Sunday, March 27, 2011

Social Blogger

Whew, this weekend is flying by!  Can't believe I'm headed back to Charlotte already today!  If you missed my first two posts about VA/DC, check them out.

Old Town Alexandria
Specating at the National Marathon

After all my spectating fun yesterday, Alison and I took Clyde for a walk around her neighborhood.




We didn't get far before we stumbled upon a loose dog wandering around.  We were able to get a hold of him and he had a name and phone number on his collar tag that we called.  The owner said they would be by to pick him up.  We attached Clyde's leash to him and I held Clyde, since he was a big dog and harder to control.  Then we went back to Alison's and she fashioned a leash (MacGuyver style) out of a belt and caribeaner so we could walk both dogs while waiting for Tiger's dog mom to come get him.


After about 15 minutes, Tiger was reunited with his owner.  Our good deed for the day was complete!
We finished our scenic walk around a nearby pond with a wooded trail surrounding it.



Then it was back to the house to get ready for our night out.

We met up with many of the bloggers in DC at Northside Social.



I had a glass of Argentinian Malbec (I'm so predictable) as I mingled with the bloggers.
Alison is a reader, but I'm not sure she was totally prepared for the chaos of a blogger meet-up!  She held her own ;)

Alison, Amanda, Megan
Me and Stephanie

It was fun seeing so many familiar faces.  After the place cleared out, Amanda, Lauren, Alison, and I walked a couple blocks over to a Thai place for dinner.



I have a hard time keeping my eyes open in pictures...

I ordered the vegetarian Thai Ginger.  It was great :)


These girls were so much fun!  We had a blast talking blog gossip, work, TV, and making fun of the weird clubby house music the restaurant was playing.  Made me wanna fist pump!

Amanda and I have been "friends" through blogging for a while, so it was great to finally meet her in person.  She's a sweetheart, just as I suspected, and a fellow former UNH student, so we also caught up about that.

Well, I'm off to wrap up my DC visit!

7 comments:

Pure2raw twins said...

Looks like a great trip to DC> Bloggers meet-ups are always a fun time :) It is fun to meet the person behind the blog!

YUMMommy said...

Kudos to you ladies for wrangling up that loose dog. When it comes to loose or stray dogs, I prefer to keep my distance. And I have yet to attend a blogger meetup although, I am looking forward to going to my first one.

sarah (SHU) said...

looked like so much fun! hope you had a great weekend!

Katie H said...

Looks like fun! I love love love malbec. It's my fave type of wine!

Amanda said...

I was so happy to get to spend more time with you! Dinner was a fantastic idea and we learned a lot about the best dishes that Thailand has to offer. Thank goodness for that. ;) It seems like I need to plan a trip to Charlotte so I can meet Clyde and check out Cowfish. It was so amazing to meet you and just like we thought, we're totally meant to be real life friends (I just forgot to bring the Luna Bars...).

Alaina said...

I think I need to spectate at races more often. I'm thinking that if I can get out, I really want to be at the finish for the Boston marathon. Looks like such a fun get together!

alison said...

It was great having you and clyde come to visit ;) Dan is ready trade me in for him!
I will have to come down your way and visit soon.

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