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Monday, June 26, 2006

Haven't We Met Before?

This was the prevailing feeling at the KC Bloggirls Luncheon. It didn’t seem far from the mark, as we are related through posting and comments for the past x-number of months. I’m not sure I could ever encapsulate in words what I observed and the marks even new people left on my heart.

I’m typically one of the women you will find on the outer perimeter of a large gathering; quietly observing and taking internal notes about people. This was no exception. I did get to interact with a few, some of which I had never even ‘found’ their home-blog, and some of which I had wanted to meet since this gathering was in the initial planning stages.

I want to take the time to link each one of these women. Though I did not get to personally interact with each one verbally, I did observe (eyes AND ears) the women and their interactions and their expressions and their incredible personality!

I’m going to “borrow” Shannon’s link research to post here along with my own observations!

Most Like What I Imagined and Friendliest: Rock in My Dryer
Most Encouraging: Chilihead at Don’t Try This at Home
Most Hospitable and Kindest: Jules at Everyday Mommy
Most OUTRAGEOUSLY fun: Shalee at Shalee’s Diner
Wisest Soul: Janna at Bread Crumbs
Susan, a self-proclaimed lurker (I didn’t even get to meet her…did I?)
Most Blog-Environment Conscious (and funny too) Jamie at Surviving the Chaos
Most Sweet: Michelle at This One’s For the Girls
Most Certain of Herself and Her Path: Tina at Antique Mommy
Most “Young”: Sarah at Sarah’s Other Blog
Most Comfortable: Mary at Aunt Murry
Most Gentle Spirit: Kristi at Basketballs and Babydolls
Most Beautiful Inside and Out: Addie at Life With Little Women
Best Smile (I wonder if she was by Susan because I didn’t get to interact with her much): Beckah at Happy Mom
Most Children and Great Sense of Humor: Lammyann at Lammyann Life
Most Talkative (I can say it…she’s my sister): Michelle at Love to Chat

This was truly an incredibly memorable experience and to top it all off I got to spend several hours in the car with my beloved sister as we traveled to and fro AND I got to visit one of my old Alma Mater’s in Pittsburg State University! Go Gorillas! Even as I realized it had been over 20 years since I was there a bit of my youth returned while remembering.

Thanks again to all who made this lunch happen! To new friends and future get togethers!


shannon @ rocks in my dryer said...

I'm so honored! Thank you! ;)

Aunt Murry said...

I love that I'm the most comfortable! That's great. I'm sorry that we did not get to talk more. I'm sure should we ever get together that it will be an all nighter!

S Eagleman said...

Hey there, this is Susan "the lurker"
I didn't meet you formally but I think I was the one who kept making you get up so I could get by. Very cool blog. Ok, back to lurking.

great2beme said...

That was too cute and I will have to think through and see if I have the same thoughts, if I can remember everyone! Great meeting everyone

kpjara said...

Oh THAT Susan! I do remember you... not just for upsy-daisy but because you are most beloved lurker! Greetings and salutations!

Shalee said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for coming up to KC for the lunch! I loved getting to hug in in person, since I want to do that over the internet so often.

And I'm totally serious about you and the Mr. coming up for a fun weekend. I loved the intimate time at Everyday Mommy's place. We need to do that more!

Chilihead2 said...

I have no idea how I've encouraged anyone, but that is quite a compliment! Thank you! I definitely appreciate being the quiet one on the's usually me.

I LOVED your Rosie t-shirt. I've looked at our Wal-Mart and I CANNOT FIND IT. Grrrr. I've been looking for a good Rosie shirt for about six years, believe it or not. Hmmm. I'll have to see if there's anything I can trade you...


kpjara said...

Trust me Chilihead you are the "encourager" of the group. I can just tell by the interactions you had and the comments others make to and about you!

Rosie...hmm...well at the local Wal-Mart I think it finally made it to the clearance rack...but I'll keep my eyes peeled!

Tess said...

so glad you all had such a great time!

Grafted Branch said...

Oh! That's a fun idea. Someday when we Texas bloggers get around to doing such a thing, you'll have to come south!

Joy M. said...

Okay, I'm curious. What are you, KP?
I vote smartest!

Rebekah said...

What fun! It was such fun to meet everyone, thanks for making the drive!

kpjara said...

Tess: Yes, I would say: "a good time was had by all".

Grafted Branch: From what I hear the Texas Bloggirls luncheon is coming up in October???? Check Shannon's site, she's got a link I believe.

Joy: I'm flattered, truly, I think from my own perspective I would still name it most quiet, but loudest laugh.

Rebekah: It really was cool to meet and WATCH everyone 'offline and in person'!

Overwhelmed! said...

That is so cool! I wish they'd have such a thing where I live. :)

Addie said...

Wow, I love these wonderful short but very sweet and sincere sentences for each of us! I wish I had a chance to talk with you. It is generally the quiet observers that speak with more substance and I can tell from your blog and comments on others that you are no different.

LammyAnn said...

Girl... I enjoyed sitting with ya... and "Great Sense of Humor" is quite a compliment amongst this group!!!
(BTW I tied with Michelle (this one's for the girls) for the most kids! *smiles*)