September 14, 2009 12:31 am
I survived my first bloggy meet up relatively unscathed, although one of my bloggy pals did bring can of mace “just in case”. Lucky for me, I was on my best behavior and didn’t give her a reason to use it.
Any trepidations I had about meeting these cool chicks were quickly forgotten and we were soon cackling like old friends. Seriously, think of that tampon commercial where the chicks are all sitting around gabbing and laughing hysterically. That was us. We grabbed lunch and headed to a nearby bowling alley to show off our mad skillz. Believe me, we have none when it comes to bowling but still, we documented the event:
After we bowled, we headed off to grab some dessert where I got called a “fudgeater” on more than one occasion. Can you believe the audacity of some bloggers to say shit like that the first time they meet someone? Me neither. For the record, I kept my potty mouth to a minimum. Of one swear per minute. Anything over that and I would have had to start charging.
Here we are waiting to come down off of our sugar high. We spent a few hours camped out at that candy store heckling the help and even scored some free caramel apples out of the deal. I think I may have proposed to the poor guy after he gave us free food but who knows what comes out of my mouth when I’m high on sugar.
One added bonus of the trip was that I got to meet Jen’s husband John and the infamous Sprite (who is every bit as adorable in real life). I told Jen in advance that I wasn’t going if the trip didn’t include me learning Sprite’s true identity. I did and I’m not sharing. I have to say that John’s princess knowledge was impressive and I plan on having him tutor me if Elliot ever steers toward the evil realm of princesses.
Time got away from us and before we knew it, it had been seven hours. The Bear and I both had 2 1/2 hour drives ahead of us so we parted ways with the promise to meet again. I arrived home to find the house and Jamie’s sanity both in tact which is basically an open invitation for me to go off on bloggy retreats more often.
Thanks for the great meet up, guys. I had a blast and plan on doing it again soon. You guys busy next weekend?