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Monday, May 07, 2007

I Met a Fellow Blogger!

It's funny because I had read on Kari's blog that she was headed to BYU Women's Conference (sponsored by our church)...but knew the chances of actually meeting her were slim to none. (I mean really, there were approximately 23,000 women there!)

I passed her once on the first day I was there, but didn't actually process it was even possibly her for quite a while after she passed me. (Besides, we were both running to classes and we wouldn't have been able to talk much at all...). Later that day, I passed her again and actually saw her nametag, so I was sure it was actually Kari (amazing what pictures on your blog can do!!)... ...again though, we were in a huge group of people, and considering the fact that I am very shy, especially in new situations, I didn't shout out at her there. I kicked myself multiple times on Friday because I hadn't taken advantage of the only chance I felt like I had been given to meet her.

Saturday morning, my friends that I had traveled up to UT with and I headed to the Salt Lake City Temple, with the plan to eat at The Garden resturant afterward. It was amazing to me to look up from my pre-lunch conversation with my friends and see her sitting just a couple of tables away, right in my line of sight. I knew I shouldn't pass up the opportunity to say something so I went over and introduced myself. We had a very nice conversation...and it was a joy to make a real-life acquaintance with someone else from the blogging world.

I really feel like there was a reason for me to meet Kari...given that I was given 3 opportunities to introduce myself to her... Thanks for being so down to earth Kari! Meeting you was definitely an incredible experience! My only regret is that we didn't snap a picture!


SalGal said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you had such a great time. Maybe someday I'll get to go!

Papa J said...

People break down into two groups when the experience something lucky. Group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance.

-M. Night Shyamalan

Stay in that first group sweetheart..... Or start buying lottery tickets, because if the second scenario is the case, you're about as lucky as the get.

Kari said...

Kristine! I was so happy you came up to introduce yourself!!

I regretted not snapping a picture too, though I thought about it but wondered if it would weird you out too much! But since you blog, I figured you would probably be okay with it but then they brought our food and I forgot!!

But you know what? I DID SNAP a picture of you up there!!! I took some shots of the view and then I took one of the restaurant as a whole and you are IN it!!

I didn't think I knew anyone in the picture, it was before you came over! So go check out my blog today and you will see yourself in one of the shots!

Denise said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I didn't realize you were the same person from Alisa's board, ROFLOL! I just read this on there today, and now I'm bopping my head in the "I coulda had a V-8" motion. Geez, I'm a dork!!

Emily said...

what a fun coincidence! It's always so fun to meet new people, esp people that you're already familiar with from the blogosphere. And it sounds like you had a wonderful time a Women's Conference. So glad for you!