A big family, a reading addiction, and the occasional celebrity scandal are the ingredients of life that create one woman's opinion on just about everything.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

I had pie for breakfast.

That title has nothing whatsoever to do with this post except that I'm purging my guilty conscience and I couldn't think of anything else to call this. I don't know if that's because I'm tired this morning, my brain's on hiatus or just what.

Yesterday was just sublime. If you are stumbling onto my blog for the first time, yesterday I was able to meet with six other fabulous women who happen to live in Southern California and who all read romance and blog. I think that's pretty darn incredible, fascinating and crazy all at the same time.

I mean, isn't it sort of crazy to feel like you really know someone just from reading their blog? I have to admit I DID feel that way meeting everyone yesterday. I had already met Nikki and Wendy, of course, but it was wonderful to meet Lori, Rowena, Daphne and Holly for the first time. There's a sort of instant rapport because we knew, for instance, that Holly had just purchased a new car. We knew pretty much what everyone had been reading and what authors they liked. Like everyone knew that I was still in a snit over LOVER UNBOUND. Don't worry I'll let it go...eventually. Anyway, that sort of instant connection
wipes out those usual first moments when you meet someone new and are trying to initiate conversation. I didn't notice any of us skipping a beat. Hugs and chatter all around.

Meeting all these wonderful women was so much fun. While I know each of us have busy and full lives I can't help but hope we are able to get together again in the near future. I took not a single picture yesterday, so we will have to rely on the others to post theirs. Wendy has a post up about yesterday with a picture.

I want to publicly thank Holly, Lori, Nikki (& Kira), Wendy, Daphne and Rowena for a wonderful afternoon. When's the next one?



Blogger Dev said...

Gosh, maybe I'll have to come visit my aunt in San Diego around the time you're planning the next one :-)

Glad you all had a good visit with each other and a chance to meet face to face. What an awesome day!

9:21 AM PDT  
Blogger Dance Chica said...

I've already been by Wendy's. I love the pic. It looks like you all had a wonderful time together. It's amazing to me as well, how you can meet someone you've only spoken to online and instantly feel like you know them.

9:34 AM PDT  
Blogger Lori said...

I had such a great time, too! I'll get around to posing about it, but not till this evening. Y'all were just awesome. I can't wait to do it again :-)

11:26 AM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Dev, please let me (us) know if you do come out our way. It would be wonderful to meet you.

DC, it's a crazy and wonderful phenomenon.

Lori, *waving* Have fun in Boston! And me too, I can't wait to do it again either.

11:44 AM PDT  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'd love to do it again soon - but dang, the holidays are fast approaching. I'm already starting to feel the anxiety.

The Boyfriend thought it was really amazing that there were 7 of us who blog AND live in such close proximity. I never could have done something like this back when I lived in Michigan. It was like I was the lone voice in the wilderness :)

11:48 AM PDT  
Blogger Kristie (J) said...

It's an amazing thing isn't it? That connection after the first awkard moments are out of the way. I've experienced it a few times now - first when I met Cindy for the first time, then when I met Nath and Ames. And then again in Dallas when I met Wendy, Sybil and Jane. Even though we all have different tastes, there is such a strong bond of sisterhood. Sounds corny I know, but really - that's what it's like!

12:04 PM PDT  
Blogger nath said...

you guys are definitively lucky :D and i know, when you meet another blogger, the instant friendship... it's like you really know each other :D Definitively plan another one near Holly's wedding, cos I think that Ames and I are heading that way LOL :)

Glad you had so much fun :D

12:04 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Wendy, Aaaack! Don't mention the holidays. Between now and Thanksgiving there's a big grand opening of a new fire station that I'm helping with and Beanie's 21st birthday weekend in Vegas. Not enough hours in the day.

Kristie, you are so right. Talking (or writing) about it can make one feel a bit corny...but it doesn't make it any less true.

Nath, you two keep us posted on your plans.

12:53 PM PDT  
Blogger Smart Socratics said...

Rosie, Sounds like you had fun! And, thanks for keeping tabs on my blog.

4:34 PM PDT  
Blogger ReneeW said...

Wow, that sounds like so much fun! I wish there were some other bloggers near me. It's amazing how you have such an instant rapport. But then you all have so much in common to talk about. Glad you had a good time.

11:06 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Sue, no thanks necessary. It's all good.

Renee, it was pretty cool. We are sort of amazed we all live within a reasonable travel distance of the spot where we met. The book talk and book swap was so fun.

11:52 PM PDT  
Blogger Becky said...

Sounds like you had a ball, Rosie! Is this thing open to Inspirational Romance readers? For next time?

8:09 AM PDT  
Blogger alcoment said...

I'm glad you all had a great time! It's great that you managed to get together with people you 'know' from the blog world.

I agree, it is a little crazy, but I also feel the same. I feel I know people I have never met or spoken to, who usually live on the other side of the world, just through their blogs.

10:50 AM PDT  
Blogger Jenster said...

I'm coming out there next year! I want to play with you girls then!!

7:08 PM PDT  
Blogger CindyS said...

I'm so happy for you guys! I can't believe there are seven of you in such close proximity! I thought I was lucky to discover Kristie living so close.

There's stuff on my blog that I wouldn't be able to talk to my own parents about so if someone knows me from my blog then they know all of me. The bad and ugly ;) So I feel so much more comfortable meeting a fellow blogger because they already know the colour of my baggage and it doesn't seem to bother them. Win-win!


1:49 AM PDT  
Blogger Daphne said...

Ahh, sorry I'm late, but I wanted to say, thanks again. I enjoyed meeting you gals, and I hope we can do it again.


2:05 PM PDT  
Blogger Rosie said...

Becky, I left a comment on your blog about this. Sure, the more the merrier.

Alcoment so if you ever visit the U.S. and make it to California we have to hook up...right?

Jen, that would be such a blast!

Cindy, I can't believe there are 7 either. It's so cool AND amazing.

Daphne, I hope we are able to juggle all our schedules and do it again. I've been reading your blog and you are one busy little bee. Wish we'd had more time to talk!

5:02 PM PDT  

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