Thank you again to all of you who came - especially those of you that had car issues and came from rather far places! It was a pleasure to meet many of you for the first time. I had a great time as well!
Also, thank you all for your generosity! I'm looking forward to the next West Coast event!
"Don't you know who he is?"
I felt right at home. Thank you for that, the food, and the drink, Michael. It was nice to see everyone in the same place and meet Deckhand and TamanegiKin et al. The highlights for me were using Jon's rocks (esp. that expt'l 1k) and mhlee's 30k Shapton (Cancel that passaround. It would be a waste to put knives to that thing. It's WAY too fine. As far as I'm concerned that is a razor only stone.). I kinda felt bad hanging out with the stones most of the time but I can't help it. It's my disease. Oh, I thought Deckhand's deba was pretty cool.
And he let me use his magnum. Quite a party.