Hallo, blog logs! Here we are on Monday again. Now that I am a “full-ish” time working girl, I find a nice Monday/Wednesday/Friday blogging schedule best suits my needs. Remember when I used to blog every single day? Ah, the luxury! I think after you reach the 10 year mark you’re allow to not blog, er, as frequently. Speaking of 10 year blogging marks, remember Jessica, a’la The Hun? My old old old blogger friend who I met up with at Burning Man 10,000 years ago? She wrote a lovely blog entry about what it’s like to blog for 10 years, here. Check it out! It’s nice to know I’m not the only one who can’t stop this compulsion.
Speaking of old old old old OLD blogfriends, here I am outside “The Dish” in Ballard Sunday morning, waiting to meet up with Emilio, a Canadian (former) blogger who I became blogfriends with via Raymi. All blog roads eventually lead back to Raymi, don’t they? We’ve also both been on Flickr since 2007, and still love it.
Emilio lucked out on a parking space, and turned out to be delightful, charismatic and full of positive energy, which was just the thing one needs after a week full of gloom and doom rainy weather. He kept up the conversation beautifully, which is a blessing for a couple of introverts like Joshy and I. He regaled us all about his various travels for work in the past year, his current living situation in Savannah, Georgia with his beautiful wife Emily, and all about how much we should visit the South (we really need to). And of course, Emilio loves his Nikon camera.
No meeting of two photography-obsessed bloggers would be complete without multiple photo ops, right? This one was no exception. After Josh took pictures of Emilio and I with Emilio’s camera, he took more with mine.
Hooray for meeting up with blogfriends in real life! Always a good time. RAYMI YOU’RE NEXT!
After a brief, but highly entertaining breakfast with Emilio, we drove back home to have a quick walk with the rogs and then it was onto one of our old co-worker’s houses for a reunion potluck with all of our old co-workers, some of whom we’ve known for eight years! EIGHT YEARS! Here’s Alison and her blond baby Zack. He moves fast.
We love Stephanie. We attended her wedding last year to Erin, and it was lovely. I ended up talking with Erin quite a bit about writing–Erin is a published author, and she had a lot of great advice to dispense.
The whole gang. The sun finally came out, which was wonderful. I suspect Josh and I will have a lot more success getting everyone over to our house again for a barbecue this summer–after all, we have a great big backyard…why not take advantage of it?
Speaking of that backyard, I managed to get off work early today and it’s time for me to go enjoy that spring sunshine!