Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Answers You've Been Waiting For . . .


Truths and Lies was a super fun game, right?!? Thank you to everyone who left comments; I loved reading all your guesses. And thanks again to Io (the coolest gardener-slash-karaoke-guru in the blogosphere) for tagging me in the first place.

And now, without further adieu, I bring you the correct answers:

1. I have six brothers.
TRUE!

  • I'm the oldest sibling and the only girl. My brothers are B, E, D, S, M, and C. D just graduated from law school last weekend. Good luck with the bar exam, D!

2. I lived in London in my early twenties. TRUE!


3. I lived in my car my last semester of law school. TRUE!

  • I'd maxed out my student loans and couldn't afford rent, so I lived out of my car for about three months. I brushed my teeth at the local Texaco station and took showers at my school's gym. I do not recommend homelessness; it was one of the most difficult times of my life. But I knew I had a great job waiting for me as soon as I finished school.

4. My dog’s name is Woody Allen. FALSE!

  • I do, however, frequently refer to him as "the Woody Allen of dogs" because he is, hands down, the most neurotic dog I've ever met.

5. I once threw up in front of Bruce Willis. TRUE!

  • This happened eons ago, when he and I were neighbors in Malibu. That's all I'm gonna' say about it (because the story you're imagining right now is probably waaaay more interesting than what really happened). Love ya', Bruce!

Congrats to the following bloggers who guessed the correct answer (#4): half gaelic, half garlic, deb, momma mary, nine, and tryingin2007. Great job!!



Tomorrow, I'm having drinks on the beach with an internet friend who I'll be meeting "in real life" for the first time. We originally met on an infertility forum and recently began speaking on the phone. I'm fairly certain she's not a serial killer or a stalker or anything, but I'm still a little nervous.

Have you become "real life" friends with anyone you've met online?

42 comments:

Io said...

Holy smackaroonies! You have SIX brothers!? That is madness people.
I have met a fellow blogger in person (shinejil from Sluggish Butterfly) and exchanged packages with a couple others. I'm pretty sure none of them are stalkers, but I'm not sure about myself...
I get to meet two more bloggers next month and I am super excited about it. I just wish I lived near more IF bloggers!

Alyson & Ford said...

Great stories - very interesting life - lots of exciting traveling.
Throwing up in front of Bruce.... what's the rest of the story?

Alyson LID 01/27/06 IA China
NCLM

Jocelyn said...

I am sure Bruce loved the puke:-) I have met several people now that I met online during the adoption process!! It is so much fun finally meeting in person!!

JJ said...

Ohhh we are connected by THE BRUCE! When he and Demi were still a couple--(well wait, they still sort of are, arent they...) they owned a house where I go to the beach every summer. I was getting ready to turn around to go back towards our beach house, when I get struck in the back--come to find out it was Frisbee--and then out of no where, there's Bruce--and in the distance, his 3 girls--Demi was no wear in sight. I managed to give it a good toss back..and he gave me that killer smile and a "Thanks kiddo"

Ive been fortunate to meet quite a few bloggers I have met online, in this journey--its great! Have fun!

julie_joshb said...

i am going to a blog union (no joke) this summer. check out drew and carey's blog on my blog. Jocelyn is going to be there! u are too funny! I was going to say that the six brothers thing is a lie! hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm loving your posts. the internet is crazy. became friends with a bunch of people...and are going to meet (thru adoption)

Busted said...

Um...does my husband count? I met him online, on a law school discussion board. Have fun meeting your friend!

sadnessoreuphoria said...

Well, I guessed wrong, oh well! Yes, I've met several bloggers and online bulletin board friends IRL. It was worked out great each time. Two live very near me; three others live out of state, I met them when I did two out-of-town IVF cycles. One of them offered to let me stay in her place for a night before my rental apartment became available; it was super nice of her b/c we'd never actually met before. Probably it was stupid and a big risk. But it was wonderful to meet and we still stay in touch. So good luck meeting your friend, have a great time!

C said...

I just adore Bruce Willis, although I can't exactly pinpoint why. I'd love to meet him, even if it meant puking.

I did meet a fellow blogger, Mary from my blogroll. DH and I met her and her DH at a restaurant when we were both visiting family for Christmas. (We grew up about 45 minutes apart.) I hope to see her again around July 4th. It was so wonderful to see her IRL!!!!!

Kymberli said...

