I’ve been doing the meet-people-from-the-internet thing since…1999? I’ve had people from the other side of the planet stay in my house for a week when I’d only known them online. I’ve had the same people host me on the other side of the planet for 4 weeks (and let me share their Christmas). And even last year, spending a girlie weekend away with girls I’d only just started to get to know online.

My real-life friends and family regularly give me That Look whenever I discuss Internet People. That’s when I remember that I’m a bit spesh in that I’m not an overly social person, usually not good in starting up conversations, yet I easily put myself in these ‘meet-up’ situations. But I keep doing these things because it’s always nice to find people in a seemingly random way and find that these people are nice and friendly and somewhat nerdy :o)

Today’s event was a Yum Cha lunch for Sydney Female Bloggers (Chick Bloggers? Bloggers that are Chicks?) at East Ocean, organised by the ever-talented Leigh.

So today I got to meet

and it was such a great way to meet interesting women who have interesting stories and hobbies and all sorts of things. To go from one extreme of having a food blogger to having someone who’s never eaten Yum Cha before. Everyone so very different, but able to sit at a big table in a noisy restaurant and manage to keep conversations going the entire time.

I’ve still been feeling a bit off-the-planet with the drugs I’m on after Thursday’s trauma and I dare say I was a bit of a doped-up version of rah today. These poor girls were very kind and tolerated me and my ADHD-like tendencies today :o) Amanda even came to the Swarovski shop with me while I bought myself a sparkly ring!

Thanks for a great day gals, promise to be a bit more normal next time ;o)

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11 thoughts on “Hangin’ with the internets

  1. Was so lovely to meet you – hope your gums aren’t hurting too much! That’s really interesting about all your internet friend adventures, you’re really living in a global village :)

    Christie @ Fig & Cherry’s last blog post..I would not like to be this tomato

    Posted on 1 March 2009 at 7:01 pm
  2. christie, i’m definitely spesh in that department! now i can add you to my little black book ;o)

    Posted on 1 March 2009 at 9:25 pm
  3. nothing wrong with being a little bit special in the social skills department :p

    Posted on 2 March 2009 at 8:45 am
  4. Was fantastic meeting with you and discussing Catholicism over yum cha. :)
    I hope your poor gums will soon let up giving you hell.

    Riayn’s last blog post..Yum cha with the Sydney Blogger Girls

    Posted on 2 March 2009 at 12:27 pm
  5. @fiona, do you mean special or “special”? ;o)

    @riayn, gums will be better soon enough :o) i think the laughing from yesterday might have set me back a day or two though… no mind!

    Posted on 2 March 2009 at 6:59 pm
  6. “more normal next time”?! who the hell are you kidding???!!

    Posted on 2 March 2009 at 8:24 pm
  7. shhhh, they don’t know that yet ;o)
    luff ewe xxx

    Posted on 2 March 2009 at 8:43 pm
  8. Hey, it was fun the other day. How is the sparkly turning out?

    The tea is very red and yummy, almost jam like, but without the sugar :)

    Amanda’s last blog post..Sydney Girly Bloggers Yum Cha

    Posted on 2 March 2009 at 10:07 pm
  9. sparkly is going well! i almost had to send a memo out at work to tell them to not get the wrong idea lol
    http://flickr.com/photos/rainbowtatt/3322282860/

    Posted on 2 March 2009 at 10:25 pm