it was swell! hot out but we were in a shady spot so the fact that i decided to forego sunblock did not result in any second-degree burns.
i liked almost everyone there and even the one i didn't like so much was merely obnoxious and not offensive. well towards the end this one did ask another one a very awkward question but that was not offensive so much as embarrassing. i doubt the one i didn't like so much will ever read this but who knows but i can almost guarantee that if you are reading this you were not the one.
bh was kind enough to pick me up at an oakland bart and then we both tried to figure out how to get there. all we knew was that the park was 'up there' and that if we went far enough towards north berkeley and then turned directly uphill we were sure to run into it.
we were right.
k and d did a bangup job of organizing and catering.
for the most part everyone behaved. contrary to reports there was no twister or strip poker or jello.
it was delightful meeting m.
it was very nice meeting j and i should have talked more to j but i was feeling a bit shy.
it was great finally to meet w and t. and b and s of course. b is even more handsome in 'person' than in pictures. and t, contrary to t's own self-estimation, is nice looking.
and it was really swell running into those i'd already met on various other meet type occasions: k and e, k and d, c and d, sk.
there were goodie bags but i haven't eaten the nutella yet.