Are you kidding? You puked in front of Bruce Willis and that's all you're going to tell us about it? :)

I also wish I lived near some bloggers, but I'm in the buttcrack of Georgia.

Still Standing Strong in A Bloom of Hope. said...

Yeah, will be meeting up with my online friends on 28 june!

and great stories! your life sounds very interesting! :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I can't believe I guessed right...I think I was also the first fellow blogger to take a guess! Something told me that number 4 was it! I almost picked living in your car, but you mentioned it happened when you were in college....could totally happen! You do have to tell the full puke story....we are all hanging on that one!

Lisa

Rebecca said...

How do you have such an exciting life? I'm going to respond to the tag...but I'm sure mine won't be near as interesting as yours. Jealous.

I have met people from the blog world in real life. And, I've liked them all! I would do it again. (Just so you know. A year ago today, I would have NEVER even considered meeting someone from the internet. I used to think it was so weird. But, there's something different about these people. They know exactly what you're going through!)

alison said...

Yes, the lovely Baby Deux (her blog is pwp now, so I won't link it) and I met in Chicago. She's fabulous, and we spend most of our work days emailing each other. It's fantastic. :)

perchancetodream said...

Thanks for the comment on my site. Actually one of my closest friends is someone I met through our blogs. I'd read hers and thought we had a lot in common and found out that she did too. Turns out we live almost walking distance from each other and go to the same clinic. Now I can't imagine us not knowing each other. Hope your meeting goes just as well!!!

Vanessa said...

I have never met a fellow blogger in person, but I might one of these days, I got an invite to a knitting group in my area from a fellow NCLMer. And I have a few friends IRL who have become mostly blogger friends. That is what happens when you move across the country.

Momma Mary said...

Yeah! I win!! We played that game at my sister's bridal shower. I tricked everyone when I said "my husband has more shoes than I do." they thought it was the lie. But it was the truth! Military uniform shoes. Everywhere!!

Wow though. Those were some cool stories!

Hecticmom Undone said...

I almost met one of my blog friends IRL. I totally chickened out at the last minute and I still regret it. This is still a blog relationship I keep going though.

Mrs. Romero said...

Wow. What a journey you are on! Thanks so much for posting the SITS button!

Check the site to support the featured blogger of the day, and if you'd like to be featured (you've got some things I think other women could really relate to) then send us 3 posts you feel best represent you.

We will post everyone in the order received.

Thanks!

Deb said...

OK - came over to check the results and yay me (oh fine, and the others) i guessed right. I think its pretty cute the way you put your address on the email you sent me ... almost like you think i don't already have you bookmarked or on my blogroll or something (heehee). did i not mention i was a bit of a stalker? hmmm, thought everyone knew that by now.
I would love to meet someone from anyone one of these blogs, but i have not had the pleasure. But that's OK - i still think your all pretty cool.

Ginny said...

Great stories! I've met up with playgroups that I have met online. Never really stayed connected though. Have a great day!

Trace said...

Twice. Once I met a girl in my online adoption after inferility support group and the other time I met another blogger. Both turned out to be fantastic people.

julie_joshb said...

I am soooooooo excited you are going to be there! yeah! thats wonderful! so we will meet then huh! I cannot wait! email me obligato@bellsouth.net

Gliud2Family said...

Hey Stranger. It's Gina, Joey's wife. Your man just forwarded your blog to us. I am beside myself with sadness for what you have to go through and are going through and have so much respect and admiration for how you have chosen to fight through it.

I have never been faced with a horrible life threatening chronic illness like lupus, but I went through infertility treatments 4 years ago. I was fortunate enough to get pregant with my 3 year old daughter but the road to her was pretty rough. We conceived through IUI and everything was moving along smoothly until my 5th month of pregancy when I passed a pulmonary embolism. I spent almost 3 weeks in intensive care. I was diagnosed with a genetic blood disorder, meaning I was prone to blood clotting and would have to be on blood thinners. My baby and I were fortunate to make it through the episode alive. But I was told I could not have any more children, if I wanted to live that is. It has taken me a good 2 and a half years since my pregancy to get back to being me. I will always have heart medication but hey, I'm not going to complain. I'm alive and I have my family!

We have been blessed with our daughter who has just made our lives amazingly happy, but we so much another baby so a year and a half ago we decided to adopt.

