First up, let me say, I'm male. My name is Ron, that's a masculine name, it comes from the Scottish Ronald which derives from the Latin Reginald which means King. I am King of my domain, which is incidentally of no consequence whatsoever.
We all met up at Malo. I was the cat that decided to show up early to get a few of the famed margaritas in me, meaning that I showed up at 6:30 for a 7pm meeting. By the time the half hour had expired I had four happy hour-priced margaritas in me, so I was most certainly good to go.
First off, I have to say that it was a pleasure meeting the 'Hounds this evening, especially Katkoupai and Normal Garciaparra, Kris P Pata, Dommy and so on. It was wondeful finally putting faces to names.
I think in the grand scheme of things, that's all you ever need. When framing an argument or coming up with a retort or even seconding a suggestion, knowing what a person looks like goes a long way toward your response.
I had fun at the 'Hound meetup. I arrived early, had my share of the ground beef and pickle tacos, which are like Big Macs for the Silver Lake Soul, and worked well with my Oro Azul margaritaSSSS.
It was great meeting all of you. LA has a great "outside the park" community so there are plenty of non-official events in which we'll run into each other, but in the end it was splendid putting faces to names.
I'm heading to Mozza tomorrow to walk in for lunch. Anyone want to meet up?