Monday, May 21, 2012

Yes, Virginia, Megan Mae Is Real

When I told The Absent-Minded Professor, a/k/a AMP or Dear Hubby, about my upcoming blogger meet-up with Megan Mae of Megan Mae Daily, he asked me if I knew how old the actor we'll be gadding about town with is. I was like, "Uh, yeah."

AMP said (perhaps slightly jealously), "He's young enough to be your son."

I smartly retorted, "Only if I got pregnant at age 15."

Heh. Good one. Also true. About the age, I mean. I was never pregnant at age 15.

Then AMP wanted to know if I was sure Megan Mae is real. That cracked me up. I was all, "Yep, pretty sure, she posts a photo of herself and blogs about her life almost every day. We email each other almost every day." I showed him one of her awesome outfit posts. (Since he didn't remember what I was wearing when he took my pics that morning, that probably didn't help.)

I reminded him this was not like that Match.com date I went on (before I met him on Match.com) where the guy showed up and was 20 years older than his picture. 20 years is A LOT.

Then I tried to explain blogger culture to him, the friendships that are formed, how you get to know people through their frequent posts and exchange of blog comments, via email, social media, and sometimes even finally and gloriously meeting up. He admitted making friends with people you've never met in person is a foreign concept. I admitted creating virtual baseball teams and playing in virtual baseball tournaments is still a foreign concept to me, but I like that he likes it.

So when I received a package from Megan at work today, I was extremely excited, because I seriously admire her style and creativity, especially her eye for color. I'd ordered a package of her buttonflowers, and an obi belt like the one she made out of men's ties for Sheila at Ephemera as well. Megan knows my color preferences by now, and we worked together to pick out the buttonflowers and the belt colors.

Like Christmas for grown-ups!
Megan doesn't know this (well, she does now), but I like to frame pretty cards!
I cannot get enough of all these lovely colors! Can I wear them all together?
The truth is, I'm almost 30 years older than Megan (but at least my photos are all recent), and that she's a wonderful friend I would have never met without blogging. She's inspired me to incorporate more color into my daily wear, and I can't wait to share an adventure with her next month, when we join forces to celebrate our mutual loves: thrifting and fangirling a certain British actor of a certain age (not mine).

Gotta go now. This belt is so getting worn to work tomorrow.

7 comments:

  1. Hooray! I can't wait for next month or tomorrow! I'm very happy you enjoy everything and glad it all got to you safely.

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  2. what a lovely friendship and the package is so pretty! Blogging is a wonderful to meet people. Have fun !

    mongs
    mythriftycloset,blogspot.com

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  3. How awesome. Looking forward to seeing how you wear these beauties. I think its difficult for people who have never experienced friendships created through the internet to understand. Really envious of your planned meet-up as well.

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  4. I have met so many younger bloggers I just love and consider friends. One of the perks of blogging is all of the great, diverse people we get to know! I bet you ladies are going to have a blast!

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  5. Yay!! I concur in your appreciation of Sweet Megan. Glad she's having a good influence on you. May your friendship blossom.

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  6. Yay! I love seeing my blogging friends becoming friends. I can't wait to see how you wear your obi! Maybe I'll wear mine too.

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  7. My husband is fascinated too by the friends I've made via blogging. I can't wait to see the posts you both do on this meet up!

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