Tuesday, September 15, 2009

From Cyberspace to Face-to-Face

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure of meeting Suzi in person at a little cafe in the city where she lives. We had a fantastic chat and the time just sped by. Like Suzi, I could have stayed for hours longer, but alas, I had to go back to work. Isn't it nasty how work seems to get in the way of much more important things?

Suzi's a wonderful person, very caring and intelligent. We talked about our lives, our favourite bloggers (we have several in common), life in general, a tiny smattering of politics, and on and on. I look forward to seeing her again one day.

I guess it can be really great to travel for work--especially when I get to meet kindred souls like Suzi!

BTW, in the true spirit of encouraging each other (sometimes without even realizing it), I managed to get in a little time on the hotel treadmill because of Suzi. I had worked early that morning, then gone to a restaurant for lunch and then done some shopping (a good hand-made broom to clean our back patio and of course, some retail therapy: a pair of pants), but I still had some time to kill before heading out to the cafe. What to do: get on the Internet or get on the treadmill? The treadmill won. Why? Because I knew Suzi was out with her walking group. Thanks, Suzi!


  1. I'm glad the two of you got to meet!

    It's fantastic how we can influence each other to do great things.

  2. I am always so jealous when my blog friends get to meet and I'm stuck here on the other side of the world with no-one!

    Glad you had a good time!

  3. Hanlie-Sorry I can't drop by. So far, no one has offered me a contract for a conference in S. Africa (that's where you are, right?). Seriously, though, it is wonderful to be able to meet fellow bloggers.

  4. How fun to meet! I think it's so wonderful. I just met with Erin for lunch today and it was just so much fun.

  5. Gotta love it when it works out!
    And it always works out!