1/30/08

Internet Dating - Blogger Styles

I walked down Yonge St. with my head slightly down wondering if I'd be silently judged... Would they be thinking "she's chubbier than she said she is" or think I'm a bit on the short side? Or perhaps think I look NOTHING like my pics? And maybe wonder what the hell is stuck in my teeth ?!?!?!?! With those things swirling around in my head, I pulled open the door to the Starbucks (yeah, I'm not that creative, I know) and looked my coffee date face-to-face. Let me just say that Sara is SUCH a cutie! Justin - WATCH OUT! That's right my friends! I thought I'd extend my streak and add in another blogger meeting by sneaking in a coffee date with Sara. It's too bad I'm not going to be working around the corner from her anymore because it would be so cool to have a friendly face to meet up with once in awhile and chin wag about weight watchers stuff or even run with!! Online can be such a lonely place and it's great that we forage such deep friendships through blogging but then we go to meet people and get so incredibly nervous about what the other thinks of us, if they'll accept us, like us for who we are or if we ramble on too much about ourselves (which I can be totally guilty of if you get me one-on-one, not so much if you get me in a larger group). Lately I have really been thinking about meetings and it's probably because I want that dynamic of meeting more people who have more of that in common with me and I can communicate with about weight loss issues, exercise, etc. All in all, I wish I could meet every one of you, but I'm thankful for the opportunities I get to meet the wicked, cool Tdot people like Sara (and Sarah and Mer :P). and I promise I won't con anymore of you into running 10k with me. Ok, I lied. You all need to sign up. See Sarah for deets :P

15 comments:

Jen said...

YAY!!! I LOVE the internet date!!!

I was so friggin nervous when I met Amy and Lindz (both separately!) and I was worried about what they would think of me!!!

LUCKILY, I was met with smiles and hugs and all the nervousness melts away (though I talk...A LOT...when I am excited!! Sometimes it comes across as overbearing!!!)

My plans to come to TO are in the works...you had BETTER be free...I will be one of the best dates you ever had!!!

Amuldoon said...

Jen.. I wasn't your first? Man.. I'm crushed! ;)

I felt the same way when we met Jen (hottie) and her hubby Danny (hottie #2). I was sooo paranoid that she would think I was a heffer, and as a result she would think everything I wrote on my blog was a lie!! But you're so right, those feelings were gone in a split second! I was kinda sad when it was all over, especially when I realized that she lived so far away... :(

If Jen comes to TO again... Here's my suggestion: Amy + Jen + Marie = threesome.

Best. Date. Ever.

I'll run 10k with you anytime sweetie pie. ;)

Shirls said...

I totally felt that way when I meet both the winnipeg girls and the vancouver girls but in the end both experiences were just so much freaking fun and I'm sure glad I stepped out of my comfort zone!

Lucas said...

Must be the week for meeting folks. I just met Jess from Weight of my World last Friday! I love meeting blogging pals but I know what you mean about the nerves. Luckily, everything went well and I think I have a new friend! :)

Vanessa aka Wheebs said...

I wish I lived in Toronto so I could have a Starbucks date with you! You should consider visiting Winterpeg. Only -50 with the windchill these days ;).

I'm still sad that I didn't get to go to the Winnipeg get together and meet Shirls. The one weekend I didn't want to be in the country and I got stuck there having my broken car fixed :P

eurydice said...

that's cute - sara (from her blog) sounds like a lot of fun!

Crabby McSlacker said...

How funny, I thought it was just me who got all nervous about stuff like that. I've only met one blogger in person, and she's Mary, my co-blogger--and I was a big huge nervous wreck.

Of COURSE she turned out to be as warm and fun and enjoyable in person as she is when she blogs. She may well have thought I was a freak, because, well, I am--I'm shy and tend to sputter and babble--but if so, she didn't let on at all.

I'd love to meet more blogging folks in person someday. Damn geography...

Sara said...

I had a blast yesterday!!

Hope you are having a blast today!

Angie All The Way said...

I hope to be able to visit Tasha while she's in T-dot and when I do, well you T-dot girlies better be ready for me ;-)

I think it's so great that some of you got to meet! I'd love the opportunity too!

Hey is anyone planning on a vacay in the Maritimes??? We got ocean, lobsters and boats! Hmmmmm? What? Doesn't that make you wanna come ASAP??

marie said...

EVERYONE come to TO! Seriously! :P

A Box of Chocolates said...

I've always wanted to me some of my bloggy friends in real life, but none of them are close to little old Delaware. Uh and I am not coming to you because I am NOT running my ass off. You will kick my butt!!!
Mel

katieo said...

I literally lay awake at night strategizing a plan to get all my bloggy friends together in my backyard. BBQ style. (I wish I were joking)

I've even gone as far as planning out a charity 5K invitational. (Only for my favorite bloggers would be invited... ooo, that sounds a little stalkerish...)

Anyway, I've only met one blogger in real life and it was a lot of fun. So meeting everyone all at once would be the MOST fun, right?

Oh, and that's awesome you're liking the new job!

Tara said...

I really am going to try to make it TO one of these times you all get together. I think there should be a super huge get together this summer. And I would love to run with you while I'm there!

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