Now I can blog! Whew!
I went to a birthday party. Outside. With people! This is noteworthy because I have hermit-like tendencies and it takes a little bravery for me to go out and meet new people. This party was exceptional in that most of the guests had never met and were primarily internet friends meeting up in all our fleshy goodness for the first time. I was equal parts nervous and excited about the premise of this party since I always want to meet my internet friends but I also have flare-ups of insecurity that make me wonder if I'll live up to the way I present myself online.
Theresa (aka Simple Moth) was the hostess/ birthday girl and the party was held in her extraordinarily pretty sun-filled apartment with the help of her beardly beau Sam. Theresa invited her friend Aimee (who impressed me with her thrifting prowess), my old friend Ashley (aka Fern Animals), Lauren (aka Vegan Yum Yum) and a boy named David (who I don't think has any extra identities).
We all took a field trip to Todd Farms for some good flea market-ing and returned to Theresa's place for a midwestern-themed picnic vegan lunch. Lauren made the most delicious "fried chicken" from seitan and the side dishes were .... pastel. There was even a cherry pie! You know who had two pieces.
I really enjoyed everyone's company and the whole experience was much less awkward than I thought it could be. Since everyone knew each other primarily through Flickr, I think this was the most heavily photo-documented party I've ever been to! The cherry pie photo was taken by Theresa.