Today's been a big week for taking chances and meeting new people for the FloridaGirlinDC. First, I overcame my high schoolesque anxiety and went to the super fun DC Food Bloggers Happy Hour where I met the real people behind Arugula Files, Pete Bakes, Modern Domestic, Adventures in Shaw, The Bitten Word, Glamazon Diaries and Urban Bohemian. They were all cool, funny, interesting and creative. No one was standoffish and everyone just connected. We spent the evening swapping cooking stories and ended up deciding we needed a food blogger reality show.
Today, I met the famous Twitter Grams, @msphixit for lunch at Zola. She's been in town with her husband visiting family and meeting Twitter pals. We shared stories about how our significant others think we are crazy for meeting each other... But it was great! We're from different coasts and different generations, but here we were gabbing like sorority sisters, sipping wine and splurging for dessert.
Sure, she could have been a 40 year old sketchy man instead of a 70-something surrogate grandma to legions of Tweeters... But she wasn't AND we were safe by picking a public place for lunch... And were rewarded by taking an online friendship into real life.
And it was awesome.