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Regator Launch Party Makes Us Feel Cool For Being Nerdy


Written on September 10, 2008 at 1:58 pm, by Amelia

I don’t know if you heard, but Lain and I write a blog.  Some people even like it.

And lucky for us, some of the people who like it started a new website called Regator, which basically collects awesomeness from the whole wide internet and then says, “Hey!  Read this why dontcha!”*

Regator Launch Party at Paste Magazine featuring Amelia, Lain, and Reg

(Photo courtesy of ohsnapkid.com.  More photos from the event here!)

That’s Lain and me with Regator’s mascot, Reg (note: Lain and I both minored in posing).  Regator hosted a launch party at Paste Magazine offices in Decatur and invited bloggers who they like.  That’s my understanding, anyhow.

In truth, all I know is they sent the invite to Lain for the both of us, but then only my nametag was printed.  Success!

The night was full of awkward introductions (example: “I read your blog all the time and just think you’re the coolest… err, I mean, nice to meet you!) and open bar advantage-taking, so everything pretty much evened out.

Awkward adoration aside, it really was neat to meet the faces behind the words.  The Asian Cajuns were delightful as always, About Town‘s Elizabeth is a real live nice person, and the ladies from Dad’s Garage and Out of Hand theater were a treat.  Though you might know them from their “work” at “Google.”

Thanks to the Regator team for hosting this delightful soiree, and hi to everyone we met!  Sorry I don’t remember your names!  Free drinks!

* Lain adds, “Regator is like Google Reader meets Digg, and their baby is adorable, quick, and easy to use.  If you’re into that sort of thing.”

7 Comments to Regator Launch Party Makes Us Feel Cool For Being Nerdy

  1. Tim says:

    I haven’t felt this uncool since high school.

  2. lain says:

    Tim, it’s not you, it’s them! Look–

    “Hey Lain,

    Thanks for nominating Baby Got Books. It’s a great blog, and I’ve just added it to Regator.

    Best,
    Kimberly”

  3. Tim says:

    I just went and drank a six pack in the Paste parking lot. I feel better now.

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  5. Amelia says:

    Tim, your last comment made me belly laugh. Lain looked startled.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    So nice to meet you two! Look forward to the par-tay!

  7. I googled ‘awkward introductions’ and found this post!

    I had just pumped gas and got it all over my hands when a lady walked up and said “Hi, you must be so-and-so. I read your blog ALL the time.”

    And then she stuck out her hand and all I could do was embarrassingly reply with a lame “Hi. I’ve got GAS all over my hands!”

    I’ll never be invited to BlogHer in this lifetime. Never.

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