Monday, March 2, 2009

We ate, we laughed, we drank, we laughed more.

This weekend I attended the DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth for you non-metroplexers!) blogger dinner at the Grand Luxe in the Galleria. 

I have to admit when Holly and Elaine told me there was going to be around 30 people, I got a tad anxious. OK, I got really really anxious. My hands were literally shaking when I was putting on mascara while getting ready. It felt like I was going on a first date (something I haven't done in almost 14 years!). What if I said something lame? What if my outfit was out of style (I was wearing knee high boots and purple--too fall/winter for the end of February?)? What if I drank too much wine and started blubbering like a complete fool? What if a chair broke when I sat down?

I was a mess.

And then after a real fun ride up to the restaurant with fellow small town bloggers, I felt a bit more at ease. The ladies were so nice in the car. Surely the dinner would be just as fun.

Bloggers started showing up quickly--CanearlChristina, Leslie, Dorsey, Ally, Mary Anne and so many more. And the first thing I noticed? The DFW bloggers were a super attractive bunch. Everyone seemed to sparkle :) Dress varied but seriously every single person just looked great! It was like a mini-fashion show.

But even more interesting....the bloggers themselves. I 'knew' some of the bloggers from their blogs and I have to say I always found them interesting but let me tell you...real life, their real lives are far more interesting. Everyone was so kind, so witty, so just fantastic!

I had such a good time that I almost completely forgot about taking pictures! I did take a few but they really were not very good so I am going to refer you here and here for some fab shots of the evening.

And all in all, for 'first dates', this dinner was incredible and I cannot wait for a second date. Even though I must admit, I drank far too much pinot but did not break any chairs ;)


19 comments:

Sock Monkey said...

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Sock Monkey
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Halftime Lessons said...

Wonderful to meet you Lisa...hope to spend more time with you at the next one!

Jay

Elaine A. said...

SO sorry we didn't get to chat more. And you looked great my dear! I love your hair and you are just such a sweet lady Lisa!

Next time we'll catch up more, k? Hugs...

Leslie said...

It was wonderful finally getting to meet you! And you looked fab-u-lous by the way!! Wish we could have talked more, definitely next time, m'kay??

Dorsey said...

Hey there gal! I am so happy I got to go that night! You were VERY stylish in my opinion! Can't wait until the next one!

Amanda said...

I just had a look at the pictures and they are great!
You look beautiful Lisa!
I wish i could go to an event like that.
Love,
Amanda x

Brian and Staci said...

Ohhh!!! I'm soo jealous! I should've been there :( So glad you had a great time...you deserved it! I'm gonna check out those other blogs you listed to see what fun I missed :(

Brian and Staci said...

Purple is definitely a color you should wear allll the time! You looked beautiful ;)

Momo Fali said...

That sounds like a lot of fun! Makes me all itchy for BlogHer to hurry up and get here!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I always get a little jealous when I hear of these fun bloggy get-togethers, but in reality, I'd be so nervous that I probably wouldn't even go! But I'm glad you did - I know you looked fabulous.

I laughed at your fear of breaking a chair...totally something I would think of!

Wendy@RuensOnTheRun said...

Sounds like I really missed out, maybe next time. I'm glad you had such a great time.

Anti-Supermom said...

This is exactly who I will probably feel at BlogHer.

Thanks for the FF :)

I'm so happy that you had fun, I means really had fun!

JCK said...

It sounds like so much fun! I knew when Holly was one of the organizers that laughter would be top billing! And Texas women are beautiful!

dani said...

the purple was perfect, lisa:) you ALL looked great, and i'm delighted you had so much fun... and didn't break a single chair, tee-hee:b
love,
dani

texasholly said...

I am so glad we were able to ride together so we could catch up before the big event.

I will say to everyone who wasn't there that at no time during the entire night did I fear you would break a chair! hahaha

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Lisa, I'm so glad we got to sit by each other at dinner so I could talk to you even more than I do now. I'm so glad we got to get to know each other better. HOpefully we can all get together again very soon.

And, thanks again for all the Lone-Star state goodies. Even the baby loved the salsa. She kept doing "whooo-whooo-whoo" but the she'd just eat more. It was YUMMY!

Formercitygirl said...

That sounds like so much fun. I am sooo good jealous. Will definitely say prayers for Dino.

CC said...

That sounds cool!

EatPlayLove said...

you gorgeous Texas gals! I haven't met a blogger I didn't like in real life. We are a fabulous bunch, aren't we?