I have been in Blogville since July '08. Since then I have "met" the most incredible people and truly come to love them and consider them friends. We "talk" almost daily, which is more than I can say for my real-life friends, and I have the opportunity to keep updates on what is going on in their lives at present.
I have had the great opportunity to share phone numbers with some of these Blog Buddies I have made and occasionally talk to them via text or phone calls.
Tuesday evening I FINALLY got to hook up with my precious friend Janie from West Texas and have dinner. She was instrumental to me in my time of need, giving me professional advice for my career. She has called to check on me during tumultuous times in business and was always there with sage advice and encouragement.
We had tried to hook up during her many trips to my area and something always seemed to get in the way of our meeting. But Tuesday night I was bound and determined to finally meet face to face. Plus, I needed an excuse to leave my husband on his deathbed suffering from the stomach virus.
We met at Johnny Carino's and feasted on bread, stuffed mushrooms, and Balsamic glazed chicken. We talked and laughed and closed down the restaurant. We both brought our cameras, but never took a breath long enough to snap a picture. But to give you some idea of our meeting, this is EXACTLY what we both wore minus the dog and the pitchfork. I am the shorter one.
I can't wait to hook back up with her. We are thinking of starting our own reality show. As long as food is involved, I am in.