I'm trying to talk fred_smith
into coming, because then I can meet him :) But really, I'm looking at it more as a bonus, if he shows up. It'd be like WWF
As for singingwren
: Yes, she should come as well. And I try to tell people what they're missing!
re: expectations: I often worry that people might think I'm shallow because a lot of my friends are hotties. I find it interesting that some people exclude themselves from the "hottie" category, too, even though I don't exclude them. There's also the issue of that category becoming overused, and so "hottie" is no longer perceived of as a compliment because I use it so often.
Really, I just really, really like my fiends, and I like them for personality first. "Hottie" is not a superficial designation at all, but rather relies on the personality and the character of the person before it relies on looks and such things. A lot of people are so used to dealing with the superficial that they fail to see that I'm not talking about superficial things. In fact, because so much of my interaction with people is online, I'm usually referring to hotties as a designation of their online personality, rather than their physical structure.
It's a curious reflection, really, and one I think on quite often.