But I can't just jump right to Sunday, now can I? No. That would be cruel to Thursday, Friday and Saturday. After all, those are usually the weekend days I long for. Not Sunday. What weirdo wants to skip over those days right to Sunday? Not I, said the anonymous Chicago blogger.
In sum, a Thursday "Mom's Night Out" dinner with tapas and Sangria, a Friday night at home with my favorite fellas (and a couple NyQuil tablets), a Saturday morning spent writing thank you cards, sending gifts, getting a much-needed mani/pedi, and a Saturday night out with friends, deliciously savory Indian food, fruity cocktails and frozen yogurt were certainly the perfect precursor to my awesome Sunday.
Which brings me to....SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY. Indeed, this Sunday marked the epic Blogger Blitz Chicago hosted by the adorable AV from Long Distance Loving.
And you know what? I was a little bit nervous. I don't know why. I was going to meet some of the funniest, coolest, most creative and fashionable ladies whose blogs I
Luckily I had pre-connected with one of my blogging besties, Chris from Chubbette Tales...Life After Spanx and it turns out she was a little nervous too. We joked about if we needed to bring anything and how we were certainly going to be the oldest people there. Being 29 and up in the blogging world is rough.
But all my worries were washed away as soon I saw Chris waving at me as I walked towards the bar's front door at the same time as her and the ever-so-hilarious Taylor of The Daily Tay. Taylor even got me a gift...and my birthday's not until November 22. (Yeah, that's a hint for the rest of y'all. It's T-giving, mark your calendars.)
And after schlepping my ass up 12 flights of stairs (or maybe it was only 3) in strappy wedges, I was thrilled to finally meet so many of my other blogging idols, like this girl and this girl.
Introductions were made, hugs given, drinks drunk, numbers exchanged and of course, because we're bloggers, a photo-shoot took place. Please pardon the fact that my hair is 5 inches shorter than it was on Friday, that I am sweating in places I don't feel comfortable talking about on my blog, and that I'm basically a greaseball mess. The lovely ladies I met got to meet saw the real me...not the Instagram-edited versions of the photos I usually post.
And, yes. Each of the wonderful bloggers I met today were equally as wonderful in person. Looking forward to our next Chi-town meetup. I'm just hoping it includes her, her and her next time.
********How was your weekend? As awesome as mine?
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