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What once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity(ies) came your way so far?

One of the coolest things that has come from making all of these wonderful friends through blogging and various social network sites has been the opportunity to meet them in “real” life.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve driven to Los Angeles to meet up with Stereo and several other blogging friends that we met through 2010’s Reverb. I’ve had dinner with Streetlights94 and spent a terrific day with Little Yawps wandering through the Phoenix Art Museum.

I was supposed to meet Stereo and Little Yawps in Las Vegas earlier this year; but, that was right when Dave got sick. I was sorry to miss them.

Because of my proximity to California and Nevada, it’s easy to get to meet up with those that are within a couple of hours from me by car or a quick flight.

The best part is being able to cut out the “internet-” or “Twitter-” prefix for friend. These people are every bit as amazing and cool in person as they are online.

It’s always scary for me, when I’m on my way to a Tweet-up. It’s hard to believe it, but I’m actually very shy. Fortunately, once we get to talking, it’s like we’ve been friends forever.

My only regret is that so many more of you wonderful people aren’t closer geographically. I wish that I could spend an evening with all of my friends, with good food, non-stop talking and plenty of laughter.

For now, I take comfort in knowing that, though I only get to see them once in a blue moon, my friends are at my fingertips any time that I need them.
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My friends Kat & Meredith have provided a wonderful new opportunity for inspiration through August Moon. Won’t you join us?

What is August Moon?

Once in a blue moon, what would you wish for?

On 21 August 2013, we will be experiencing a “blue moon”. There are varying definitions of “blue moon”, but the one we’re working with is the third full moon of the season. Whether you’re a star gazer or not, full moons are undeniably powerful times. As we transition into the last quarter of the year, we are inviting you to join us in responding to a series of prompts designed to bring you closer to all you wanted 2013 to be. We reckon that now is the time to ask: the universe will hear you.

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