It only seemed appropriate that I made my 1,600th post on the blog something relevant, important and fun. And that would be #GeekLunch, a phenomenon not unique to Columbia but still kick ass.
Several weeks ago I joined my new, social-media-addict friends Colby (@ColbyWG) and Sam (@SJOgborn) at Main Squeeze Cafe (@MainSqueezed) for a nerd lunch. We chit chatted about social media, new media, media media, technology, marketing, etc etc. It’s been something I have wanted to do for the last couple of years and I finally have friends here that are as obsessed as I am.
Oh and now that Colby has a sweet new digital camera, we have yet another thing to nerd out over.
Last week we met up at Shakespeare’s Pizza (@ShakesPizza) adding Zach (@DJ_Z), Zack Luye (@ZackLuye), Amy DiFrancesco (@adifran) Zoey Larson (@ZoeyLarsen) and Adam (@artvandelay300) to the meet up.
There, I got to touch, and play with, my very first Google Nexus One, thanks Adam!
Conversation ranged from Colby nearly face planting on Elm Street to the, at the time, upcoming SXSW in Austin to Google, the iPad and who knows what else anymore. I do remember that the pizza was great and the company awesome.
It’s simple events like this that make living in Columbia feel not quite as isolating, especially compared to when I lived in the new media mecca of San Francisco. I look forward to the next #GeekLunch, hoping to expand not only the number of people who join but also how often we meet up.
If you live in Columbia and want to join in on the fun, send me a message on twitter or leave a comment on the blog. We’d love to have ya!