Shot from one end of the giant table.Shot from the other end of the giant table.
WOW - is about all I can say. Kristina's little get together turned out to be a HUGE affair! LOVE IT! There were close to 40 women there and I didn't even get the chance to meet half of them. I will say this - the group down at my end of the table were THE BEST!!! So fun to actually put a human being behind the blog. To know that you all actually exist and aren't just figments of my computer imagination. Or some government conspiracy experiment. Really, it was great.
I was lucky enough to sit by the completely GLAMOROUS Vanessa on my left. She had this glitter eyeliner that made me covet her eyes ALL AFTERNOON! To my right was the hilarious Arianne. Omgirl kept me giggling all afternoon. Annnnnnd, I could lean over and whisper stuff in her ear that no one else got to hear. He he he.....Next to her was a new gal Amber (the cool one). HILARIOUS!! I think I met a kindred spirit! Can't wait to hit her blog!
Across from me was Tiburon. 'Nuff said right? Except that not only did she show up with a Monster for herself and none for me, she proceed to drain the can into her gullet and then set it RIGHT ON THE TABLE IN FRONT OF ME! I hope Purdy kicks her trash tomorrow just for being so mean. It's a good thing I do love her so. Next to Tiburon and across from me on my right was Veronica (can't find her blog to link to. Veronica - comment to me so I can add you for crying out loud!!). A beautiful, witty, and outgoing gal who made conversation easy. To her right and within my sights and talking distance was Sher. Let's discuss Sher. Can there be a more beautiful, regal, humble yet HAWT person? Seriously. In her presence, one feels not only frumpy but down right U.G.L.Y. How did I even muster the courage to actually talk to her? It was her kind hearted, humble, spirit. She is one of those gals that is strikingly beautiful, extremely talented (I hope I win her CD), uber-athletic and yet, doesn't even know it! I want to be her when I grow up. Just saying.
At the table behind us was Sheila and I am SOOO sorry, I can't remember her pal with her, but it was AWESOME to finally meet her in person! We are doing Women of Steele in April, and I hope I can possibly keep up with her! She is incredible! I just wish I could have had an opportunity to talk more with her.
I got a chance to meet Shauna as well. And of course, coming in late because she had something else MORE IMPORTANT (whatev), was the ever laughing Martha. She pulled up a chair next to me on my left and capped off the lunch nicely. By the way Goodwood, little Miss Martha owes you for a diet coke.
I did get a chance to visit with Kristina for about a second or two, Jillybean for another second or two and a couple of gals, that if I were smarter and had more brain capacity, I could remember their names. So many bloggers, so little time!
However, that being said, I had a GREAT afternoon! LOVED meeting so many of you and being able to put the real person, with their blog. It will make reading your blogs just that much more fun. And I even met a few new friends, whose blogs will most definitely be added to my "stalking" list.
Arianne jumping into the spotlight. This is PRECISELY why I dig her!
l-r Arianne, Me, Martha, Sheila, Tib, Vanessa
l-r Kristina(sans Snuggie), Amber, Arianne, Me.
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Me, Vanessa, Tib
Vanessa, Veronica, Me, Sher
My other personal highlight? When Tib passed me a bottle of barbecue sauce and said, "This is SO you!"And yet, one more reason why I love her like a fat kid loves cake!
Can't wait for the next meet and greet. Might have to rent out a banquet room......