My first live, public Fireside Chat with Mike Valentino was, admittedly, a grand experiment, but Mike and I agree that it was fun, with about a dozen or so cool chatters and a few anonymous observers checking in and out. We may try it again in the near future, but I need to have Mike all to myself for a little while, thank you very much.
In case you don't want to wade through the rather lengthy chat transcript (which officially starts at the 7:05PM mark), I've selected some highlights to share with those of you who were unable to join us. To avoid the confusion of crisscrossed discussion threads, I've separated them out for easier reading, as well as made some edits to correct typos....
HOLY SHIT! Guess what, folks? I just cut and pasted the transcript into a Word document to do some editing, and it comes out to 34 pages! I'm not going to edit that shit! I mean, I love you and all, but I'm too busy organizing my Michael Phelps online photo album to spare an hour.
So just know we had a good time with a diverse array of people—from all around the country (California, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, etc.) and of all different ages (jail bait as young as 16 and folks as mature as fortysomething [maybe higher? I'm not sure]).
[By the way, if you keep wondering about this continual bombardment of Michael Phelps photos, I post them when I feel the blog is getting too uncomfortably political or, in this case, when I don't know what the hell else to post. Shut up. You like it. Especially YOU. Perv.]