So over the past two months, I have had two Real Life vs. Blog encounters.
About a month ago I was at a dance when a young lady came up to me and asked if I had gotten married recently. I told her I had, and assumed she was a follow that The Husband knew that I hadn't met. This happens fairly regularly as The Husband goes dancing much more often than I do and has a wider circle of dance friends, plus I often don't meet the follows at a dance so I know a lot more leads. But this was not the case. She wasn't a dancer (this was her first night trying it) and said she recognized me from my wedding photos on my photographer's blog. She said my wedding looked like so much fun that she and her friends decided to try swing dancing. What a compliment!
Then yesterday I was in a yoga class during my lunch hour and I thought I recognized a girl in the class but couldn't really remember where I knew her from so I didn't say anything. Then later that night as I was reading my usual sewing blogs, there she was!! It was her! How weird is that. I mean, I knew she was local to this area, but DC isn't exactly a small town. Sadly the class kinda sucked...well, the teacher seemed very sincere, but it totally wasn't my style so I won't be going back and accidentally encounter her again (and maybe even think of something non-stalkerish to say).
I have run into this brand of weirdness as well when I try to describe my blog people "relationships" to my real life friends.
"I have this friend in Boston who runs an on-line fabric store...well, she isn't exactly my friend cause I haven't ever actually met her...but I know more about her than I do some of my co-workers that I see every day....but anyway she is totally great and I would put my faith in any fabric that she sells in her shop....because I know her....well I don't really KNOW her, but....."