I rarely talk about my personal life on here. Sure, sometimes I talk about my dog or my interest or even my job, but my personal life is just not something I think most people would be all that interested in as I have not really had one. And some of you may have been wondering why I went to Chicago. Well, I didn't really go to Chicago, I went about an hour or so north to meet someone. I went to meet a fellow blogger that I have been communicating with online for the past six months or so, if I am wrong about this just correct this in comments. We started out innocently enough, I found a comment she posted on Shakesville to be really good and really interesting. It was so interesting that I wanted to go check out her blog, what that comment was, I now have no idea. So I checked out her blog and thought it was interesting, this was part of a time where I was really building up my blogroll and she seemed really interesting and liked to cook, and I love to eat and cook myself so I thought I should read her on a more regular basis. Well after a while of basically lurking there, she seemed to be going through a rough patch and so I emailed her when i mistakenly thought she had told me to in comments, it was really her best friend telling her to email her friend, but anyway. So we started emailing and it was only maybe once or twice a week and most of the time it was get to know you kinds of things, like those stupid quizzes that get passed around by email about get to know your friends kind of things. So we got to know each other through these quizzes, not sure this was the most accurate way to get to know either of us to a certain extent, but it seemed to work. We kept talking by email and finally we admitted to each of us being "interested" in the other one. We then decided or stumbled into, I am not sure really which, regular IM conversations because by this time we were emailing almost everyday. So now we were IMing nightly and pretty soon we had conversations about moving in together, our wedding, and even kids names. But doing a total long distance online relationship is hard at times and talking about moving together is kind of weird when you have never even met the person, so we decided to meet. I bought a plane ticket and flew up to see her Thursday.
We had a great weekend together. Friday was a good day of just lounging, reading cookbooks and talking since we just can't seem to stop talking to each other. Saturday, she gave me a tour of the area from her home to Chicago and we had some really good Ethiopian food, or at least I thought it was good even though this was my first time having Ethiopian food. Then Sunday I had to come back here so that I could be at work on Monday, boooo. So it was a great weekend and it seems to have cemented the fact that come this summer when my lease runs out on my apartment, I will be moving up to be with her. So who is this wonderful woman who turned this single Boxer into someone looking for a larger pack? Well, it is none other than the Gourmet Goddess. I know some of you read here and some of you don't, but as I think of many of you as friends, I wanted to share this happy news. Oh and it didn't hurt that one of her cats fell in love with me.
Now back to your regularly schedule fluff pieces with the occasional more serious post from me.
UPDATE: Heather has now posted her side of things with some additional information to mine, like our first conversation here.