How Bloggers Play
I know, I know. I’ve been bragging about how the Rev. was super duper awesome and took on a pretty busy weekend of boy shuttling so that I could run off to Fargo for the Dakota Grown Conference.
Not only did I get to learn an an incredible amount of very useful information about our very active agriculture industry here in North Dakota, I also got to spend some down and dirty quality time with some awesome North Dakota bloggers.
You see, while we bloggers appear very social (and we are), at the same time we often work in a vacuum, in our own little bubble.
Take, for instance, Beth of Rhubarb and Venison. We live close to each other. Very close. And we share a lot of the same loves. But we never see each other. We just “see” each other through blogs and Facebook pages. And that is OK. However, this weekend
we carpooled to Fargo Beth was stuck in a car with me yakking at her for several hours at a time. It was great! I think any time that women can get together and share their views and ideas, each person comes away a little wiser, a little more enriched.
Beth showed me a side of Fargo that I had never seen. To be honest, I spent a lot more time in Fargo when we lived in Minnesota. Fargo was 90 miles away and it was our go-to spot if we wanted to go to a shopping mall. Also, people tended to have babies there. And Pastors have conferences there. Otherwise, Fargo never offered us much. Beth showed me that Fargo has a charming downtown. We wrapped up our weekend with a mocha for myself and a tea for her at Nichole’s Fine Pastry. I treated myself to the most decadent Raspberry Chambord Mousse. It was like a mouthful of heaven. We enjoyed the charming interior, took pictures of our food (that is what bloggers do), and treasured the moment.
Then we took another field trip to the Asian and American Market.
Where Nichole’s was bustling, yet quiet; the Asian and American Market was just plain bustling. I realized how very little I know about ethnic foods and wished I had my friend Gayle there to give me some hints. However, I came out with some interesting rice and grain mix, sesame oil, not -American soy sauce, some really fabulous looking fresh bok choy and enough bean sprouts to keep me happy and remind me that I need to start sprouting beans and grains at home again.
Chime in! Have you had face time with a fellow blogger lately? What did you do? Did you learn from each other? YOu know I’d love to hear from you!