IT’S BLOG BUDDY APPRECIATION DAY!!!!! GAHHHHH!
I am so lucky to have a ton of Blog Buddies to Appreciate today. I’ve picked three to share, but trust me, I could do thirty!
First- My Bloggie Bestie, Laura.
When you can’t have a blog buddy nearby, just make a stick of her!
Laura and I commented a lot on each others’ wedding blogs. In September last year, I got this message on Weddingbee, subject: “It’s Miss Mojito!”… “Just wanted to say hi… we always chat on each others’ blogs and I see you often on WB so just thought I would say hi… for some reason I always feel so similar in your thoughts and posts so I feel a connection with your blog! Wish we were local so we could do a meetup… they are so fun!” I was so jazzed – I felt like a celeb had contacted me. Her wedding blog was so inspiring, and I felt the same way. Move forward three months, and I’m calling her hours after finding out a certain relative I don’t care to discuss went back on her promise to help with our wedding, leaving our celebration in jeopardy. (Read about it here.) I immediately could talk to her about anything. She calls me “K$$$$” and makes me smile. Of all my blogger friends, she is without a doubt the farthest from me. I hold out hope for a blogger meetup in Vegas (any takers?) so I can finally give her the hug she deserves. Laura, not only did your blog inspire me, but you supported me. You are hilarious, fun, and make me smile. I am so lucky that you are my blog buddy!
Next up is the one and only Steph.
BW3′s in nowheresville!
My first wedding blog / wedding board admirer. Much like Laura, she messaged me on Weddingbee. We responded similarly to a thread (read: not in the majority) and she sent me a message, subject: “we were meant to be friends…” among which was the phrase “Ok, I promise I’m not stalking, just thought it was funny.” Stalking? I’m in love. Steph and I are really lucky to live within two-ish hours of one another. We’ve gotten together three times, once with husbands in tow, as you’ve read. We have so many things in common, especially super-sweet husbands and ADORABLE dogs, and I really love her new blog. Stephanie, you are an incredibly comforting and encouraging person that I’m lucky to have in my life.
The last Blog Buddy I’m going to mention is someone who has been with me for almost two years. My sweet Twinner. She was my blog buddy way pre-wedding blog… yes she has a pug blog like me! (Although I absolutely suck at updating it now. And she reminds me of that!) When I first read her blog, I thought she was a lonely old woman. (HAHAHAHA sorry Twinnie.) Eventually we started emailing from my pug email, then started chatting on gchat (back when I had it at work… le sob) and texting. We have so much in common – even our first names and last initials – that we call each other “Twinner.”
Yea, I’m creepy, and photoshopped this pic of “us.” Don’t judge me, I was unemployed.
Twinner is a wonderful light in my life. She gives me advice, recipes, and laughs. We email every day now that I’m gchat-less, and even though she doesn’t like cheese (!??!?!) I adore her. If Twinner could’ve been one of my bridesmaids, I would have been down. Big Daddy is always asking about my Twinner and what she thinks about the things going on in our lives. I ALWAYS go to my Twinner when I have silly issues that I’d be too scared to mention to anyone else. Twinnie, thanks for always being my better half and guiding me. You are such a special person! (And not in a Dixie way!)
I have so many blog friends that I am lucky to know. In celebration of them, I’ve added some blogs to my sidebar. (Edit: ok I can’t figure out how to do that. Share if you know. It’s coming… eventually.) If you want to be on there, just comment! I was a few thousand unread deep in my old RSS feed so I just started over. Enlighten me.
Thanks for being a part of Blog Buddy Appreciation Day! You still have time to post your own! Be like me and post about bloggers who became your friends. Or, be like I could have, and post about how you pretend The Pioneer Woman is your BFF and you make meatballs together every Friday then watch reruns of Friends. Or is that just me?
Either way… today is a great day to be thankful for what blogs do – bring people together.