Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My First Blate

I have big plans about blogging about the rest of my Chicago trip later this week, but I couldn't wait another minute to share about my very first blogger date- with Lisa from Two Martinis. I am not sure what exactly we bonded over, but I am pretty sure I fell in love with her open and honest chat about temping. Really, I think that was when I knew I had to be her new best friend.

Quickly our days were spent with chatting all day on gchat and bonding over our dislike for things involving actual work. Just being honest. As my trip got closer and closer, I decided that it would work best for my life plans if she could have her baby before I came so I could meet her + hold a snuggly newborn all in one trip, but alas, Bumpy didn't feel the need to cooperate.

We made plans to meet up, and after a full day in the city, my husband dropped me off on a street corner in downtown Chicago and told me "BYE! Don't get killed!" as I headed to meet my online friend. I knocked on the door of her apartment which she said was messy but was actually immaculate and put my house to shame on a good day.

I got to chat it up with her and her husband and play tug-of -war with Ozzie the dog before our dinner date at Hot Chocolate and he informed of his "online dating rules" which apparently, Lisa and I broke because we didn't talk on the phone. Good thing we weren't you know, looking for dates.


Lisa's husband is a real gem and dropped us off at dinner and we enjoyed the most amazing cheddar biscuits with honey butter, Mac & Cheese, and these mini-donuts. OMG they were so dreamy, I can't even describe them without my mouth watering. I was convinced at dinner that she was my soul sister and sad that she inconveniently lives all the way across the country.  Seriously, she used to work in Boise and I'm pretty sure Boise would welcome you with open arms...hint hint. 


 Lisa and I also went to a little trendy hipster coffee shop called the Worm Hole, and did some shopping at this little boutique I am still mad that I didn't buy anything from. Truth: I was just too lazy to try anything on, and I am kicking myself for it. I had so much fun hanging out with the adorable and funny Lisa-she is one of my closest blogging friends and it was only natural that she was the first blogging friend I got to meet in real life!



After our lovely evening in the city, we used Uber to find a cab that brought me to the train station, and I hopped on a train to the suburbs all by myself! Only a few people laughed at me, like when I was scolded by the train station ticket-seller for saying I wanted a train to Elburn when I actually needed to get off in Weaton, and when the train passengers laughed when I asked what train I was on. It was a real fun time, and I think I could get used to being carted to and from my destinations while I relax and read. It would sure beat my 30 minute drive to and from work where I have to do the actual driving!

Thats a wrap of my big adventure in the city-I already wish we had another blate planned and can't wait to find out if Bumpy is a girl or a boy! Hurry and make your arrival Bumpy, can't wait to see a picture of your squishy round baby face!

12 comments:

  1. This is so cool! I have 2 blogger besties, one that i see every 2 months we drive an hour and a half each way to see each other. Isn't it a great feeling?! This was a cool post, and reminds me to be thankful for my blogger bestie. Plus I love that you used the term Blate :) hehe!
    XO Ellen
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  2. Oh how fun! So cool you got to meet up!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  3. So fun!!! These are my favorite kinds of dates. :) And now I want to go to Chicago to eat!

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  4. You are much braver than I am. Trains freak me out, and my worst fear is getting off at the wrong stop. The driver taking you places, that however I could do on the daily! I'm so happy to hear your first "blate" was a success!!

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  5. Oh man. SO JEALOUS!!! Two awesome bloggers meeting each other, only wish I could have joined you! ;) So glad you lovely ladies had a great time!

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  6. So glad you ladies had a great time! I love Chicago so I'm sure it was fun! :) I have to say I just "met" Lisa through y'all's link-up last Wednesday and I love her and her blog already!

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  7. I am so jealous! I know y'all had such a blast. And look at you being all independent! Now let's plan our blare!

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  8. So fun! My bestie is a blogger too and we've connected with another girl in our area, it's so fun :) And girl, those mini donuts look heavenly!

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  9. So happy for blates! I am glad you had a great time!!

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  10. How fun! Those donuts look amazing!

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  11. So much fun!!!! (And I love the term "blate" - they are they best!)

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