Cathy's good idea this week is to reveal all those secret friendships and acquaintances you have with other NZ bloggers. DPF has naturally followed suit, and together they look a little like namedroppers compared to my own spartan wee list.
Who on my sidebar do I know personally? Bugger all.
Julian Pistorius, Liberty Scott, beNZylpiperazine, and Duncan Bayne are all good Libertarianz and good friends. Blair from the Mild Greens I met in Christchurch a few years ago when campaigning.
I've had some contact with most of the people in my 'Art & Architecture' section and some of the people in my 'Good People Elsewhere' section, and many are friends, but none are really mainstream NZ bloggers so I won't bore you with them.
Who's left then? I've had a beer or two with David Seymour from Act on Campus; Bob Dey I met through Adrian Chisholm's trial; Crog I've met at various functions; Berlin Bear on various football fields; I'm sure I've had a beer with at least one of the Brain Stab crew; Gman I worked with when I briefly edited The Free Radical to which he (briefly) contributed; Damian Christie when he was pretending to be libertarian; Russell Brown at on 'Off the Wire' show, and Simon Pound on bFM's Wire; and a few others I've met only in my inbox.
Tristan and Xavier from About Town I met for the shortest of times at Judith Tizard's momentary appearance at Forde's Frontbench in the last week of the election campaign; Jordan, Aaron and DPF I 'met' online when NZ Politics was still a going concern; and Graham Watson I met once at the wedding of Mr & Mrs K. Don't remember too much about that but.
And that's pretty much it. Clearly I'm moving in all the wrong circles. Or perhaps, the right ones?
[UPDATE: Corrected a couple of omisssions. Let me know anyone else I've either missed, or should have.]