On April 7th, we picked up our 5 month old baby boy from Taiwan. He is amazing and there isn't a day that I don't wake up and thank God for allowing me to be here to see my family grow. Here is the link to my adoption blog if you want to read our story. http://gliud2faily.blogspot.com/

Girl, please, please continue fighting whatever is thrown your way.You WILL have your baby. Call me or write if you want to talk more about the adoption process. And for the record. I think Ethiopia is a wonderful place to adopt!

SM has our number. Hope to hear from you!

Baby Step said...

Hi DC! I think you could add some of my friend's assvice to your list from May 27. I have had all of those lovely comments, and more. Someone told me "it is all in your head"....like I really can get pregnant, but something in my brain is stopping me. Yeah.

Loved your "truth or lie" meme!

AlmostMrsJoyner said...

Im tagging you (cause you one of my favorites) check my blog for details!

Anne said...

Very funny and interesting stuff. I feel like I do need to know more about the Bruce Wilils thing, thuogh. And, do I understand this correctly that you went from living in your car to being Bruce Willis' neighbor in Malibu? All of the sudden, my life feels boring! :)

Anyways- I think that we all thought it at first weird to meet people/make friends online through adoption, etc... but it is SUPER fun!

Talk Soon...

Juicy said...

I am totally stealing your "truth or lies" game. Now I've just gotta figure out a few things people don't already know about me!

I'm impressed w/ the vomiting in front of Bruce. I certainly haven't thrown up in front of any celebrities!

andrea said...

six brothers AND you lived next to bruce willis?!!! ahh!!

and yup, i have become pretty good IRL friends with people i met online - it's a strange concept at first (and my family freaked out!) but they are wonderful!

Rachel said...

I'd really like to hear the Bruce Willis story!

Trace said...

I've tagged you.

alicia said...

I love that you pucked beside bruce willis! so funny!

I would LOVE to meet all my internet friends, but I haven't yet! You'll have fun for sure!

La La said...

As much as having to live out of your car must have sucked, I am totally in awe that you made it work!! Seriously cool stuff.

Kerri said...

Thanks for sending me the link to your blog. I'm sure I'll enjoy following along with your journey.
Kerri and Ruby

sara said...

Thanks for sharing the questions and answers, that was really fun to read!

Mommy Meryl said...

Loved your post and thanks for coming to my blog!!

And yes - I have met someone in real life that I originally met on-line - my hubby!! And we have been married for almost 13 years and we have a very yummy 5 1/2 year old girl - so you will probably meet a wonderful new friend!!

oh2btigger said...

Yup! My hubby and I met online, then after a few weeks, I gave him my phone number and we talked for a couple of more weeks, when he decided that we should meet or something. The rest, they say, is history! ;)

m said...

You NEED to tell the Bruce Willis story. No way you are getting off easy. (Please, please tell the story).

I've met a handful of IF bloggers via the Stirrup Queens DC group - and I admit, I was pretty nervous at first because I thought I would be the one that came across as a stalker. I loved how some people looked EXACTLY like I imagined and for others, I was way off. At any rate, I can't wait to see them all again.

Not sure if it counts as "real life" but have definitely struck up intense email conversations with women I've met via blogging that I do now consider my friends.

Deb said...

Hey Loopie! Thanks for commenting so often on my post and for adding me to the "blogs you heart".
Also, thanks for the advice about grandparents rights - seems we do have rights to try for visitation. But as it turns out - none of that matters. She has taken her away.
Nothing matters now.

Deb said...

Ah...Loopie, therein lies the rub.
I have no money to be able to do such and I fear prostituting myself might end badly (a little stab at dark humor-something new i'm trying...)
so I am just sitting here staring at my computer screen waiting for some miracle to fly through the screen to me.
and i feel worse now because i am burdening the kindest person (uh..that would be you) with these things when she has her own things.
you are too kind.

Beth A. said...

Oh, I love that area of London! I did my junior year abroad in Lancaster, and every time I went to London I stayed in the South Kensington area. I've always regretted I never found the time to go through the Victoria and Albert, since I walked past it about 20 times.

rohit said...

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

you are fantastic!!!

a kiss for you, my dear friend!

god bless u dear

can we exchange our link

r u ready to do?

Rebeccah said...

OMG, the homeless in law school thing really hits home. I thought my living in a mouse-infested dump of a studio next to the projects with a smelly stranger was bad ... and seriously -- the Bruce story *must* be told!