As I mentioned in my last post, Jennine and her husband Darren came out to Bubba's last night to meet my wife and I.
The funny thing about finally getting to meet blog friends face-to-face is that the whole process is really kind of backwards. First you learn about all the most personal details of their lives through their stories, then you meet them physically.
But meeting these two was so much more than just a couple of fellow bloggers getting together. Meeting Jennine and her husband was all about making new friends and connecting with people you know you want to "hang out" with.
I can't even begin to describe how much fun we had yukking it up about things we've been laughing over for months, or diving into the questions we've been waiting to ask each other so we could finely learn "the rest of the stories." The inside jokery was perfect ammunition for one woman who asked how us two couples knew each other.
"Oh, Jennine and I met on the internet."
"We have very open marriages."
The only disappointment was how quickly the evening flew by - especially since I had to "work" for most of the night. But I thoroughly enjoyed the precious minutes of my breaks. If only every one of my gigs could be so entertaining!
And as I told Jennine - it was so incredibly flattering that they drove all that way and stayed the WHOLE night as well. Even our most devout fans don't that. Thanks you guys - that really means a lot.
And with that the first annual Blog-esota event was born! Of course with only two bloggers attending this year, we obviously still have room for growth. But if the amount of fun we had at this first one with only TWO people is any indication of what's to come -
NEXT YEAR'S GONNA BE A DOOZY!