If you follow Nicole or Summers blogs (and if you don’t…shame on you), then you’ve probably already read about our rendezvous this past weekend. My wife and I’ve been planning the trip to Atlanta to watch the football game for almost a year, but it was only recently that I suggested meeting up with my Georgian blogging friends. Melissa wanted to come also, but for some reason she finds it necessary to live in the southern part of the state and couldn’t make it. Everybody synched schedules and plotted our collision course for a nifty restaurant just outside the Mall of Georgia!
To say I was a little bit nervous would be like saying the Titanic fell just a couple miles short of its destination. What had I done? Me, the introvert, the one who usually avoids social gatherings like Charlie Browns Pig Pen avoids soap, planning something where I would actually have to think on the fly and be without my comforting keyboard buffer? I tell myself this is me stretching my comfort zone, because if I ever were to be published these type of things could become commonplace. Suck it up, I say, full speed ahead and leave the parachute on the ground! *GULP*
So here’s the thing. I actually like these people. A LOT! And I’m not just talking about Nicole and Summer (I already knew I was going to like them). Their hubby’s were great people also. I laughed hard at Christian’s “I don’t care” remark/attitude, and Evan’s stories about how everything can be linked back to the Cherokee language. Our 3+ hours together flew by! It was tremendous fun and I wanted more.
The morale of this story? Be careful what you ask for! I got my wish…I met two of by blogging BFF’s…but now I have to resolve myself to the fact that I’ll only be able to steal a couple of hours in person with them whenever the planets align. I know we have our blogs, facebook, twitter, and e-mail to keep in touch, we are writers after-all, but nothing beats the interactivity of face-to-face conversations.
You two are not only great writers and awesome bloggers…you’re “good people” as well!