Wednesday, October 22, 2008

IRL-virgin

So I am an IRL virgin. And McMommy was my first. Don’t worry, Mom. We were safe. There were speed dial calls and texts if she turned out to be a 60 year old man-perv, and an arsenal of butt kicking moves that I am sure I could have pulled out. It was a decision that was made with great thoughtfulness…we didn’t rush it…I swear.

Let me back up by saying that I have never had a remote chance of meeting a blog friend in real life before and I was okay with that. I was envious of people who had real friendships with bloggers, but I was wary. In this “To Catch a Predator” time, no one can be trusted, especially in my paranoid mind.

But McMommy and I started this Real Life affair slowly…almost to where I didn’t realize where I was until it was too late…she is crafty like that. We exchanged numerous emails before we had blog emails so we knew each others’ real names and work places right off the bat. Then came the challenge…

When I started losing the weight earlier this summer, McMommy was very encouraging and supportive. And then she started talking about losing 10 lbs, which if you’ve seen her in pictures you know it was UNNESSARY. Out of nowhere, we decided to see who could lose 10 lbs the fastest. A prize was decided. And this is where the phone calls and texts started.

Side note: McMommy may look nice, but let me tell you she is a tricky one when she wants to win. She would text me saying things like, “I’m going to eat some cake.” To which I would respond, “good, the prize is mine…and I don’t have to work out today.” Then 10 min. later I’d get a phone call: “PSYCH, I’m on the elliptical at the gym…you are going down!”

In our Not-So-Much-Biggest-Loser competition, we learned a lot about each other. Husbands’ names, the fact that they think we’re crazy, real life dramas…it was fun, but kept at a respectable distance so that ties could be severed if one of us turned into a 60 year old man-perv.

But now, it is too much…I’ve gone to far. She is too awesome and now a bond has been forged. Now she will have a hard time blog-divorcing me, ‘cause once you go McMommy…you don’t go back.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

hahahaha

So did you get to meet her on this latest trip? So exciting! I love McMommy! (Do I sound slightly stalker-ish? I only read her blog oh, every day...?)

Love,
Cita

Annie said...

Very cool! I met a friend from a mom board 5 years ago and we are still friends to this day. We chat on the phone often and go back and forth between KS and TX for visits!
You never know where you might bond with someone!
My first visit here....great blog!

3boys247 said...

I can't wait to hear about the meeting. An ER trip? Wow Crazy Ladies!

the ben show said...

You are hilar. (that's short for hilarious, as if I needed to tell you that.)

amanda said...

sooo looking forward to the details friend :)

and have i mentioned yet how jealous i am of the two of you?

bc i am!

Krystyn said...

I'm jealous, too! I wanna have a IRL from blogger friend.

Sounds like a good time according to McMommy.

Auds at Barking Mad! said...

Sounds like you guys had a good time, via both of your blogs. Well except for Carter's little mishap. Poor kiddo!

I wish I were far more confident...then maybe I'd meet a few of my favourite bloggers IRL too!

McMommy said...

How much fun and commotion did we pack into less than 24 hours?? Yep, ALOT. Miss ya!!!!!

Also, commenter Cita....I love you.

Kim H. said...

You are hysterical! I love the mental games that you guys played just to lose some weight - that's pretty darn funny, and absolutely something I would do!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Glad to you guys had such a great meeting. Great post!

Happy POW!

Kate said...

This post made me laugh out loud :)

jennifer said...

I have met one Blog Bud in person and it was SUCH fun. If you ever get an opportunity to meet, trust her NOT to be an axe murderer and just do it!

Have a nice weekend.

jennifer said...

Just visited McMommy, saw the pics and realized that you DID get to meet (reading too lightly again). See? She wasn't an axe murderer.

LaskiGal said...

Congrats on the meeting. I'm still a virgin myself. And, the hubs is all "whatever" about my crazy real life dramas, so I so getcha!

Glad you two had a blast and there were no pervy men involved . . .

Karen said...

Is that what we're called? IRL VIRGINS? LMAO

Seriously, glad you two got to meet.

The Mrs. said...

like I said to mcmommy I'm jealous that she got to meet you! It sounded like fun... except the whole ER thing.

btw I left you something on my site.

Amy said...

LOL, hilarious!