I love meeting online friends in person. Last night I got to meet my online friend Jo.
It am always amazed at how weird (and wonderful) how things come together.
Jo is from Glasgow and also a member of the newly formed Glasgow Craft Mafia. I emailed her to trade links, and we started emailing. Then she told me she was also coming here for a vacation, I insisted that she let me check her hotels before she booked one cause its easy to get mislead and get something in a bad area, etc. I also gave her a list of things to do/see and offered to meet up with them if possible.
So last night, Rob, Jessica and I took Jo and her boyfriend to dinner at Osha Thai (very good!). It can sometimes be nervewracking to meet people in person-but not so last night. Jo brought me Nessie chocolates!! I had never mentioned my Nessie obssession to her, so I loved her immediately for it LOL. I took her a little goodie package of a homemade totebag, handspun yarn, beads, and some swag from SFCM.
The first thing I asked her was if she like The Mighty Boosh-which she did!!So I KNEW it would be a great evening LOL. We had no problems keeping conversations going, between us all, and Rob & Dominick both love Dr. Who and other scifi stuff so they kept occupied while us girls talked about other things. After dinner, we went to Edinburgh Castle (scottish pub). I know it sounds lame-but I knew we could get a booth to sit, and it would be quiet enough for us to talk -unlike any other bar downtown on a Saturday night.
It was really really nice. I think poor Jessica felt like we were talking a different language at first when we were talking about various british shows we all love=Gareth Merenghi, Nathan Barley, Playing the Field, After Life, Torchwood, The Goodies, etc... I told her I would make her some tapes so she could know what the hell I was talking about.
We walked them back to the hotel, took a couple of pics then walked home. Today-they are exploring the Mission District. Hopefully, I'll see them again tomorrow. I want to invite them over=but we are still not fully put together and ... this sounds odd but- we have no furniture to sit on!! Our couch and coffee table were too big for this lofts living area so I sold them and haven't gotten replacements yet. I know, I know=bad hostess!
So today-I think I'm gonna order that loveseat from Ikea online and pay the exhorbitant fees to have it delivered.....and work on putting more stuff away so I CAN have people over... but the studio will always be a rats nest and I make no apologies for that LOL.