I was so excited when @libbytalks connected with me on Twitter and invited me to meet up with her, @sumnermusolf and @bradspy from #usguys. But then I started to think about how realistic it would be to drive down to the cities on a week night to hang out at the The Lyndale Tap House. I really hemmed and hawed.
|Me & Libby|
We made it Lyndale and man that place is hopping! It was 6:30pm and there were cars everywhere. We found the Tap House and as we were finding parking I saw motorcycle after motorcycle.
Let's pause here while I say I love riding. I grew up with my dad having a motorcycle and taking a ride is so freeing. I had no idea what the event was for the motorcycle crowd, but I have to admit my interest was piqued.
We found Brad and Sumner at a table waiting for us and moved to a booth. It was the funniest moment for me because I've never done anything like this before. Do you hug people from Twitter, shake hands, or what? I figured, you know what? I hug, that's what I do. As I'm hugging Sumner he says, "Oh, we're hugging." hahahaha Yep, that's how I roll.
|Brad, Sumner, Me, Libby|
Talking with these three wasn't like talking to strangers at all. It was like coming home for me. I was so amazingly comfortable. I can see I prefer more intimate settings like this than big group meetings. There's just a chance to connect more personally, albeit while yelling across the table due to the noise.
|Brad & Sumner|
Libby and I drove home together. We had such a great discussion. We talked about pretty much everything you can think of in the short amount of time we had together. Thank you Libby for being so sweet and gracious to invite me.
I will absolutely do another tweet-up if they have one! Thanks guys for making our night so fun!