I had my second Bloggy Blind Date last night. (The first was a mere month and half after I started blogging, when I met up with Ewe in Cambridge.) Those of you who have done this before, who have met up with friends you've gotten to know online, know the sort of excitement and nervousness that goes with such a meet up. But I will confess I was mostly excited.
Allison from Soccer Mom in Denial is here in New Orleans for a conference, and staying with her old friend and fellow blogger the Ambassador of the lovely New Orleans blog The Ambassador Returns.
I had a performance last night, so met up with them late for drinks. They were having dinner so I went to meet them at the restaurant, and was told I would know them because they would be the loudest people in the room. They also gave me easily identifiable physical descriptions as well.
When I arrived I found they had a table full of friends, and worried I was crashing the party. But they both immediately rose and gave me hugs. Good hugs. Strong hugs. It's amazing how the right kind of hug can immediately make you feel welcome and at ease. Allison and the Ambassador both give top notch hugs. They pulled up a chair between them and the "date" began.
I ordered a drink, had a few bites of Allison's Pecan Pie (yum! My favorite!) and we all talked. Allison spoke so movingly about the work she does. She's passionate and articulate, just like you would expect from reading her blog. And her skin. Her gorgeous, fair
skin glows. Seriously. The Ambassador was warm and friendly and charming. We asked each other questions and talked and listened and laughed and had a lovely evening. (Their friends were all friendly and fun as well. And I didn't pay for a drink all night. Thanks!) It was a fantastic first date. Hopefully someday we'll have a second.
Oh. And we're all tall. Hooray for tall bloggers!
Monday's Mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write a post from the point of view of someone or someTHING else in your home. Perhaps the delete button on your computer wants to spill some of your secrets? Come back on Monday and post a link to your Mission.
And I apologize for not being around reading much. This is the first week I've felt truly well in nearly 2 months, and I've been quite busy trying to catch up with all the things I neglected during that time. I'll be getting back in the groove here soon. I hope.