8/22/11

Blogging: Fringe Benefits


Cover of "Traveling with Pomegranates: A ...Cover via Amazon
Just when I get all angsty and feel like blogging is a big time suck that keeps me from doing useful tasks, something happens to change my mind. This summer two things happened.

1. My blog friend Bec sent me the book Traveling with Pomegranates, by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor. Bec had read the book herself, and probably because this mother-daughter travel memoir involves discussions of Greece and reflections on the goddesses Demeter and Athena, she thought I would like it. So she just sent it to me. She has two young girls--one just a year old--yet she found time to track down my address, address an envelope, go down to the post office and send me the book. How cool is that? (More about the book later. I really liked it.) (P.S: Bec has a particularly cute post up right now: What's for Meat.)




2. My blog friend Deb and her fabulous daughter Carrie went out of their way to have lunch with me when they were driving through town the other day. We went to Pasadena's famous Pie 'n Burger. Surprise: we had pie and burgers, although not in that order. It was such a treat to meet two people I have admired from their blogs.


Here I am with Deb. She has great blog called Paper Turtle.

Here I am with gorgeous Carrie, who also has a blog: http://rosalindrevival.blogspot.com

Deb, being a master crafter, brought me this cute decoupaged M. It's different on both sides.
The children are partial to the slightly darker color side. I like them both. A collector of heart-shaped rocks, she also brought me this cute rock too.

So now I am all gushy sentimental happy. Sigh. My blogger friends be good to me. Sniff. Me is happy.
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15 comments:

claire said...

It must lovely to meet bloggers you admire. Maybe some day I'll be meeting you♥

Desiree said...

Sweet.

Bec said...

I'm glad you liked the book and "meeting" new people has been one of the unexpected fun things for me too since I started blogging. We're friends and I haven't even had to bake you treats to bribe you yet :)

Cafe Pasadena said...

Blogging - writing - can be a big time suck. I agree, MF. But it can also bring strange people, I mean, strangers together. How many more people do u know bcuz of it?!

Daisy said...

:-) What fun Margaret! Pie, you say? Shared with blogger friends! Heavenly!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I like swag

Shell Sherree said...

How lovely, on both counts! Not to mention the exemplary excuse for pies and burgers and pies.

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Oh, I'm so jealous. I've never met any of my blog buddies...in fact, I've still not yet met Trisha - my writing partner! Skype has always filled the gap, but I'd love to start meeting some of you cool cats!!

West Coast Grrlie Blather said...

Yay for blogging and all the benefits! And thank you for serving up the goddesses for us.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

:o)!!! Margaret! This is such a sweet post. I love it. It was so awesome spending time with you while we were in Cali last weekend. Carrie and I are still walking on clouds thinking about the amazing time we had. Thanks so much for the great lunch place recommendation, and for taking time out of your day to meet with us. The pleasure was ours, my friend!

PS: I might "borrow" your photos as the only ones we took are on Carrie's camera and she has yet to upload and email them to me. ;o)

altadenahiker said...

I'm a fan of Bec's blog, too. She has such a light touch.

Mmmm, P&B. Malteds.

Susan Campisi said...

How wonderful to rendezvous with blogging buddies. I like your M.

Petrea Burchard said...

Those are benefits, all right! Deb, you look just like your picture. Wait. I mean your picture looks just like your picture.

Cheri said...

Stopping by from Deb Turtle's blog at her recommendation. Took a look around and liked what I saw! Need to read back on a few more goddesses and see if there are any for me...

Carrie Rosalind said...

Ah! I'm just getting caught up on blog posts since being gone, and I LOVE this post about our meeting! I had SO much fun getting to know you and my mind has been thinking about my book and your suggestions ever since!

Thank you so much for lunch - I'm so glad that we are real-life friends now! :)