5:45 pm. Finally
A day I’ve been waiting for since our first online meeting in May.
I hurried across the street, took the red line to her hotel.
My heart was racing. How do I look? Is this outfit okay? I should have shaved my legs.
When she stepped out of the elevator…I knew. I knew right away that the redhead in the nude Jeffrey Campbell wedges was CupcakesOMG.
I knew mainly because I follow her blog, am Facebook friends with her and am almost as familiar with her face as I am with my own.
But regardless, there she was.
In real life!
Same pretty hair, perfect make up, flawless skin.
No craigslist killer attributes whatsoever!
We, without planning of course, wore a complementary color scheme.
Two brothers, Chef Bob and Chef David, provide their own menu. Each appetizer and entree is centered around a shared ingredient.
She says “sCALlops”
I say “sCALLops”
She says “y’all”
I say “wicked”
We both say “bagel” as “bagel”.
We both like iced tea and lemonade vodka drinks.
We both like being photographed.
Oh, and both of our middle names are Dawn.
We stopped talking for 3 seconds to order.
We shared the Prince Edward Island Mussels to start
A girl after my own heart, Melissa ordered Chef David’s Grilled Sirloin Steak with Goat Cheese
I ordered Chef Bob’s Spit-Roasted Half Chicken with Goat Cheese
We laughed, we drank, we ate.
We told our entire life stories.
We now have 145 inside jokes.
REAL ones. Not just online ones.
We were having so much fun, we almost forgot to get a picture together!
But don’t worry, I could never forget to do that.
We shared a cab, posed by the Christmas tree in the Omni Parker House for this year’s Christmas card, and parted ways.
It was perfect.
And thank GOD…. because I’m staying at her house next weekend in DC, and that could have been wiiiiicked awkward.
Have you ever been on a blind date!?