I knew I’d face various unanticipated difficulties in moving out of state after decades living in South Florida. However, I didn’t foresee this: Some very kind people and good friends have arranged a public going-away party for me on this Saturday, August 20th. To be honest, I’m a bit uncomfortable writing about it. Inviting people to a party in my honor feels — well, pompous and self-aggrandizing. It’s not the way I was raised; I’m kind of old-fashioned like that (and in no other significant way). Still, a couple of people have remarked on my failure to promote the event, one even asking if I was actually planning to attend. Hence this (vaguely creepy to me) post. So, to make it official:
Marc Kevin Hall
(aka @mkhall, aka “that Hidden City guy”)
in his last public appearance in South Florida!
One Day Only!
Saturday, August 20, 2011, 4–11:30pm!
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
3921 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach FL
Requests for autographs will be closely inspected for sarcasm.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many members of South Florida’s digital community over the years. If you are so moved, I’d love to see you again before I
sail into the West move to DC. And if we’ve not yet had the chance to meet, this would be a great time to do so. There are many local people with whom I wish I’d had the opportunity share a frosty tropical beverage.
My thanks to Miguel Lopez, Maria De Los Angeles, and Jami Reyes for putting this together. I may be embarrassed by the attention, but I am even more grateful for their friendship.
I hope to see you Saturday.