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.“