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When Sparks Fly

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Thursday, February 07, 2013

And I mean literally. One of my SparkleLovelies flew into Phoenix last week and we *FINALLY* got to meet!! (I'll pretend she came specifically to see me because I'm just that awesome, and not for her best friend's wedding. LoLz)

If you haven't been lucky enough to chat with Leanne (aka FINDING_LEELEE), let me tell you: you are missing out!! She is such a kick in the pants! She found me (and we don't remember exactly how) on SparkPeople. Last year, she had sent out a status asking if anyone wanted to be text buddies. I emailed her and was like, hellz to the yes!

And BAMMMM!!! Instant connection. Instant hetero lifemate-like chemistry. Plus she's going to be moving out to Phoenix SOON, so it was like we were destined to find each other. It was amazing!! We would text, we would SparkPeople, we would Facebook each other. When I found out she was coming out here, I was ecstatic!

Then, sad face, she didn't know if we'd be able to meet. Then Monday, there was a window of opportunity after I got off work. MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

6:30pm - I'm outside the restaurant (The Vig), just chillin', waiting to finally meet her. You know how it goes. The anticipation was making me nervous. Totally like a first date: Is my outfit cute enough? Does my hair look okay? Will she like me? Haha, I'm hopeless!

She texted me asking if I was sitting outside. I said yeah. Then I see this wave of curly hair and an excited full arm wave crossing the street. EEEEEEEEEEE!!! She's here!! HUGE hug - like we'd already met a million times.

We go into the restaurant and were chatting for probably damn near an hour before we even ordered. That poor waitress came over about 4 times before we even glanced at the menus.

We talked about weight loss. We talked about exercise. We talked about boys. We talked about life. We talked about her move. We talked about everything under the sun. And we talked about boys some more :)

And all of a sudden it was 9:15. Time was flying by!! Her flight back to New York was the next morning and I needed to go home and get things ready for work the next day. So we took a couple obligatory Facebook/SparkPeople pictures and went our separate ways.

I can't wait for her to come back out in a couple months and then move here a little later this year. So stoked!!

So here's us :)



If any of you other SparkleLovelies live or are ever in the Phoenix area, let me know! I'd love to meet up and chat!! :)
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ONLYTEMPORARY 2/8/2013 10:43PM

    emoticon I have gotten to meet 3 different ones.

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YMWONG22 2/8/2013 10:38PM

  That is great. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JERICHO1991 2/8/2013 10:32PM

    Anticipation fulfilled.

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SHOAPIE 2/8/2013 10:09PM

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JAMER123 2/8/2013 9:26PM

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I have met a SP friend and we clicked so well. I'm from MN. she is in TX. and we winter in south TX. so we get a chance to see one another when we can!! What a joy that is!!

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FRANCES-AGAPE 2/8/2013 8:52PM

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Like the ending of "Casablanca"

"this is the start of a beautiful frienship"
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After she moves there, you two
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T-H-E ULTIMATE SPARKERS !


Have a Wonderful Weekend !


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LOVE and BLESSINGS !

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CAROLJ35 2/8/2013 8:41PM

    I know it is awesome to meet up with a Spark Buddy!!! For the last three years I have been honored to get together with my Spark Friend who comes from TX to NC.

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MRSJWILSON2003 2/8/2013 8:25PM

    That's so freakin awesome! I lived in Goodyear for about 8 years before we moved to Florida (military) and I miss AZ. If I ever go back, I'll give you a shout!

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FISHER011 2/8/2013 7:45PM

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ALLIEALLIE2 2/8/2013 7:32PM

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TERMITEMOM 2/8/2013 7:09PM

    Wonderful story! emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 2/8/2013 6:46PM

  Such a nice story - one can always recognize two good friends when they talk for hours and hours while ignoring the menu!

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SPEEDY143 2/8/2013 6:29PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon love a good story with a happy ending emoticon

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SMWILLIAMS29102 2/8/2013 6:24PM

    It's wonderful have the opportunity to meet those who inspite and motivate yo.

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JIBBIE49 2/8/2013 6:14PM

    You're the Star.

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LADYKATHLEEN5 2/8/2013 5:45PM

  I love this Blog.
What fun !!!!!!!

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NEWTINK 2/8/2013 4:41PM

    Ya look adorable emoticon

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AKATHLEEN54 2/8/2013 4:23PM

   
Great way to meet new friends!! Awesome!! emoticon

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NEWHEARTSTART 2/8/2013 4:15PM

    Kismet

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AURORAMILLET 2/8/2013 4:13PM

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TPETRIE 2/8/2013 4:09PM

  How wonderful to meet someone you met on Sparkpeople. Congrats to both of you.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/8/2013 4:03PM

    Wow that is so neat.

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WEIGHTLOSSKATEL 2/8/2013 3:59PM

    That's awesome! I have met two friends from Sparkpeople... one here in Vancouver, BC.. and one of them who lives in Arizona as well and I we met up when she was in Seattle and I'm going to visit her this July. We chat every day and I feel the same way... it's an awesome connect.. wish she was closer!

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SUSIEMT 2/8/2013 3:58PM

    Woo Hoo! It's always nice meeting spark friends! Glad you met each other.

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BESCATS 2/8/2013 3:51PM

    It must have been wonderful to meet a Sparkfriend, to compare notes, and actually see how each of you were doing. Tha't's just awesome. emoticon emoticon

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CURTIOSITY 2/8/2013 3:42PM

    Nize going!

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PEGGYO 2/8/2013 2:55PM

    so glad that you got to meet

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LYNCHD05 2/8/2013 2:30PM

    I could hear the excitement in your blog. Good for you guys to meet and hit it off!

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PATRICIAANN46 2/8/2013 2:21PM

  What an emoticon experience. emoticon for sharing it with us.

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EENLIGHTENING 2/8/2013 1:52PM

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TINY67 2/8/2013 1:34PM

    Sounds like you had fun,

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KIMCOLLINGS 2/8/2013 1:32PM

    That is so cool! I got to meet one of my dear spark friends last fall for a 5k. It was such fun. Just like you said, I felt like we had met a million times before. Spark is such a great site. So cool too, that your friend is moving to AZ!

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ACRAIG921 2/8/2013 1:20PM

    How cool is that :)

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BARBARASDIET 2/8/2013 1:03PM

    Cool!

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WRITERWANNAB 2/8/2013 1:01PM

    That is so cool! emoticon

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BAMAJAM 2/8/2013 12:54PM

  Oh Shelby--- I loved reading about your "connection" with your Sparkfriend!
Thanks for sharing this event, and for the picture! Hugs!

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LESLIE2561 2/8/2013 12:45PM

    You can never have enough friends! emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/8/2013 12:41PM

  how delightful it would b to actually meet a friend Spark-er. Yes, it would emoticon be cool

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JIMDAB 2/8/2013 12:22PM

    How nice!!!!!

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LODESTONE 2/8/2013 12:15PM

    Love stories with a happy ending! sigh emoticon

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LRB444 2/8/2013 12:02PM

    Sounds like tons of fun.

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