Monday, 26 May 2008

Miserable Monday

Brrrr! It is so cold here right now. My fingers are turning blue, so forgive me if there are a lot of typos today, but I can't feel the keys properly.



Mondays usually suck, but freezing cold Mondays suck even more. At least most of the weekend was good, especially yesterday, which was the first bloggirls meeting. Unfortunately, I couldn't stay for the whole event :( But it was awesome to meet the lovely ladies I read every day and find a new restaurant nearby that totally rocks. Here's a rundown of who was there and what I thought. Hehehe...



phillygirl: The genius behind bloggirls and the organiser of the event, she was the only one in the restaurant when I arrived and nervously asked, 'Are you a bloggirl?' Friendly, really easy to talk to and seems really well connected in the blogging world, she's also really jacked up with the technical side of stuff, which makes me jealous. Read her blog. It has adorable pics of her bunnies on it as well as good reading.



The Jackson files: This mom blogs about her gorgeous little boy, Jackson. I'd read her blog a couple of times, but not being a parent wasn't really a regular. Having met the little tike, though, I think I'm going to be stopping by there more regularly - he is just too sweet. So is The Mom, with a charming English accent and loads of patience.



MzMozi: I hadn't read this lady guy's blog before, but I was missing out! She is so funny. Apparently she's been sparse lately, but I'd recommend checking out her blog anyway. She seems to know lots about everything, like who Blonde Blogshell really is.



Sleepyjane: This fabulous person is Afrikaans, but writes such good posts in English that I would never have guessed. The closest to my age (I think), poor Sleepyjane got lost coming to the event. I'm very glad she made it there though - such a sweetie. Oddly enough, most of her readers seem to be from the USA. Bizarre.



Sweets: I read Sweets' blog pretty much everyday. She's funny, crazy, quick and... well, sweet. And she is so beautiful in real life. Her web pics do not do her justice. She and Angel (see next) met in November last year, so they swanned in there together and didn't have to deal with the jitters the rest of us had.



Angel: I also read Angel regularly, for the same reasons I read Sweets. And she didn't disappoint, arriving with camera in hand, in true Angel style. I had to leave before everyone's food arrived (I missed out on some really interesting stuff, like Duck and Cherry Pie... Yum), so I didn't get to see if she took pics of the food. Really awesome to hear the story of how she met Glug, the love of her life and a fellow blogger.



So, in conclusion, bloggirls is a great idea. The next one is already scheduled for June, and phillygirl has plans to start similar events in Cape Town and Durban, so if you're a girl blogger in any of those towns, you need to get your bum in motion and sign up. And if you're not... well, start your own network - it's such a cool way of getting to know people (and finding new blogs to lurk around).



A pic for Monday...





17 comments:

SheBee said...

I am so jealous! I wanted to be there so badly. I've started the dbn blog girls thing now, so if you know of any bloggers - be sure to send them my way so I can tie them up and drag them along.

Tamara said...

Hey shebee. Shot for stopping by. Will definitely get the word out.

Kirsten said...

Sounds cool, I'll try get to the next one.

Tamara said...

kirsten... I'm going to hold you to that.

MsMozi said...

Great to meet you yesterday and it was a pity that you had to dash off! So dangerous that I've now found these great new blogs to read (including yours)... the super sleuths at my company are going to cry when they get a print out of my internet history!

sweets said...

hey you!!! great idea writing a piece about all the girls! here is my piece about you:

Tamara is tiny, sweet and beautiful~ i felt like Goliath next to her :) Apparently she was very nervous about meeting all of us, that won't happen again I'm sure! You are a true lady Tam, can't wait to see you at the next event!

Glugster said...

I thought you guys were not supposed to talk about me!?!?!?!

SheBee said...

oh boo hoo, Gluggie.

Cry us a river.

The Jackson Files said...

Hey...nice to meet you yesterday Tamara. When I got home yesterday I feaversihly started reading yours and SleepyJane's and MsMozi's blogs and now you are all added to my daily read requirement.

angel said...

mwaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaaaaa...
i love blog comments!!!
yesterday was a jol and i'm so sorry you couldn't stay longer! i love meeting my readers AND new bloggers!!
ta for the compliments too!!

Tamara said...

MzM: Haha! So glad my colleagues are completely incompetent when it comes to internet sleuthing. Nice to meet a fellow journo, especially one that also asks, 'is this for me?'

Sweets: Awww... *blush* You're too sweet. Hehehe, thanks lady. Looking forward to seeing you again too. And, as I said to Sleepyjane, at least when you're taller than me you're not at armpit-level in crowds ;-)

Glug: I'm gonna pull a Bridget and ban you from comments if you start telling me what I can and can't do!
Kidding. Of course we talked about you - you happen to be a major part of Angel's life, in case you hadn't noticed, so you were bound to come up at some point. You'd just better hope it was all good. Hehehe...

sheebee: Me likes you already!

TJF: Ditto, lady ;-)

Angel: Me too. And it's a pleasure. It's only the truth.

sleepyjane said...

Tamara - you're friggen awesome. Sorry I got such a huge case of the shys but next time I'll talk more. Promise.

Anywho - have a great week! One down, four to go!

Tamara said...

sleepyjane: apology completely unnecessary! And the sentiment is reciprocated ;-)

The Blonde Blogshell said...

I am so sorry I missed yesterday!! I think it would be have been awesome!!!

So...go on then...who do you think I is :-) No don't...No, I'm curious....Oh shit!!!

Email me...I'll die if you're right and it's on your blog!! Bloody hell...cold shivers!
theblondeblogshell@gmail.com

BecauseIcan said...

I just LOVE the pic!!

Oh and yay for having lunch without me... :-P!!

hahahah

Bridget said...

You're right. I did miss out.

Tamara said...

Blondie: I mailed you and you're not responding. Does that mean MsMozi was right?!

BIC: You have the sea, ok. So I think I win the jealuosy competition. Are you in DBN / CT / somewhere else?

Bridget: There's always next month. Make my day and say you'll come!