Recently, I've been reveling in the joy that is blogland. I have been so excited by projects that other crafty bloggers are posting, so boosted by supportive comments by readers, and so buzzed by the energy that this forum creates. And while I never thought I'd be the type of person to make friends by means of the internet (that kind of thing always sounded like a set-up for a bad Maury Povich episode to me), I found myself accepting an invitation to meet up with Traci, a blogger whose weblog I read religiously. Once a New Yorker herself, she was back in town this week for a convention and suggested we meet up (after months of commenting on each other's blogs). I was so happy that she contacted me. I've been interested myself in extending such invitations to other bloggers, but (in a completely uncharacteristic way) I've been too shy to do so, or perhaps too scared. Traci is, in fact, not a homicidal maniac who uses the front of a blog to lure unsuspecting readers into her snare. She is super fun, outgoing, enthusiastic, insightful, creative, and generous. Look at the beautiful coasters that she brought me!
We had so much to talk about, and we share a lot in common (the whole love/hate thing with New York - and the "maybe I should move to Portland to escape" daydreams - are hot topics for both of us). It's still a bit crazy to me that my computer had to intervene to help me meet people with whom I share many interests, but I'm so glad that it did.
If you haven't done so recently, you should stop over to little messes to see what Traci is up to. Thanks for a really fun evening, Traci. I hope we can meet up again. And to the rest of you, my dear blog friends, have a wonderful weekend - maybe we'll be meeting soon, too!