B2F2 Recap

on December 7, 2007 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 8 comments by

I want to understand the word “recap”. To cap again? When did we cap the first time?

While we’re on it, I want to know what it means to “jump the shark”. Because I don’t ever want to do it. I’m scared of the ocean.

Blog 2 Face is an interesting idea. In fact, if it was up to Sean, it would become a national phenomenon. And rightly it should be. Some friends at school mocked the fact that I was dining last night with all fellow bloggers, but I just gave them a swift kick to the knee cap and let it go. Because there is nothing uncool about blogging. I do a LOT of other things that are WAY less cool than blogging.

That does not make me sound cool. It didn’t come out right.

Anyways, we gathered at a local Italian eatery that will probably not be around for B2F4. Maybe B2F3, but maybe not. Weird location for a fancy place. Prices that are ridiculous. Pizza cut in little squares like a mini-Little Caesars, congrats Bill. And the waiter forgot Caroline‘s meal.

By the way, Brad says he can make a lasagna at home for $0.87. I say, prove it.

Here are some things I learned:

a. For every ounce of honesty people type out, they offer twice the honesty face to face. Which is the opposite of what you would expect.

b. Apparently I learned that we act opposite my expectations.

c. Planting churches and leading churches and being in a church is hard if you care.

d. Sometimes you have to care about things because God put a button in you that He won’t stop pushing until you care.

e. Sometimes the serenity prayer makes more sense than I want it to.

f. Long blog does not equal good blog. And people will tell you that. Or at least tell other bloggers that about your posts.

g. I’m a strong believer that awkward pauses can be prevented if you fill every dead second with your own voice. And I did.

h. Veal Parmesan is supposed to be crispy.

i. Even when the internet dies, I will still know these people. And that’s what makes us cooler than your average blog community.

I missed B2F1 due to a little tonsil situation, but I’m really glad I was a part of B2F2. I learned stuff (see a-i), I cringed more than once, I laughed hysterically, I hurt on the inside for others, my thoughts were challenged, some current brain processes were questioned and prodded about, I was intrusive and well as intruded. It was real. It was a little messy.

And I like that. B2F3 at CBed’s. Home cooked bloggin’. That’s what’s up.


  1. ManUtd17
    posted on Dec 07, 2007 at 1:20 PM  |  reply

    Nice recap.

    “Jump the shark” — in its original context — refers to when a TV show stops being worth your time. The phrase originated with the episode of Happy Days when The Fonz — astride his motorcycle — jumped a pool containing a shark. From that day forward, Happy Days ceased being required viewing on Tuesday nights on ABC. And introducing Ted McGinley — riding the crest of fame from his Revenge of the Nerds role — didn’t rescue the show.

  2. ManUtd17
    posted on Dec 07, 2007 at 1:21 PM  |  reply

    Correction — The Fonz was water-skiing when he jumped the shark.


  3. carolineb
    posted on Dec 07, 2007 at 4:32 PM  |  reply

    I need Brad’s recipe for 87 cent lasagna.

  4. tatum
    posted on Dec 07, 2007 at 4:41 PM  |  reply

    g. it must be a family trait

  5. Marie-Claire
    posted on Dec 07, 2007 at 6:32 PM  |  reply

    I don’t think its fair to exclude some bloggers from B2F JUST because they live in different states and have not yet had the opportunity, during their lifetime, to exercise the right to vote. I’m just sayin.

  6. ManUtd17
    posted on Dec 07, 2007 at 7:05 PM  |  reply

    Missed you Tatum.

    Jen wanted me to tell you hello, but you weren’t there. So never mind.

    I love awkward silences.

  7. Jennie B
    posted on Dec 08, 2007 at 3:11 PM  |  reply

    When is B2F3? I don’t want to miss another one! But I don’t want Caroline to make .87 lasagna. That just doesn’t sound right…

  8. nysewanders
    posted on Dec 10, 2007 at 1:20 AM  |  reply

    I agree with Marie!!! Just because we are far away we are excluded from quality blogger moments- thats distance-ism. I miss you and one day JM and I will join y’all for B2F364 or something.

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