I did something last week that I normally don't do - I went on a blind date.
It's not quite what you think since I'm happily in a relationship but when I told my sister that I was meeting up with two girls I'd never met or spoken to in my life she summed it up pretty accurately "so basically you're going on a blog blind date," she said. I couldn't argue. Since our Blogging Your Way class was just about over, a few of the Sydney girls decided to get together. It was rather last minute so the date was small but I met up at the Union pub with the lovely Jessica from Oscar and Ruby and Leanne from Mrs A In The Cove. Both ladies were wonderful and we sipped wine, shared laughs and swapped stories of how we all ended up in the same class together.
As an adult, it feels strange to walk into a place (or pub) and meet a complete stranger. Sure you feel a bit self-conscious, get flashbacks from high school and feel the urge to tell really bad 'dad' jokes out of pure nervousness but that's half the fun. Soon you find that friendships begin to form and you have a lot more in common than you'd ever expect. All around it was a great night (thanks Jess and Leanne) and I look forward to the next one. If any local Sydney ladies are interested in joining our blogger blind date just let me know...
Ohhh.. I'm hardly ever free but I would be interested for sure! *s*
HaHa! I found it a huge relief that our blind date was a success and you didn't turn out to be some psychopathic internet blogging weirdo!
Turns out, you are kinda alright. And I'm looking forward to our next glass of wine, I believe it's your shout!
This sounds cool. A few of my blog friends recently got together and I couldn't make it, but I'm looking forward to next time!
HI - so glad you were both sitting in the spot you said you would be!! Was great wasn't it - I can't wait for the next one also - will put the call out on my blog as well so we had better come up with a plan I guess!! Leanne xx PS. I too have a blog crush on Leslie and spent all of Sunday taking photos of things while standing on top of a table!!
hiya! would love to come along, was so annoyed I couldn't make it last week but glad you guys had a nice time!! Please let me know next time you guys meet up, would love to be the newbie :) jess (fellow byw'r)
I'm so jealous right now. Think it's a bit far for me to travel....being from the UK and all! That's so cool that you gals all had so much fun though! xx
I've heard of so many bloggers being able to meet up lately. I hope I can join in sometime with bloggers close to me!
That's so fab you gals connected virtually and in the real, wide world. If I was in Syd I would come along! We need to get our butts in order here in Melbourne and do the same thing.
This sounds like a wonderful idea, I'd love to come along sometime! G x
I'm jealous too! It's great that you guys met up and have become friends - what a lovely spin off from blogging!
Ah that sounds so fun ! I wish I could join too but just like Nell, Boston is a bit far away (sigh)
Jaclyn, next time you're in Bean Town, let's have a drink :) xx
You are so sweet! I wish I could come to one of these blind dates!
oh so great!! wish i was there too - maybe next time??!! lets all organise another one!
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