Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Over the past two years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some of my URL friends IRL. 

Last fall, I met my long time URL friend, Tina, and took pictures of her gorgeous grand-girls!


This January, I met my blog friend, Allie, when we discovered that we actually live right around the corner (literally, around the corner) from each other, and we started playing Bunco together. 

And this past weekend, the family and I travelled to Victoria, to meet a few more of my bloggy friends.  I met Robin, Shannon, and Keely, and hung out with their families for the afternoon. 


It’s always kind of odd for me at first, to meet online friends.  Because, the way I am on my blog, is my unfiltered self.  It’s how I am around Jake and my very close friends. 

When I meet someone new, I’m kind of reserved, and I have all kinds of filters applied to myself.  Like, my fuck filter and my Jesus filter, for example.  Those two filters are only removed for a handful of people, and my blog. 

So, these online friends have been reading me, without my filters.  But, when I meet them in person, the filters are firmly in place.  I don’t know, it’s just kind of weird, at first, because I feel like I’m meeting them for the first time, but, really, I’m not.  Physically, they are strangers, but, really, I know them, and they know me. 

I’m confused. 

Luckily, after a few minutes of chatting, the awkwardarity (I used this non-word the other day, and I liked it!) faded, and we had a great time!  I hope to do it again soon!


*Jess* said...

how fun!!

Kimmy said...

I can completely and TOTALLY understand what you are talking about! I am the same way!!! I am one way online and to my family. Sure, I don't express EVERYTHING I would like to online because I don't want to offend, cause believe you me, I have some VERY strong views!! But I am more relaxed online. More like myself but put me in front of someone I don't know physically...Forget it!! I get all shy and reserved also!! LOL Too funny, huh?!

I hope one day we can meet :O)

Allie said...

It is fun to be URL & IRL friends. This month with FIVE fridays it seems like an EXTRA long wait until we play again! I have something to show you...I think you'll be proud!

Nikki B. said...

jess - it was fun!

kimmy - i do, too!

allie - did you get your nipples pierced??

Bridget said...

I want to meet some bloggy friends IRL, I think it would be fun! Glad you're getting to meet and make new friends!

Mama SeWELL said...

I have to apply my "phuck" filter all the time!! I so blame my mom for this one because it was her favorite word, now she tells me I say it way more than she ever did. I disagree! KC already has dammit in his vocabulary, Im waiting for that famous 4 letter word to come flying out next! Maybe he will say it to my MIL, haha that'd be just great!


Alicia W. said...

Your filters are hilarious! I try but not very good at holding back because my mouth is way faster than my brain. One thing about blogging is that we let them know what to expect long before they reach out to the dark side to meet us in person. :)

Anonymous said...

You totally nailed it with your filter description! I couldn't figure it out at first and 0007 explained that it's weird because you have the friendships in this effed up order where you feel like you know the person and then you meet them. I don't think I'd be that shy next time. In Austin. With no kids. ;-)