My pics from the first tumblr meetup, Williamsburg, April 2008.
I made so many good friends that night: (Eric, Nick Gray, Soup, Bianca, Mark, Justin, Anthony.. dozens more so I’ll stop listing y’all.)
Thanks to everyone who’s contributed to tumblr for helping change my life.
Technically, it was the second meetup, but I’ll always reblog these images because they include me after my first night cooking at Whisk & Ladle (top right, in blue); a lot of my old college friends (who actually weren’t/aren’t on Tumblr; top image, middle group); and then a lot of friends I ended up making months, even years, later (Rachel, for one, top photo, brunette in black and grey).
And then there’s the fact that Peter — the guy who this September will marry one of my best friends — is standing just a few feet away from those old friends I mentioned, people who are now like his family … but Peter and Andrea didn’t meet ‘til a little evening party at Lauren’s place some 6 months later (bottom left, big smile).
Which begs the question … where were you that night, Andrea? We could have moved this whole process up half a year.
And it also begs the question … just where would we be without Tumblr? Who would Andrea be with? And given the fact that I met M. through Cirino whom I met through Mark whom I met through Nick — who would I be with?
And where would little Zoe be??
The lesson is always go anywhere you’re invited (and some places you’re not) even if it is with a group of internet strangers and in a weird warehouse/loft in Brooklyn you’ve never been to before.
What a wonderful journey we’ve all had. And thanks to Tumblr for having us along.