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Tumblr Love

I started this blog for a few reasons: 

  1. I was intrigued by Julia Allison and her blog and this thing called Tumblr.
  2. I was trying to lose weight and thought a blog would be a good way to keep myslf accountable.
  3. I was not crazy about my job at the time and thought a blog that I could grow to maybe become decently successful could lead to some sort of job in digital media.

I did not start this blog to make IRL (in real life) friends. By any means. But beyond the weight loss, that has been one of the most amazing byproducts of my blog. 

Tonight, I met up with a bunch of Tumblr girls. (That I have non-weight loss, normal NYC girl blog friends when my blog is all about food and exercise is even more awesome.) We went to West 3rd Common, just off of Broadway. What was so awesome (no, I am not getting royalties for using the word awesome, sadly) about this bar, other than the company, was that draft beers were $3. So, I drank $15 worth of beer, naturally.

And got a pulled pork sandwich:

And hung out with:


Among others.

Almost everyone there who followed my blog asked about the marathon, and if I’d do another. I am definitely planning on doing NYC next year, but now that I have my social life back, it’s already hard to remember giving up those four months to run.

Guess I’m not leaving my job to become a marathoner anytime soon.

Why Blog Friends Are Like The Guy You Met on Friendster*

Meghan had both a birthday AND an engagement to celebrate tonight, so I met her and some of her friends, including Katie! at 10 Bells, a very very cute little wine bar on the Lower East side. (Its entrance is so nondescript that I definitely walked past it a few times first.)

“How do you know Meghan?” her friends asked. Not sure how she wanted to answer, I deferred to Meghan. “We, uh, work out together,” she said. 

When Katie got there, I screamed “OMG it’s so great to finally meet you!” and we gabbed about running while her boyfriend laughed at us for being blog friends. One of Meghan’s other friends looked at Meghan and me, and said, “wait, how do you guys know each other? We prefaced how we met with a lot of “I know it’s weird, but…”

You know it’s okay — and actually pretty awesome — to meet people through your blog, but it’s hard explaining it to people — like the guy you met on Friendster. “We’ll, uh, tell people we met at a bar?”

*Yes, I did date two different guys I met on Friendster. What of it?