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!


7 comments:

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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

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