***Update with photos!!!***

May I just say that I amazed and slightly overwhelmed from all the terrific responses to Tuesday’s post? I am wary of posting things like that too often, for fear of alienating my readers, but I just feel the need to thank each and every one of you that took the time to read the post and email me or respond in the comments.

And yes, Floy is my husband — the one who hijacked the comments with his “post” within a post. But honestly – I don’t mind, because I really felt that HE should have been the one to write my post after reading his eloquently crafted response. You would never know he’s a preacher, would you? lol

So anyway…today is a busy day. I have a mockup that is long overdue to a very patient client, and thanks to my good friend Kelli (woot! Kelli!!!), I finally have some design direction for this piece. So hard when you have a design idea but have no idea how you’re going to accomplish it. Maybe I shouldn’t admit that as a designer, but many of my ideas never come to fruition, because I just can’t seem to find a cohesive way to make them work.

I am meeting The Good Flea for a delightful bbq lunch here today. When visiting Texas from Oklahoma, you must have good bbq. Not that you don’t have good bbq in Oklahoma – in fact, I’m sure it’s quite fine. However, nothing beats Texas bbq in my opinion…which is just an opinion – feel free to tell me where you’ve had better, and next time I’m in the neighborhood, I’ll try it! That said…I love Flea’s blog. She is upbeat and funny and does crazy stuff that just makes me laugh. (No, her real name is not Flea – you can dig around on her blog to find out how she came to get that name).

And yes, we’re taking photos…ack. I hate to have my photo taken.

***UPDATED ***
{this is why I hate taking photos so much. I don’t think I really look this fat in REAL life – just in STILL life.}

The Food:

The Fellowship: (taken by the lovely mom of The Good Flea)

In fact, so much so, that last weekend in Dallas, when I met Antique Mommy (who is one of my FAVORITE writers ever and was on my shortlist of bloggers I have always wanted to meet) — I didn’t have the guts to ask her for a photo. Well, that and the fact that I forgot to pack any hair products and looked like I was wearing a flat pancake. I must tell you that I adore her more now after meeting her than I did before, if that’s even possible.

We discussed how much we love Photoshop – Photoshop is my friend – because I’m really quite overweight and it is wonderful for cropping and getting rid of a few “pounds”…but unfortunately, I can’t carry it around in real life and use it when I meet folks. So you’ll finally get to see the “real” me.

You’ve been warned. It’s not pretty.

Finally, at some point today? I must find the time to finish my post pleading for a scholarship to SheSpeaks. I have felt for quite some time God’s not-so-gentle leading in the area of writing and possibly even speaking. But I will discuss that in my post. I’ll give it all away if I don’t shut up now. 🙂

Here’s hoping you all have a wonderfully Happy Thursday – may the blessings of Christ abound in your day.

~Karen

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8 Comments on BBQ and Being Me

  1. Mzzterry
    March 26, 2009 at 11:14 am (8 years ago)

    when you come up with a way to crop those pounds in real life with some gadget you will be a bazillionaire!

    i enjoyed your tuesday post. there is nothing wrong with interjecting a bit of real life into the blog every now and then! i love a good debate, i love the TRUTH even more!

    speaking of things i love….Texas bbq!! You two enjoy your lunch. I am quite envious of you for meeting these ladies, they are both two that I enjoy reading also.

    i still love you! =)

  2. Jenny86753oh9
    March 26, 2009 at 12:39 pm (8 years ago)

    I didn’t get a chance to comment on your post from Tuesday, but I thought it was stinkin’ refreshing to hear a little Truth!

    Sidenote: Muskogee, OK – Slick’s BBQ. Oh my word! But my all time favorite BBQ is Oklahoma Joes in Kansas…go figure. No offense to Texas BBQ, but I’m an Okie ya know and we breed BBQ! 😉 Love ya!!

  3. Headless Mom
    March 26, 2009 at 1:44 pm (8 years ago)

    That would make a good post-the bloggers on my short list to meet in real life. You’d be on my list for sure!

    Can’t wait to read your entry!

  4. Headless Mom
    March 26, 2009 at 2:04 pm (8 years ago)

    I think you look great!

    Mmmm bbq. I’m a Memphis bbq girl myself. It follows since all (and I mean ALL) of my family is from there!

    Glad you guys had fun!

  5. Antique Mommy
    March 26, 2009 at 2:13 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh man, you are so sweet. I hope you get that scholarship. I went last year and can’t say enough good things about how well it was done, the quality of the speakers/material – everything, down to the brass tacks as they say. Neither my time nor money was wasted.

  6. Chilihead
    March 26, 2009 at 7:47 pm (8 years ago)

    No one told me there would be a blog meet up with you and AM in Dallas. I’m not sure I can forgive you. 😉 You and AM are some of my favorite people.

  7. Ashleigh (Heart and Home)
    March 27, 2009 at 3:46 pm (8 years ago)

    You, my crazy friend, are beautiful.

    But, hey, when you come up with that IRL-pound-reducing gadget, I’ll be your first tester, mmkay?

  8. Flea
    March 30, 2009 at 11:25 am (8 years ago)

    You are TOO beautiful IRL! We’re about the same size, and I consider myself … um … pleasantly mature. Yeah. You’re beautiful!

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