Friday, March 15, 2013
Stranger in Town
Don't get me wrong, I was invited - though not by the host - but I was asked if I would attend. When I say that out loud, it makes me sound third or fifth wheel-ish. Truth be told, I don't know the host. I don't read his blog nor link to it.
I don't know how it all works, but Spo and Someone are going to Delaware for this event, or because of this event, or.....something being built around a trip they already planned that way. I don't know the exact details. They are just the guests of honour.
Oddly enough, the only two folks I've met who will be attending this are Spo and Someone. Some of the other names on the tentative list are familiar to me - some I link to, and others I just don't have a clue. It's a gigundo blogger meet-up.
Now, on my Myers-Briggs profile, I am dangerously hover between an I and E. One-on-one blogger meet ups I've had no problems with. Actually, all have gone surprisingly smooth. I don't know how I would do in a larger setting of 15-20 bloggers. Granted, the focus isn't on me, so maybe there is no social issue that would incur.
Truth be told, as much as there are a few folks there I'd really like to meet, and most likely will eventually (I've already met 36% of my blogroll - yes, I did the math!), the thought of more travel just might do me in. Lately, I've been gone from home three days per week for the last few months. It's draining. Absolutely draining.
When I'm not traveling (and even when I am), I so just want to be home. I want to be with 710, the cat and the dog. I want to do yoga with my cousin and our cohort. I want to have tea with them afterwards and just hang - then go home and hang some more. And of course, someone has to do the laundry. It ain't getting done by itself.
I don't know how Delaware is in March. If it's anything like Ohio has been, ick. No offense to Delawarians. Delawarites?
I did ponder the invite for a number of days before making my decision, so it wasn't a slam-dunk "no" of a response. I weighed the decision, based mostly on work travel and just couldn't see getting home late Thursday night and getting right back on the road. I also couldn't reconcile going to Delaware and not seeing other friends who reside in the first U.S. state. Time is limited.
I do hope all have fun and it will be interesting to read the different blogs and the varying perspectives. I can't imagine all will have the same experience. I hope they wouldn't - as we are all individuals. Though I don't expect it to become an episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but c'mon, that could be fucking interesting reading.
Song by: Toto