Monday, April 26, 2010


When I started blogging it was really only for my sister and my mother. They have always enjoyed my take on things so I recapped my weekends for them. Little by little my writings grew in to more than just things for the two of them. I started telling stories about my ever growing herd of cats, I started writing my occasional column called, "Free Paint" and my other column called, "Where's My Red Pen". I never, ever dreamed that anyone other than my two family members would be reading...and I never dreamed that I would get so caught up in the reading of other blogs. There is an entire world of people out there who write blogs. Pretty much all of them have more readers than I do and that's fine. I don't know if I could survive the pressure if I had had an actual fan base full of people I don't know.

Last week I attended a meeting of bloggers and as I sat in "Las Brisas" the beeautiful cliff side restaurant in Laguna Beach..and watched the following people come in one by one...I wondered if they ever dreamed that they would reach such great heights of popularity as they are all enjoying these days. All of them are simply women, (and one man!), who have the ability to put their thoughts in to writing and make me laugh just about every day. And to me they are rock stars!

Please meet Y from Suzanne from
Neil from
Meredith, who currently doesn't have a blog..

Kim from
Kirsten from
Beckey from

And last but not least...the reason why we all met at this fabu place on a cliff...

Meet Georgia from

Georgia, or Bossy as we tended to call on a cross country trip on her "No Book Tour". Ford has given her a lovely car to drive that she has lovingly named Harrison. ("Harrison Ford", get it?) This is her 2nd cross country trip where she goes from state to state and meets up with groups of her blogging friends. I would love to say that I had a nice long chat with her and was as eloquent as I am when I'm speaking to anyone...however...I was dumbfounded the minute I met the 2nd person to arrive from this group. (I was worried about being late and I got there first!) As each person arrived I found myself turning more and more in to an intimidated goon. I was engaged in conversation by everyone pictured and pretty much every time I opened my mouth something a tad less intelligent than, "Um, duh..." came tumbling out of my mouth.

I hope to get a do over with all of my new friends so that I can prove to them that I am capable of stringing together a complete sentence...and I might even be able to make them laugh, too! (Look at me setting my sights all high and everything!)



Anonymous Meredith said...

we believe you, i promise! had such a wonderful time meeting you, tami - i hope we get together again someday.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

How fun that must have been for you to get to meet all of them. What a goon? couldnt have been!! I bet you were full of great words and intellectual conversation!! yes..I bet you were!!

6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Silly You! I didn't think you were stumbling at all! It was lovely to meet you as well. And what awesome pictures! ANNNNND you are the only one who has spelled my name right so far - so you rock! I will have to write more on my blog so I can rise to the postion of making you laugh too! Take Care!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Tami & Tori said...

Gosh you guys! Thanks for all the kind words!

Kirsten, glad you liked the pictures. When I realized I had left my regular lens I was afraid I was going to have to go outside on the cliff to get pictures of our group but I got lucky and got at least one good pic of everyone.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Super pics. You are just getting so good! ;)

11:19 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

Ah geesh, that isn't how Bossy remembers it at all -- or at least not the stumbling part... just the fun part.

9:11 PM  
Blogger Jason, as himself said...

I'll bet none of these bloggers would agree with you!

I'll say it again: I wish I had come to the OC meet-up!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Neil said...

wow, you take beautiful photos. Now I know why you lug around that camera.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Tami & Tori said...

Let's plan out own OC meet up. Do you have any other bloggy friends out here?

Thanks! That's one of the nicest things ever said to me!

10:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!


9:10 AM  
Blogger Tami & Tori said...


Thank you so much for reading my blog and an ever bigger thank you for such a wonderful compliment.

Thank you for making yourself known...I hope you stick around!

10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!


6:56 AM  

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