Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blogger Buddies

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.

Until later.............

12 comments:

Stephanie Gehrsitz said...

This is really cool:-)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awesome that you two got to meet! I know what you mean by instantly feeling like you know each other... i had the same thing just a few weeks ago meeting a blogger from Australia!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

very cool. :-)

Irene said...

It's always cool meeting blogger buddies!

Now, if it were breakfast and mimosas were involved, it would be a whole 'nother story...

Ditto on the desserts. I always save room!

Victoria said...

Ooh fun! Blogger meetups! And I don't know if you're still on crutches, but as someone with quite a bit of experience with them-- they definitely get easier, and it actually does a good job of working your core muscles if you use them correctly.

Missy said...

How fun! I need to hook up with you cowgirls sometime. It IS weird, isn't it?! In a fun kinda way..

Lily on the Road said...

That is just awesome! Glad you two had a great time!!

I had the chance to meet up with and actually run a race with Vickie from Living and Tri-ing in River City last September. We spent the weekend in Toronto and had a great time.

We also had the opportunity to meet Marci, Tiger, Marlene at the sports expo....Mel from 2nd chances couldn't make it, but we were thinking of her!

The blogging community is just the best!!

Judi said...

i met a blogger friend last fall and it was like we'd known each other forever. we never stopped talking and we met up for a marathon this past spring. it is fun meeting blogger friends.

RBR said...

Sooo jealous! Green with envy in fact!

I will get over it. *sniff*

At least I get to see you next weekend!

AKA Alice said...

You're so funny... I didn't even think about dessert, but I could have eaten the rest of that delicious SF sourdough bread (with butter). I can't believe I left it behind. THAT would have saved for breakfast!

It was great meeting you (in person) and

AKA Alice said...

I got distracted and hit publish before I finished (silly girl...)

...and chatting the night away. We'll have to do it again soon! So bummed now that I'm not doing the SF 1/2 next weekend.

aron said...

the blogging community is so amazing!!! i always think about it because 2 of my best friends now i met through blogs - so weird! cannot wait to meet you very soon one of these days!!