Tuesday, July 1, 2008

the days the earth stood still

When I first discovered blogs a couple of years ago (hey, I was busy before that, geez), I got an e-mail from the mom of one of Mason's obsessions classmates and she had a signature link to her own blog. I clicked, I read, and I suddenly felt giddy - like I knew someone famous. I'm pretty sure I acted a little like The Chris Farley Show when I met with her for awhile: "Remember when you wrote that part, about that thing with the lady at Trader Joe's? Remember? Yeah, that was really funny..."

So last week I got to meet TWO MORE local bloggers! I like to think I was cooler with them than with Lisa (though she did hang in there and become one of my best friends; maybe we're both weirdos), but maybe not.

On Thursday, Miss Burrows met me at Whole Foods, where I tried to be extremely cool about my bizarre crush (who wasn't there) and discuss sex, religion, oh and hey how about a little politics? Miss B and her husband CREATED Treasurelicious (she is a fantastically well-adjusted & fun geek) - it's a list-lover's dream. (You should try it, but give yourself a few hours because it's addictive). She was a delightfully open & sensitive person, which is good because I'm attending Camp Naughty with her next weekend and would like to feel safe about it.

And then Friday, CamiKaos agreed to squeeze me into her crazy-busy day, from 10:15-12:00. I felt extremely honored to not only be offered some of her time, but she met me at the gelato place by her house AND her neighborhood was having garage sales. The planets aligned! Cami CREATED Strange Love, a sometimes wild & naughty but always intriguing interview show with musicians, bloggers, dignitaries...And she has tattoos (Stu & I are meeting with her recommended artist today, actually) plus a kick-ass attitude. But in a nice way.

Things learned:
  • Talking about sex, religion, & politics the first time you meet someone doesn't have to be awkward
  • Nice people pretend not to think you're a perv for stalking a grocery clerk young enough to be your child
  • Hazelnut gelato is spectacularly delicious (even at 10:30 a.m.)
  • Hazelnut gelato melts easily and will drip on your clothing when you talk too much & don't eat it fast enough
  • It is a joyous thing to meet fellow bloggers, with or without hugging


Suzanne said...

Camp Naughty? I am so intrigued... but still much too big of a pansy to attend, even if I lived within walking distance. Go, you! Have fun!

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

Up until that snow storm, my blogging had been secret, not to be uttered lest I get laughed at...

The fact that you liked it made me feel great. :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Oooo! Linky-poos to new blogs! Thanks.

WAIT! Is your crush at Whole Foods or Wild Oats? I'm confused. How can I properly keep track of your stalking subjects?

katydidnot said...

my sd blog b**ches and i agree completely. you and lisa weren't friends from before blogging? i imagined you as childhood bff's.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Thanks to Bossy the gals in San Diego learned that lesson, too. In fact it's like meeting people you've known your whole life (if that makes any sense).

San Diego Momma/Two Funny Brains said...

Don't you just love getting to know your local bloggers? And it's true: it's like you've known them all your life b/c you get right down to the business of sharing all your secrets (why wouldn't you? they already read about them on your blog...)

I love the story of you and Mama Milton...and hope similar friendships flourish for you (I always hated the word, "flourish." It sounds so yeasty. Another disgusting word.)

Glad I ended this on a positive, uplifting note,

Lia Hollander said...

beat Cami here! real comment in a moment

CamiKaos said...

I thought you and Lisa were like friends FOREVER... I had no idea it was as recent as all that.

Have a great meeting with Jesse! He's a really nice guy and so talented as what he does.

And thank you for not hugging me and getting hazelnut gelato on my shirt.

See you soon!

Lia Hollander said...

See, I knew I had to hold my spot, because I could hear Cami and her stomping boots from miles away.

I agree with many of the people that commented. Meeting a fellow blogger is like meeting a friend you've had forever.

It was fantastic to meet you, I had a fabulous time and hopefully we can drag Lisa off with us next time.

See you at Camp Naughty!

holly said...

meeting with bloggers is really really awesome.

and i'm sitting here trying...

just trying...

really really trying...

not to be jealous.

missburrows AND cami?

you're hogging the bloggers.

and where are the damned pics? c'mon now!

JCK said...

It's so much fun to meet local bloggers. And Camp Naughty? Well... it sounds just..naughty!

Undercover Mother said...

A little over a year ago, we Astoria-area bloggers got together at the Blue Scorcher. There were like 12 of us there and it was great! Thanks for reminding me that we have to do it again...


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