The internet is a real place y’all

I just got back from my first ever trip to Texas and I have been struggling on what I wanted to share from my vacation. You all wont care about my drinking experiences or the fact the I saw Jerry Springer at a bar…..Y’all want to hear about me meeting a fellow blogger of yours. Right? Well let me share my story with you because you all need to be aware of how amazing this person is.

My buddy and I had planned a trip to Texas for ACL-Austin City Limits for months and I was incredibly excited to finally go. I couldn’t tell if it was the bands I was going to see, The places I was going to visit, or the experiences I was going to have, But I was nervous. Not scared nervous but more like anxious nervous. Let me back up a bit. For the last few years I have been in a pool for the TV show the Bachelor/ette and somehow I end up writing a weekly email to the group pretty much bashing the contestants. It all started by me thinking someone on Facebook was cute and I added her as a friend. She would posts things on Mondays about the show and I would always comment. Come to find out she was in a big pool with a bunch of ladies. I wanted in. I figured I watched the show anyways….right? How is that gay? You’re gay!! Anyways, So I finally got an invite to be in the group and here I am today talking about it. Through this group I stayed in contact with a few of the ladies and have become really good friends with them. No, I have never met any of the women from this group…..Until now. Most of you know her as Cellulite looks better tan, But I know her as one of my bests friends. We have been chatting for a long time and we really have grown to know each other very well. She is nothing short of amazing and has the most adorable, loving family. I don’t know them, but I can imagine.

So here is the story of how we met in person.

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First day of the Festival I knew I was going to meet Mandi for the first time, and was nervous. We were texting all morning about meeting and and I wanted her to feel comfortable and not weird about it. Or maybe that was me. I was at a stage where our favorite band was playing and I kept looking around for her. Crap! “Sleep baby sleep” was being played by Broods and its one of our favorite songs. One of the things we have in common is music and we connect on that level. I text her and she could hear it but wasn’t in the park yet. I wanted her to be there so bad for this song but at least she could hear it. I recorded it for her so I could send to her later. The moment arrived. She text me that she was in the back of the crowd so I made my way towards her but its like I couldn’t find her fast enough. I scanned the crowd over and over frantically looking for her……And there she was. We locked eyes at the exact same time and I couldn’t get to her quick enough. Good thing for me she was doing a light run towards me and we locked up in the most heart warming embrace that I will never forget. I’m pretty sure to someone who saw us,it was in slow motion. We hugged for what seemed like minutes but what made it more special is that by now her favorite song was being played in the back ground. “Four Walls”. It was a very special moment for the both of us I could tell. The part I didn’t like was after all these months of not seeing her all I wanted to do was look at her, touch her, talk to her, but I couldn’t. We went straight into listening to music and standing by each other watching our favorite band together. Immediately the awkward flew out the window to never be seen again. As soon as the band ended we both took our time to really check each other out. We were actually real people. Not just an internet figure of our imagination anymore. She is as gorgeous as her pictures show and don’t let the Cellulite name fool you. Legs for days. We spent the next 3 days giggling, joking, sweating, dancing, drinking, eating(not me since I was sick), laughing, singing, and just becoming better friends. It was one of the best weekends I have had in such a long time and I wouldn’t replace it for anything in this world.

Listen up everyone. Mandi is a real person. She is not just a person who “likes” your blog posts or comments on your pages, she is a real person. For those of you who don’t know her, I suggest you do. She is nothing short of amazing and I am extremely fortunate that I can call her my friend. She is the most sweetest, beautiful, caring, fun person that I have ever met and I feel bad for you if you haven’t met her. The internet is a real thing. Yes there are a lot of people who use it to hide from themselves and pretend to be someone they cant be in their real lives. Not her. She is so smart and talented and I wish to someday have a fraction of what she has. If you cant tell I admirer her and look up to her more than I could ever put into words. I know we are friends but I really value her as a person and I wont let this friendship slip away. Who knows….Maybe I never see her again, Maybe I will. Although she is not a friend I can see all the time, her and her family will always be in my heart. She doesn’t need to be standing next to me to be with me.
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Don’t hide behind the internet. Embrace it and use it to meet new people. Or do what Mandi does with it….Inspire me to be a better person.

Thanks for everything Mandi. A true honor to be apart of your life.

(3 hand squeezes) Wink

Oh ya! I saw a firefly……..I may or may not have captured it on video.

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24 comments

      1. Austin is so rad. It does miss you but it was ok with me visiting. Haha. Place is so much fun. Wish i was about 13 years younger though. I cant wait to go back sometime. Awesome people and good food. I miss my Texans.

      2. I hear you on that!!

        I can’t wait to go back either. I didn’t get there this year, but next year definitely! Squirrrrrrrrrrels! I can’t wait to chase them again.

        Pish posh, younger is such a not excuse. Check out my special English there.

        Anyway, I’m so glad you had a great time šŸ™‚

      1. No rush, you are correct. I have no desire to fuck the whole world. Despite my one incident last week I am being far more picky. I have no time – literally – so want to spend it on those that are good for me šŸ™‚

      2. Now thats the answer I wanted to hear from you. You are better than that. Its fun and makes you feel good for about 2 minutes. After that, empty all over again. I get it.

  1. B!!!! (see what I did there?) I think I’ve read this twelve times. So many nice things about me all in one post. My head may just explode if you keep inflating my ego like this, so…I’m waiting. Tell me more. (wink)

    The funny thing about the whole “meeting” is that I feel like I know you so well that it wasn’t meeting for the first time, it was more like I was meeting you to watch a band, which is what we did…how many bands did we see anyway?

    As far as all of the nice things you said about me. I can easily turn it around and say twice as many as you. You are a 10, my friend, in all ways, and not just because you carried my purse for me and gave me antibacterial wipes at a very crucial moment. I love that we got to see Broods together and that my favorite song was playing when we met…kismet, B. I love that I felt completely comfortable with you and safe. I love that we got to dance and that you took me to my first, second, and sixth rave. I love that you gave us a fat parking spot because it just gave me more time to get to hang with you and J. I love that you hated whataburger because now I have a mission. I love that nobody fell in the mud, but that we all ruined our shoes, that we laughed so hard, that we saw so much great music, that we got to spend three days doing our favorite thing (well my second favorite, but bygones). I love the word gyration.

    I wouldn’t change a thing.

    Well maybe….

    I wish you hadn’t gotten sick.

    Oh, AND…you should have totally taken your shirt off on Friday. For your health. (always looking out.)

    It was unforgettable, and I met in person one of my favorite people in the world. So glad we are friends, B. You’re stuck with me now.

    “I’ve been waiting for the sun to rise where you are so I can tell you you’re a superstar.” Broods (Superstar)

    1. Awwww thanks B. I just needed everyone to know how special of a person you truly are. I kinda feel bad for all the people who dont know you but in the other hand, i dont want to share. You are such a good friend and i hooe to be friends until the end. Keep being amazing. Keep being you.

  2. Um, this kinda made me cry – it was the sweetest thing ever. You are one of a kind buddy, so full of love. Still so stoked that you and Mandi met and a little jealous, our day will come. Love you!

    1. Awww Thanks Michelle. Don’t be jealous. You just wait until the day we meet, and it WILL happen. I have the hugest hug saved up for you. I cant wait until that day. I’m jealous of all the people who already are fortunate to know you. I am years and years behind. Love you

  3. I loved this story! And what’s gay about watching the bachelor/ette. I am counting the days for Prince Farming in January! šŸ˜€

    It’s nice that you both met!

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