Wednesday, July 25, 2012

mn blogger happy hour...or when strangers become friends

remember a while ago when i told you i joined a mn bloggers site? the site has been steadily growing since then and the creator, kelly decided to plan a happy hour for everyone to meet up! it had been on my calendar for a month and last night was the big night. i was soooo nervous all day. i've never been on a blind date before, but i'm pretty sure this must be what one feels like! would anyone know who i am? would they be easy to talk to? would it be awkward? 

i showed up at psycho suzi's at 5:30, right after work with my heart beating a million beats per minute. i got into the restaurant and immediately heard two girls call out "melissa! over here!" you have no idea how much that helped calm my nerves (they know me!!). there were only 4 or 5 bloggers there when i arrived, but more and more started showing up. it sounds nerdy, but it was like all of these girls who live in my computer (who i feel like i know) were all coming to life. haha!

there were 13 bloggers there in all. i had the best time meeting/getting to know all of them. they could not have been a nicer, more fun group of girls. we all joked about how nervous we were and how weird it was to be getting together with people we "met" on the internet, so that really helped break the ice.

we spent 3 hours (well that's how long i stayed), sipping on tropical drinks, eating greasy appetizers, and chatting about everything under the sun. i didn't want to leave! i can't wait for the next one (hint hint) :) thank you so much kelly and carolyn for planning an awesome night! 

12 comments:

Carolyn said...

YAY!!! :) I'm SO GLAD you came!!! I can't wait for the next one!! Hopefully it'll have AC! BAHAHAHAHA

jess said...

It was sooo much fun and so great to meet you! We will definitely have to get together again soon! :)

Syndal said...

I had a blast!! I was SO nervous too but I'm so glad I came! :)

Becky said...

That's AWESOME, Melissa!! So cool.

Miss Jewells said...

How fun! I'm so bummed I couldn't be there - I would've loved to meet you girls. Next time, seriously! Glad to hear you had fun!!

Sarah said...

Aww! I wish I could have made it. Looks like a great time!

Bridget said...

With we could have chatted! So many people and so little time! Def next time!

~Dawn~ said...

It was so fun meeting you, Melissa - I'm glad we had the chance to sit together and chat a bit. :) It's so nice to hear your voice as I read your post - if that makes sense? HA!

Can't wait for our next get-together.

Kelly said...

Last night was soooooooooooo much fun!! Just think! Next time will be like no big deal!! ;-D

Britni Kesselring said...

It was great meeting you!!

Mollie Dvorak said...

So glad you had such a good time! I may need to start a blog here soon so I can join in on the fun!

Lisa said...

I think this is SUCH a great idea! I really wish we had a "big" California Blogger who would set this up! I might be a little nervous, too, but oh my goodnes how fun getting to meet all of those blogger friends! That is wonderful and I am so glad you had fun! Yay for Minnesota Bloggers!

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