Saturday, May 2, 2009

For Reals

That is what the ladies are that I had lunch with today. (I'll explain later on in my post.)

Thanks to Danielle for hosting this blunch in honor of her blog's birthday. We totally forgot to sing Happy Birthday to her blog though. :(

I drove an hour in the pouring rain just to get there. And I showed up a half hour early, didn't realize it, drove around lost for that half hour, showed up on time thinking I was a half an hour late. Good start.

Kristina was there first and she and Danielle and I had a little bit of a chance to chat. Then Amber came in followed by Jillene and her friend Tina, who Jillene is trying to woo over to the dark side...or more so. She has a blog but I guess doesn't blog much and Jillene was trying to remedy this by introducing her to other lovely bloggers.(I hope her name is Tina...that's what my allergy befuddled brain is remembering...if it's not I'm very, very sorry.) Then in comes Motherboard and Sher. And last but certainly not least came Jo.

It was all types of exciting.

We chatted and ordered food by phone and harassed the workers, over the phone, and laughed at the workers as they tried to answer our phone but couldn't. Good times. Good Times.

Then we discussed everything from SuperDell, to Obama, to the blogosphere and bloglifting (my cool new phrase for plagarism of blogs. I'm probably not the first to use it. So does that make me a bloglifter?) To evil primary presidents, to drills to run if someone breaks into your house, to how the closer your house is to the mountains the more righteous you are, to Chacon.

It all comes back to Chacon somehow.

It was a well rounded conversation. I mostly listened and asked "Now who is that?" because I obviously do not read as many blogs as I should, and was entertained.

The title of this post comes from the conversation. The phrase "for reals" was said off and on throughout the lunch. And I loved it.

It is also a description of those ladies. In a round about sort of way. They were all very real. Every one so much like they are on their blogs. Some a bit more talkative or a bit quieter but all very real.

I learned some things from them today. Good things. Just as I learn from them each time I visit their blogs. And this, my friends, is one of the reasons why I love blogging.

For reals.


susette said...

Blog Lunches are the greatest! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself and got to meet other fun people. To me it totally feels like I'm meeting a celebrity when I go to them.

Have a great weekend and Sabbath ☼

Kristina P. said...

What a great synopsis of our lunch!

It was so fun to be able to talk to you more, since I didn't get a lot of time last time.

I'm glad you made the drive up. Mark June 13th on your calendar for my next one!

Becca said...

Sounds like it was worth the drive.

Cottage Cheese Thighs said...

Hey! Why wasn't I invited - how rude!

Christa said...

I do so hope that you all were able to convince Tina to get with the program and blog more.

Just wondering, was I one of the evil primary presidents discussed? (Jillene and Tina are in my ward. I wouldn't be surprised if they thought I was evil. ☺)

For reals sums it up for me too.

Shauna said...

Sounds like you had a great time :)
Hope the rest your weekend is awesome too! ♥ Hugs!

Erin said...

Oh, how fun! I so wish I could have been there!

If you happened to talk about me, was it mean stuff?

(An inside joke between my husband and me: if I say, "I was thinking about you," he says, "Was it mean stuff?")

Wendyburd1 said...

You order by phone at a restaurant??

Jillene said...

First to Christa--NO WAY!! You ROCK as the Primary President!!

Now--this post summed up lunch exactly. Except you forgot to mention how AWESOME you are!! I loved meeting you and I look forward to more lunches or dinners or whatevers that we can hang out at!!

tammy said...

Sounds fun.

Mmmm....Training Table.

Jan the crazy lady said...

Sounds like the perfect bunch for lunch. It is great that you got to all meet up :)

Me said...

It was a GREAT lunch! I am soo glad you were able to be there!! I love your description and the title! For Reals!!

wonder woman said...

On Friday, I was thinking about how so many bloggers I knew were at Women's Conference, and why wasn't a lunch organized?! I *ALMOST* posted about it on my blog, trying to organize an impromptu one. But I figured no one would see it, and I would just end up being lame and eating lunch by myself.

And now..........I'm kicking myself.

I'm marking June 13th right now!

Melissa said...

OOH Lucky you! Sounds like a great time!

Rachel said...

It really is great to spend time with other wonderful women. I'm glad you got the chance to meet them all! Maybe someday, I'll be so lucky!

Fiauna said...

Sounds like I missed a great time. Aw, shucks!

Shawn said...

So lucky that you live so close to some amazing women! I am trying to put something together for the New England ladies----so watch my blog----er---ah---probably tomorrow for the announcement!

Then you will definitely be jealous that you can't hang with us! heh, heh.

ramsam said...

I really wanted to be there and it just didn't work out for me this week! I am so sad! I would have loved to meet you in the real world..
hopefully we can do it again!

Motherboard said...

For Reals. You were AWESOME!

I had a great time. I always get nervous going to those thingers-- but this time it was all for naught! I thoroughly enjoyed myself... and laughed myself silly!!

I can't wait to get together again!

Bee and Rose said...

It sounds fabulous! Wish ya'll lived in AZ!

Sher said...

Great description of the afternoon.
I had a great time! I'm so glad I got to meet you!
Now I can feel like I'm your real friend, and not just some crazy blog stalker!

Jo said...

It was for reals, such an awesome time! My soul needed the love and laughter very much!

tiburon said...

Sounds like a great time - I assume my invitation was lost in the mail....