After what seems like an eternity, but in reality is probably only a few months, I stepped out of the office at 6pm today evening. I usually work from 10am-7pm and leave usually after 7:30 or 8pm. On Saturdays I like to leave early but usually it’s after 6:45 or 7 pm.
Today I had made it a point to reach the office by 9 am as I wanted to leave the office atleast by 6pm in order to make it to the Tweetup in Marine Drive. I completed all work till then and left the office about a couple of minutes after 6 pm. And I was surprised!
It was bright and clear. The sky was blue with just a hint of the sun going down. It felt like a nice day and certainly not like it was winding down. So this is what 6pm looks like! Nice
Well I finally did it. I attended a community thing after all. Me, who has avoided or tried to avoid functions, get-togethers, reunions and any such public gatherings where there are more than 2-3 people other than myself.
Even though I wanted to be there on time, work intervened and I was able to reach there around only around 7pm. There was a traffic block from Edapally till Kaloor that didn’t help either. Anyway, I reached Bay Pride Mall and went to the back area and stepped into Barista Cafe. I didn’t see them at first but as I looked to my left, huddled around 2 laptops, were the rest of the Cochin Tweeters.
I didn’t know many people by face – just @kenneyjacob, @roshinroy & @binnyva since I had seen their pics in either their profile pics or their blogs. And it was Binny who came up to me and confirmed that yes it was indeed me – countroshculla. I met & got introduced to all the guys and it was fun to chat around. Binny and I exchange dvds – I gave him a copy of Star Trek Voyager Season 1 and he gave me a copy of Season 4.
All the dudes were nice, lounging about and having a variety of cold coffees. I ordered a Raspberry Ice Tea and shivered near the ac duct. Man it was quite cold in that corner. I think I froze my sperm!
We sat there till about 8:45 pm, took a few pictures and shook hands. I hope to join up every Tweetup in Cochin city, responsibilities at work permiting ofcourse. I didn’t know that it would be this fun. Thanks guys for all the tips on how to select a laptop!
Here’s a pic that was taken on Roshin Roy’s camera. That’s us!