Sunday, July 27, 2008

Friends in Blog Places

What a weekend! The excitement started Friday afternoon when I received the Rolling Stones' Shine a Light CD in the mail from the endlessly witty, incredibly talented and painfully beautiful Dingo. Why did this gorgeous creature take time out from blogging, running, and saving the world from Odd People to send me a CD? Well, there was this contest on her website. And thanks to my extensive experience writing for my high school yearbook, I won it. I wrote a caption for Dingo’s picture and out of all the choices submitted, Dingo’s Cougar Mom chose mine. Hooray!! (Notice my lame attempt at doing rocker bull-horns-hand...)

Saturday, the awesomeness continued when I went hiking with my bloggy, ass-kicking, outdoors-loving pal, Alysha. As you can see, it was a lovely morning, although temperatures were in the high 70’s to low 80’s at least. So we didn’t quite make it to Josephine’s Peak…and we were a little stinky on the descent to the car…

After we returned, things got really thrilling. We met up with someone who has eluded us for weeks. He wouldn’t tell us his real name (until we beat it out of him) or any juicy details on his day-to-day life, but in the picnic area of Descanso Gardens, Alysha and I finally came face-to-face with GeekHiker. It was like meeting the Wizard of Hiking. And let me just say, there’s a lot less geek there than he claims, ladies. He’s smart and funny and has a pair of dimples to die for. AND he and Mr. Wonderful have a few things in common. But I can’t say what. Because GeekHiker made me sign a contract vowing not to tear any holes in his enigma-ness.

If it weren’t for the Internet, my weekend could have been stark and sedate. Well…maybe not entirely because Mr. W finally said the L-word OUT LOUD to me when we were playing pool Saturday night…but that’s a story for another time…

11 comments:

geekhiker said...

Meeting me? Thrilling?

LOL - I think the only thing I asked was not to reveal my name or post photos; pretty much everything else is fair game, I guess. And, wait: "less geek there than he claims"? Are you questioning my geek-cred? Should I have brought a switch with me and configured it or something?

Ah, well, never mind. Judging by the teaser at the end there, meeting me was hardly the highlight of your weekend! :)

Just a Girl said...

I keep telling him he needs to work the dimples.

jen tarara said...

So you'll let me download those songs? I don't have the CD... Also - big news on the L front... do tell more soon!!

Dingo said...

You got to meet GH! No fair! Oh, and send pictures immediately. Mwahhahaha!

So glad you like the CD! Your yearbook advisor would be proud of your caption writing skills.

As for the L word. Oh, I want to hear that story. Do tell.

Hee! My word verification is "extc." Coincidence? I think not.

thecoconutdiaries said...

Ditto on the L-word story. It seems weird to congratulate you on it, but congrats is all I can think of. Hallmark doesn't exactly make "yeah, he finally told you, in 3 words, what an amazing person he thinks you truly are. Hoo-rah!"

Lara said...

Love the post! I live out gorgeous SoCal weekends through your words, so this was great. Also...WTF?! The L-word out loud?! I want to snuggle, frame, dip in bronze and eat him he's so cute!!!

Michael C said...

Yay for the 'L' word. Congrats! Or shall I say, Yahoo!! ;-)

I really need to get out there and meet some fellow bloggers. You make it sound so exciting. Did I just overdo it there? I really wasn't trying to.

Anita said...

Wait a second...you forget that if it weren't for the internet, you wouldn't have met Mr. W. Am I right?

I, for one, will thank the internet for getting me back in touch with you and the goings on in your life.

Can't wait to read the "L Word" post! That'll be a goodie for sure!

laura said...

I think there is one part of your weekend that you forgot to mention in this blog...what's this I hear about anonymous getting locked in a bathroom?! In addition to the "L" word blog that we are all anxiously awaiting...would love to hear your side of the locked in the bathroom story! :) I just saw her at lunch and told her you guys should'nt let her out of the house.

Mel Heth said...

StudHiker - Of course it was a thrill! There was so much build up! And yes, I'm sorry to tell you that your geek status has been moved down several levels. :P

JAG - Seriously! They're so cute!

Jen - You know I gotcha covered!

Dingo - Get your butt out to CA and you can meet GeekHiker too! And run around the Rose Bowl with me!

Coconut - You're so funny. Thank you. I hope you enjoy the story of how it all went down.

Lara - That comment was some of the most brilliant writing I've ever read. Seriously, dude.

Michael C - I would totally drive to the OC to meet you in person! Isn't that about halfway between us?

Anita - Doh! You're so right!

Laura - You have no idea. Wait, yes you do, your mom is related to her. I thought we were going to have to call the fire department. I can't even keep up with her daily antics enough to write blogs about them. She needs to get her own website...

Diz said...

awww c'mon ma tell the story of the L-word out loud! DO IT! LOL