I got to meet a bunch of bloggers at the Virginia Bloggers meetup at the new restaurant Flames 231 (423 N 18th St) this weekend. Pizza AND bloggers! It was kind of a perfect day.
I am not just saying this because I am one, but Virginia bloggers are the nicest, cutest people on this earth. It is a community of seriously supportive folks. I heard the words "that is awesome" so many times and not one person complained about anything for a whole two hours. It was so damn refreshing I could hardly stand it.
Other than the outpouring of positive vibes, hanging with bloggers is not like your average get together. You have to get used to the cameras. It is kind of like hanging out with paparazzi, except that most of them are taking pictures of food, so they are more like pizza paparazzi.
With cameras flashing for most of the lunch, it got me thinking. I would be a terrible famous person. Here are my reasons why:
Reason number one, I am not photogenic even when I am trying. I was making a serious effort to eat my food as attractively as possible, while the cameras were flashing. This was no simple feat. I ordered a pizza with prosciutto, arugula and parmesan, so eating with my hands was not an option. I used my fork and knife to cut bite sized pieces so I would not show up in pictures looking like a one year old making a first attempt at eating birthday cake. This is the first picture that popped up online.
Sure I don’t have food all over my face, but who are we kidding,
this is not flattering. (I still love you Kaytee.)
The second reason that I would make a terrible famous person is that I am a groupie for famous people, especially bloggers and writers. I sat next to Brian from Dirty Richmond and Brian McDinosaur. He is probably one of the most famous Richmond bloggers there is. The kid was on a billboard for crying out loud! It was everything I could do to play it cool and not to ask him to autograph my pizza box.
Reason number three why I would not be good at being famous, I would much rather talk about what other people are doing then the projects I am working on. I get so inspired by listening to other bloggers talk about the exciting things that their blogs have lead them to do, like Sarah from The Smart Kitchen talking about her Nut Butter business and Sydney’s work as the Fashion Editor for Downtown Short Pump and Brian’s new job at Ledbury. Bloggers are so cool!
And the final reason that I would be a terrible famous person is I love pizza way too much. Famous people are under far too much scrutiny for what they eat and how they look. I would much rather eat my leftovers hunched over my laptop than on the red carpet. Plus, they probably don’t even let you have pizza on the carpet.