Things “Famous Bloggers” Have Actually Said To Me, Directly

Evan Williams
Locale: Noe Valley, San Francisco
Occasion: Watching The Matrix on DVD at a friend’s apartment
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 12 feet
Activity: I was sitting on a couch, he was sitting on the floor
Actual dialog: “Can you move your feet, I can’t see the screen.”

Philo Hagen
Locale: The Castro, San Francisco
Occasion: Standing on Market St. near Noe
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 4 feet
Activity: Standing in front of Café Flore talking about bacon
Actual dialog: “I don’t think it makes much difference where we eat.”

Tom Coates
Locale: Soho, London
Occasion: At a gay bar, third floor I think
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 6 feet
Activity: Drinking, mostly.
Actual dialog: “Pardon?”

Jish Mukerji
Locale: Near the Panhandle, San Francisco
Occasion: Standing on a sidewalk on Masonic
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 5 feet
Activity: Moving someone’s belongings into a truck
Actual dialog: “I’m kind of thirsty.”

Cameron Barrett
Locale: A hotel in Austin, Texas
Occasion: Some Web awards show after party thing
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 3 feet
Activity: Waiting in line for free food
Actual dialog: “Is that chicken?”

Caterina Fake
Locale: Atop Twin Peaks, San Francisco
Occasion: New Year’s Eve party at a friend’s apartment
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 5.5 feet
Activity: Looking out the window at fireworks
Actual dialog: “Oooh! Look!”

Mena Trott
Locale: Somewhere in San Francisco
Occasion: Someone’s birthday party or something or other
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: less than 1 foot
Activity: Passing each other in a crowded hallway
Actual dialog: “Pardon me.”

Joshua Allen
Locale: Portland, Maine
Occasion: A Labor Day party
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 3-4 feet
Activity: Standing at the Outdoor Oven Fireplace, burning things
Actual dialog: “Watch your hand.”

Paul Ford
Locale: Hell’s Kitchen, New York City
Occasion: A summer evening
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 7 feet
Activity: I was arriving to stay at a friend’s, he had been visiting and was departing
Actual dialog: “Hello.”

Jeffrey Zeldman
Locale: Lower West Side, New York City
Occasion: Apre dinner
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 4 feet
Activity: He was stepping outside to smoke, I was stepping outside not to
Actual dialog: “Warm tonight.”

Peter Merholz
Locale: The Mission, San Francisco
Occasion: Party of some sort
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 6 feet
Activity: I was reaching in the fridge to get a beer
Actual dialog: “Grab me one.”

Rosecrans Baldwin¹
Locale: Washington Square, Manhattan
Occasion: Summer day
Approximate nearness to famous Blogger: 2 feet
Activity: Watching some dudes hackey sacking
Actual dialog: “The cupcakes are okay.”

1. Not an actual Blogger.

September 17, 2003

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