Thursday, August 30, 2007

Friday Cemetery Blogging

I went on a blogger blind date last Saturday! My first one ever! Dogblogger came to Big Flat City to teach a couple of workshops at a big church there. I drove down from Fake Cow County and we got to meet for lunch.


I picked her up at the big ol' church, where I got to engage in a few minutes of my favorite spectator sport - people watching. Then we went down the street to 2 Story Restaurant and ate healthy, life-sustaining food. We ordered based only on fulfilling our calculated nutritional needs, taking no heed of taste or desirability. Yeah. Cause that's the kind of people we are.


*koff, koff*


Ahem.


Dogblogger is gregarious and hugely entertaining. I learned about her dogchildren and their sordid pasts -they've come a long way! And then she told me about her church and the band she performs with. They play real music - no two-chord choruses for them! I also learned that she works with an interesting group of people, which is always a good thing.


When we finished eating, we had about an hour before Dogblogger had to catch her plane back home. Big Flat City doesn't have a lot to offer in the way of mid-day scenery. So we did the only logical thing.


We went to the cemetery.


She was a really good sport about it. On the way back to the airport, we stopped off in the parking lot of a really seedy motel on the sad side of town and watched a dvd of a short film that the Alpha was in. He was a zombie! It was hilarious and I am deeply jealous of his Zombie experience.


We didn't have a lot of time, but it was certainly worth it. If you ever get the chance to hang out with Dogblogger, go for it!





22 comments:

annie said...

What fun! I'm glad you had a good visit. But I am a bit jealous of all these blogger meetups I am reading about!

DogBlogger said...

Wow, thanks for the endorsement! (I wasn't the only one at that cemetery who was gregarious and hugely entertaining -- and no, I'm not talking about Buddy!)

I had fun learning more about you, too. We must find an excuse to have another meetup. Our healthy, sensible lunch (ahem) will be on me next time!

Quotidian Grace said...

How great! Love the picture of you two at Buddy Holly's grave.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

What a wonderful grave to take her too!!

She is purty.

Gerry said...

Too cool, hanging out with Buddy Holley. Sounds like you had a grand time.

jonboy said...

That's quite a date. Looks like you know all the good places to show a girl a good time.

P M Prescott said...

Oh, yes, I remember it well, the day the music died. Glad you both had so much fun.

zorra said...

I am so envious. Would love to hang out with either or both of you. AND see Buddy Holly's grave. Maybe some day.

I'm thinking about my answers!! The "wierdest thing" question is the one I'll have to think about for a while.

Janie said...

Wow. I've been to that cemetary, passed that grave.

Deja vu-ey!

Glad y'all had a great time!

Presbyterian Gal said...

Hey! I left a comment here earlier. Wha happened?

Nice picture. Sunglasses on the tombstone are a special touch.

Next meet up ought to be further west, I'm thinkin. Like maybe, oh I don't know, Glendale?

zorra said...

My answers are up!

revabi said...

Okay make me jealous. Buddy Holley and all. Glad you had a good visit.

Songbird said...

I want to meet you both!

Cynthia said...

JEALOUS! I want to have a blog date and eat Hugely Nutritious Food with someone. I finally feel I know a cluster of you well enough that I am missing the meet and greet. (Rachel and I are afraid that we are the scary ones, not the other person.) Since I quit working to be a student/poet, I have no money for leaving town. Somebody has got to come to San Antonio.
Cyn

Mary Beth said...

How fun! How great! I can vouch for Dogblogger as a meetup date too!

Answers to my interview questions are up at my place...thanks!

Sue said...

How lovely that you had a chance to meet. The location was perfect, of course.

Sue said...

Wait....I meant to mention that Dogblogger has cute shoes.

And Rach, where is your cape?

Trace said...

THE Buddy Holley?? Wow! Great photo...

Jan said...

Fun! Love the picture! I hadn't realized Serena in Seattle and I had a "blogger blind date" when we met in Edmonds, WA a few weeks ago. That sounds almost forbidding! Glad it was more fun than that sounded!

P M Prescott said...

Thanks for coming up with some interesting questions. The answers are posted. It was nice to think of some other things right now.

Grace, Every Day said...

The pic makes me smile. I am jealous of the blind blogger date...or blogger blind date...or date blind blogger...whatever it is, I'd like one, too.

Glad you guys had a great time!

Jeff said...

Spookyrach, a special 'Friday Cemetery Blogging' - thanks for sharing ..... you need to make the trip south sometime, for one of our 'actual gatherings of virtual acquaintances' in the Tall City.