Never before would I have thought I'd ever be in a bar drinking a beer and listening to the President's every word. Well, that's what took place last night at WNY Coalition for Progresses' 2nd Annual State Of The Union Watch Party
held at the politically nostalgic Founding Fathers Pub.
I played my fist game of Buzzword Bingo (SOTU style, and the reason for the intent listening) and won! We had to find words like "Nucleur/Nucular", "fear", "Shia/Shiite", and of course "God." A couple words never mentioned were North Korea, Robert Gates, Baghdad.
I finally got to match faces with some of the WNY Media bloggers: Big Daddy Watchdog
, and Red.
Elly was the first to nab me out of the crowd, it helps when I carry around my bag. She's the sweetest girl in person and I even got her in a Snap!
I met Red next, and we hung out and chatted for most of the night... he was lots of fun to talk to as we both made fun of the Condi Growl (you had to have watched the speech)... Thanks for the ride home, too! Pundit was on top of his stuff, and we chatted a bit. I, of course, had to talk geek with Watchdog, and the Buffalo Beast
even came to the show (with free Beasties too! ).
Oh, Channel 4 and 7 were present snapping up a story. Pundit has links to their video
... Red, I think we escaped the limelight, although Elly wasn't so lucky!
... where ever were you?
Snap! - SOTU
Originally uploaded by Buffawhat. Taken 23 Jan '07, 10.02pm AST PST.
Me and Elly at the State of the Union address at Founding Fathers.
Podcasting search engine and directory service Pluggd
wants you to Share the Smackdown
tonight after the State of the Union Address. Pluggd's unique search service will let you enter a term (like education), and then see the parts of the President's speech (and the Democrats reply as well!) that deal with that topic.
Here's how to play:
This is a great tool to mull over the speech and see how much was really answered, and who came out on top. Until tonight, you can check out last years speech here
Here's an example of just how much custom love Angel over a SAI One (on the 400 block of Elmwood) puts into his wares:
That's right... my very own branded messenger bag.
Snap! - desktoys
Originally uploaded by Buffawhat. Taken 22 Jan '07, 3.23pm AST PST.
Some of my office toys... My Smush Bush stress ball, my PC Guardian Angel, Starship Enterprise made out of a floppy disk.. And the infamous Snowbot... His eyes are red... Means he's evil today! Muahahaha!
While participating in the CAC mugswap
, I was fortunate enough to get to send a little bit of mug goodness to a Californian blogger with a Buffalonian husband. I just HAD to send some pride back.... here's the pic she snapped when she unwrapped
I was told the Fowler's Chocolate Buffalo Wings
were devoured shortly after.
Snap! - for Bobbie
Originally uploaded by Buffawhat. Taken 22 Jan '07, 3.11am AST PST.
Boy du jour...
Snap! - DJ Charles Masters
Originally uploaded by Buffawhat. Taken 21 Jan '07, 1.16am AST PST.
Dj Charles Masters at Marcellas tonight and every Saturday Night. Tommy Lee is in Buffalo tonight... Trying to get him over here.
Snap! - Sabres Zone
Originally uploaded by Buffawhat. Taken 19 Jan '07, 11.58pm AST PST.
Sabres zone at Cathode Ray. Overtime, 3-3 versus canucks. Come hang out at the sabres zone every game... Watch a bunch of queers show you how to get into hockey!
Originally uploaded by Buffawhat. Taken 19 Jan '07, 7.55pm AST PST.
My mug came from New Zealand! And with fudge too!