Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cocktails with Alan

Last night I was able to finally meet Alan Ilagan. I first started reading Alan's blog about a year ago when I stumbled upon it quite by accident. At the time he was fixated on planning his wedding to his partner, Andy. I enjoyed reading about his dashes from Albany (where he and Andy live) to his pied-a-terre in Boston to tend to the endless list of details pertaining to the pending nuptials.

It is a strange thing when you meet someone who you know so much about but have never met in person. I've had the opportunity to meet a few bloggers since starting BosGuy and without fail it has always been a great experience. However, when you meet someone for the first time after reading about their life for a year, inevitably you end up referencing or inquiring about events blogged about from the past. While much of the conversation revolved around past posts, more time was spent chatting about the ridiculous ranging from urban myths to funny trips. I look forward to having cocktails with Alan in the near future again since he regularly makes visits to Boston.

6 comments:

Breenlantern said...

Very cool. Alan is a great guy. I'll be making my way to Boston soon...maybe we'll cross paths :-)

Jacob Woods said...

You must of been honored to have a chat with him. His site and life is really well rounded. I look forward to searching through his archives. Cool!

mistress maddie said...

I agree with everything you say here. I have met several bloggers since I started blogging and never thought that would happen. And likewise it too has always been a agreat experience. We even has a huge together that turned bar crawl. A great time. Glad to hear you guys had a nice time too.

Wonder Man said...

sounds like a good time

A Lewis said...

YOU met Alan!? Wow. I've been ever-so-close to the man several time...but have never met. Like within a few miles......maybe someday! And you too! One of these days.....

Alan Bennett Ilagan said...

BosGuy - It was a true pleasure meeting you at last - I had a lot of fun. Definitely loking forward to doing it again! - Alan