Saturday, April 26, 2008
Back then I had no idea how this little "hobby", meant to keep up with good friends, would lend itself to meeting others.
Nor would I ever experience the 'small world' phenomena in such amazing ways.
A couple weeks ago a gal named Darcie had stumbled on my blog, and realizing we shared a birthdate, decided to say hello.
Of course, I clicked over to her blog, Such the Spot, to be greeted by a picture of her sweet pixie face. After reading for a few minutes I came across this post. I laughed out loud, and thought, "I gotta bookmark this gal!" Little did I know that we would be meeting within the next ten days!
She blogged about a lettuce incident at her local store, and through a series of emails, and blog posts, we realized we lived in the same town. What's even more amazing, is that we live within miles of one another! I practically started singing "It's a small world after-all" when I realized that we shop at the same grocery store where the lettuce caper took place!
Yesterday we met with our kiddos at the park.
I was a little nervous. I am a people person, but to meet someone IRL (in real life) after reading their blog is kind of a funny thing.
First of all, I am great at acting like the gal who is full of confidence and calm, but I am probably the most insecure individual that walks the planet. What should I wear? What should my kids wear? Should I put on full make-up (which I never do)? What if we can't find a thing to talk about?
Secondly, there is that whole "I am meeting someone in the park I met on the internet" thing. That in itself is a little strange. Especially when you are driving your kids to the park with you while telling them they shouldn't ever, EVER!, meet someone from the internet ANYWHERE! But I digress...
After much worry about what to wear and what to say, I decided to be myself and not worry about making an impression. We were meeting at the park, in 90 degree weather, with our kids in tow. This visit would likely involve sweating, and nothing says "keeping it real" than hoping your deodorant works.
Of course, all this worry was for not, because meeting Darcie was great! She is so easy to talk with, and very laid back. I am looking forward to getting together again sometime soon!
Jo-Lynne, you told me that Darcie was "delightful", and you were absolutely right!
La Vida Dulce!
Posted by Kellie A at 10:34 AM