I had the pleasure of lunching with Canadian blogdom's undisputed fisking champion, Bob Tarantino today. For a couple of guys whose lives couldn't be much more different outside of blogging, it's interesting that we don't actually find ourselves talking about blogging that much. Anyhow, once we'd gotten past catching up, talking work, shaking our heads in unison over the latest transgressions of The Grope and Flail and Pravda Canada, and dispassionately discussing the artistic merits of Jessica Simpson's These Boots video, the topic of a beer-up was raised. And Nicholas, it doesn't matter if you're swilling wine, it's still called a beer-up - but I digress.
August and September are generally busy times, as folks scramble around to take vacations before the end of summer overtakes them, and then hit the reset button on the family schedule once school restarts. But surely we can find time in there somewhere to raise a pint or two with each other despite all that.
So, for any interested in a VRWC (Toronto Chapter) pub night sometime before October, please drop me a line by e-mail or comment to let me know which dates would be inconvenient for you. I can't guarantee we'll be able to please everyone, but a straw poll certainly can't hurt as we try to pick a date.
Update: Is there a building consensus around Friday, August 26th?