December 27th, 2008
Yesterday, I met my first real life raw foodie from the blogosphere in Tulsa of all places. I got invited by the lovely PENNI to a meetup after running into to her in the comments of Debbie’s NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS. It couldn’t have been more perfect as I was leaving for Tulsa that day.
Anyway, I wasn’t sure how it was going to be at first – as I’m usually not a meetup kind of gal. Are they going to notice that I ate something bad over the holidays? Am I going to have to sit in a yoga pose and sing? Will I be sitting in a corner by myself?
Well, it wasn’t anything like that. Penni was absolutely lovely – very relaxed and congenial. When I got there, I sat in the first open seat. It just happened to be between two other people who were from Seattle (where I used to live). How strange is that? Amanda recommended a book that sounded really intriguing – Skinny Bitch. And Stephen had just spent a year living in a permaculture community in Hawaii. I guess I WAS in the right place!
It was fabulous to finally meet Penni, who I’ve been following in the blogosphere forever. It was somehow very grounding to meet another living, breathing person. When you only know people through the internet, it’s almost like the land of Narnia. It only exist through a secret door in the back of your wardrobe. What happens in Narnia, stays in Narnia. But when you start meeting other people, it makes you reflect a little on how much you’ve changed.
NIce to meet you, Penni!