- posted: February 28 @ 10:38pm
well, i was right about one thing
: there were many photos involving this chair
guys, i'll be honest and admit i had mixed feelings coming into this whiskerino.
the first one i did, in 2005 was seriously life changing. i was completely unprepared with how totally awesome everyone was and would never have dreamed, going into it on a whim, that four months later i would be flying to tennessee, eager to meet my new beardo internet buddies. but fly i did, and it was every bit as surreal and enjoyable as i could have hoped for.
in 2007, i committed the classic blunder, which was to expect it to be just like 2005 only better. in some ways it was better, for sure, but it definitely wasn't the same and i think i let that get to me, which affected my participation, my excitement about it, etcetera etcetera.
anyway, this year i was bright enough to realize i shouldn't try to anticipate anything, and that i should rather just make the most of it, and connect with as many cool people as possible. and i can honestly say that it turned out about 1000% more awesome than i was expecting. i didn't really go into it thinking i would be able to make it to the throwdown, but near the end i realized i had
to make it out there and i am so glad i did.
thank you to everyone who gave up a few minutes to chat, great apologies to all those that i didn't get a chance to talk to. the shortness of the weekend combined with the great number of people present combined with my overall introvertedness prevented me from meeting a lot of you.
thank you to #lnc
. You are all the best.
and of course, thank you to @mackle
for this crazy thing you created. i wish we could hang out more (kni-san diego.... think about it...)
see you guys in may.