A bit of an off topic question

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Registered: 02-14-2000
A bit of an off topic question
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Fri, 11-01-2013 - 4:04pm

Have you ever met any Ivillage friends or other online friends IRL? Tomorrow I'm going to meet Sue (Suzyk2118) for lunch! She's only about 3 hours away from me and we're meeting half way. Have been talking about it for awhile and are finally going to do it! I've met Rose (Bunnierose) once and one of these days we're going to do it again (right, Rose?) For you 'old timers' that may remember Deb (twoki) - I met her years ago on a trip out to the Seattle area to visit my college room mate. I also met a couple others that used to be on Ivillage quite awhile ago. It's always a lot of fun! And Sue - if you read this before tomorrow - I have dark blond hair and glasses. I used to have a pic of myself in my profile picture but have never been able to figure out how to get it back once they did this silly upgrade a year or two ago. Not sure what I'll wear but I'll probably have my Las Vegas zip down sweatshirt on. 

Pam
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Registered: 01-23-2003
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 3:46pm

Hi Pam!  I've been a member of CM for a long time but I haven't been on CM in about a year.  I find it makes me spend too much time on the computer from following all of the drama.  Those threads go from zero to screaming in the blink of an eye, LOL!

My screen name on there is mama_k228. 

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Thu, 11-07-2013 - 9:17am
I hang out at CM, too although to me it isn't as 'comfortable' as Ivillage. Of course I've been here for probably 15 years and over there only a year or so! Is your screen name the same over there? Mine is - perhaps I'll 'see' you over there some time!
Pam
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Registered: 01-23-2003
Wed, 11-06-2013 - 3:27pm

I met one lady on CafeMom about 4 years ago.  We didn't meet until last year and we live only a few miles from each other.  I've been in contact with her a few times and actually was planning on inviting her out next week with a couple of other ladies to celebrate our birthdays.

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Registered: 07-24-1997
Mon, 11-04-2013 - 4:04pm

Back in 1998 a few of the Catholic parents from the Faith in the Family board on Parent Soup decided to start an eGroup.  Back then, FIF was a debate board more than a support board and we were tired of the Catholic-bashing.  I ended up meeting several of them separately and one of them became my son's godmother - though we didn't meet until the baptism itself!

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Registered: 10-26-1999
Fri, 11-01-2013 - 9:27pm

I was going to say that elc11 and I have met several times - but she beat me to it!  Really enjoyed meeting up with her and her dh, especially since our dhs have a fair amount in common.  Too bad we don't live closer, I would love to hang out more!

I have not met Jina from way back on our POT and Surviving HS boards - maybe POCS awhile too - but I would love to.  She no longer frequents iVillage boards to my knowledge, but I must say we got pretty close during the years when our kids were growing up.  We had long IM chats and sent emails back and forth.  She and some of my other closer IV "friends" truly helped me to survive parenthood.  Cheaper than therapy! :)  We are still facebook friends and communicate superficially that way, but not like we used to.

                        Calmama54, from the beautiful


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Registered: 07-30-1997
Fri, 11-01-2013 - 8:14pm
Just emailed you a pic; probably jeans and black fleece. Looking forward to it!
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Fri, 11-01-2013 - 7:35pm

I have met 3 iVillage friends IRL. Calmama and I have met up a few times. We even got together to do a couple of cycling events together, one with our dh's as well (fortunately they have a lot in common and got along well too).

I have also met 2 ladies from my 50ish and Beyond board. They are both from Canada. One of them and her dh has come to SoCal twice on vacation (and will probably come visit me again next spring) and the other I have (twice) traveled to her home to see her when dh and I were in Canada for conferences.

I had hoped to meet Bunnierose back when she came here for her ds' graduation from bootcamp, but we didn't have enough time.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 11-01-2013 - 4:57pm

I used to be on the Single Mothers and Dating board when it was active.  Since there were a couple of mean people there who only posted when they wanted to put someone down (but never started their own posts or said anything about themselves) we regulars decided to go off to a private board.  Well 3 yrs ago a group got together for a weekend at one woman's house in RI and as a coincidence, several of them had DDs in the elementary school age group so we had a few kids there too.  Then on 11/11/11 a group of us went to Las Vegas for the weekend--there were several that had been in the RI group, but a couple I had never met before.  So we had women from RI, MA, PA, AZ, CA and Canada there.  It was a blast!

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 11-01-2013 - 4:53pm
I have talked to a few on the phone, and met 3 people IRL, one lady from my 10-14 board and then 2 ladies that we all got together for a meet up from my '07 puddle jumpers board for my middle daughter. A bunch of those ladies did an organized meet up in DC over Columbus Day weekend, but I wasn't able to go to that. There are a few more that I would love to meet up with eventually, but the opportunity hasn't presented itself. Have a great lunch together!!
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