Friday, December 18, 2009

Out and About with Christo


I wasn't necessarily planning to post today, but my day got off to such a wonderful start I just had to share it with you.

As you know, doggyblogg of Chez What? won my lavender syrup give-away and we arranged to meet-up so I could hand it over to him. We met at Chelsea Market this morning and had a blast shopping and dishing the morning away!

I know he's going to out me later on by posting a picture ... so I'll give in and post one too. There we are by the fountain, the picture taken courtesy of one of the dogg's friends - who just happened to be there today too. Nice!

Meeting up with someone you've known online can be strange; in someways you feel as if you already know the other person - though, really, you don't. I've met scores of online friends in person over the past 10 years; sometimes its awkward, mostly its great, and every once in a while you meet someone who already feels like a friend. I'm happy, though not surprised, to say that doggybloggy fits squarely in that lovely latter category. As he said to me this afternoon on the phone: "it felt like we picked up on a conversation we were already having." Darling, the feeling is mutual!

In typical Diva fashion, I didn't snap nearly as many pictures as I'd planned. Though we all stopped to admire this adorable little girl eyeing some amazing gingerbread houses ... an image that just had to be captured.

And now its off to the kitchen I must fly ... there are cookie cutters and a giant lump of dough calling my name.

Posting may be somewhat erratic next week as I'm woefully behind in the Christmas prep. I'll do my best. Who knows, I might even get back to my roots and post something that contains neither sugar nor flour. ~wink~

Doggybloggy, I had a blast and I'm looking forward to our next adventure!

Cheers!

11 comments:

5 Star Foodie said...

How cool that you got to hang out with Christo, super fun meetup!

Donna-FFW said...

Lucky you.. how fun, he indeed is an awesome guy! Online anyway, havent met him in person as of yet. Happy Baking!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Thanks, girls! It was a fun meet-up!

And now, I'm sick of rolling out and baking cookies ... and I'm not even halfway through. Ack!

doggybloggy said...

how funny do I look huh? I am glancing to the side and my hand is all clenched...LOL - I had a fantastic visit with you today and I cant wait to use my lavender flower syrup...

pixelgal said...

It's always great meeting someone new and connecting right away. Glad you had such a good day in the middle of all the madness that is the season. Don't worry about the cookies. They'll get done--or not! There'll be plenty of calories to go around either way.

Fresh Local and Best said...

How fun! We'll have to do a meet up someday.

Charmian @Christie's Corner said...

Love the photo of the little girl mesmerized by the gingerbread houses. What an enchanting picture!

Sounds like you had a blast!

Shannon (The Daily Balance) said...

just found your blog and wanted to say hello! ;)

looking forward to reading more!

Daily Spud said...

Isn't that just one of the best things that can happen through blogging? So glad you had a blast and have a wonderful rest-of-holiday-season!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Sounds like you have a marvelous time! How wonderful to meet another online friend. There's so many of my online firends I'd like to meeting, including you!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Thanks, everyone! I'd love to meet you all too!

FLB - we will def. plan a meet-up after the holidays!

doggybloggy - I don't either of is going to win any prizes for that photo ... gah, could my sneakers be any *more* white?! LOL