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The friends who blog together, stay together…or at least they post every minute detail, embarrassing photo and incriminating video

This is the pathway of destruction left in the wake of four bloggers taking Orlando by storm this weekend:

1. Two car wrecks in the first two minutes of hitting the road from Brandon….one on fire, one flipped over….I have had pictures **see #4 and you’ll know why you’re not seeing any of them.

2. One air mattress (that I’ll be replacing ASAP because it belongs to my MIL)….after driving on the interstate for an hour, Izzy and I got out of the car and realized that the cord hadn’t gotten all the way into the trunk and had been dragged for miles…it is now a sad, pitiful nub of plastic….again, picture, but no picture.

3.  One set of pajamas and my most beloved pillow left behind at Shash’s house.  I have no idea how I’m going to sleep tonight, but I can guarantee that it will be with bitter tears of disappointment.

4.  Shash lost her Razor phone and I mourn my Blackberry, plus all four of us lost cameras in a wet purse incident at 2AM in City Walk.  We have no idea what happened, but the purse interior retained enough fluid to brew a full pot of coffee and everything we had was soaked and destroyed….except for Britt’s memory card.  So sad. I am now cell phone-less and camera-less.  I can almost feel my life’s purpose draining away.

5.  If SeaWorld burned down today, I have no idea what anyone is talking about.  I was in Brandon the entire weekend and I’m sure I can find alibis.

But SO WORTH IT, people!

What made it worth it all?

1. Getting the chance to meet three women whose blogs I’ve been reading, who brought real life personalities to entities only captured in twitter and emailes and blog posts, sharing stuff about blogging that no one else in my non-blogging world understand…I felt like part of the community in a whole new way.  It rocked!

2.  We laughed. Oh my stars and garters did we laugh.  We were giggling fools, we tickled ourselves silly.  I don’t know that I’ve ever laughed so hard for so long.  There was nothing sacred or inappropriate and we just let it all hang out and you know what? We laughed at that too.

3.  Learning the coolest things about new friends:  Britt really does have the best hair on the interwebs, folks…Shash drives like a Nascar racer….Izzy might be the most photogenic person I’ve ever been near, and forced to photograph WITH, which was highly unsatisfying on my part…Britt’s laugh is totally contagious….Shash loves all the same movies I do…Izzy has a thing for hot shirtless things walking down the street.

4.  No one slapped me becaues I snore…which, hello! hotel room with three practical strangers/new friends and no one said, “Dude, you are so on your own for a room at BlogHer next year, sorry”….BFFs ya’ll.

5.  And FOR REAL, when the cabbie asked who we were and how we knew each other, I got to hear Britt tell him, “Well, we’re kind of a big deal on the Internet.”  She uses the phrase “we” so liberally.  And again with the laughing.

So, my cell phone and my camera bit the dust (Izzy and Britt’s good cameras both made it out alive, so hopefully I’ll steal some of those to share with you).

That really, truly, monumentally sucks.

But I wouldn’t have missed this weekend for the world.

17 Comments on “The friends who blog together, stay together…or at least they post every minute detail, embarrassing photo and incriminating video”

  1. #1 Maria
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Aw lady, how awesome. Thanks for posting the recap. That sounds like it was a blast.

    I MISS BOOZE SO MUCH. Just sayin.

    Marias last blog post..sweet and tart

  2. #2 Heather
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Man that sucks amundo! I don’t know what I would do without my cell phone! I would never know what time it was! But, on the bright side…you get to go shopping for a NEW phone!

    Heathers last blog post..Walking, smalking

  3. #3 Melissa
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Sounds like a helluva good time! ;o) That is so cool!

    Melissas last blog post..Hot for the Holidays Challenge

  4. #4 SciFi Dad
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    You got to hang out with Izzy AND Britt?!?

    How is there justice in the world?

  5. #5 Double Agent Girl
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    *JEALOUS* cause I’d have killed – well, ok maybe maimed – in order to chill with the likes of you.

    Also? Totally understand, cause I love me some sugarpants and temptingmama – especially after being privileged enough to chill with them at BlogHer Boston.

    Glad you had fun – you internet big deal… LOL!

  6. #6 Miss Britt
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I’m so sad that the pictures of me with the toilet seat cover drowned. 🙁

    Miss Britts last blog post..The Stories Behind The Pictures

  7. #7 chris
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    That sounds wonderful! I’m glad you had such a great time – you deserve it. I’ll anxiously await the photos!

  8. #8 jennster
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    so jealous! so loving your good time! so missing izzy and her gorgeous self!!! SMOOCHES!

    jennsters last blog post..omfg!

  9. #9 Mom2BJT
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    I’m glad you guys had such a great time, but I’m sorry that some of ya’lls stuff got destroyed. That’s terrible to be without a phone AND a camera.

  10. #10 lori astacio
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Hey A,
    I am so excited that you had such a good time. You deserve every second of it. The group sounds like a blast. I can’t wait to see you to get another recap.
    I know these next few days are going to be an emotional roller coaster for you. I am praying for the best and keeping Peyton in my prayers constantly.
    Hope to see you tomorrow.

  11. #11 Izzy
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    I miss you guys already! Good thing you’re only 20 minutes away. In other words…I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE 😉

    Izzys last blog post..Navel-Gazing

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  13. #13 Nina
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    aww c’mon….we need pictures of this adventure!!!

    Ninas last blog post..The weekend and more pictures……

  14. #14 Holly at Tropic of Mom
    on Oct 27th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Ohmygosh, so jealous! Sounds like you had such a fun time. What a great idea!

    Holly at Tropic of Moms last blog post..When your child hits someone in the butt with chocolate…

  15. #15 Mrs. Kitty
    on Oct 28th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Jealous, jealous, jealous! That’s me for you!

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