Monday, November 27, 2006

Meeting Up with Buttercup

Well, I'm back in Los Angeles after a great Thanksgiving holiday in Texas. I'll be writing about my time there and posting various pictures throughout the week.

One of the highlights of my long weekend was getting to meet one of my blog buddies. I'd never met a blog bud before, so this was a new experience. Buttercup and Bean is one of my favorite blogs. It's authored by two sisters. Buttercup is a self-described "Feminist Lawyer And Wanna-Be Escape Artist Living In NYC". I have thoroughly enjoyed reading her posts over the past year. She is a passionate, genuine, and deeply feeling woman who writes with a refreshing balance of intelligence and vulnerability. We have e-mailed each other about various topics over the past months, and we recently discovered that we would be in the same vicinity for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Having coffee while protecting Buttercup's anonymous blogger identity.
(Yes, we totally got the giggles staging this photo.)

We had a lovely visit and I think we were both pleasantly surprised at how easily we conversed and got along! You can read Buttercup's post about our visit here. One of the most unexpected gifts of blogging has been the unexpected community I've found--a comraderie among "strangers". I found that our conversation seemed to pick up where our blogs left off. We talked about all kinds of things, including family, relationships, and how we decide what topics are "off limits" for our blogs.

I was happy to discover that the Buttercup I enjoy reading is also someone I like "in person". I'm already looking forward to our next visit.

How cool that a blog buddy is now a friend.

Thanks for the visit, Buttercup!


J said...

Very groovy! Glad you had a great meet up. I haven't done that yet...too chicken, I guess.

beenzzz said...

That's so cool that you were able to meet up with a blog buddy like that! I'm glad you had a great trip.

Autumn's Mom said...

Nice. Glad you had a good time and officially became friends :)

ML said...

How cool is that meeting your blog buddy. Even better that you hit it off!

Buttercup said...

Starshine - I'm very happy about meeting up as well! We should hook our moms up. I bet they would like each other. My mom is not so bold as to do pilates but she works out all the time and lost 27 pounds in the last year. It's a marvel. I'm very proud of her for getting all healthy.

Jenn said...

I love the way both of your hair is sitting. Very cool picture!

Anonymous said...

In Texas again and no visit to Wacko!?!?!?

a-dub said...

You girls have both got some rockin' hair.