it's no secret that i blog stalk people. nobody in particular. but i do have SEVERAL blogs that i read that i've never met the person behind the screen. MoJoy is one of those.
go read this post. pay close attention to the last sentence. now, read the comments on this post. are you getting the story yet???
here's the back story of how i came to "blog stalk" mojoy. she lives a mere 30 minutes from ruston and has an office in ruston. so, i've always known her name from her business. i also had several friends in college observe/intern at her therapy place. she had a nephew battling cancer and blogged about that (she still does) and i came to LOVE this family. that little boy became a celebrity in these parts. after he passed away i wanted to keep in touch so i just kept reading. my sister, jackie, runs in the st. jude race every year (well, this will be her second) on his team, Team Jake. from her blog she appears to be someone that i could be best friends with!! ha!
so, let me tell you what happened on saturday.
jackie told me that spoiled rotten in monroe (the store is owned by melanie massey's sister, stacy) was having an end of season clearance sale. well, thanks to the city of ruston (another long story) i had a few extra dollars in my pocket that needed to be spent. so jackie, olivia and i went shopping. we're in the store looking around and jackie holds up a dress that's super cute. jackie says to me, "this was their easter dress". (their referring to melanie and stacy's kids) the sales girl sees jackie holding up this dress and says, "that dress is super cute monogrammed." i reply, "i know! i stalk melanie massey's blog!" haha. it's just something i said in passing thinking we'll all move on with life. the sales girl replies, "really, that's funny, she's here." I NEARLY DIED. this girl goes back there and tells her something to the effect of having a blog stalker in the store. i hear her laugh and yell something about blog stalkers; jackie wanted to crawl in a hole!!
we finish our shopping and go to check out. sure enough, there she is making jewelry or doing some other craft she's so good at. i just half waived and smiled and mumbled something about being a blog stalker. we left.
jackie is still dieing and now i'm wanting to get in that hole with her! thank goodness we had olivia with us to be cute and funny. she was running around and so we all just kinda laughed at her!
so, i get home saturday and while olivia is napping i catch up on my facebook/blog reading. melanie (aka mojoy) had posted a blog that morning so i commented on it to properly "introduce" myself.
that catches you up. long story short, unless you're ready to actually meet the person behind the screen then don't tell people that obviously know them that you "stalk their blog"! it was kinda like meeting a celebrity (well, she is a celebrity to me!) you finally get to meet the person in question and you have no clue what to say; especially after having put your foot in your mouth!!
so, melanie, if you're reading this, i'd LOVE to do lunch with you one day!
fyi - i'm posting this b/c i'm mortified that this entire fiasco happened. but i might as well laugh with you, at me instead of just having you laugh at me!