Sunday, April 20, 2008


The San Gabriel Valley blogosphere is alive and kickin'. Area bloggers got together Saturday for a picnic, organized by Miss Havisham (thank you, dear Miss H!). Once again, guest photographer John Sandel took the photo, because I wanted to be in it.

It was loads of fun. The group was diverse and by no means complete (there are hundreds of blogs around here). You can agree or disagree with them (I do both), but that's the beauty of the web: there's room for everyone. (Let's keep it that way.)

Not everyone wants to be identified, as you can guess by the picture, so I'll list their blogs alphabetically. Bloggers: out yourselves in the comments if you so desire, and if I'm missing your blog address, please let me know so I can add it here.

It was a great pleasure meeting you all. And to those who didn't make it, you were missed!

Eye Level Pasadena
Frazgo Meanders
LA Times Pressmens 20 year Club
Mickie's Zoo
Miss Havisham's Tea Party
Not Exactly Rocket Science
Palm Axis
The Adventures of Aaron Proctor
The Real Zajac
West Coast Grrlie Blather


Tanya said...

What a great group shot! Looks like a fun time!

Miss Havisham said...

A lovely picture that I shall treasure until I am 92 (only a few months off).

What wonderful people!

USelaine said...

I never would have guessed Dennis Hopper blogged in the San Gabriel Valley. Looks like you had a great time.

Jim said...

What a great looking group. Nice that everyone got together to get a real face with a blog. I like the girls with their back turned. I think I know them from Daily Kos, LOL.

AP said...

It was a fun time..I love that picture!

marley said...

Great bloggers photo. Glad you had a good time! Perhaps we should arrange a world meeting of CDP bloggers. I think it could be a logistical nightmare!!

Petrea said...

Ah yes, Tanya, it was a lovely time.

Miss H, you're you're awfully spry for your age.

He does look like Hopper, doesn't he Elaine?

Oh no, Jim! I can't start reading another blog!

AP, glad you like the picture. I think it's one of your best poses.

Marley, I love your idea. You get to be in charge.

Timothy Rutt, said...

What a coool group of folks! (BTW, I KNEW it was a picnic -- I was in the suit 'cause I just got outta church!) Hope we have another one real soon! Thank you, Miss H., for getting the ball rolling, and to Petrea and her SO for commemorating it!

Bernie K. said...

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who think Tim looks like Dennis Hopper.

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Petrea said...

Not Tim, Bernie, it's...oh, nevermind.

And the post title? Sure, I meant to do that.

AraratDailyPhoto said...

I like the guy who has shown up to a picnic in a suit and tie.

Destitute Rebel said...

looks like you had some fun, great shot of what I'm sure was a great meetup.

Irina Netchaev said...

Wow... what a great group! Hope to make it to the picnic next year. Looks like all had a great time!

Doug Willis said...

It was great to meet the face behind the camera. Just like John Lennon once said "We all blog on, like the moon and the stars and the sun", or something like that.

Petrea said...

Ararat: That was Tim (it's okay for me to tell you.)

DR: Maybe you could do the same in your area?

Irina: Let's not wait a whole year!

Doug: Likewise. And I'm sure John Lennon would have said something to say (or sing) about the internet, had he lived to see it. It's odd to think that he didn't.

Ben Wideman said...

sad to have missed it, sounds like a fun time!

AP said...

Let's do a Blogger Bar outing?