There’s Always A Nerd Table

The conversation I had with one of my sources yesterday — I always think of them as “conversations” rather than “interviews” — went spectacularly well. If this project pans out, and this is any indication of the caliber of people I’ll be dealing with — self-deprecating to a fault and bone-dry funny as hell — then this is going to be even more fun than I already thought it would be.

One of the best lines of the day came as we were talking about a particular conference that she and her fellow [AWESOME OCCUPATION REDACTED] attend each year. “Even all these years later, it’s still a small enough group that we mix together well,” she said.

“Ah. So, no Cool Kids Table, then?” I asked.

“Not really,” she said, then squinted in thought for a moment. “No, but there’s always a nerd table,” she said. “Always.

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5 responses to “There’s Always A Nerd Table

  1. Jonathan Bender

    The food tends to be better at the nerd table. Plus, there’s typically not a dress code.

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  2. Congratulations! It sounds like a wonderful time. Good luck on the project as it continues!

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  3. Brian Jay Jones

    The food tends to be better at the nerd table. Plus, there’s typically not a dress code.

    The conversation is almost always better, too.

    Thanks for stopping by, JB. At the momemnt, my daughter and I are putting together a Lego Batplane in your honor.

    Susan: Another chat with someone on Monday — and with any luck, I’ll have more to tell you in a few weeks!

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  4. Sounds like an interesting project!

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  5. Josephine Damian

    BJJ: Teaser! Am so glad to be among the chosen few in the know or else I’d be driven nuts (more so than usual) by now.

    Glad to hear things are looking promising.

    Happy holidays!

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