So I got a private twitter message (a DM, if you’re up with the lingo) from Liz of Jarod & Liz last night:

hey, if it’s not too creepy, jarod wants us to duck down and do a joint 365 with you tonight. If you haven’t done one already. You can  most definitely say no if you want!! :)

How could I resist a request that ends in a smiley face? Sure, I’d only met Liz once before at a Blog Chicks lunch, but we live relatively nearby — and just quietly, I have a sixth sense for knowing which online people I’ll get along with in real life, and these two totally cut it — and we’re all doing the 365 in 2010 photo/portrait/self-portrait thing.

So this was a perfectly natural thing to do, right?

So we set the time. And a dark place:

And what was supposed to be a quick photo opportunity turned into a 2-hour chat-fest! And they even brought some chocolate mousse for me because inner westie types are nice and thoughtful like that:

Cat people are cool and twitter people are cool. Combine the two and you get super-cool!

Thanks guys for the laughs, the screams, the zomg-there’s-a-rat (5 times over) and of course, the chocolate mousse:

Bear says thanks, too :)

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8 thoughts on “Hi, my name is Laura and I like meeting stranger Twitterers in dark alleys

  1. freaky though I’m *jealous*
    .-= Fiona´s last blog ..Visualising Information =-.

    Posted on 1 March 2010 at 7:31 pm
  2. Not toooo creepy at all ;)
    Was good fun. Next time we’ll aim for something with less rats :P
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..60/365 – polka dot pajama pants and jarod\’s warm socks. =-.

    Posted on 1 March 2010 at 8:00 pm
  3. Totally misread that as “duck down and do a joint”. :))
    .-= spotrick´s last blog ..Thousands of authors opt out of Google book settlement | Books | guardian.co.uk =-.

    Posted on 1 March 2010 at 11:19 pm
  4. Oh Spotty, you know me too well ;)

    Fiona, I can road trip to Canberra and share the love if you like??

    PS I got in trouble from Dan for not being more hospitable and inviting you guys in on Sunday night. Turns out he didn’t realise we were just outside, he thought we were a couple of blocks away LOL

    Posted on 2 March 2010 at 9:20 pm
  5. hmm different layout, where the pink go?

    yeah! come to canberra for a photo op! :p

    ps your top commenters has Fifikin’s gravatar and my link! dodge!
    .-= Fiona´s last blog ..Better Late than Never – A March Gingerbread Train =-.

    Posted on 2 March 2010 at 9:30 pm
  6. Hahaha, we didn’t mind. The rats were… a nice touch.

    Fiona – next time we’re in Canberra we’ll DM you ;)
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..61/365 – Timeout Kitty Plays Under Your Door =-.

    Posted on 2 March 2010 at 9:59 pm
  7. I saw that to Fiona, how bodgy is that widget I installed? Going back to non-pic version tonight – you’re so eagle-eyed, changed the theme, but still gotta change some things and remove the feral bits…

    Posted on 3 March 2010 at 6:55 pm