To meet other #Cubs tweeters
Great time had by all
Matching real faces
To cryptic Twitter screen names
Talking Cubs and more
Here are some things I learned at the tweetup ...
The @Superdawg people were wonderful hosts, reserving a couple of tables for us and providing some appetizers and soft drinks. I had forgotten about their delicious Superonionchips. Thanks Laura and Ben!
@TweetsByDina throws a great tweetup, and has two adorable kids - one of whom is a "fan" of one of my company's products, which is kinda weird (we make 3-ring binders, among other things). I was surprised to learn that her family attends church less than a half mile from my house.
@Adambuckled is surprisingly spiritual and incredibly humble. I think his wife knows just how wonderful - and wonderfully creative - he really is. Plus he spent time on the phone explaining to his mother (or mother-in-law?) how to use the remote control to watch a DVD. I'd never have the patience for that, even if she was babysitting the kids.
@fatheaddesign and @tonyafathead, whose heads are not exceedingly large, had their company name stolen by those other fat heads who make the giant wall thingys. But they're too nice to file a lawsuit. They also have two kids who know how to have fun when the adults are talking about the Cubs, haiku, and weird twitter stuff.
@geisha93 plays hockey - I obviously hadn't been careful enough while reading her tweets and profile, because I thought it was her kids who played.
@onetwittedcubs has the world's worst Twitter client on his phone, and he's proud of it! You've gotta respect a guy like that, he tells it like it is.
@CubsMagicNumber is a girl - a tall girl! Of course, everyone seems tall to me. I don't know why I assumed it was a guy's Twitter account - just sexism, I'm embarassed to say. In my defense, her avatar, like mine, doesn't reveal gender.
The "after the tweetup ended" talk with @CubsMagicNumber, @Adambucked, Adam's wife and her sister taught me that it doesn't matter what you believe, as long as you believe in the #Cubs. Sorry if I kept you Hoosiers out too late, I forgot you had a long ride home.
We're going to do this again - maybe at a Cubs game next season or at the Cubs convention in January. So watch your tweets.
Dina posted a few more pictures here.