I am touched.
I told 'em to expect 50 or 60 people. :)
I am not sure if Stoked is joking or not. But if more than 5 people show up to tonight's party I may just completely freak out.
Intellectually I know that I belong to a largish subculture and that, in a weird way, anyone who makes Cat 2 and/or is part of the community enjoys a sort of pseudo-celebrity. I know that even if we don't talk to each other all the time, we all go to the crazy events called bike races every week and hang out together. I know that we are also hooked up via The Intertrons. And I know that Cat 5s look up to cat 1 & 2s. I know that and all the other reasons why so many people know me (just as I know so many people).
But honestly, I've been part of this community for so long that none of that seems extraordinary to me anymore. It is all very... well I don't really think about it or realize how many people's live's touch mine.
Anyway that's all a long winded way of saying that I am touched that so many people think I am worthy of saying good bye to. I appreciate all the emails,phone calls and even snarky blog posts.