Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Call Out

When I was still living in Illinois, in fact, before I even knew I would be leaving Illinois, I did a very brave thing. Something that I still can't believe I did, because it's so unlike me. I took a huge leap of faith.

I met a bloggy friend in person. For lunch at Mimi's Cafe.

I hadn't met Tami before, but we had become fast friends on our blogs. She is from AZ, and was transplanted to a town about an hour from mine in Illinois. It was fun to share our experiences being away from "home", and how our kids had adjusted, and all the differences we noticed with the Church and all that.

But to actually meet someone from the internet in person? That seems kinda dirty, doesn't it?

But not Tami. She's wonderful! We had the best time chatting over lunch, and then making a trek across a frozen parking lot to See's Candy for Butterscotch Lollipops and Turtles. I mean, really, how could you not be friends with a woman that will trek across a frozen parking lot for chocolate?

This really taught me something, though. I'm braver than I give myself credit. That is my resolution for this year, to be brave. I think that was a good start. So, in keeping with that theme, I'm asking some of you to be brave.

Wanna meet, in person?

Now that I'm back in the homeland, there are so many of you that I need to catch up with, and so many of you (ahem, Kalli) that I need to meet for the first time. I'm being very brave putting myself out there. So unless you want to see me sitting alone at Cafe Rio, surrounded by a large, empty table, and enduring the ticked-off stares of strangers with nowhere to sit, you'll join me for lunch.

I'm thinking a Saturday. In Draper. And probably Cafe Rio, although it's not my favorite place, but I know so many of you love it. I'll take one for the team on this one.

Comment and tell me what you think.

Or do I just sound really desperate to get out of the house? Either way, cut this girl a break.

*some of you are expected to be there. Meg, Kelli, Nikki, Kathie, Jill, Heidi, Mandee, I could go on, but you know who you are.

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Meg & Josh said...

I'll be there with bells on!

Kathie said...

Count me in!

ClistyB said...

Of course I will be there.
And um, hello, was our first IRL meeting all that scary?


Don, Windy, and Bode said...

Keli depending on the Saturday. I might be able to come. It has been a long time since I saw you. You are very brave, but everyone loves you. I think one table won't be enough.

nikkipicky said...

Me too! Me too! I'll be there.

Steve and Tina said...

*tear* We miss you. we want you back. and btw you are one of the bravest people I know *another tear*

Kalli Ko said...


Nurse Heidi said...

Dude! I'm in! (Though honestly, Saturdays are busy...I like weekdays better.)

And FWIW, I have met dozens of women now from cyber space and have not been disappointed. They're all interesting, fun, kind, genuine people.

grannybabs said...

Wish I lived in Utah!

nikkipicky said...

BTW you might want to consider the Cafe Rio in South Jordan it is less busy and has more parking. Just a thought. ;)

Noel said...

man...I can taste the pork salad!! :( So wish I could meet you! I totally want to meet your Utah peeps too! Maybe next month?? ;) love you!

Tami Allred said...

awwww..You are so sweet.
That was an adventurous day. I was looking forward to more outings.

I really wish I could come to Cafe Rio - love it, but more so just to hang with you and your Utes.

I'm still bummed you moved. We just met and off you went.

You're the brave one, you left comments on my blog. In fact I think you're the only one I didn't know who did that. Made me :-)

Grateful we have blogs and FB to stay in touch.
Have Fun Feasting!

mandee said...

Let me know the details and I will be there! Any day other than Wed. is great for me! Looking forward to it!

Kelli said...

Of course I wil be there! Just let me know the time...