Friday, January 1, 2016

A Texan and A New Yorker Walk Into a Bar...

I have been blogging since 2007.  Along the way, I have become friends with some pretty awesome people who either follow my blog or I follow theirs or both.  Well, in December I had the pleasure of actually meeting a fellow blogger and very dear friend for the first time.  David Batista has a blog at -you should all scheck it out.  Well back in 2009 or 2010 or maybe even 2008, we couldn't remember the exact year, David and I started following each others' blogs.  A comment here, a comment there and soon, we were jabbering away via comments and sometimes emails.  That of course led to the Facebook friend request.  And just like that, we became friendsies.  We always told each other that whenever we were in each other's neighborhood, we should meet up.  Well, fast forward to many years later and this past December, the planets all aligned and we finally met.  David was in town visiting his brother for Christmas.  There was no way he could be in the same city as me and not meet me.  I mean, who was I to deprive him of such greatness?  Heh.  Calm down, I'm totally kidding.  Sorta.   So anyway, we both enjoy wine, of course that only meant that we meet at a wine bar, right?  Right.  We did.  My first impression of him is that he seemed much taller to me in person than via pictures.  But then again, as a friend of mine reminded me after I told her the same thing,  "Everyone is taller than you, Yvonne"  Maybe so, but he still seemed taller to me than what I had envisioned.  My second impression was that yes, he really is that cute.  We sat at the bar of a favorite place of mine (He was so nice he didn't even mention the comical almost sad way I climbed on to the bar stool. As most of you regulars know, I'm short and barstools and I are not friends.  Not even a littel bit) and shared stories and laughed and of course, took the obligatory picture for Facebook posting.  It's all the rage you know.  We didn't get a chance to do much more than that because of time constraints and the holiday.  But I think he really, really liked it here and I'm sure he'll be back. And I'm itching to go to New York (never been) so there's that.  Texas meets New York, sounds like a story in the making.


Bouncin Barb said...

That is just so awesome. It's great to finally meet our virtual friends and family. So glad you got to meet him and you will love NYC. It's an amazing place. You look great too btw!! said...

Yay! So glad you met. And bar stools are a bitch, right? It's worst when you're wearing a tight skirt/dress.

Have a wonderful new year, Yvonne.

Yvonne said...

BB- Aww thanks so much sweets! Yes it was great meeting him! I can't wait to visit New York!

RR-Ha! Bar stools ARE a bitch! Yes yes tight dresses/skirts and barstools are not my friends. That's a whole comedy show right there! Happy New Year to you!

David Batista said...

Haha! To be honest, I really did not even notice the barstool thing. I was too busy basking in your radiance, my dear!


Ok, ok ... that might have been just a *little* cheesy. Perfect to have wine with, tho, right? :)

On a serious note: I was so happy to meet you in person finally, Yvonne! I'm usually nervous at such events, but we've known each other and corresponded together for so long online that I felt totally at ease. And sure enough, our conversation flowed like ... well, WINE! Hee, hee.

Now you need to come to NYC sometime so that I can show you around!

Yvonne said...

David- Aww you're sweet! It's a good thing you missed the barstool incident, you're lucky. It was great meeting you as well, and next time, we will do it in New York or Seattle when we stalk Jen! ;)