Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Blogger Weekend, Part II

Saturday dawned cloudy and muggy. BJ and I slept in because we knew Fusion wouldn't get to town until late morning, and Drama was off getting a manicure and pedicure (just for us I'm sure). Shortly before noon we went to Drama's house and then the real fun of the weekend began.

We sat around all afternoon just talking and eating pizza. We talked at length about bloggers all over the world. Were your ears burning this past weekend? Well then, we probably talked about you. Mostly we said good things because most bloggers we know are by and large good people. We've each had some real life experiences with other bloggers, and that's where the really good gossip started. It seems to me that when you read a blog you get a sense of either who the blogger wants you to see or how they see themselves. Sometimes they don't always see themselves through crystal clear lenses. Interestingly, there was one blogger (who no longer blogs publicly) who we were all intent on discussing. We probably spent more time talking about one person than anyone else. One of us had even met this blogger in person, and the rest of us were eager to know all there was to know. We learned about earlobes and backs of legs. We learned of limits and unexpected disappointments. We all left that discussion with a better understanding of this person and all of us glad that things have turned out as they have rather than how they could have, for various reasons.

Late in the afternoon we headed to Millennium Park. We had a great time walking around and taking pictures, particularly of the Bean. We got to watch the sunset in the city, and the lights of dusk playing on the towering buildings downtown was beautiful. We lucked out with very pleasant weather, and by Windy City standards, very still with barely a breeze. BJ and I lagged behind Fusion and Drama and made comments about what a cute couple they would make. No, neither of them made any moves that way, but they sure seemed to get along well. (I'm quite sure they will both kill me for posting this, but sorry guys. I just calls 'em as I sees 'em.)

As downtown became more and more crowded with Saturday night visitors, we bugged out and headed to Drama's favorite Italian restaurant which turned out to be one of the best Italian restaurants I've ever visited. I had an eggplant dish that was absolutely to die for. I ate way more of it than I should have, but it was so delicious I just couldn't leave any of it behind.

I intended for this post to carry us through the end of Saturday evening, but I have to get to work so I'll have to pick this up again with Part III. Stay tuned. . .


BJ said...

I couldn't agree more. Very good synopsis of a wonderful time.

Fiona said...

Sounds like the second part of an awesome weekend :) So glad you're all having this time together and I'd agree wholeheartedly about how fortunate things turned out and what a lucky escape two bloggers made ;)

Mmmmmmmm Italian eggplant dish...melanzane parmigiano by any chance? Eggplant layered with tomatoes, meat sauce, cheese?

Looking forward to hearing more!

Drama said...

Cute couple? Huh? LOL

Yanno that Fuse locked his bedroom door and I couldn't find the darn key...::sigh::

LOL Just joking...all in good fun.

Now Fuse is going to kick both our butts!!

Fusion said...

How can I?
I'm over here in Ohio!

Oh, wait, I'm coming back in August.

Heh heh...

C-Marie said...

Sounds like so much fun... I can't wait to hear more!

freebird said...

Sounds great fun! TS. You certainly know how to keep us in suspense!!!
Fi, I'm guessing here but I think TS would go 'bleah' at the meat sauce. Just a guess.
When my family were visiting me recently my brother and sister commented at what a lovely couple Mr B and I made!!! Just saying.
Looking forward to the next episode :-)

Trueself said...

BJ - Thank you darling.

Fiona - I don't remember the name, but that wasn't it. It was eggplant stuffed with cheese and spinach and smothered in a divine marinara sauce.

Drama - Well, really can you blame him for locking the door? ;-)

Fuse - Kick away. I just calls 'em as I sees 'em! ;-)

C-Marie - It was loads of fun. So when are you coming out to visit? ;-)

FB - If only that darned ocean wasn't in the way you could've joined us.
And yes, I had the choice of meat sauce or marinara and chose, of course, the marinara.