Had a marvelous time this evening meeting Ann Althouse and a few other regular readers of Althouse. The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Lounge was a great venue - intimate enough that we need not shout at each other to be heard, yet large enough to accomodate our group without inconveniencing others. Thanks, Ann, for organizing the get-together, and thanks to everyone who came and shared in the wide-ranging conversation. Hope we have a chance to do this again soon. Ann is as delightful in person as she is one the blog. Exactly like her podcasts, I think. Really enjoyed learning about the other readers, their experiences and interests, as well.
[UPDATE:] While I doubt any of them would mind if I did, I decided not to mention any names of the others there last night because we did not discuss that possibility and it seems to me that everyone has a right to expect a certain amount of privacy.
[UPDATE II:] If you'd like to know what we talked about, scroll down to about the fifteenth comment on this post on Althouse.
(Welcome Althouse readers!)