Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Things you should know.

It's getting closer and closer to #Fitbloggin, and I have to admit, I'm getting more and more nervous. You see, there's probably some things you should know about me, if you're going to be meeting me in Baltimore. And you may be surprised.


  1. I am painfully shy in large groups. Being short does not help this one single bit. I'm barely five feet tall.
  2. I am awkward in large groups. I can't ever seem to jump into the conversation. I'll wait and wait and wait, for just the right moment, and by then, everyone's gone on to somewhere else.
  3. When I get excited about something, or feel strongly about it, I get loud. And not boisterous loud, just loud. I think it's my Italian heritage. At least, that's what I'm blaming it on.
  4. I am easily distracted. I'm totally Dug from "Up." Squirrel!
  5. I make jokes about my weight all the time. I know, I know. Fitbloggin is probably not the forum for that brand of humor, but it's an old self-defense trick that's not easily put away. Even now.
  6. I will be in awe of the "big time" bloggers. In fact, I probably won't be able to speak in the presence of NoMoreBacon, MizFit, FoodieMcBody, YumYucky, the artist formerly known as Fitarella, JackSh*t and even Roni. I'll be a babbling idiot, I'm sure. Just pat me on the head as you walk away. That'll be enough for me.
  7. I am horrible with remembering names. Really. Just don't be offended if I can't remember yours. It's not personal. 
  8. I have a hard time looking people in the eye. Partly because I'm short, but mainly, it's that shy thing.
  9. I was so busy remembering and designing everyone else's business cards, I didn't do my own. So everyone gets stickers. So there.
  10. Here's the biggie: This is the FIRST time I have ever been away from my husband and son overnight. So, I'll probably be glued to my phone. Don't hold it against me. I'm just trying to make sure those two don't burn my house down while I'm gone. 
So, there you go. Your cheat sheet for dealing with me.

Oh! And here's the most important part: my first name. It's Anda

22 comments:

workout mommy said...

if it makes you feel any better, I'll be the big pregnant woman hiding in the corner. :)

can't wait to meet you in person and be loud together!

Carrie said...

Have a fun time! I'm totally jealous.

Amy said...

And each of these things on the list is what makes YOU! I don't think you should feel bad or apologize for any of them. We all have our things. The great thing I see about blogging and going to a conference is being me or whoever I choose to be that day :) which includes making myself go up and meet new people. With twitter the only people that interact and talk to me are the ones I have lots in common with or like me :) So remember that when meeting all these people. You have already made the first impression and that's what will make us find you at the conference and want to meet you in person.

Safe travels!

Christina said...

Awe! You'll have tons of fun so don't worry! I think it's always nerve wracking but don't worry, I think everyone is there to just have a great time and learn some new stuff. Remember to take your camera so you can take tons of pics!

Yum Yucky said...

You're gonna do fine, woman! But no jokes about your weight 'lest I stare you down with my eyeball until you stop that. I have trouble remembering names, too, especially when yelling at the kids. I always screw their names up.

Katy said...

I am SO excited to meet you...and having been at Fitbloggin' before, I can tell you that everybody is nervous but it goes away very quickly. Roni does such a good job setting up events for us to break the ice.

Just be as confident as you can and remember that it's a great opportunity to make an impression, so don't let your nerves get the best of you!

Leaving Fatville said...

I always mix up my husband and kid's name. I've started yelling at "whichever one of you that's annoying me" and that takes care of it.

TJ said...

I'm nervous too!!! I will be hiding in the corner too...probably next to workout mommy. lol :)

Brittany said...

I love love love you and we're going to have so much fun! Don't you worry! Just be you, and don't worry about anything else :)

BrookeNotOnADiet said...

I will be in the corner with TJ and Workout Mommy....Lol. You will have to come join the corner party. :)

I don't think any of us should be nervous....but I know that will all will be. It's going to be a blasty blast though!!

EEK! I cannot wait!!!

Lisa said...

I hope you have a FABULOUS time! Forget about being short or plump or whatever and do your thing. Everybody can see that you're BEAUTIFUL.

DubyaWife said...

You and Me on #3, 4, & 6. Super serious.

Heather @ Side of Sneakers said...

I love this!! I'm completely socially awkward too, so don't worry about it. :) When bloggers get together, it's completely different than when another group of random strangers get together, don't ask me why. So don't worry :)

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

You're gonna be fabulous. Tweet your meetups, and you're gonna be just fine. :)

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

I'm right there with you on points 3, 6 and 7. Can't wait to meet you next week!

Lyn @ Life Lyn Style said...

I' excited to meet everyone at Fit Bloggin'

sharlaelizabeth said...

We get name-tags. So really, you just have to be able to make eye contact with the other person's chest area... not that it could possibly get awkward that way or anything. We can stand perpendicular to each other (a la David Caruso in CSI Miami), but I still might need to hold your hand.

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

You are required to be your loud boistrious self when you meet me. I will do the same. We will be awkward together. ;)

Tara said...

Hi Anda, my name is Tara...

We happen to be bunkmates! Want to know why I think this is awesome?...

#1 Me too.
#2 Me too.
#3 Me too.
#4 Me too.
#5 Me too. (at least I used too...)
#6 Me too.
#7 Me too. (in fact it took me a while to remember yours - true fact!)
#8 Me too.
#9 I'll show them my shiny cards!
#10 You already know what's going on in my home so not need to explain how hard this trip is for me.

Love you!

See you in a week!!

Fit B said...

Hello Anda!!!!

Don't worry I think a lot of us are nervous and having issues. You know #10 is making me tear up just thinking about it.... So this post rings true to me. I am nervous to be going and around people I know inline but have never met in real life, I feel like I am going to be around strangers lol I cannot explain it!

P.S I like your badge for arctic ease ;)

Ryan @NoMoreBacon said...

What's this about corner dwelling and being shy? I won't have it! I'm probably one of the most socially awkward people on the planet but I'll be damned if we don't have a great time! If it takes me embarrassing myself at a level that makes everyone else say "well I know I'm not going to do anything that dumb," I'll totally take one for the team! Dance Dance Revolution meets Karaoke on the opening night..in SPANDEX? If I must, I must.

Brittany said...

I agree with Ryan!!!! I'll go above and beyond making a fool of myself dancing by myself, if it makes others feel more comfortable =)

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