Sunday, December 18, 2011

boston bloggers holiday fiesta

internet meme: a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the internet

I present to you, the socially awkward penguin:




I love SAP because I am one. Last Wednesday I almost didn't get out the door to an amazing blogging event, because I was so nervous about meeting 30 strangers. And then this actually happened:






But somehow, I made it there intact...and had the most incredible time. Bloggers make up an awesome community. And as strange as it felt to find myself at a "blogging event," it was so wonderful to connect with people who have the same strange affection for this public-diary-of-sorts that we call blogging.

I finally met a new-old friend, whose blog I've been following for awhile: Anna, of Dear Friend. Um...so amazingly nice and warm. She puts SAPs like me at ease!

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I was also happy to meet Smita, Megan, Courtney, Emily, Danielle, and many more!

And so maybe some of you will understand that I now feel like this:


(It's another meme...don't worry about it.)

12 comments:

  1. Yay to us for going and realizing there's nothing to be nervous about!

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  2. it's been too long since i've seen other bloggers!!!

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  3. I would LOVE to go to an event like this! But, like you, it would take me a while to warm up to the idea. I don't consider myself a huge SAP, but I am becoming one the older I get (maybe it's all the excuses we have not to talk to one another....texting, FB, etc.). I'm glad you had fun!

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  4. HAHAHAHA this is perfect! and kind of describes me to a t before i meet blog friends. speaking of blog friends, you, anna and i need to grab some dinner or something! the fact that we have not met is kind of crazytalk.

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  5. Sounds like such a fun opportunity! Glad you had a nice time.

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  6. It was great meeting you at the event! I felt the same way about being so nervous. But yeah, the event was a lot of fun because there was a bunch of awesome people there! Hopefully, we'll meet again soon.

    The last picture made me laugh out loud fyi.

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  7. omg I LOVE awkward penguin, I relate to far too many of them ahaha. Love that photo of you two!! xx

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  8. Gosh, I know that feeling well. Good for you for conquering those nerves. And, thanks for stopping by and leaving a note on my blog :)

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  9. We've all had our SAP moments! But I'm so glad you came out - it was lovely meeting you and everyone else!

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  10. @Kiki: Glad someone got a kick out of that. =)

    @Kiki and Laura: Sorry I didn't add you guys! I waited too long and couldn't remember everyone I met...*sigh*

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  11. wish there were events like this in ottawa... totally get the nervous thing though!

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  12. HA!!! I LOVE this post!

    When I got to the end I laughed out loud so whole heartedly.

    SO very nice to meet you, dear Clair. And I think we should set up a weekend lunch or dinner date soon! With Makenzie, too, of course! :)

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Thanks for making me smile. =)