Thursday, February 09, 2006

Lunch With A Friend

I met the inestimable Mr. Schprock yesterday for lunch. It was a bit surreal at first; meeting someone I’ve only known by merit. I guess it’s like meeting a disc jockey or a famed author. There is a certain mental image you draw of a person, and it is always interesting to see how close you came to the target. Mr. Schprock has posted pictures of himself on his blog, so his was probably the bigger adjustment. I don’t look much like Wyatt Earp, the likeness of whom I chose as my avatar, after all.

As an aside, don’t you think Wyatt Earp looks a little like Kurt Russell?

Mr. Schprock is as likeable and personable as you would expect from someone who delights his blog buddies with wonderful posts and thoughtful comments. It was an honor.

Today I need to make some progress at work. I got lost on the way back from lunch, which challenged the inner navigator in me—and of course, like the guy I am, I didn’t ask for directions. So I was gone more than I had planned.

Jackson called to say good morning. He handed me over to my wife, while he and Emmett rewound a scene from the Wiggles of Greg prancing in a tutu. Just one more advantage of Tivo. Emmett gave my wife a kiss this morning, then looked her in the eyes and said, “High five momma.”


Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Man, I LOVE it when two bloggers meet for the first time!

Ha ha!

Eve said...

Emmett - how cute!

It's always great when you get to meet someone you've been blogging with. I remember my first one - last December. And she's coming back for a visit this weekend too.

mr. schprock said...

It was an honor for me too, Scott! And yes, everyone, it's true: Scott doesn't look anything like Wyatt Earp (although he did ride up on a horse wearing a sherrif's badge and a pair of six guns). He's a big dude, that's for sure — he could fold me up like origami if he wanted to. And Scott's a personable guy himself; the conversation never lagged with him. Definitely one of the pleasantest lunches I've had in ages.

Jada's Gigi said...

I have some blog buddie around her ein Ga that I'd love to get together for coffee with...maybe some day. Hey Kurt Russell does favor Wyatt Earp...maybe that's how he got that role in Tombstone

Mrs.T said...

I wanna hang out!!!

I'm glad you guys had a good time! That is so great!

trinamick said...

Never met a blog buddy in RL. I would have to type out everything I wanted to say to them.

Scott said...

Toast - have you met some of your blog friends?

Eve - That's awesome Eve!

Mr. Schprock - Aw shucks. Sorry about packin' heat there pard. You never know when you'll run into them Pinkertons.

Gigi - I loved that movie. Obviously, right?

Mrs T - Maybe one of these days. I would really like to meet you and Karlan.

Trina - I would be nervous about what you would write about me!

Shesawriter said...


Okay, I gotta ask. WHY can't you men ask for friggen directions? It drives me absolutely bananas when DH does this. It makes NO sense to me. LOL!


John said...

I always thought that was W.B. Mason.

Is it true that you might be coming to the office for a game night?

The Zombieslayer said...

As an aside, don’t you think Wyatt Earp looks a little like Kurt Russell?

he kind of does.

Cool to meet fellow bloggers. I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of CA bloggers this year.

High five Momma? Where did he learn that?