Tuesday, May 5, 2009

There Are Perks to This Blogging Gig: Friends and Food

Three days ago I didn't know who Spike from Top Chef was, but now we're totally best friends. Or at least we will be in the stories I tell to any friends I have who watch Top Chef. In reality, we spoke for 2.4 seconds and I watched while my friends chatted longer with him (and while Kim goaded him into nearly taking off his shirt, but that's a whole other story).

WhyMommy, TechSavvyMama, Spike, Kim, KC, and me waaaaaaay over on the right.

The whole reason I met him was that a whole bunch of very cool DC mom bloggers got together at Spike's restaurant, Good Stuff Eatery, to hang out and chat. Many thanks to Devra, who organized the gathering and to Quaker, who not only bought us dinner, but made a donation to the Capital Area Food Bank. (And they sent us home with cereal and granola bars, which...AWESOME!)

I can't even begin to mention everyone who was there and everyone I met, but I do know that I drove four of them and that the StimeymobileTM (term coined by TechSavvyMama) was full of some fabulous women: the aforementioned Kim, the aforementioned TechSavvyMama, and friends WhyMommy and KC, who, now that I think about it, were also aforementioned. I'm not going to say who got us lost on the way there, but his name starts with "Map" and ends with "Quest." But KC and my trusty iPhone teamed up to get us there.

Who else was there? Sarah, Laurie, Jodifur, Wife and Mommy, ShallowGal, Gayle, Amalah, Robin, Claire Jess, Amy, JavaMom, Jessica, Sandie, Smiling Mama, Mamma Loves, Diana, Lumpyhead's Mom, Justice Fergie, Nicole, Sue, De, and all the women down on the left of the table that I didn't get a chance to talk to. I know I left at least six of you out. I'm so sorry. So very sorry. Tell me if I did. Also, since when is everyone named either Amy or Jessica?

Hmmm. I'm not sure where to go from here, except to say the food was deee-licious—especially the Very Berry milkshake. But the company was even better.


  1. Riding in the Stimeymobile rocked even if it was lacking gerbil decorations and I would have to agree that the company was awesome. Next time I'm trying the Very Berry Milkshake!

  2. So great to see you and I love the new header.

  3. So envious! Where's my So Cal bloggy meetup, hmmm?

    Envy aside, looks like a great time.

  4. Dammit. D.C. strikes again. Please adopt me.

  5. your blog header looks great! let me know if i can ever crash one of your bloggy parties!

  6. oh oh oh!! LOVE top chef! Sounds like a terrific outing. And I really love your new header!

  7. Awesome header!

    I am still digesting. A very fun night, even though I barely got to talk to you! (I'm changing my name to Amy and going blond, btw, so the next time you see me, keep a good look out!)

  8. I am not an Amy nor a Jessica!
    I am glad I got to meet you IRL, however!

  9. Even though I only saw you on Monday night and just got to meet you yesterday, it was an awesome experience!! What a week!! I'm still dreaming about those burgers and fries. . . .

    (And I LOVE your new header!)


  10. Love the new banner.

    You all look so beautiful and like you are having fun. I'm jealous.

    And just so you know, I grew up being called "Amy." My parents didn't realize that Amy is not short for Amanda. "Once In Love With Amy" was a great Frank Sinatra number.

  11. Wow,he's hot, you should have scooted closer in there. LOL

    I love the new header too.

  12. Perks indeed! I had such a great time. Thanks for driving!

    The GERBIL and HUG header rocks!

    (PS to Sue ... you better not change your name! We're only one Susan away from a hat trick!)

  13. Sure, I'm the geek who gets all serious and talks to him about charity work --- I missed the near-baring-of-the-chest.

    It was great meeting you and I appreciate the link love! : ) Looking forward to more get togethers soon - online and in real life!

    Considering changing my name to Jessica Amy Susan so I can fit into the group even more...

  14. Sounds like fun! Your blog header is great and the picture beyond adorable!

  15. Whoa I think I know that guy.

  16. I love your new site look!

    and it was so good to see you-
    even though it was just for a minute !

  17. I'm not familiar with Spike but um .. getting him to take his shirt off doesn't seem like it would have been a BAD thing ... just sayin'.

    Oh - and I love the new header - that pic of those boys is SO deceptive, isn't it? :)

  18. Sounds like you all had a blast!!

  19. very cute header! And loved being able to ride in the stimeymobile and navigate. Did I tell you about the time I backpacked in Europe after college and they called me "map girl"? no?

    hope to see you soon--passion party?


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