Sunday, May 22, 2011

First Date...

I went on a first date today. I was excited. And nervous. Would I like my date? Would my date like me? All those first date jitters were alive and kicking.

Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to get dolled up for our date. I was in the middle of doing laundry. And cleaning hamster cages when I got the call. "I have an hour and a half break. Let's just hop in our cars and drive til we meet!"

And so we did. I had no choice but to bring the Little Ballerina along too. She was quite confused as to what we were up to. "Do I know this person?" No. "Does this person know me?" Kind of. "Where are we going?" I'm not really sure.

We finally pulled off at our destination. The King of Tires. In the middle of Yuckville, VA. Oh yeah. High class date.

As soon as my date pulled into the parking lot, though, LB was quite impressed. "WOW! She's pretty!" Yes. She is. And here I sit in my frumpies with my dirty hair. Ready to meet my pretty date for the first time. Lovely.

I gave her a great big hug as soon as she stepped out of her car. I'm sure she was thrilled to hug me back as she took in my lack of proper date grooming. But she immediately ran to get her camera. And begged LB to take our picture. I was in love. Total kindred spirit.


Now many of you will recognize the pretty lady on the right. That's Jen from Jen's Ink Pen. She's just as pretty and sweet in person as she is on her blog. She even sounds as I expected with her cute southern accent.

Sadly, she only had about 30 minutes for our date. Her daughter was playing in a volleyball tournament a half an hour away. So I couldn't take her to the beach. Or any other exciting destination. Instead we wound up at Wendy's. We grabbed a quick bite. Before she had to scoot back to the tournament.

I wish we could have had more time together. I wish we were neighbors. But instead, our dates will have to remain here in Blogland.

Jen, if you do wind up back here for another tournament in the future, I promise I'll take you somewhere more exciting. 

 Maybe here?


And then we could take our kids here?
And I promise next time I'll shower first.

19 comments:

sloan said...

O to the M to the G, ladies - I am sooooo psyched that you guys connected, I love it!!! so so so fun - wish there was a way for all of us to have GNO one of these days, don't you?! Loved seeing the 2 of you bloggie pals together - even if it was in yuckville ;-)

Pam said...

That is so awesome!! You both look gorgeous...so glad you met!

karren said...

I like the story and the pictures.

Amy said...

very cool. you two look a lot alike!

Traci said...

That is so great! Blogging is so cool:))

Stacey said...

That is awesome! You both look beautiful, the pictures are amazing and your story is just plain cool.

Gabe said...

Lucky you!!! Sounds like you had a great time!

serialswooper.com said...

FUN!

The blog world is so crazy.

Nicolle said...

How fun! What a great picture of the two of you! I love making great friends through blogs, and it's even better when you can meet up in person! :)) I wish I was closer and we could meet up at the beach.....ok, one day we will!

Kerri said...

First date- you are too cute Kim! I would have been so nervous too! How exciting!! I'm so glad you guys had the opportunity to meet! It's a great picture of both of you!!!

Amy said...

How fun! Great pics too!

Jen said...

Yay! I love this! I am so glad it worked out!
I cant believe I am just now reading this. We got home soooo late, slept in...then had a lots of errands to catch up on today!
Check back later for my version of the same story! We will be back next year for sure and we would love to visit all the sights for sure.

vanessa said...

Spur of the moment dates are always best! If I'm ever in Yuckville (lol) you can take me to the beach!

Jen said...

Okay...Cant wait any longer. Mine is up now too!

Jess said...

yeah!!!! LOVE this!!! and since i follow you both this was so cute!!!

My Interior Life said...

Isn't it so cool when you get to meet a fellow blogger in person? It's like you've finally found a long-lost friend. I just wish all my bloggie friends could live in the same town and have girls night outs every week. Wouldn't that be cool? Loved this. So cute!

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

totally awesome!! I am so jealous!! Would love to meet both of you...a SUP date?? Thought of you all weekend, Kim, while on my paddleboard in the pond (first time). So happy that you & Jen were able to meet...so cool!! hugs, cathy

Anne said...

How great you hooked up! I have a friend in Charlotte too. Let's road trip together!! :)

Kristin said...

No fair! I want to come visit! But when I do, I'll definitely stay longer than just for lunch!