The Life of Bon: My date with a girl

Thursday, January 31, 2013

My date with a girl

Lately I've been into this thing where I hang out in real life with people I've met through blogging.  It's totally weird and at the same time totally awesome.  The first couple blogger meet ups were beyond weird.  I kept thinking somebody was going to call me out on not being a real blogger.  I still think that sometimes.

Now that I'm comfortable with going to big blogger parties I figured it was time to take it up a notch.

Last night I went on my first official blogger date.  With Elisabeth.  And trust me, it was smoking hot.

Okay, this is how it really went.  I sent out a tweet that said, "Hey!  Provo Bloggers!  My blogger crush CJane is speaking at the library tonight.  Who wants to go with me?!?"  Only Elisabeth said she wanted to.  But she would need a ride.  Elisabeth played me for a fool, but I gotta admit her techniques are good!

So I picked her up, she was hanging out on the side of the road like a true hoodlum.  She darted in my car because we were later (naturally) because I had lost my keys (naturally) and also I had gotten a bit lost (naturally.)  I drove like a total bat out of hell just to impress Elisabeth and show her how cool I am!  And it worked!

This is us after CJane spoke.  Elisabeth is on the right because even though we were on a date I really wanted to stand next to CJane because I have a big fat crush on her.  The other girl, Carla, is a blogging genius who knows everything to know about blogging without getting too involved herself.  Say what?  Pretty sure she could teach me a thing or two!  I will tell you more about meeting my blogging idol, CJane and how wonderful it was, but I don't want to make Elisabeth jealous quite yet.  We were on a date, afterall.

I liked Elisabeth so much that I decided all the people that read my blog should get to meet her.  You know when you like your date so much you want to take him home to meet mom?  It was like that!  Only you're my mom.  (Chew on that for a minute!)  Elisabeth writes beautifully about her marriage and I'd love to know how in the world she gets her husband to cooperate for all the lovely pictures they take.  Seriously.  Her pictures are gorgeous.  Except for the ones she put on the post below.  What's the deal, Elisabeth?!?  EXPLAIN YOURSELF

Hi guys! I'm Elisabeth from Bella and usually I look much happier than I appear in the picture above (unless I'm hungry, then its pretty accurate). I'm about to graduate with a degree in political science but please don't ask me what I'm going to do with it - I have no idea yet. Today I'm sharing 3 ways to get divorced (you can view all 10 of the ways here). Being married for 1.5 years obviously makes me the expert on divorce (my neighbors did think we were getting divorced once, but that's a story you'd have to read here). Anyway, interested in having a failed relationship? Here you go. 

1. When you're angry, don't ever think about the reasons you fell in love with him in the first place. Just don't do it. Focus only on what they did wrong, and then try and remember every other thing they've done wrong ever.

2. Don't ever make eye-contact or stop what you're doing when he's talking - listening to him isn't important. Also, make sure whenever he is telling you something incredibly exciting or important, be texting on your cell or better yet, take a phone call.

3. Don't take the time to find and develop common interests. Make sure you keep everything you enjoy just for you and don't include him in any of it. Also, don't ever let him talk you into doing something that he loves. Avoid his hobbies like the plague.

And there you have it. The fool proof path to divorce.
For the other seven ways (in case those three aren't enough) to complete the process, you can view the full post here. Also, Ben and I spend 99% of our time really happy, usually laughing, and frequently kissing. That part of life is documented over here - come by and say hi - or check out the time people thought we were getting divorced. 

Disclosure: There are many other causes and reasons for divorce that are serious and real. This post is not meant to belittle real trials and struggles that people have. 

I love you Elisabeth and let's go on a date again real soon.  Now go say hi to her and tell her I sent her so she'll agree to continue dating me.  Also, did this whole thing just get entirely too weird?

Don't care!

It's the weekend!


  1. Hi! I just wanted to say that I really like your blog, and I read your posts regularly... Although, I didn't find this funny about Elisabeth posting ways to get divorced. Ugh. Why would we even joke about something that happens way too often to people. I guess I didn't really get the point of it? Hmmmm

  2. this looks like so much fun! i wish i lived near other bloggers. i want to go on a date damn it!

  3. While I love your blog, I doesn't seem that divorce is something joked about or taken lightly. Elisabeth and her husband are certainly lovely though.

  4. 1. So jealous that you went to that Orem Lib thing, and I did not.

    2. I need to check Twitter more, so I can go with you next time.

    3. Those pink pants!!

  5. So this is besides the point of what this blog post was really about, although I loved her humor on divorce, like seriously, adorable post! And those pictures are way too cute, but I've been seeing pictures recently with people in them who are surrounded by snow... and I sit here and ponder (while I'm freezing my butt off in 50 degree weather, because I live in the south), how the HECK are people out there taking pictures IN THE SNOW, which thing shirts and 3/4 length shirts... I've seen this alot and I'm just wondering if this guy is freezing! He doesn't look like it! So.. yeah, random thought for your post today! Have a great Friday!

  6. Bonnie, your blog always makes me smile. And Elisabeth, nice satire! I thought it was smart, funny, and honest.

  7. You are just too funny!! Sounds like you two had a great date...but now you know her secrets if she is trying to dump you...maybe that gives you the advantage!!

    You meet the best people!!


  8. Loved this post! I agree with Sarah, smart, funny and honest AND she's got awesome humor.

  9. Great post! Agree 100%

  10. Great photos, love these!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  11. how cool that you can hang out with other bloggers! it seems like most of the bloggers I meet are in Texas, California, or Utah--so I won't be meeting anyone anytime soon. I liked Elisabeth's points on a healthy marriage!

  12. "blogging genius" might be overstating it ;) but thanks. it was nice to meet you! and look, it only took me like 3 weeks to find the time to come say hi and comment. eeesh, where does it all go?