Saturday, 8 September 2007

Priceless Pixie says I'm a Highly Dorky Light-Weight Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

I visited Kaycie's blog and this is what I brought home.

Yesterday was a landmark day for me. I met my first blogpal in the flesh -- Pixie. What a delight she is. We had such a good time together (I hope you did, Pix). We laughed about what we feared each would look like. Though Pixie has posted pictures of herself on her blog, I still worried that she would turn out to be the elderly woman who seemed to be following me around the Met Quarter in Liverpool. She wasn't.

Pixie lives up to her name, with sparkling eyes that light up with mischief and humour. We exchanged confidences because we aren't really strangers. We have been commenting on each other's blogs for months now. We ate the same thing for lunch -- soup followed by king prawns (and the mess that entailed) and drank two white wine spritzers each. We went window shopping. And we set about rounding out each other's knowledge of ourselves. Pixie did a tarot reading for me. She is wonderfully intuitive, which probably makes her a very good counsellor. I could have spent many more hours in her company, but family obligations for both of us beckoned.

We are of the same generation. We have loved and lost and lived and cried and had lives that brought us together at this point in time. We both marvelled at the invention of blogs that has brought so many strangers across the globe together. Some bloggers become very cliquey, which is human nature, I suppose. Some become very popular, and in that popularity lose touch with some blogpals. Again, human nature. For both of us, though, blogging is an intensely personal experience. We have written of feelings and experiences that are very meaningful to us, and our blogpals have come to mean a lot to us as well.

We plan to see each other again, probably in November. And Pixie is having a Christmas party for her blogpals on Dec. 1 at her home. You're all invited. Just keep visiting her blog for details.


laurie said...

prawns, wine, and instant good friends! i wish i'd been there, too.

it is fascinating to me these connections we make through our blogs.

Kaycie said...

What a wonderful afternoon! I understand exactly what you mean . . . I have become quite attached to several people I have never met in just a few months. Blogs are wonderful.

I am starting to get a complex about my high nerd score. I knew I was nerdy, but I haven't seen anyone else quite as nerdy as me.

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Ooohhh, have you become pixie's cybertwin now, ordering the same food, drinking the same drink?

*vi pouts*

Seriously, it's great meeting bloggers, and I've glad you've gotten the chance to do so. I've met about 10 now, some of them from outside the UK (with 3 american bloggers still to come this year!). And I'm looking forward to meeting Pixie myself on the 1st.

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Oh, and I'm a Uber-Dorky Non Nerd.

Don't know if that's good or bad.

Pixie said...

I'm all embarrased by such wonderful praise, thank you so much. I had a wonderful time with you wake up and am so looking forward to our next get together.

Daren't do the nerdy test, but if i get the same rating I'm in fine company here!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! I want to meet my blog buddies in person too.

I am still in awe at the power of blogging.

Anonymous said...

It does sound like you had great fun. I do hope we manage to meet some time. I've met four blogging friends up to now and have plans to meet another two in October in Scotland. It's great fun, really enlightening. And especially when you see each other for the first time and think, "blimey, you look nothing like I imagined" or "Am I psychic? Oh yes, I am!"

Crystal xx

DJ Kirkby said...

What a lovely post. Px said you are graceful and elegant and that fits my mind's image of you to a 'T'.

lady macleod said...

Oh that sounds grand! It really is amazing the friends you find in the blog world, and the support you get and receive. I find it more amazing that these virtual friends can become "real life" confidants.

Oh boy having been a life long nerd I am anxious to take this test!

jenny said...

I would love to meet some of my blog-friends. One problem-- it seems all the ones I like live FAR FAR AWAY!! I guess there aren't too many West Virginians blogging, or perhaps I just haven't found them yet.

I'm so glad you had a good meet with pixie and wish you many more good meets with other bloggers! :o)

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Laurie: One day we shall meet. Either I'll make it back to Minneapolis and the Mall of America or you'll come to England.

Kaycie: Which do you think is worse -- being a dork or a nerd? I'd rather be a nerd any day. And maybe one day I'll get to meet you in the flesh.

Vi: I don't mean to tread on your cyber-twinness. I'd love to meet you, Vi, because you have a fascinating life.

Pixie: No need for embarrassment. The praise is genuine and well-earned.

RC: Any chance you'd come to England?

CJ: I'd love to meet up with you. Just let me know.

DJ: Pixie and I were wondering whereabouts you live. I reckon somewhere in Norfolk. Pixie thinks Scotland. Graceful and elegant, moi? Psshaw.

Lady M: Welcome back from Migraineland. Hope you're feeling better. Yes, it is amazing the friendships that have developed in Blogland.

Jenny: I'd love to visit West Virginia and meet you sometime. One day......

Queen Vixen said...

Pixie is great! Look forward to meeting you at the Bash!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Yes, QV, I look forward to meeting you too.