Another Meet and Greet!

In my anniversary blog, a few posts back, I talked about how in my year of blogging, I had been lucky enough to meet two really excellent bloggers:  Thoughtsy from Thoughts Appear and Red of Doesn’t Speak Klingon.  Well, my luck continues to grow, because I can now add one more blogger to the list of bloggers that I have actually met . . . Bluzdude from Darwinfish 2!

Bluzdude (pronounced “blues” not “bluhz” . . . I know, right?  So weird!), contacted me a couple weeks ago and asked if I wanted to have lunch.  We both happen to work in the same city and he is fond of playing “name that locale” when he sees me post my weekly whacked pictures of the tragic individuals who frequent this fine city of ours . . . usually wearing some type of stretchy leggings as pants.  So much stretchiness.  Sigh.  Anyway . . . upon first email contact, I will admit that I was a bit nervous at first.  Nobody I know in the blogging world had yet to meet Bluz and he was a pretty recent contact for me as well.  Basically, he was an unknown entity.  Although, despite his love of all things Steelers (Boo!), he seemed like a completely normal and nice guy, who did not seem the type to want to meet so that he could wear my skin as a coat or anything.  But then again, it’s always the ones who “seemed like such a nice boy” next door, so what did I know.

It puts the lotion on it’s skin . . .

Despite my trepidation, I decided “eh, what the hell?” and once I actually had a free day out of court, told him I would meet him for lunch.  We picked a bar.  In an alley.  Of course.  So things were really starting off well in the whole “safest possible way to do this” category of meetings.  But don’t worry, once we decided we were going to meet and picked a locale, in an abundance of caution, I did actually ask him in an email if he was either a serial killer or an axe murderer.  I figured it was like when you ask someone if they are a narc . . . they have to tell you, right?  I imagined the same principles applied here.  When he denied either owning an axe, nor having the cause to wield it at anyone, nor having ever killed anyone, let alone multiple people, I figured I would be completely safe!  Phew.  Close one.  I’m all about safety, y’all!

Upon our meeting, I did lay down certain ground rules.  See, I try to be as anonymous on my blog as possible.  It is necessary for my job, along with the fact that absolutely nobody I know (except the hubs, of course) even knows of this blog’s existence.  I  must keep it that way and my anonymity must remain in tact.  So, along those lines, I made him promise that he would not reveal any details about my name, profession, location, family, favorite color, pet’s name, shoe size or name of my high school crush.  Or any other juicy details I might reveal in our chat at lunch.  I may or may not have had my hand resting on the knife on the table whilst I made my demands.  I will neither confirm nor deny any threats or coercion made at this time.  For some reason, he readily agreed to my terms.  Based on his post about our meeting, I would say I scared him into compliance he kept his end of the deal.

We had a lovely lunch and talked about many things.  From what I actually do for a living (yep, he knows specifics), to recent sightings we both have had of film crews who pretend we are D.C. because it is much cheaper to film here.  We even took a picture of both of us together.  He brought a real live camera and pulled it out, to which my immediate reaction was a very fearful “NO!”  But then he asked if we could just take what has become my signature pose with my bloggy friends.  I was completely down with that suggestion.  So here we are . . . Bluz and Misty:

Aren’t we adorable?  And yes, in case you are wondering . . . I do need a new pedicure, thank you.  My feet were not expecting to be all paparazzied at lunch, so excuse their lack of preparedness for their photo opportunity!

So, thank you Mr. Bluz for not murdering me in a back alleyway.  Oh, and of course for the delightful and entertaining company at lunch.  It was a great suggestion and I’m glad we met up and broke bread!  It will definitely have to happen again.


Speaking of meeting bloggers . . . in about two weeks time, New York City will be inundated with hundreds of female (and a few male perhaps?) bloggers for the annual BlogHer convention.  Yours truly will be one of those bloggers!  And as of a couple days ago . . . Johi of Confessions of a Cornfed Girl will also be there and will be my roommate.  Holla!!  So that makes me, Jen, Johi, Noa, Liz, Thoughtsy and Jules that I know of that will be there for BlogHer.  This is gonna be epic!! 

Are you going to BlogHer?  Anyone else you know who is going?  If you are even thinking about it, you should really come.  It is going to be so much fun!

28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jen
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:28:32

    Two weeks. Ho. Ly. Shit. I am seriously going to implode from excitement!!!! And you and Johi are rooming together? Can I camp out on your floor? I’m not very big…I won’t take up much space. 🙂


  2. bluzdude
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 09:45:36

    Not only did I deny being an axe murderer, I swore an oath, with my right hand on a copy of Darwin’s “Origin of the Species.” You can’t fake that kind of veracity.

