After work today, I was to go to my first networking event in the Southside. The event was to take place at the Skybar. When I left work, I arrived at the Southside pretty early. I got a coffee at this really awesome hipster coffee place. It was so much better than Starbucks. I ordered an iced coffee, with brown sugar syrup. I put a little cream in it, and it was good to go. I sat down at a table, and people watched. I could do that all day and night down there, so many different walks of life.
After I finished my coffee, I took a walk down 18th street towards Diesel and saw some people standing outside talking. They were there for the networking event and were just waiting to get in. I started talking to them and handing out business cards, shaking hands, and networking. It seemed so easy. I couldn’t wait until Drew got there. He was going to meet me down there.
When they finally let us in, we had to go all the way upstairs to the roof. The top was open, so you could look up and see the sky. It was a pretty cool bar. It dawned on me that I was there once before, on a different occasion back in my single days. I ordered a drink and opened up a tab. I sipped my drink and started talking to whoever I can. I handed people a flyer regarding our grand opening, etc. It was fun but awkward.
Finally, Drew showed up, when he arrived I was talking to an insurance salesman. I introduced Drew to John, from the insurance company. After the conversation ended, we went and got some snacks at the table, which were set up buffet style. It was a nice event, but a bit pointless for our business, I felt.
When we left the event, Drew and I were walking back to my car and we passed by the Exchange in their window they had the Halloween movie, shirt on display. He pointed it out to me saying, “Look, babe!” I said, “Can I get it?” he said, “Definitely, baby!” I was excited. I went in bought the shirt, and then we continued to walk back to the car.
When we got home, I was so tired. I couldn’t wait to go to bed. Drew wanted to have a beer, and watch a bit of the Pens game. I could barely keep my eyes open, so I got up and got ready for bed.