Monday, May 21, 2007

Lunch with the Goon Squad

Last Friday, I had the great fortune of meeting Claudia and Ian, otherwise known as Sarah's Goon Squad. What man couldn't have been happier then to be surrounded by three year twins, french fries and someone he's considered a dear friend (without actually having met her in person until then).

As I stood there on the porch of Sweetwater Tavern (yeah Tony, the same one you went to), I wondered if I'd be able to recognize Sarah given that I've only seen her in pictures with her Hello Kitty guitar. But there, kids dragging in tow, she arrived.

Sarah has been one of those bloggers high on my list to meet. In addition to being absolutely hysterical, she blogs at an incredibly rapid rate on her own site, Strollerderby and BlogHer. We also are both fed some mucho-product from our good friend Charlie.

We spent most of the lunch keeping the Goon Squad occupied, whether it was picking up fallen crayons, explaining that toothpicks shouldn't be used to poke eyes or calling each other "hey you hamburger head." In between, we'd laugh about the products we had reviewed (or turned down) and how we so enjoy meeting bloggers in real life. As in all of our past meetings, we both felt that we'd been friends for life instead of just having met an hour before.

Ian and I totally buddied up between the "hamburger head" name calling and even getting the privilege of carrying him to the car. (Who knew Northern VA had parking lots that big?)

As we walked through the parking lot, I asked Sarah which car was hers. She hit the button on her keys and about 50 feet away, two minivan doors opened to reveal a pile of toys, books and sippy cups. "Take one guess."

Parents unite!

I will continue to marvel on how much I enjoy meeting of all of you. You are the people I truly enjoy spending my time with.

Sarah and I also discussed the idea of a DC Blogger Picnic. Would any of you be up for it?



Blogger Papa Bradstein said...

We're there. Name the place and time. Being parents, we'll be there as soon as we can after that time. And then make one trip back home to get that thing we forgot.

But dude, we're totally there.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Mamma said...

Count me in!!

11:20 PM  
Blogger Kelly O said...

Sweet, I'm in!

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

Oooh! The picnic will be fun!

1:54 PM  
Blogger amy c said...

i'm in!

2:16 PM  
Blogger WILLIAM said...

I do not live in DC but I would make the drive from Philly if I had enough notice.

The DC area is home to some of my favorite bloggers.

8:11 AM  

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