Thursday, April 10, 2008

Do I Know You?

Alicia posted about how she only reads blogs of people she knows. I am like that too. I have 73 blogs in my reader right now and less than 7 are people who I have NO connection to AT ALL. But there are those few.. I don't technically know these girls but for some crazy reason I love their blogs. So here is a little shout out to people who I have never met, yet keep me thoroughly entertained.

  • This was the first blog I ventured out and read without actually knowing the person. Randi and "met" through an online YW's group. I still remember the first post I read (don't ask me why). It was all about hosting a dinner for prom and NOT having a theme. Oh the horror. Anyway, her blog was funny and me and Hannah were the only ones commenting so I kept coming back. And she runs marathons- I needed some inspiration.

  • Rules for a Reason
  • Yeah, don't know how I got hooked up with this girl because we pretty much have NOTHING in common, but I love her! She is sarcastic, smart, a borderline road rage driver, and not to mention single, over 30, and living smack dab between SLC and Provo. She blogs about stuff I wish I knew about like ANWR, the similarities between Mitt Romney and Obama (it's a joke people), and other "important things". I feel a little smarter and more political just reading her posts, BUT my favorite are her dating woes, *sorry*. Seriously, after working the temple shift and eating in the cafeteria with the 70+ club she always has a funny story to share. She's private, so no point in linking but I still had to share.

  • This girl would have been my best friend if I she was born ten years earlier. Ok, let's be real. I'm turning 28 and I still would be BFF with Lauren today if she didn't live in AZ. She has a fun family and while I do like hearing about her smoochie face (you should name your first-born that) adventures with her fiance Ted, she also works at a tennis club. Which apparently every weirdo in the metro area belongs to because random things happen there everytime she goes to work. Oh yeah, her Dad puts hilarious comments on her blog, her mom puts her bras in garage sales, and she hits parked cars: that's entertainment!

  • This lady is straight up cRaZy! Who else would hock their YW medallion to finance a bagel purchase in Hawaii AND then blog about it, or stalk the city looking for a UPS package? Yeah, that's her. She is hilarious. She even took cupcakes to her son's class the other day and created a funny post- if that isn't talent, I don't know what is. And while her local newspaper doesn't think she is print worthy, I do! Oh yeah, and she linked me the other day so I sorta thought I might want to return the favor.

  • Not sure where Melissa came into the picture... but if we had both started blogging a little earlier she might not be on my "unknown" list. She lived in the next town over not so long ago, and I know we would have run into each other at Costco or the mall or something. Her blog is real, sometimes funny, sometimes sad and I just like going because it's always a surprise. I never know what I'm gonna get.
So there you go. Some funny people I don't really know but feel like we have known each other for forever. Someday maybe we'll actually meet in real life and make our friendship "official".

21 comments:

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you read my blog! I enjoy yours so much! I don't remember how we found each other either... I think it may have been through LDS Women's blogs... but I'm not sure.
And hey - there is a possibility that you'll be able to put me on the "met" list! I might be coming to Hermiston/Tri-Cities this summer for a visit!!

Melissa said...

Oh, and as far as reading blogs of people I've met... um... I think there are 6 out of 63 that I know the people.

JustRandi said...

Yeah, I only actually know 3 people who blog. It's funny to feel such a real connection with people I've never met.
I'll always think of you as my first "real" blog buddy - because you took pity on me and my pitiful comment section when I was new.
I also love the way you can read between the lines of some of my posts and be supportive of the real issue!!

Love ya Heather!

Tharker said...

I love finding blogs of people that I have never met. Melissa is at the top of my list too! Love you Mejojac!

I have a good life said...

I also love reading blogs of people I don't know. You are one of them! :)

kristen said...

Ah, heather.....thanks. I needed that today. You are totally in my will.

Kris said...

I've enjoyed getting to know people through blogs too. I have seen a lot of these people comment on your blog, and they sound like they have a great personality and are real entertaining. Thanks for sharing!

Trevor and Liz Covington said...

HEATHER!! ok.. i am the slowest responder to anything and I just figured out today what I was doing wrong because every time I went to your blog the latest thing was "fun in the snow" or something like that.. that was really old!! SO now that I am updated, CONGRATS on your pregnancy, beautiful cakes and I also LOVE time out for women!! This year it was for women and girls in Sacramento so Trevor and I went to time out for couples, also good but not as good!! Expect to be hearing more from me!!! <3 liz

Nicole said...

Oh goody! New friends to make and more excuses not to clean my house;)

Hey, I miss you. We need to get together.

Kate said...

as somewhat of a newbie to the blog world, I still find it hard to post on other peoples blogs even though I really want to. I do lurk around though, there are quite a few that I have started reading a lot and enjoy. I started reading Jan's and then saw her at winco! I didn't want to say anything though so she didnt think I was a crazy lady since she doesn't know who I am :) So, hi Jan!

Lauren said...

HAHAHAH! That is awesome. Thank you so much for the shout out. I actually laughed so hard when reading your description of my blog because, I don't think my life is that entertaining, but when I think about it...it really is. Thank you for reminding me how blessed I am! I am so glad we are blog friends!!!

What state do you live in? I think I bloggy buddy meeting can be arranged.

Lindsay said...

It's very fun to get to know new people from blogging. I'll have to check these others out.

Marilyn said...

With over 90 blogs in my google reader, obviously I am reading blogs of people I don't know. I love reading design blogs and being inspired by beautiful things.

Chell said...

Hey there...I started Blogging cos I found Busy Bee Laurens blog when I Googled a driving school called "Busy bee" and through hers I found yours. If you want to add me to your "blogs that you read but havent met the ppl" list that would be great as Im new at this and trying to rally in some support! :-) Mine is http://thelifeofchell.blogspot.com
Plus, I live in Africa, bet I'll be your first South African blog buddy! :-)
Keep well...
Rochelle

"Vern" said...

Thanks for the kudos! How did you want your money, cash or check?

Sarah said...

I don't read very many blogs of people I don't know, but it is fun to connect with people through blogging and sharing our experiences.

Nancy Face said...

What? Doesn't EVERY mom put her darling daughter's bras out for the entire world to see? ;)

Brooklet said...

Is nobody else astonished that Heather has 73 blogs she is reading!!!!! How do you keep up with these? That number is staggering!! I feel completely honored that you ever get the time to read mine. And that you still post almost daily. And you are pregnant. And you are a famous cake decorator. I feel a little worse about myself now. . .

Movie Queen said...

There's something about going to read someone's blog and there, totally unexpectedly, is your name at the top of the post. I'll never get enough of that. So thanks for that. Yeah, seriously, my piddly 30 is looking pretty lame compared to your 73. Seriously, how DO you guys do it?

Marcus & Ashley said...

So I went to Lauren's page and got the whole scoop on her and boyfriend Ted. I think I read it for like a half hour and then Marcus came in laughing cause I didn't even know this girl...she's hilarious though! So I have a Blog Question too. How do you put the links into your blog without the whole (www.com.) part showing up and it's just the name? Please help the unexperienced...

Jodi said...

Hi~ I know this is gonna seem weird. I actually just randomly linked to your blog through Melissa's the other day when I was trying to avoid some house work. I didn't think too much about it, but today I was at a Scentsy seminar in Yakima and they mentioned your name and how they held their first seminar in the area at your house, but that you were now sick with pregnancy. I'm thinking, is that you?