Monday, November 27, 2006

Meet the Blogger, Round 2: Minneapolis Edition

First things first. I no longer fear the 20 Questions ball. For a while there, I was actually a little unsettled by the idea that a battery-operated ball of plastic actually was somehow capable of reading my mind, and it was freaking my shit out just a bit. I finally stumped it three times in a row, however, and I'm feeling much better about things now. It didn't even take anything dirty to stump it, either; I managed to do so with totem pole, bathroom scale, and, ironically, the Radica 20-Q ball itself (it guessed "Rubik's cube," so close, but no cigar). So clairvoyance cannot be purchased for $9.99 in the electronic games aisle, and all is right with the world again (or at least that tiny part of it).

More important, I added another name to the "bloggers I've met in person" list tonight. It's a pretty short list, but it still seems pretty silly that it took me this long to meet the one person in my sidebar who actually shares the same area code as me, that being the witty and charming -R-, of course.

It's strange how much something like that feels almost like a first date--having dinner or drinks with an almost-stranger, wondering if the person on the screen will translate at all into someone you'll like (and who'll like you) in real-time. Maybe I thought of it that way only because I've had so damn many first dates with near-strangers from the Internet in the past several months. Perhaps I should have suggested one of my "usual" date spots as our meeting place to make it extra uncomfortable. Just kidding. I have no "usual" date spots, and it wasn't really uncomfortable at all. Of course, as with all first dates, you'd have to brief both parties to be sure, so it's entirely possible that -R-'s account is, "You're really cool, but I'm just not feeling it." Not that I've ever heard that line before. Certainly not. Never given it either. No sir, not me. Heh.

Anyway, as I said, I think it went fine, and should -R- ever invite me to her house for Guitar Hero and beergaritas, I may even take her up on it. And it's not just because we are identical-glasses buddies and because in this picture, -R- looks almost like a sort of mini-me. No, it's not just because of that, but that certainly cannot hurt.

13 comments:

maliavale said...

Eerily resemblant. (Is that a word?)

3carnations said...

Whoa! Is that really you and -R-, or did you just photograph yourself in front of some sort of sideways mirror? Seriously, you guys look alike...

Anonymous said...

I should do that celebrity look-alike quiz to see if I am also an identical twin of Larry King.

stefanie said...

Malia & 3Cs--It's the glasses, right? And I suppose the hair... and the fact that we're both white girls... OK fine; R is my long-lost Internet twin.

R--You know, I was thinking that exact same thing earlier!

lizgwiz said...

You guys could be sisters!

I'm so glad the 20-Q is not all-knowing. Those commercials were making me wonder if there was indeed a tiny genius inside it. And if that were true, what a sucky life for a genius. You'd think someone that brilliant could do something better with his life than astound consumers. I mean, there's world peace to be achieved, after all.

stefanie said...

Liz, your comments always crack me up. What a sucky life for a tiny genius indeed.

guinness girl said...

You two TOTALLY look alike! How crazy! All this time you've had a Mini-Me and you didn't know it. :) Glad you had fun!

Anonymous said...

Ok, I keep checking back to see if others think we are twins because it is kind of freaking me out that people think we look alike. Not really, but it is weird. In real life, I don't think we are that twin-like. Right? I mean, you look over 45, while I look under 21. Heh.

nabbalicious said...

I'm with y'all...there's definitely a resemblance! How cool.

stefanie said...

I agree with you, -R-. I don't think the resemblance (aside from the glasses and hair) is all that strong. But who are we to argue with GG, Nabb, and the rest?

Incidentally, in case anyone is pondering the source of -R-'s last comment, SHE got carded when she ordered a beer with her breakfast (yes, -R- ordered breakfast at 7:00 p.m. She's crazy and reckless like that) while I did not. Then the waitress said she is supposed to card anyone who looks under 45. I about had a heart attack at the idea that she thought I looked 13 years older than I am, but then she said she actually needed my ID as well. Whew.

Anonymous said...

When the plans to have a Minneapolis get-together for bowling, fried food, and cheap beer materializes, count me in. (55408 here)

stefanie said...

Digital Janitor--Why does your profile say you're in California if you live in an adjacent zip code? (Yours is actually only one digit off from mine, though I can't tell you which digit. This is the Internet, after all, and you people already know too much about me.) ;-)

Anonymous said...

Whoops. Forgot to change that after I moved.... a year ago. (!) Fixed now.