Tuesday, June 2, 2009

IRL

A few weeks ago, I posted a link to Mrs. 4444's Friday Fragments. I love FF because it's perfectly okay to be completely ADD there. Random thoughts. Brief touch points. It's the perfect way to defrag the brain. But something pretty cool happened that week when another blogger commented on my post and thought maybe we lived in the same state. We did. In fact, we discovered that we live in the same county, the same school district, and just a handful of miles off the same main road.
Reading her blog, I began to think, "What an interesting person to get to know better."
Many of you have posted about how you have met fellow bloggers in person, and I've always wondered if I really would like to bridge that gap from cyber friend to real friend. Would I really like to befriend any person I happen to cross blogs with? Doubtful. My name really is Caution, you know.
But there was something so compelling about WON's story and the depth of her thoughts. So, yesterday, with the silly restaurant hostess "introducing" us, we met IN REAL LIFE.
What I learned is that WON is every bit as articulate in person as she is as a writer. I learned that she really does have a great mind and wonderful laugh. I learned that she has the loveliest of manners and graciously allowed me to talk beyond all logical time frames. And on top of all that, she's great at figuring out the tip!
Hey, WON, I 'm glad we live in the same state, county, school district, and off the same road. I'm thrilled that our blogs crossed paths. I'm relieved that you're not an axe murderer. But mostly, I'm just so delighted to think I have a new IRL friend.

19 comments:

Betty said...

So glad it turned out well. I know exactly what you mean about meeting someone you only know from their blog. I am cautious that way too. But the few times I did meet someone I didn´t regret it either.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

awesome caution.... now come meet me irl :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

How wonderful! We can never have too many friends...and I like friends that can do simple math for me too!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Way, way cool Caution! I know how cool it was for me when I met Marlene IRL! What a great picture of you two beauties!

won said...

Oh my goodness!

What a lovely post to follow a lovely afternoon together Caution.

I must say, that you do indeed follow your motto above....to listen.

I "borrowed" the photo and posted it on my blog today. I hope that is okay.

Coming from you, the comment about me being articulate does not go unnoticed. Thank you so much.

I'm glad to have met you. I am glad to call you friend, and really glad I'm not an axe murderer!

Living on the Spit said...

What an awesome experience you had! I know how much fun we all had when I got to meet Noe and BHE...it was even better IRL than over the interwebs!!! Bloggers are just such great people.

Can not wait to meet you one day!!!

Chris said...

Very cool!

Mental P Mama said...

I love meeting my bloggy friends! I wish you were coming to blogfest in July....

ladyfi said...

Lucky you... and I agree: she doesn't look like an axe murderere either... although, since I've never met one, I don't really know what they look like... ;-)

Cairo Typ0 said...

I love meeting my 'net friends in real life and have done so numerous times. That's one of the reasons i'm so bitter about missing out on BlogHer this summer.

Anyone who is in Egypt is more than welcome to meet up with me! :)

Ashley said...

Fun! This is so neat!!!

Big Hair Envy said...

There is nothing more exciting than meeting cyber friends IRL!! SO glad you enjoyed your visit:)

Now. What will it take to convince you to join us in July....?

Anonymous said...

Axe murderer, NOT.
But I assure you... Use caution
There is ALWAYS an agenda

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

I've met two mom bloggers and they were both delightful. And exactly what you'd expect them to be, based on their blogs. Oh, and there were no agendas, either.

@Anonymous: it sounds, like you had a bad experience . . .

Decadent Housewife said...

This is so cool! And that you are both in the same neck of the woods - met two distant relatives through genealogy - was warned by the kids but it turned out just fine.

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Sounds like fun.. meeting her IRL - how lucky.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm so jealous-- I still have not met a blogger in person. That's great that you were able to get together!

Sue said...

Love meeting bloggy friends! So if you ever decide to step out of the "middle" of the country, come visit me!

Jeannelle said...

Very, very cool that you overcame your caution and did this!