I know it can be obnoxious when bloggers blather on about how great other bloggers are. It often appears either sycophantic and disingenuous or self-congratulatory and braggy-pants-y. I really do get it. But you’ll have to forgive me, because I’m about to be really obnoxious and talk about how straight-up awesome, ballin’ outrageous, killer fun it was to spend the day with Tania of What Would a Nerd Wear.
Our love began over snarky academic jokes on Twitter and blossomed into real friendship over lunch wine, political indignation, book stalking, and donning day-glo jumpsuits at H&M. I knew I was looking at a life commitment when at lunch it took three visits from the waitress before we stopped jabbering long enough to open our menus. We talked about blogs, Derrida, dissertation topics, the suspicious “long noun” and representations of madness and gender in Jane Eyre…and that was just in the first 30 minutes.
I’ve been fortunate to meet and come to know a few other fantastic bloggers, but spending the day with Tania was especially awesome. We live such similar lives, split between style blogging, book nerding and academic contemplation. So much of our conversations were akin to my own rambling, just aloud and with another person. Sometimes it’s really fantastic to talk to the J. Crew-model version of yourself. :)
Have you had the chance to meet and jam with other bloggers? Any great experiences you want to share? It’s only fair that I allow some payback after all this rhapsodizing. :)