Monday, April 6, 2009

Baton Rouge or Bust

My friend, Jodie, and I met early Saturday morning for our run. We debated on whether or not to go due to our trip to meet new blogging friends in Baton Rouge and we decided to just do it. Now, that's discipline.

Afterwards, we got cleaned up and changed (into clothes we had debated on the previous night ... you know, first impressions and all) and headed across the Atchafalaya Basin and the Mississippi River to our beloved capital, Baton Rouge.

We met the girls at La Madeline's.
Here we are in the one picture some guy took: (From left to right, Me, Tracie, Rachel, and Jodie). And, no I am not Asian or drunk, my eyes, of course, are almost closed. Nice timing on that shot, worker-guy.
Thank God my tummy was feeling better because I got to eat this:
Chicken Salad croissant ... It was delicious. Plus, I had the Tomato Basil Soup and Strawberries Romanoff ... both equally divine.

And, the company was great. We all totally hit it off and didn't waste any time talking about the same kind of things that we post about.  Jodie pointed out that it only took us five minutes to be on the topic of ladies' underwear ... thongs or no thongs? We giggled a lot.

It was like we had been friends forever.

After eating our scrumptious lunch, we headed out to do some shopping. I found a few things, but my best buy of the day was this from Sephora:
Benefit's Erase Paste - concealer & brightener ... hoping it erases about five years out from under my eyes.

The most intriguing product of the day was this:

Nars' Collection of Orgasm products ... yes, that's the name of these products.

I'm thinking this must be some awesome lip gloss. Wouldn't you?

We all tried it. We had matching glossy, pink lips. But, it seriously was not that great. Not even good enough to buy, much less match up to its name.

So why the name, you ask? The products are supposed to make you look flushed. I'll just leave it at that. 

Go to Sephora and try it for yourself and let me know what you think.

All in all, it was a wonderful day and we all vowed to do it again.


sara said...

sounds like so much fun!

I am seriously jealous about La Madeline's!! I love their tomato basil soup!!

Rachel said...

I wonder what kind of hits you're going to get from naming the lip gloss. :)

And your not Asian, I'm not Dolly Parton. The camera lies!!! :)

Seriously, I had a wonderful time and can't wait to see you guys in two weeks!

H-Mama said...

sounds like great fun. see... i'm sure you were just as witty (if not more... if that's possible ;) in person as you are on blog.

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

How fun! I loved seeing the pic of you all together...dang the fact that I live in Iowa!

Tracie said...

Great Post chickie. Loved the day! Wanna do it again tomorrow????

That pic is great...and I hope you don't mind that I just stole it from you!!!


Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

You couldn't have picked a better place to meet - I love La Madelines and wish we had one here.

Y'all are so pretty! And Rachel's comment cracked me up.

Lois Lane II said...

Awww...looks like y'all had so much fun! Yea!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Um - wow. Yeah, gotta get me some of that.

You all look fabulous!! How fun!!

The Hat Chick said...

Totally looks like fun!

Skibbie and I saw that line of products advertised on a huge poster in the window of Sephora at the mall. Skibbie said, "Who would want to buy makeup called Organism?" I said, "Not me!" and we just kept walking.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Of course you look beautiful and I wish I lived close to you guys to have met and chatted! :)

Debra said...

Ok, I'm laughing out loud right now because I just read the comment by The Hat Chick. That's hilarious! I'm assuming Skibbie must be a child. I know I sure wouldn't want to wear makeup called Organism! lol Aren't you glad that's what Skibbie thought it said?

Ok, back to Mama Belle and the bloggy friends.....It sounds like y'all had a great time together, filled with good food and fun girl talk. I would bet there was a lot of laughter goin' on. How fun!

Aspiemom said...

Sounds like you all had a great time and it lived up to your expectations.

Thanks for sharing the picture. You each look very pretty!

jennifer said...

Y'all are all beautiful!! Sounds like a great time. Meeting blog buds is so much fun!

{Jodie} said...

Seriously, I gotta do something about my makeup. It's invisible!

I had so much fun Saturday and I'm with Tracie - let's do it again tomorrow! :)

Like you said in your previous post, throwing 4 sorta-strangers together is risky business, but it worked out quite well! The internet - it is such a marvel. :)

Can't wait to do it again!