Back to being me

Some of you may remember that last Friday Employee No. 3699 and I had a meet up. In attendance were SWMBO, Employee's MIL, Employee's HUBS, Employee herself, and me. I have photographic documentation that it actually happened. Each of the following pictures is captioned beneath the picture. There is an additional set of photographs published today (which I have NOT seen at the time I am writing this) on Employee's blog at The Random Memorandum, shot by her HUBS.

UPDATE - There are more and DIFFERENT photos on The Random Memorandum.

Swmbo is on the left in a vain attempt to be camera shy, while Employee's MIL is on the other side of the table, being very gracious and not at all camera shy. She, by the way, is a very lovely lady.

Swmbo, Employee's MIL, Employee's HUBs, and Employee - left to right. And yes, we did destroy us some food and drink. As a matter of fact, Employee brought some of her world famous (famous in bloggyland, anyway, and that encompasses the whole world, right?) Apple Shots - the recipe for which she did cover in a post. (they're in the bag next to Swmbo that you can see on the seat.)

Hubs and Herself (ain't she purdy?)

The MIL, me, Herself and HUBS
Picture by SWMBO (thus the reason she isn't in it)

Swmbo, me, the MIL, Herself and the HUBS
Picture by the Waitress (thus the reason SWMBO is in it)

SWMBO and I had a lovely time with some really, really nice people. It is something that will happen again. I think we, who are bloggy friends, have become friends in real life. And I like that a whole lot. I do.

And if you haven't been there yet, stop by Zoeyjane's and see my guest post from yesterday. And say "Hey!" to Zoeyjane. She is worth the trip.



Shadow said...

please come and look at this. it's for The Kid


www.ayewonder.com said...

Sounds like a perfectly fun and civilized (except for the shots) lunch. I bet you're glad you did it.

Kelley said...

So jealous.

I wanna meet you guys!

And love seeing a pic of SWMBO!

Shadow said...

that looks like so so much fun. to meet up with people you know, except for the 'personally' part, you know what i mean... there are me some bloggers i'd dearly like to meet personally. you being on top of the list! now, i'm off to look at the rest of the piccies...

Myst_72 said...

These are great photos!

It looks like you had a great time,
I'd have loved to have popped over...but you know...it was that whole being on the other side of the world thing...*sigh*...no excuse I know! he he!


moneythoughts said...

Thanks for posting the pictures. I really enjoy seeing good pictures of the people I read. You may think I'm nuts, but I can see in your face and your eyes the good person that writes this blog. It all comes together now with the several pictures of your outing at Chili's. A face, as you know, speaks volumes about a person even in a few pictures. Glad you all had a fun time.

Jientje said...

Hey Mr Popular!! Looks like you're on top of everybody's list! ;-)
It's really great to see pictures of that meeting, and you can't deny you had fun, that's a fact!

Christy said...

Dude, you look so much thinner than your old blog profile pic.

Nicely played, my friend!

Trac said...

So lovely of you to ask after me Lou.
Thanks! I'm fine.

I'm back now (I think?) but I've got some catching up to do. :O)

Loraine said...

I'm doing Christmas with some of my bloggy friends- of course they're also my in- laws, but that doesn't mean they can't be bloggy friends!!

Employee No. 3699 said...


Paul & I had a great time and hope to get together with you and SWMBO again soon.


Tash said...

What fun! Meeting blog friends and turning them into real life friends...

calicobebop said...

Great Pics! Sounds like a fun time - glad you made new "real life" friends. :)

Hyphen Mama said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm not just a tiny bit jealous.

M+B said...

Looks like a lovely get together.

Ash said...

Nice pics! SWMBO is lovely!!!

Honeybell said...

I love seeing photos of blogger get togethers! EVERYONE should bring their own shots to restaurants...

maggie's mind said...

So awesome that you shared pictures! I bet you all had a great time, and I also love your shirt. You big flirt. :)

Nicole said...

Lovely. Totally!
I sure do envy you a bit :)

hockeychic said...

What lovely photos. Looks like a wonderful time.

redchair said...

What fun, Lou. Have a terrific Thanksgiving.

OHmommy said...

Awwww... I love seeing "real life" pictures. Looks like a great time. ;)

Patsy said...

What fun you guys look like you are having. Now, Lou, I have your face and your voice.

I feel like I've met your lovely wife whom I would dearly love to actually visit with (yes, mostly about YOU).

And Emploee now has a true face. I only read her comments to you, but from them I can tell she is a very insightful, intelligent person.

Lucky your for getting to meet everyone.

Joyce-Anne said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. Hooray for meeting bloggy friends!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Nice to "see" you. I'm very glad you guys had a great time. I'd be nervous someone's mil wanted to meet me.

Momisodes said...

I loved these pics. What a great time! I adore the last shot. Everyone looks so sweet and loving.

p.s. ROFL at your shirt ;)

LceeL said...

Shadow: Awards????

Ayewonder: Absolutely.

Kelley: We wanna meet you, too. Ain't she cute?

Shadow: Right back atcha, darlin'.

Myst_72: If you would have been willing to wear that bikini, we might have been able to work something out for the airfare.

Moneythoughts: We did, Fred, have a great time.

Jientje: Nope. Can't deny it.

Christy: Thinner? Me?

Trac: Welcome back.

Loraine: Absolutely correct.

Employee: Anytime. Anytime at all.

Tash: You could be next.

Calicobebop: Thanks. So am I.

Hyphen Mama: You're not? All my work is in vain!!

M+B: It was, Lani. It was.

Ash: Thank you, my POH Ash.

Honeybell: Is that before or after the traffic stop?

Maggies Mind: Flirt? ME????

Nicole: Thank you, Nicole. It was fun.

Hockeychic: It was. It really was.

Redchair: Thank you, Vikki. You, too.

OHmommy: It was a really great time.

Patsy: Yes. Very lucky.

Joyce-Anne: Hooray!!

AFF: Nah. Not so much, any more.

Momisodes: I like my shirt, too. I wonder why women keep avoiding me?

Eve Grey said...

Very nice photos Lou. (:

Cat said...

How wonderful!!! So definately count me in for the next round of lunch!!


Trannyhead said...

I never get to meet ANYBODY! *whines* I want to eat out and have fun with people, too, damnit!

Lady Language said...

Oh, love those pics Lou! My speakers went out on me a while ago and I need to install a new driver so I can't hear the Utter stuff. Geesh! Think I could fix it by now!