Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

July 16, 2006

The First Geek Dinner

Filed under: Civic Blogging,New Orleans — Tags: , — Morwen Madrigal @ 1:45 am

Well, we had the first Geek Dinner last night at Alan’s place (Three cheers for Alan!). Many folks showed, and I’m sorry I didn’t get to meet all of them. Maybe next time…
There will be a next time.
Unfortunately the wine from Stormhoek didn’t arrive in time for the party, but staunch advocates of fermented beverages made sure that all were supplied. The food was very good, varied, and thank goodness, fresh. All kinds of food filled the table, and if you didn’t sample each dish, you missed out on some great food.
It was just so very nice to meet the folks I have been reading and dealing with over the many months post-Deluge. We talked about our lives, troubles, Blogs and the rebuilding situation. Some talked of the Future to come. In all of this I saw a love of place that is very hard to find anyplace else.

For almost four decades I roamed this planet. Dorothy was right: “I want to go home”. I’m home, and this place is filled with the most interesting folks. It’s like I died and went to heaven.

So… when is the next gathering of the tribe? Hmmmm……..

We are New Orleanians. This is our place in the World, our home.

All of this reminded me of family gatherings decades ago here: I guess, in a way, we are now family, and family of the heart is so special. We share several commonalities, the least is love of our city and what we, as individuals, are doing to help Her and our fellow citizens. As Dangerblond puts it, “We are building from the ground up, not from the top down“.

1 Comment »

  1. Hey guys

    The wine was delivered to the address you gave us two days before the scheduled dinner date and signed for by Smith on July 12th, according to DHL.

    We didnt therefore think there were any problems…

    Is it hiding in a cupboard somewhere or has Mr / Ms Smith been looking a bit tipsy these last few days…?

    Such a shame.

    Comment by sambrown — July 19, 2006 @ 10:54 am

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