On Thursday, 6 October there is a blog hookup in Cape Town.
It is a bit like speed dating for bloggers. But with wine. And prizes. But without the pressure of having to put on clean underwear and shave. I have my doubts whether there will be much in the way of the anticipation of se.x later in the evening.
But it is my first blog get together, so I have no idea how these things usually play out.
Kodak, Canderel, Braun and Pringles are supplying awesome giveaways. Cape Town’s leading digital design Academy (Friends of Design) will be giving away part-time courses (I so want one of those)!
What’s not to love?
I am excited to my proximity to wine.
I am excited to see some folks who I have spent many an early morning stalking while I could not sleep.
I am excited that I might win something.
I am a bit nervous to physically meet people in real life. I am a bit of a social retard, and I feel high anxiety when I encounter new people, or a large group of people.
My mind goes into overdrive and it usually ends with me saying something inappropriate and awkward. A certain measure of self-flagellation is also standard course of affairs.
I keep asking myself:
“What if they don’t like me? What if I am not as funny and endearing as I appear on-line? What if it is like the popular girls at school and I don’t quite fit in? What if they run out of wine before I get there? What if there is karaoke? What if I trip and smash my two front teeth out?”
I am really excited and I am so glad that other bloggers have got their shit together sufficiently to organise something like this, because god knows that right now I can’t organise anything. So big ups to them.
I am experiencing excitement and anxiety in equal proportions.
I really hope other people go straight from work. If other bloggers look like they have gone home and had a shower, and spent 3 hours on their hair and make-up then I am definitely going to look like the Ugly Duckling amongst the swans.
I hope they have nice wine.