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.