Today on the way home from work I stopped by Target to pick up some groceries to eat for dinner.
Because apparently that's what I do these days, I go to the grocery store EVERY BLASTED DAY.
And can we talk about Target for one moment? What is the deal with the grocery carts? I can never pull them apart when they are all stuck together. I swear somebody is sitting behind a camera laughing at all the goofballs trying to pull those carts apart. Sometimes I pull a cart with all my strength (which isn't much, I admit) and I still can't pull them apart. It. Is. Embarrassing. Does anybody else know what I'm taking about?
Anyways, I had decided to make the Meatball Sandwiches that Big Mama posted on her blog today. And I needed to go get some groceries.
I'm telling you I am a sucker for recipes on blogs. If you post a recipe I will most definitely be trying it.
So after my 'quick' trip to Target had turned into 40 minutes I decided to pull myself away from the lamps (I get distracted easily) and head home to start cooking dinner for my husband.
On the way home I realized I didn't know if I was supposed to brown the meat or just stick it in the oven. And as most of us know, I have some major cooking fears.
So I was sort of freaking out trying to figure out if I needed to brown the meat or not when I honestly thought: I just need to call Big Mama and ask her how she cooks the meatballs.
It was a cold slap in the face when I realized that I had crossed the fine line between a blog 'follower' and a blog 'creeper'.
I do not know her in real life. I would never call her.
I have begun to refer to my blog friends, no longer as 'blog friends' but now as 'friends'.
Because when telling a story it is so much easier to say "Well my friend had that happen to her" instead of saying:
"Well my friend-actually she's not really technically a friend-I know her through the Internet-through blogs-shes a blog friend-but I totally think we would be friends in real life if we ever met, had that happen to her".
It complicates things.
And, I have said it once before and I will say it again, you cannot adequately explain the blogging community to those who are not apart of it.
But it is great and I am thankful for the friends I have made through this community.
I never would have thought that people I met over the internet could have become real life friends.
But they have.
When I as younger I always wanted a pen pal. Like a friend that lived in China and wrote me letters.
But now I have all of you and I truly love receiving all of your comments everyday, this is better than a pen pal! And I did have a friend from China leave letters for me in the form of annoying spam comments, and it was not all that great.
So thank you to all of my friends that listen to my ramblings, agree with crazy things I say, leave me encouraging comments when I need them, and help me when I am in a dilemma, especially a chair dilemma.
I am glad to have so many great blog friends!