S: where is South Jersey are you from? I grew up right outside of AC in Northfield.

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J. Money May 15, 2009 at 2:32 pm

hell yeah doggy! def. good times, although i could have done w/ out my $12 beer….but that’s what you get for ordering a raspberry one, right?

it was great seeing you all again – till next time!

J. Money’s last blog post: The Financial Crisis Explained via Beer & PukeBonds.

meinmillions May 18, 2009 at 9:32 am

I just came across your blog from DC Blogs (and I’m excited I did!). I just started a PF blog and am pretty new to the blogging world. I’m in Arlington and I’d love to hear about future meet ups PF is a new hobby of mine and it would be great to meet other people with the same interest. Thanks!

Clever Dude May 22, 2009 at 7:16 pm

Awww, shucks. Sorry I missed out on this one, and yes I know I’m chiming in very late. I thought my week conference in Orlando would have some off time to catch up, but not at all! And now off to 4 other states all in one day. Ugh

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