    I’m just surprised that you didn’t have some kind of formal Non-Disclosure Agreement for me to sign.

    It really was great meeting you. See, I TOLD you I’d find your life fascinating! Thank you for facing the possible peril of having to claw at the dirt walls of a basement pit, just to have a nice lunch.

    Perhaps later this fall, when the Steelers and Ravens play, we might make things a little more interesting… Loser has to guest-post, or spring for lunch or something…


  3. thoughtsappear
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:46:08

    I’m glad Bluz is not an ax murderer! That’s cool that you two got to meet up!


  4. Becca
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 12:48:54

    I’m glad you you didn’t get killed by a serial killer. That would have been less than desirable. I too recently met up with a blogger for lunch and have lived to tell the tale. It’s great when your computer friendships translate to real life. If we were in the same city I might force you to eat lunch with me everyday, just so I can get my does of daily laughter in.


    • mistyslaws
      Aug 01, 2012 @ 15:50:19

      If we were in the same city, there would probably be some sort of ordinance so that we couldn’t have lunch together everyday! Too much concentrated awesome for the city power grid to handle. 😉


  5. Vesta Vayne
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 15:45:52

    You met a stranger in an alley for lunch?? You’re a brave woman!

    I eagerly await your Blog Her stories.


  6. She's a Maineiac
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 16:35:10

    Whew! What a relief you made it out alive! I am meeting up with a fellow blogger next month and I have to say, the idea he might be an axe murderer crossed my mind more than a few times…

    I will be going to the blogging conference! In my head! I’ll be sitting there seething with jealousy that you are there with everyone else!


    • mistyslaws
      Aug 01, 2012 @ 15:52:22

      Darla! When I first read “I will be going to the blogging conference!” I got so excited. Then I read the next sentence and my world crashed in upon itself. Why must you get my hopes so high, just to crush them again? Mean! :p

      We will have fun in your honor. Hell, I’ll even sacrifice and have a drink (or 3) for you. Cheers!!


  7. Go Jules Go
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 09:19:34

    Ha ha ha This was hilarious, and fortunately axe-less. How cool that you got to meet up. And? I will DEFINITELY do my toes before we meet.


  8. bluzdude
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:39:36

    I wonder why “axe” murdering is always the standard, when there are so few actual axe murders that take place…

    I mean there are so many other ways, that aren’t as messy or obvious. (YOU try smuggling an axe with you on the subway.) Not that I KNOW anything about serial killing or anything…


  9. sars!
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:22:58

    I am jealous as shit that I am not going to blogher. I am so saddened by this fact I may write ridiculous posts about what I’m doing that is (in all reality not) better than blogher and make you all insanely jealous. yeah… that’s what I’ll do.

    Is there a scholarship fund somewhere????


    • mistyslaws
      Aug 01, 2012 @ 15:54:38

      Save up now and maybe next year you too may be a part of the insanity!!

      I anxiously await your better than BlogHer posts. They should be epic! 😉


  10. Phoenix Rising
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 14:26:41

    SHUT. UP! All of you? Together? That’s like the BEST SCIENCE EXPERIMENT CONCOCTION EVER!!! Like, the kind that blasts the door off the classroom wall and makes the teacher twitch until well after retirement and his eyebrows never do actually grow back… I’m sure I’ll end up seeing you all on the Nightly News, but I still want a play-by-play from all of you. Also, I totally thought it was pronounced bluhz. Huh. Go figure.


    • mistyslaws
      Aug 01, 2012 @ 15:55:47

      SEE?? I’m not the only crazy one who thought it was bluhz. Redemption!!!

      It is going to be awesome. And by the way, that is a way too specific example not to have happened to you personally. Yes?

      We will return with stories of greatness I assume. Stay tuned . . . 🙂


  11. cornfedgirl
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 16:35:41

    I think meeting strangers in alleys is always a great idea. Haha! I’m so freaking excited for new york city!!!””


  12. Mayor Gia
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 08:08:41

    Very cool! But one of the drawbacks to being anonymous – I can’t actually meet any of you guys in real life. Sigh.


    • mistyslaws
      Aug 01, 2012 @ 15:57:24

      I struggled with that problem myself. I will most definitely be in pictures. It scares the hell out of me because I REALLY don’t wanna get fired. But I had to do it to meet everyone. So fingers crossed? This can’t POSSIBLY go wrong, right?


  13. Kitten Thunder's Girl
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 13:15:27

    I want to go to BlogHer! She yells, throwing herself down on the floor and kicking and screaming.

    Okay, maybe I’m not actually having a tantrum. But next year…I will be there.


  14. Brett Minor (@brettminor)
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 02:13:18

    I am considering crashing BlogHer or at least hanging out in the lobby to see what blogger I might get to meet.

    Have fun!


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