Tuesday, July 17, 2012

5 facts about last night

1.  I walked into the Bonfyre Grille last night and told the hostess, "I'm a Derfwad."  She looked at me in confusion so I added clarification, "From Derfwad Manor?  Mrs. G?  The Women's Colony?"  Still no dice.  I decided to walk through the restaurant and find my fellow Derfs on my own and you know what?  It took me about 2 seconds to spot them and get myself in a good clutch hold with Mrs. G (and knock over her martini).

 

2.  Mrs. G's a good hugger.  And Mrs. G's head is actually normal-sized, her hair is FINE and she has the kindest eyes.  Yes, her bosom is considerable when compared to my own Hobbit-sized rack. Her shoes were not mannish.  Yes, she's really as brilliant, funny, kind and genuine in person as she is online.

3.  Us Wisconsin Derfs are definitely of a type--we know each other--from "brandy old fashion" to "squeaky cheese." And to the ears of Mrs. G we have an accent, too.  Who knew?


4.  Four hours in the car for 3 hours with these women was a damn good investment of my evening.  I kind of want a sash like the Girl Scouts wear and on that sash I want badges representing various bloggers I've met IRL, Jenn in Juggling Life, San Diego Mama, Minnesota Matron, Mrs. Hall, Daisy--Mrs. G's badge would naturally be an image of Kitty Gigantica.

5.  Meeting Mrs. G, whose work I've read since she opened the front door at Derfwad Manor felt like "Ahhhh..."  Like settling on the couch with my favorite Pepto-Bismo pink Snuggie with the TV remote in hand.  Or sinking into the hammock on the front porch with a new book in hand.  It just felt comfortable and right.  It didn't really feel like meeting Mrs. G at all, it was more like a reunion since we've known each other for half a decade.  Thanks, Blogosphere, for helping me find kindred spirits online.

21 comments:

  1. Yes! Brandy old-fashioned! I drink mine sour, but with a cherry, not an olive. Also, my envy-meter just exploded. I want to meet Mrs. G! I have loved following her road trip.

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  2. Thank you for refuting all the lies (#2) Mrs. G has told about herself!

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  3. head to the NW and come meet CC IRL! ;)

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  4. I know, isn't Mrs. G just the best. So fabulous.

    And, yes, to those of us outside of Wisconsin, you fine folks totally have accents foreign to our ears.

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  5. I was impressed by your dedication to the cause and driving two hours to meet with all of us last night. If I had to drive that far I probably never would have left home! That the time flew so quickly was a testament to the company around the table.

    It was a blast and so good to meet you!

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  6. It's so awesome how people can just click like that! Brandy Old Fashioned....makes me want to hop in the car right now and head to Madison for a proper one on the square.

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  7. It makes me happy, happy, happy to know that I met Mrs. G, Jen on the Edge met Mrs. G, and now you met Mrs. G, Melissa! I agree that meeting her was like greeting an old pal. I think of her trip as a thread of love and friendship being sewn across the country, gathering us a little closer together.

    And you wore The Dress! :D

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  8. Aw, it sounds like a great night. I can attest to Mrs. G's awesomeness.

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  9. Defwads :D that just makes me smile

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  10. Super YAY! I'm so glad you went and of course you had a wonderful time. Yahoo!

    I love the idea of badges for bloggers you meet IRL. Let's be thinking of what our badge should be, because it will happen. Oh, yes.

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  11. What a great time!

    I love the sash idea!

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  12. Sounds like a great time, lucky you having a great time out with a bunch of great bloggers.......

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  13. That sounds like so much fun! I'm jealous! :)

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  14. You totally deserve those badges! When are you swinging down to Houston?? :)

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  15. Badges - Great idea! Yours would have the boots on it, mine the new logo that La Petite designed, and - well, what are we waiting for? I mean, for what are we waiting?

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  16. i was never a Girl Scout so i'm loving the sash idea...i was always kind of jealous of those girls.

    it has been so much fun reading all the meet-ups....it's almost like i'm there with you all!!!

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  17. love this write up! Mrs. G. was ... Mrs. G.!!! And you're right, she gives awesome hugs!

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  18. A sash would be kind of like a hug -- I like it!

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  19. this has been the best thing to follow since days of our lives...love!

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  20. Love that you meet up with others in Real Life. It's just one more of those Cool Things you do. Like karate. And raise boys with an eye toward the men they'll be. And finish a novel. :)

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