curious082385 32F
4230 posts
8/9/2006 4:35 am

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I know that many of you are probably getting tired of seeing so much about the meet. I've tried to avoid that subject and keep trying to write something else, but nothing seems to work. The last two days since I have left have been consumed with thinking about my weekend and the people I met.

Many of those in attendance where people I had blogged with before and I was excited to meet them in person. There were several that I knew I would hit it off with...SD, Bard and Seriously being at the head of that group. What I didn't expect was the almost instant bond that formed with nearly everyone I met. I was on the phone with SD as she and Elb were in the car on the way to pick me up. I started to walk down the sidewalk towards where they were parked, huge grin on my face. Before the car had even stopped moving, SD was flying--barefoot--out the door and tackled me in a huge hug. I think my ribs are still bruised. To see us you would have thought that we had been best friends for years and simply hadn't seen each other in forever.

It was like that with almost everyone...easy and natural to be around them, as if we had all been doing this for years. They are all vibrant, beautiful, real people. It was harder then I thought it would be to leave...hard to be back in the everyday, vanilla world...hard to go back to two-dimensional computerized contact with people who were so much more only a few days ago.

To those of you who were I the only one feeling like this or was this a common experience?

To those who weren't there...have you ever met another blogger and felt this way?

seek_u_topia 52M

8/9/2006 5:29 am

Oh Curious, I most definitely feel the same way. Feel a bit empty over the last few days, but those memories are just priceless. when we doing it all over again?

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:42 am:
As soon as possible would be my vote!
By the way, loving that book! Awesome choice!
Thank you

tootsiedippin 54M/54F
1078 posts
8/9/2006 5:51 am

We have meet friends from here and yes long to join up with them again as well as new friends.

Here in the land of strawberries we are trying to fly under the radar cause some of our thoughts could get us lynched. But with those we have formed a bond with here we can open up I guess like those moon lilies or something....


curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:43 am:
Strange how that works, isn't it?

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
8/9/2006 6:24 am

I think you're terrific! Yes, I miss yall too!!!

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:44 am:
Strange how much you can get to know someone so well in such a short time isn't it?

expatbrit49 64M

8/9/2006 6:47 am

Yah its kinda strange going back to just typing

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:44 am:
It just doesn't feel right...feels hollow and incomplete.

caressmewell 54F

8/9/2006 8:56 am

I miss everyone also. I am so glad that I got to meet you and the others.

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:44 am:
As am I...meeting you and everyone else was wonderful!

rm_gerson42 53M
2419 posts
8/9/2006 9:43 am

Looks like we all feel them same. Vanilla world, don't like vanilla, want chocolate swirl with nuts. You are wonderful and the connections made this week will last a lifetime.

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:45 am:
How did I know I could count on you to pick up on exactly what I meant?

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
8/9/2006 11:57 am

That's how we felt after Chicago, too.
(at another time, I'll talk about how it seems, nearly a year later, but not now)

As far as how my summer adventures relate to your post, well hell, I don't want to talk about that either. Damn, I'm no help today, am I?

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:46 am:
No, just intriguing...
You need to spend more time on IM!!!!

rm_smosmof2 68M
3240 posts
8/9/2006 12:31 pm

As I mentioned on Grrrrrrr's blog, this all serves to remind me about why I got involved in science fiction conventions over 35 years ago, and stayed active until very recently.

This one had the advantage of being lots smaller... almost everybody got to spend some time with everybody else... I've never seen the mass everybody-on-the-same-plane-of-existence thing that engulfed us all phenomenon before, however. That's like turbo charging an already addicting experience....

I forced myself to go somewhere else this morning--I've already done four long (do you do any other size?) posts, and figured people would be sick of it by now....

In some ways, sf conventions are worse... they last longer, require more preparation, and aren't as emotionally satisfying... (the satisfaction factor is tremendously important....). We're all still flying, tired, but flying... post con depression is really bad.. having to go back to mundane existence. I wish I could guarantee that they'll all be this good.... We can only hope.....

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:46 am:
"That's like turbo charging an already addicting experience...."[/i[

toothysmile 51M
16517 posts
8/9/2006 1:51 pm

as hard as it is being away from everyone, through these posts i felt (in a very very small way) like i was there with you.
as i have often said, the only blogger i have ever met is Papy. it was so great, she is just the 3-D version of her blog, so funny, warmhearted and sexy.

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:47 am:
Everyone was exactly like how I thought they would was great!

elysianpleasure 48M

8/9/2006 3:08 pm

Glad you all had such a good time... precious memories... to hopefully be relived.

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:47 am:
I hope so!

aascrompn 43M
6444 posts
8/9/2006 9:10 pm

Have you been drinking again??

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:48 am:
Nah...just sleep deprived.
Pretty much the same thing though...

absolutelynormal 57F
6563 posts
8/9/2006 9:30 pm

Yeah Curious, it looks pretty much unanimous, we all feel that way. I can only imagine how I would feel if I had been there for days, I was there only for ONE day only. I hope we all remain close, it doesn't usually work out that way, but I care and want to stay that way. I miss you, Mac

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:48 am:
I would love to stay close to everyone too. I miss you all and yeah, I wish you had been able to make it down sooner. So glad that I got to meet you at all though.

HBowt2 60F

8/10/2006 2:46 am

I know it's hard to go back to just typing but it's a different typing when you've met the person.....if you ever come this way let me know...i got 2 can have one.....and yes that's a bribe...xoxo

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:53 am:
Yes, it is...I read posts and I can hear that person's voice in my head. On one hand that makes me miss them even more...on the other hand it is comforting.

TheRealThing655 49F
9558 posts
8/10/2006 7:46 am

That is just so great...I know had I been there I would have felt the same is truly amazing how these things happen, and enrich our lives, isn't it?
I've loved reading all about it...what a great memory it must be.

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:55 am:
So many wonderful memories were made and some wonderful friendships. So so glad that I went. I'm glad that you enjoyed reading all of us reminisce.

NSAAddict 43F

8/10/2006 9:22 pm

I definitely feel the same way... I'm sad that it's over and we're all spread to the four corners of the country/world again It was awesome meeting you girl, hope we can all get together again soon

curious082385 replies on 8/11/2006 3:59 am:
"we're all spread to the four corners of the country/world again"

What a depressing thought... I don't like being way the hell out here and away from everyone.

ohsodelicious 58F
1922 posts
8/12/2006 3:08 pm

It was an OhSoawesome experience...I feel blessed that I had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people...I would indeed like to keep in touch...even if only to say 'Hey ya!!' every once in are an exceptional young lady 'z' and I'm glad I had the chance to meet you...everyday is a new adventure I can is as though we already knew one another...and there was an instant connection {camaraderie}...I miss everyone too!! Take care of you...sweetheart


curious082385 replies on 8/16/2006 5:44 am:
Indeed...very blessed. I have talked to several people whose lives were changed by this was a very special weekend to have been a part of.

frangipanigal 46F
10406 posts
8/15/2006 11:17 pm

Damn, you just made me cry again!!

Miss you and all our wonderful new friends and wish we were all back in the "party suite" able to talk (and touch) face to face again...

Frangi xx

curious082385 replies on 8/16/2006 5:46 am:
I know...going back to just IM is hard.
Hugs especially to you...I know you are extra sad.

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