October 26, 2009

My "Computer Class"

I had the pleasure of having dinner with 13 fellow bloggers on Saturday night. As you can imagine, putting a group of women whose common interest is wordage, was quite entertaining. Funny, we never had a single moment of awkward silence.
I didn't know that bloggers were so beautiful. When I say beautiful, I mean inside and out. A precious group of ladies.
From left to right: Tracey {NC Brownings}, Amy {Bambino Bliss}, Rachel {NC Rachel}, K2 {Secret Agent/Reader}, Heather {Life with the Lords}, Kristen {KR & Company}, Janel {Dandelion Dayz}, Susan {Carpool Queen}, Kellie {La Vida Dulce}, Jessica {Chubby Dove}, Sandy {Seasoned Sister}, June {Bye, Bye Pie}, Robin {Chosen} and moi!

I finally got to meet Kellie. She was the brainchild behind this shindig. And she did a diggity-dog good job of playing hostess. She even took the time to create a beautiful embroidered gift for each of us.
I ended up sitting next to June. Because of her continual hysterical comments, my side hurt from laughing.

See, even CPQ could hardly contain herself.

With a room full of bloggers, the flash photography was enough to recreate a lightening storm.

One of my favorite moments was meeting a new friend, The Chubby Dove. As you can see, she's not Chubby. But her blog sure has a cute name! We hit it off as soon as she walked in and didn't stop talking until it was time to leave.
Our meeting place was a cute little italian bistro. When the food came out, so did the cameras. The waitress surely thought we were crazy. But she didn't know that we were a group of super-cool internet I've-never-met-you-before kind of friends.

As I was heading out the door to for my evening out, my hubby asked if I needed to take my computer. No, I just need my camera was my response. When I got home I was giddy and told hubby that I was "in my happy place." He said, wow! you must have learned a lot in your computer class. Hunh? I guess our pre-evening communication was a little off. He thought I was going to a blogger meeting. Actually, I was going to meet bloggers and eat this:

Thanks, girls, for a fun-filled evening.
We're going to plan another one, so if you are a NC blogger/faithful reader, let me know.


Heather said...

looks like so much fun...what a great way to connect:)

Shilo said...

What a fun evening! Almost makes me wish I lived in NC! :)

The Chubby Dove said...

Man, I'm so disappointed that I had to leave early. I REALLY wanted to stay. AND, I missed dessert!

It was so fun meeting you!!

When do we have computer class again?

Amy said...

Computer class? Ha ha ha ha! Might have encountered more resistance if you'd been clear that you were meeting strangers from the internet, right? It was a great time!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The computer class is a really classic comment. Such fun. It looks like everyone had a wonderful time. We are having an Az. Blogger lunch this Fri. I can hardly wait. It will be so neat. So glad you all got to meet. Hugs, Marty

Carpool Queen said...

Your pictures are always so pretty! We're going to have to get together for a "photoshop" class.

Which may or may not involve dessert.

June Gardens said...

Your pictures are really good. I forgot how we did the mirthful pose.

I so enjoyed sitting next to your bad self. I am glad you wedged in next to my hair.

NM said...

Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. What a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people.
Best wishes, NM.

Tracey said...

It was a great time! Your dessert looked delish...maybe next time I'll order that one! Your pictures are wonderful..thanks for sharing the group shot. Don't you just love Miss Chubby Dove?

dawn said...

Looks like you had a fab time...how fun to meet in person those you are online friends with. Proves they are real friends!

I live in CO--you moving back here?

dawn said...

oops--I goofed up. for some reason thought you had lived in CO. Forgive me, it's been a scatter brain week!


Kellie said...

The picture of CPQ laughing, with me looking quizzically at June makes me giggle....but not quite as hard as your sweet husbands thoughts about our evening.

The Mister was reading your post of my shoulder and we both laughed together!

Now I am going to use that excuse everytime he sees me on the computer or at an "internet event"---computer class!

Let's get together soon!

Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

OH - WHAT FUN!! And June came...I haven't even gotten to meet her yet and we live close to each other. What's with that? I'll be doing one in the Triad area one of these days...although I keep saying that. :) Was yours in the mountains?

Gretchen said...

Computer class, eh? I lurve learning new code words for things I love to do. :) Glad you had a blast. I cannot imagine the cameras.

kellination said...

This looks like so much fun. What a neat idea!:)I enjoyed just checking out the rest of your blog. So creative and fun to read.

Sandy said...

I'm all for the photoshop "class" & I'll even fix dessert!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh..how fun!
sandy toe

Suz said...

Looks like you had fun. I hated that I missed it.

Sarah said...

What a great idea! From the looks of that dessert, I'll bet you all had a blast! What night wouldn't be perfect finished that way!?