Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Meet Up!

I call you guys my "Imaginary Internet Friends" - a great little turn of phrase I stole from one of my favorite non-triathlon blogs (gasp...I *KNOW*...the horrors!).

I slip into saying things like, "Hey, M. Guess what? My friend...you know, the one in Australia/Chicago/Timbuktu? Yeah, her. Well, she said the funniest thing today...".

Mighty M laughs and plays along with my little "game." Imaginary internet friends. Ha!

So, it's time to actually prove to M that you guys DO exist and that NO, I'm not living out the social life of a gamer who lives at his Mom's house, wears lots of black, and cracks the code to the iPhone while jacked on sugary drinks.

(Not that that's necessarily bad, dude. Fight the power! But you may want to get out into the sun soon... . Just sayin'.)

So, according to Stu and the raceAthlete powers that be, there are three meet up times and one place for us to make the most of the weekend together. Check out the details here and grab a printout of the map Siren posted.

I'm shooting for Friday 11:00 AM, but that all depends on how horrid the ChiTown traffic is that morning. If not, I'll be at the afternoon one.

And DON'T LOSE THE DIRECTIONS. And DON'T GET DISTRACTED and go to buy more stuff at the expo. And DON'T WANDER AWAY until I have confirmation that you exist.

Cause, you know...me just standing on the corner would be way sad, people. WAY SAD.

And, frankly, I'd never hear the end of it from Mighty M on the 18 hour drive home to Philly.

PS - If you really want to catch up with me, I'm happy to send my digits on the DL (I mean, sersly, could I get any cooler?). But I don't put out on the first date (not even for you, Bold) and I tend to eat...a lot. Just sayin.


Laurie said...

Meeting on a street corner is kind of sad. But if that's where the cool kids are going to be, I'll be there, hopefully at 4 PM.

Bolder said...

i'll be there.

REALLY looking forward to meeting you...

i've done this before.

it'll be ok...

Kim said...

i'm so jealous, i want to meet too!!!!

greyhound said...

I am real. really. I'll be there

Tea said...

I wish I could be there, but I don't really exist.

TriShannon said...

Cannot wait to meet you!

I catch myself saying similar things... "my friend in..." Sometimes I actually laugh at myself during the explaination that no I don't "really" know that person, but... People must think I am strange!

Tony said...

Sounds like you guys are going to have a great time! Wow, they might be real people.

Keep up the great work!

Bolder said...

re PS -- it's the thought that counts.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

OMG, I am kinda wishing I could be there now, because this is gonna be some party, girl!

You're gonna Have a Blast!