I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: RandomEsq (aka Random Esquire), hereafter referred to as “R”, (how’s that for legaleeze? Notice my swift rise in aptitude to all things legal? Ha ha) is a real lady killer!
I began a dialogue with the now infamous blogger / attorney / food and wine aficionado some months ago, when I approved a reply to one of my blog posts. (Pardon my detour here, but those descriptions for R – blogger, etc – are from my own keen observations, of course. R can’t be blamed for laying the credentials on me. The attorney credential came pretty simply, given the blog handle “RandomEsq.” That was a dead give away. So was the blogger thing. Be warned: I’m pretty bright. But the rest came over time, after a few “random” emails and conversations.)
Ahhh, the first contact. Those are the truly fine moments in any new relationship, aren’t they? Whether a new friend, love interest, business relationship, or even a new job, the first contact is when we are all on our very best behavior, generally. But in the blogosphere, there are no rules. It wasn’t that R’s first reply was earth shattering, creating a great chasm in my personal philosophies or beliefs and causing me to rethink everything I’d ever learned. It’s just that it was – well – Random. Ha! I didn’t know this blogger. Who was this person gracing my little corner of cyberspace? I had to investigate. I found R’s posts to be witty, interesting and, yes, again, random. I loved it! What a novel concept! A blog about nothing in particular! (Pun intended). Great minds think alike, I suppose!
As so aptly put in the post Meeting Ms. Cheevious, MILF Moniker Maintained, I was the one to de-virginize R in the whole “meetings from the blogosphere” thing. But I too was new to that game, and I am proud to say that it was DEFINITELY good for me! ha ha! Was it good for you R? How about you Plush? Plush, a beautiful singer-songwriter and blogger in her own right, is also the subject of many a post on RandomEsq and a love interest of R’s. We were thrilled to be graced by her presence that Saturday night in Chicago, which is generally reserved for paying gigs – a hot commodity for musician types.
The meeting and the entire circumstances surrounding our meeting are priceless – segments of which will most certainly be the subject of future blogs. But for various reasons – most importantly the fact that R has chosen to maintain a completely anonymous blog – I won’t share that story here. You’ll see smatterings of funny stories throughout my career as a writer. Some of them will refer to a meeting I once had with someone, and the hilarious story that goes along with it. You won’t know if it’s this meeting I’m referring to or not, but suffice it to say, Random, Plush, my eighth grade best friend (who contacted me through my website, out of the blue in April) and I had a great time, an eventful night, and we alone – well – aside from a few select “in-the-know” people in Seattle, I suppose – are privy to the back-story.
I’m sorry! I know, I know! I’ve fashioned my entire online existence by being completely open and entirely transparent. I’ve not trained any of you to allow this sort of secrecy. One day, should R choose to put an end once and for all to this anonymous blog stuff, I’d be happy to divulge all the nitty gritty details. Until then, however, I must respect a fellow blogger’s wishes.
I’m off now to BOOK EXPO 2008. Remember last year? It was an incredibly successful event, after I attended the Writer’s Digest Writer’s Conference. This year I was not able to participate in the same conference, which was the very thing that opened up many possibilities for my book Ms. Cheevious in Hollywood – Memoir of a Hot Mamma / MILF This! But I will attend the expo and network like a banshee, nonetheless.
That’s all I have for today. More sordid, juicy details of my own life to come next week, I assure you. And I’ll see if I can get access to my little turn on Entertainment Tonight for you all to view.
Have a FANTASTIC WEEKEND! Next week I’ll be writing on location from Aspen!
Blog content copyright 2008, LISA JEY DAVIS a.k.a. Ms. Cheevious
Hello Dahhhhrlink…., I know you are back in L.A. Haven’t heard from you in person, but following your “shadow” here in cyber-place. LOL
Yeah, my feelings were crushed that you had an another R.E. (real estate – ha ha) transaction, and I missed the opportunity to prove to you that with me, it is a smooooooooooth and fun experience, and would not be an experiment!!!!! well, that is over or under the bridge.
Maybe I should have told ya that I was back in Real Estate before. 🙂
Nevertheless, we (Will and I) were at the Book-Expo as well, and would had been fun to hook up with you, well, that is another of those under the bridge thingy…
Just so you know I enjoy your posts, actually looking forward to them, and would love to hear from you in person. Sure, I know you are really busy but still…..
Luv and Hugs in the Light of the Spirit
LOVE IT! As I sit here working my behinney off (wish it were that easy), I find myself stepping away as I read your blogs. Living vicariously through your adventures…the life and times of Ms. Cheevious.
I have met my share of online people and some quite amusing..and oh the stories I could tell. But for now, I will just enjoy your travels and stories … and get back to work 😉
I’m living a fascinating life vicariously through you! What a wonderful world we live in to be able to reveal our innermost feelings & workings of our lives without really having to reveal ourselves if we so choose not to. Seems therapeutic.
Margo! Thanks so much for your note! I will definitely connect with you guys once my travel schedule settles a bit! I wish I’d known you were at Book Expo! I would have definitely loved to have met up! Hopefully we can sync up next time! xoxo
Blueyess and Angie: you are both so sweet. I happen to know each of you though, and you are not fooling me! I should be talking about living vicariously! HA!
Lisa, I love re-living that night through your blog, it was truly a night to remember on more than one front! We, you and I, had’nt seen each other in, what was it 30 years? we end up thousands of miles from where we started, in one of the most exciting cities in the country, meeting each other and again and making new aquaintences that will hopefully be new relationships for the two of us. It was totally a night to remember! I look forward to the next episode! You’re still the same! Can’t wait for more!
Well, L – I don’t know if I’d say it has been THIRTY PLUS years. HA HA! Don’t you know I maintain an ageless blog here? 🙂 It was definitely memorable. We do have to do it again some time! 🙂
so proud of you baby! Have a great time at the Expo, you go girl!
P.S. I want to see the underwhelming footage 😉 JUST TEASING!
Love you, share all, and you know you got a place to go where everybody knows your name (I know, corny, but it popped into my head just now – really, the place is Albuquerque, and you are always welcome at my pad)…
These people sound FASCINATING.