Bloggers Get Hungry Too

Sometimes they get hungry together and then you’d better watch out. This weekend I met up with some bloggy friends new and old for a lunch at Ivars in downtown Seattle.

foodI like Ivars because you can smell fish guts both outside and inside the restaurant, only they smell more appetizing inside and if you stand outside long enough seagulls will poop on you. They also have great food and this weekend they were thoughtful enough to give us over an hour to chat from the time we ordered our food until it arrived.


Sometimes, if you ask for them to open the rolling blinds on the skylight above your table, they will do it, even though they didn’t even know there were blinds above your table until you pointed them out. One of your friends might suggest that it’s not such a bright idea since opening the forgotten blinds may cause bugs or possibly dead birds to rain down on your table.

Your friend would be wrong. Only large flakes of grey and white dust would rain down on your table. But it would be okay because you would have gotten your food by that time and so there’d be something to cushion the dust’s fall.


The food was delicious and there was some awesome conversating. Only a group of women who narcissistically write about EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of their lives on the internet could make a lunch date last for 4 hours.

Kimberly graciously knitted this awesome scarf for Laylee which Magoo has adopted and likes to wear tied around his head while he does ballet. She also shocked everyone by eliminating the separate checks awkwardness and just picking up the tab like any good Canadian blogger would do in such a situation. I mean, if you’re gonna drive to another country to humor some internet friends who are dying to meet you, the least you can do is pay for EVERYONE to eat lunch. Thanks Kim!

Annie Like the Orphan

Jenny was as fun and adorable as she seems on her blogs and the lovely Colorado sisterhood were all shiney and pretty but hard to talk to from the other end of the table. “HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BLOGGING?? I SAID BLOGGING!”

Millie and No Cool Story were as awesome as ever. I just wanted to stuff them in my purse and take them home. I actually offered… 2 or 100 times and they politely declined.

Carrot was amazing to come out to this insanity with only a few days until her C-section. She looked great but would rather not have her 10 month pregnant picture plastered all over the internet.

NCS and Carrie
Ordinary Mom and Eve

Then there was Ordinary Mom, far from ordinary (in a good way), super cute and very fun. She lives near-ish and I hope we get together soon.

You should also check out Bella’s blog because she has a gorgeous speaking voice, 7 kids and she looks like a rock star.

At the end of the four hours people tried to head home and I pathetically chained myself to their legs and begged them to come over to my house for a sleepover because, really, having a life is totally overrated. No one took me up on it. “SPAGHETTI! I can make you spaghetti. Dan bleached the countertops and did I tell you all how pretty and sweet smelling you all are? I have a puppy over here in my van. Wanna come see?”

Millie and Bella

No takers. 4 hours of lunch with strangers is apparently enough for some people.

Can you imagine?

Until next time, my fun fishy friends. Oh, and by the way, Eve did come home with me because I was her ride and she just plain rocks and lives approximately 4.35 feet from my back door. As a reward, she got the best waffle cone ever and spaghetti AND as much water as she could handle because my refrigerator door is generous like that.

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23 Responses to Bloggers Get Hungry Too

  1. Stephanie says:

    Those are some gorgeous looking bloggers!

  2. sarah k. says:

    Are you trying to make me jealous??? Huh??? Well sheesh, it worked.

  3. Andrea says:

    looks like it was a lot of fun. how cool to get to meet so many bloggers.

  4. Melissa says:

    So jealous!! Looks like such a fun time. I should have flown up and crashed your party 🙂

  5. Angela says:

    I can’t believe you got denied an overnight party with all you had to offer. Some people!

  6. Traci says:

    If I ever get over to your side of the states, I will bring my three boys to boa-ballet dance with Magoo. And eat spaghetti. Whether you invite me or not. 🙂 Sounds like such a fun lunch – dust-dropping blinds and all!

  7. Kimberly says:

    Hey! Nobody mentioned a puppy to me! I totally would’ve stood up Neil if I’d known about that and the unlimited water rations. =P

    You’re even cooler in person, did you know that?

  8. Beth... says:

    I am so jealous! It makes me miss last summer!!

  9. Millie says:

    Speaking of being narcissistic, I was cringing at the thought of seeing my picture on this post, but that’s a pretty good one. I’ll take it. You KNOW I would have come over and spent the week with you, had circumstances been different. I fully expect to cash in on my raincheck sometime soon. Wasn’t Kim Amazing with a capital A?

    P.S. I just ate the second half of my sandwich. It was yummo.

  10. Shalee says:

    I love blogger meets, especially when someone else picks up the tab! (What a generous and lovely thing for Kimberly to do.) And don’t worry, you can email me what you REALLY thought of them later.

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  12. Eve says:

    HILARIOUS! I laughed like I was finding all this info out for the first time! You have such a way with words…it touches my soul!:)
    And anyone who didn’t have the spaghetti? SO MISSED OUT! It was the best I’ve ever had, and I’m not trying to kiss up or anything. Delish!

  13. Farm Wife says:

    Sounds like a wonderful time!!! I’ve only met one blogging buddy thus far (friend of a friend thing), but would love to meet everyone else.

    I am so glad you ladies had a wonderful lunch date!!

  14. Jenny says:

    Why is it that reading about lunch is almost (but not quite) as much fun as having it?! Great to meet you and you might be right about my husband… ever since I met him weird things have been happening: for example unexplained weight gain, headaches, PREGNANCY, and then there was the waffle cone incident. Suspicious, yes.

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  16. I am just glad your fried oysters didn’t smell too fishy, but I think the layer of dust that fell upon them helped mask the smell 🙂 !! At least I wasn’t the only seafood boycotter at the table. Seafood aside though, I loved getting to know you in person – you are a riot!

    So when do we get to have a slumber spaghetti party at your house? You know we are all going to cash in on our rainchecks.

  17. Annie says:

    Thanks for the fun time and spear heading the entertainment! Thanks for the link too, I have seen an amazing uptick in my visitors to my blog today and the stat counter says I have you to thank! Next time, waffle cones are on me. See, I’m cheap, unlike Kimberly.

  18. Aww dude! I so would have gone to the DYM residence and met the Daring Children and DYD and takes pictures where THE Today show captured the Tech Mom in action…but it was just not meant to be this time. I was wiped out, all this IRL stuff makes me tired! Some of us are not as Young as others 🙂
    I LOVE MY DYM SHIRT!! I LOVE IT I love it I love it!!
    I shoudl have bought one a long time ago, DUH!!
    But now I got one and I hug it, and kiss it and love it forever and ever.

    Just freeze all the spaguetti stuff for next time. I’ll even help you bleach the counters.

    PS: How big is your pocket?

  19. carronin says:

    It’s was an absolutely fantastic lunch. Next time I’m sitting at your end of the table. I must say that picture you posted of me is the best one I’ve seen of myself in a while. Thanks! You must have mad photography skills.

  20. surcie says:

    That sounds like SO much fun. And I love Ivars!

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  22. How fun! I adore Ordinary Mom! I’m jealous you got to meet her. 😉

  23. andrea says:

    I had to go and check out a couple of the blogs. I wish there had been blogs when my kids were little (now ancient at 12 and 14); I would’ve so been a Mommy Blogger. 🙂 Now I just feel left out. 🙁

    Is it still called Ivar’s Acres of Clams? Or just Ivar’s? I remember the TV ads when I was a kid and we got the American commercials along with the American TV programmes. Now we just get the programmes from Seattle and when the commercial break comes on they switch over to local ads.

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