Since I didn't inherit my mother's sense of direction, I navigated by iPhone and we arrived just when we promised we would. Inside we found that David, Mrs. David, and Hank had already gotten a table for our little gathering - so we settled in to wait on Kevin Baker, king of the gunblogs.
After my mouth had achieved a satisfactory burning sensation from the chips and green chile, I thought I should probably check my email (iPhone again), in case Kevin had sent me a message saying he'd been delayed. Nothing. Where was he?
Just then I got a text message from Alan of Snarkybytes. It read: "Did you just try to contact me? I just got a call from Arizona."
Hmm, I hadn't, but what an odd coincidence.
I checked my email again. There was a Twitter message from Mr. Boomershoot Joe Huffman. "Kevin Baker is trying to contact you. Please call him immediately." Joe helpfully supplied Kevin's phone number.
I called Kevin right away, asking where he was.
"I'm in the restaurant, waiting for you!" he said.
I was puzzled. "Los Dos Molinos? In Mesa?"
"Yes. Where are you?"
"Sitting at the table, waiting for you."
As Kevin made his way over to us, I got another text message, this time from Chance of SayUncle. "Kevin just called," it read. "I gave him your number."
I laughed. Friends from Arizona, Texas, Idaho, and Tennessee had been relaying messages in an attempt to locate the gunchick from Ohio...and I'd been on the opposite side of the same restaurant the entire time.
Isn't the internet amazing? You meet the nicest people here.
–noun, plural: -i·ans.
a person who contributes through writing, reading or commenting, to an online community that focuses on firearms and Second Amendment rights.
2. a term invented just today.