Usually, I am fussing about something or someone who has irritated me. Today is not going to be one of those days. Today is going to be a warm mushy love fest of sunshine and rainbows and kittens (OK not kittens, but really adorable puppies).
This past weekend, me and 14 other Clevelanders (mostly bloggers and a few significant others) took a van otherwise known as Jeff's Sexy Veggie Van out to Milan, OH for the Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration. This was my first time attending and hopefully it won't be my last. It was a great night full of great people, great food, great fun, and some not so great singing along to the radio. (I like Hootie and the Blowfish and I am not ashamed to admit it---I only wanna be with you, oh) All in all, one of my favorite nights in Cleveland or with fellow Clevelanders. Seriously folks, the food was amazing-and I will leave it up to other bloggers to tell you about the food and the event in more detail. I didn't even get to try everything and I was stuffed and happy. It was hot as all get out and while I may have started out looking cute, I ended the night looking a little worse for wear with dirty feet, frizzy hair, and a sweaty face but I could have cared less because I had an amazing time. One that you couldn't have planned or wished for anything more (except maybe to have fallen in love with a short, balding yet hairy, chef who would cook me delicious food and adore me forever but to wish for that on top of everything else would have just been greedy).
And I possibly might have started or finished or somethinged a turf war with Bridget over the misters near the entrance. No night is complete until there is a turf war.
Now a few years ago I would not have known these people let alone gotten in a van (a van with a possibly questionable tire) with them. But thanks to the internet and the amazing group of Cleveland bloggers and a few people who decided that we needed to "network" or meet in person, I now consider these people my friends. I know I am not alone in my gushing love for these bloggers...Katrina agrees with me (and from the retweet, so does Michelle)
I want to thank Farmer Lee Jones, Michelle V, Scott Kuhn of Washington Place Bistro for an amazing opportunity. *We were given tickets to the Veggie U celebration at an event hosted by Washington Place Bistro and Michelle V.
Farmer Lee Jones and Ruth Reichl
Just some fan girls and Ruth Reichl
Words cannot fully express how much fun I had and how grateful I am to have these people as my friends. I am thankful for every opportunity I have been given as a result of this little blog. The internet can be a beautiful place.
Now someone needs to do something and piss me off, there is a little too much love up in here.