The Internet, once again, has successfully brought two women together, who otherwise would never have had a chance to meet. Last night I went up to Oakland and met up with the author of HefferBlog, AKA Alice.
She is in Oakland for work and is staying close to Jack London Square. I picked her up at her hotel and as soon as I saw her, we smiled and screamed hello. She got in the car and we exchanged a great big hug. It's so strange. Even though we have never talked, I felt as though I already knew her so well. We both share so much on our blogs, it's easy to feel comfortable around each other. She is as beautiful in person as she is in her photos.
We went to Scott's Seafood Restaurant for dinner. The waiter kept walking by after we got our menus. I think we had them open for well over half an hour and we still hadn't looked at it. We just kept talking and laughing. We finally stopped long enough to place our dinner order. I had a shrimp louie salad and she had salmon wrapped in prosciutto, with risotto. It seemed like two minutes later, our meals arrived. The silly girl filled up on her meal and really didn't want to order dessert, but I knew for a fact I was going to. So after I ate I ordered a piece of mud pie and AKA Alice ended up ordering some bread pudding. I polished mine off (naturally). She actually let the waiter take away her plate WHILE THERE WAS STILL DESSERT ON IT!!! I'm pretty darn sure I have never done that in my life. I was stunned. ;)
I think it was two hours after we sat down, when we were finally ready to leave the table. I was shocked, the restaurant was FULL. There was less than a dozen people there when we sat down. LOL
We walked (slowly) down toward the Port of Oakland and chatted some more. It was great to listen to her in person and learn more about her. I liked how comfortable I felt with her.
Thanks AKA Alice, for agreeing to meet and sharing a very nice evening with me. I hope we will get a chance to do it again some time.