Monday, March 23, 2009

He Is a Traveling Man

As the great migration from the current Golden Manor to the NEW AND IMPROVED Golden Manor over in Badgers Drift continues, I may find myself writing posts that consist of blah, blah, blah, packing; blah, blah, blah, moving; blah, blah, blah I have a cold and am sick of feasting on post nasal drip.......

But before we descend into the depths of me blogging about the contents of the boxes that I've packed in an utterly willy-nilly fashion (the way I'm packing things, you'd think we're fleeing an advancing horde of hungry teens or something) - I want to tell you about Saturday evening.

MathMan, Garbo and I got to meet Traveling Man Rick who was visiting Atlanta this weekend. Oh my word, I was so excited to meet him and I was fretting that I wouldn't be able to pull it off because The Dancer had prom, we're packing to move, Garbo is difficult (I know, this is not news), The Actor had a birthday party to attend, blah, blah, blah busy.

But Rick - an amazingly warm, witty and wonderful guy - drove all the way up to our little slice of Georgia heaven (read: way outside of Atlanta) to meet us at the local Starbucks. We hung out and talked about all sorts of things and I marveled once again at how you really can feel like you know someone after reading their blog for a while.

Rick is fabulous on his blog. He's even better in person.

Rick - thank you for coming so far out of your way to spend time with us. It was such a delightful time, the highlight of a busy weekend.

And when bloggers meet, there must be pix, right? So here we are....


Photo taken by Garbo.

30 comments:

  1. So cool! Nice to meat you Rick.

    Oh, and by the way; the line, "sick of feasting on post nasal drip..." Priceless!

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  2. One of these days, you and I are going to be in a picture like that, Lisa. :-)

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  3. I got to hear about this hot off the IM presses from the Travelingman Rick himself... he was thrilled and who could blame him?

    Lovely photo of you all.

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  4. Things are looking up...you're right, he has a fun blog and will check him out some more.

    Glad you had a good weekend.

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  5. Hey, that's all very nice, but I can't get past the fact that you are all apparently sitting outside, in shirtsleeves. In March. Damn southerners.

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  6. How fun for you and Mathman, and The Traveling man too!

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  7. Well,there goes his political career, too! And is the Dancer going to permit prom pictures on the blog?

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  8. Awesome! Yay for Traveling Man! I'm totally jealous.

    I find that trying to be "organized" when packing boxes robs you of the opportunity of playing "where the hell did that GO?" later. So, you've got going for you.....

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  9. so, you are moving huh ?
    no fun i imagine...i am going over to say hi to rick.......will do what i can about getting vodka and a massuesse to you asap.......
    thats what friends do xx

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  10. Oh, that's cool. TM is way cool, so I'm jealous as all hell.

    Regards,

    Tengrain

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  11. Tengrain! Let's you and I meet up and make them all jealous!
    Who and where are you?
    Anywhere near Texas?

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  12. It was greating meeting Rick - I had a blast.

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  13. That is not a picture of bloggers.

    For one thing not a one of 'em has a beer in front of them.

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  14. How cool is that??? Trust me - someday you will have to take a picture with ME in the middle. We'll just call it a MOM sandwich. It's nice to take the time and kick back and chat huh??? Cool!

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  15. When I show up, I do not allow a photo to be taken. FYI ;p

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  16. That Garbo sure knows her way around a camera.

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  17. The pleasure was all mine. I was amazed that you were able to squeeze me in and ever so thankful that you did. What a treat! It really made my day. :)

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  18. You should have a blogger moving party. We'll all come and help you move. Huh?

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  19. love bloggie meet-ups. Don't think I'll make it to Georgia this time though.

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  20. I hope you all had a great time.

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  21. When bloggers meet, everyone wins!

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  22. Cool beans! :) It is great to meet fellow bloggers.

    A couple of years ago, we had a kind of a "blogger convention" of sorts (except not quite that nerdy) where bloggers we know from Seattle and the Northern suburbs met up with us downtown bloggers (Iwanski, Buck, and I) and my niecey blogger (Sfoofie) for dinner and drinks here in Chi-town. It was WONDERFUL!! :)

    Glad you had fun. :)

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  23. Cool! That is one thing on my to do list-meet some of my fellow bloggers. Since we don't travel anywhere. I don't know if it'll ever happen!

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  24. Sorry to be off-topic here but I was wondering what happened to you. That's because I haven't seen your blog post titles run by on the blogger thingie. I thought maybe you'd moved or something.

    Stupid blogger.

    So I came over to see for myself what's going on. Good to see all is okay and sorry I didn't do this sooner.

    It's been a long night and I'm tired but I'll be catching up with you over the course of the next few days. At least I'm hoping.

    All the love,
    Gina

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  25. So glad you all got to meet up! Great picture of the three of you!

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