2009-03-09

Bloggers and Brunch

I have never made it to a brunch with bloggers, except for a couple of times with a handful of ESIs, but that doesn't count. I'm not against the idea of bloggers brunching. My fellow bloggers have reported that everyone has a delightful time, and that it is fun to meet the "real" personas behind the blogging personas. That sounds cool. My problem is not with meeting bloggers. My problem is with BRUNCH. I hate brunch. I hate eggs benedict and other stomach-achy food that I associate with brunch. I am allergic to eggs which are, in fact, the staple of brunch foods. I know, plenty of other bloggers are delicate flowers and have diet restrictions and manage to show up at these brunches. I hate the word "brunch". I hate it just as I hate the word Brangelina, and the whole concept of combining meals and words.

I like breakfast as an unique entity. I like lunch as a unique entity. Don't make me like brunch! Another obstacle is I hate the hour of brunches. They tend to occur on weekends around 11-ish, sometimes earlier. That is not a good time to meet people you want to impress who are only familiar with your blog persona. I would need to shower and groom myself which means I have to get up EARLY on a weekend morning. I want to be hanging out, reading the paper, sleeping in, and doing other things in an unstructured, unscheduled and discheveled manner.

If the bloggers did something on a weeknight that involved drinking, I'd be all over that. If the bloggers wanted to hold a "business meeting" during work hours, I'd be all over that, too. If the bloggers wanted to have 2-day meditation, yoga and drinking retreat, I might even be open to attending that.

5 comments:

raino said...

i enjoyed the brunch on saturday but i for one would also be into the meditation, yoga, drinking retreat... not necessarily in that order. lol

Em said...

I didn't make it to the brunch this weekend either, largely due to your third-ish point (the time). Apparently, I'm not very good at setting alarm clocks on weekends. Or rather, remembering to set alarm clocks on weekends. I'll give it another shot next time.

Milan said...

I would be keen on drinks, as long as it is in a place quiet enough to hear one another speaking.

zoom said...

What Milan said.

XUP said...

First off, it's not a Blogger's Brunch, it's in fact a Blogger's Breakfast -- just to be clear. For me (who gets up at a civilzed hour) it's lunch, but I manage to cope, somehow. And I'd be more than happy to meet you for drinks some evening, but I draw the line at meditation and yoga.