I've truly been converted into becoming an advocate for bringing the virtual world into reality by meeting my favorite bloggers (particularly the ones who have kept conversations going because there is a real rapport there, even before we meet). I'm very transparent in this space so I've found that the bulk of bloggers I've met thus far, I've been able to connect with immediately because of our mutual capacity to be open books. Akila was no different. We've tried to connect a few times before this but things got in the way like her jett-setter lifestyle for one because she just got back from New York. I was like, "Tell me your secrets girl. Show me your ways." Haha, but we decided to go to Atlantic Station on a humid Saturday for our first meetup where we lunched at California Pizza Kitchen and split their Original BBQ Chicken Pizza that they are so known for. It was yummy and I thought I'd be all pizza'd out because I eat it often during the week because of its proximity to my workplace and had it the day before when I vibed with Shalom but I'm learning I can never have too much pizza. Knock on wood. I think it's quickly becoming like my burger infatuation.
After that, we headed to the movies to watch "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For". Loved it! And I feel like I knew Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in it but it didn't stop me from fangirling when he entered the room, I think somehow him being casted in the film slipped my mind. I've always loved the aesthetic of Sin City and this did not disappoint in that aspect and it was interesting to see the old story develop. I'm looking forward to the next installment. Akila and I talked about what every girl talks about: boys lol and we sprinkled some school and travel stuff in there too. I've found that over the years, I've gained such an incredible appreciation for women in my life. So finding good girlfriends who I can be me with and chill with and eat lunch and stuff with is something that I am in love with. And I can't believe I stayed away so long.
How beautiful is she though by the way?
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!