To old friends and new

Rich's ex-girlfriend and her husband came to visit us this past weekend. I mentioned it to a few folks and got some raised eyebrows, but it didn't seem that strange to me. While Megan and Rich may have had a strong flame of a relationship at one point, it burned out a long time ago. On the other hand, Megan is new and shiny to me. Rich kept teasing me that he and Ben were just going to find something to do while Megan and I bonded since she was my new Internet Friend. BlogHer has been good for me in that I've made a lot of new female friends. I've always been the gal that hung out with all the guys, so if I'm at a conference where 98% of the attendees are female, I'm pretty much guaranteed to have to socialize with a woman or two over the course of the weekend.

I'm getting better at mixing my male and female friends, which proves I have had at least a little bit of success at this whole balance project for 2008. As the four of us went about the weekend, I found myself perfectly comfortable with everyone. Ben and I have some similar techie backgrounds (and I drooled over his kick ass bag), Rich is obviously someone I get along with well and Megan is so much like Rich at times I felt like I was talking to a shorter version of him with boobs.

The weekend was a great success and we look forward to spending more time with them soon. We'll have plenty to talk about as we catch up on the last 18 years.