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.