Friday 9 January 2009


Just back from a lovely evening with Ali and her husband Graham - tasty food, good conversation and a nicely presented latte at the end of the meal.

Ali has undertaken the challenge of meeting people from blogland in real life and (outside of her own family) I was the first to be visited. It was fun to meet a "stranger" that I only know from the internet. (But, hey kids, don't try this at home - they might not all be as nice as Ali).

As my wife and I drove home I realised that I should have thanked Ali for her blogging influence. I've become a bit irregular of late (get it? It's a pun on my blog address), but I'm going to have a go at getting back into writing a bit. However, the thing that motivated me in my early blogging days when I thought no one would read what I had to say was that Ali (then known as Chemical) showed up on my blog and from there drew in other readers to my site. So thanks, Ali!

And thanks again for coming down to Dublin. Enjoy the next part of your challenge in Huston!


Judith said...

glad to hear that you had a wonderful evening. Judyx

Phiasmir said...
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Phiasmir said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Reminds me of Dave Gorman's googlewhack adventure, only more sane.

Cosmo said...


Did you come across his 'Are you Dave Gorman?' show? Very funny.

(Here's a bit of useless trivia just for you - when you were (probably) in first year at HS I did an assembly about Googlewhack!)

Ali said...

Aha, you beat me to it :-) The WiFi was iFi!

It was a great night, thankYOU for giviing up some precious free time to do it.

Keep blogging!

Phiasmir said...

Hmm, you know, that does actually seem familliar! I've never seen "Are you dave gorman?" but I've seen googlewhack adventure at least 3 times, which should make up for it somehow! I'm glad you knew what I was talking about, it would be difficult to explain in a tiny comment!

Pluto said...

Cosmo, Ali got got me started in blogging and cracks the whip every so often to keep me at it.

David said...

Cosmo, thanks for your comments on my blog. I appreciate you taking the time. It has been a difficult month. but life has a way of showing us the truth. the truth is that life is precious. I have decided to stop and smell the roses and the coffee. I will enjoy things and not take anyone for granted. Give your family a hug. And lift a mug of latte for life. cheers.