It all started with a tweet. Then there was a blog post. I left a comment that basically said, “I’d like to, but I’m a wimp when it comes to meeting people so I’ll pass.” Adam emailed me to say that I should come. So, I bit the bullet and said I’d be there.
It was fun – once I got past the room-spinning, heart beating in my throat feeling. Bloggers are nice people. Also, bloggers don’t think it’s rude if you whip out your cell phone to tweet. I checked Twitter and followed my new friends, but actually didn’t tweet while I was out.
We had dinner at Yolo’s at Planet Hollywood to celebrate Red Lotus Mama’s 30-something birthday. I met her, Lexi and Marco, Countess Mo, Sarahndipitea, and the famous Avitable. There were other people there – I didn’t get all their names or Twitter handles, but they were all really nice.
After dinner, we went to Avitable’s suite for cupcakes. It was a birthday, and the rules say there must be cake of some sort. Countess Mo came with me since she could get me into the rooms area, which was really nice because I would never have found it on my own. We piled into the room, where everyone sat around eating cupcakes, drinking, chatting, and of course tweeting.
I was worried that people would think I wasn’t having fun, but really, I was. I’m not the most social creature when you meet me in person, so I’m usually content to spend my time listening to everyone else’s conversations. If it’s one on one, I do a lot better conversationally. I did have fun – this was my first time meeting other bloggers, people who get it when it comes to putting your life on the internet, and I enjoyed it. I’d like to meet more bloggers next time they’re in town.
And now, some pictures:
Me & Red Lotus Mama – the birthday girl
Me & Countess Mo
Me & Avitable