Make New Friends

I realized that while at BlogHer I collected a grand total of like four new business cards.  I was terribly worried that perhaps I didn’t really meet anyone new, and how sad was that when one of my goals was to meet new people.

Then I really thought about what I spent my time doing.  I did meet new people.  My being sick meant that it wasn’t as many new people, but there were new ones.  I went to late night dinners of fish & chips and bangers & mash with people that I conversed with only on Twitter before.  I had intimate discussions about square foot gardens and meat farm shares over ramen noodles. Compelling and stunning life stories were shared over birthday cupcakes in abandoned hotel bars.

The amazing Fairly Odd Mother.  The beautiful Velma (who gave me beautiful earrings for my birthday), and little ole me.

While it wasn’t the wild and crazy orgy of making new friends that I had envisioned, I had gotten what every introvert craves.  small groups, in depth conversations.

I am beginning to understand that no matter what expectations you go to BlogHer with, sometimes you leave with something completely different, yet exactly what you wanted.  Two more of the lovely ladies I got to know better, Ms. Kari Dahlen of Karianna Spectrum and Laura of Adventures in Juggling.

I danced with wild abandon at great music, I ate horrible tasting cheeseburgers (everything tasted bad however) and even with the sick and the limited energy, I enjoyed the people most of all.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted August 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    SO great to meet you too. I’m sorry you weren’t feeling 100% but I had such a good time talking to you and so glad to meet you in person! I’m so glad I got out of my PJ’s to join you guys for pub food that night!
    Fairly Odd Mother recently posted..Get ready- Im a UbiChamp

  2. Posted August 13, 2010 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    love, love, love your recap. loved even more meeting you, talking and walking and dancing and laughing with you!
    laura recently posted..but doesn’t everyone run in New York City wearing a tutu

  3. Posted August 14, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    SO lovely to meet you. Hanging with you was easily one of the highlights for me.

    Hope you’re finally feeling better!
    Chicky Chicky Baby recently posted..The Feral Woodland Monkey Child of Awesome

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