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    Guess who I met!

    I had the opportunity to meet up with Linda (EarlofOxford) at the Disney resort where we were vacationing last week. She is one of very few, rare native Orlandoans! She was gracious enough to drive across town to meet me in a crowded, noisy cafeteria. We talked for a couple of hours and I could easily have stayed there all day! She was so easy to talk to, so upbeat and just the kind of person you would want for a friend. It was kind of sad to have to hug her good-bye!

    I apologize for the horrible picture. A Disney cast member took our picture with my camera and I had it on auto, but the light was not cooperating. Hopefully the pictures from Linda's camera are much better! I promise I really am that lumpy, but her hair is not blue!
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    Oh how lucky Sarah! I had the opportunity to meet Linda IRL a few years ago too. She is wonderful!
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    It sounds like a very special time! I never noticed anything that you noticed in the photo. I see two beautiful women having had a lovely time together. It's so nice to see the DD community get together and meet.
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    So fun - I saw the page in the gallery with your pictures!!

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    How wonderful for you! Linda is definitely on my would most like to meet list!

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    Jealous over here that you two got to meet. I know Linda is equally as glad to have met you. :O)
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    Oh Sarah, you crack me up! I can attest to the fact that Linda is a very special person, she was my roomy after all How lucky for the two of you to be able to meet!
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    That's wonderful! I hope to meet Linda too! (and so many others!!!)
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    So glad the two of you had a chance to meet up

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    Two lucky ladies!! I've met Linda and she's the sweetest!! Glad you got to meet up.
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    These DD meetups are the greatest! So glad you and Linda could experience time together. I'm sure it went by way too fast.
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    Oh how fun for both of you, colour me jealous!
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    lovely!
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    Oh how wonderful! I love it when DD gals meet up (and we get to see photos!) My sister is travelling through the US right now and my MIL is visiting Canada and the US also - I am sooooooo jealous thinking about all the DD friends I could be meeting up with if I was there too
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    How lovely! I think Linda looks very fetching with blue hair!
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    How wonderful that you got to meet! Linda is definitely a gem!
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    saw that in her project life....awesome!
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    I apologize for not posting a shot of the two of us -- mine looks just like Sarah's! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Sarah; she is an absolute delight, and we talked like we'd known each other forever. I love that about DD -- we know so much about each other from the pages we share that we have an instant connection when we meet IRL. And now that Sarah's in NC, I have another reason to visit God's country!

    I have such control issues about my camera and really hate turning it over to anyone else to take a picture. I set up the shot for the cast member and had to motion her to come closer. She still didn't get close enough -- argh! Crop, crop, crop!
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    She is the best!
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    just delighted for both of you! i bet the two of you had a ton of fun and not a second went unfilled with lots of digi talk!
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    How fun to connect!!! Sounds like you had a delightful time!
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    How wonderful for you both!
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    How nice for both of you. When I look at your photo I see two lovely ladies.
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    Linda is a treasure...how wonderful that the two of you got to spend time together!!
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    Having met Linda several times, I can certainly vouch for how wonderful she is. And I know you are too Sarah. I love when we can meet up. It's so wonderful to connect online and translate our feelings to "real life".

    And Linda, I have the same issues with my camera. It makes me crazy to turn my camera over to anyone, even when I try to anticipate the zoom, exposure, etc. Argh! I know I'm doomed when they don't look through the viewfinder, but hold my SLR like a point and shoot! Horrors!

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    How lucky for the both of you!! I would love to meet some members from this community one day!! I consider so many of you my dear friends!
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    So very cool that you two got to meet up! Sounds like a great time

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    Oh, what fun! And at Disney too... What a treat!
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    You ladies are all so much fun! The cast member was so sweet but had no idea what to with the cameras. I think we have a whole generation that only takes photos with iPhones and the art of the viewfinder is lost.

    We had a great trip but meeting Linda was the highlight. We talked a little digital. She helped me with hints on how to get out of my creative rut and she suggested messing around with blending since that's popular. I'm still apprehensive. As we were getting up to go, I mentioned how am I going to do a 2-page layout about our breakfast with only one photo? She said, blend and repeat it! Use it a bunch of times. I laughed because it was so nice to have someone I could talk to about that kind of thing and not get eyes rolled at me, like my hubby does.

    She may just take a place of honor opposite Darth Vader and Jake having a light-saber duel.
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    Sarah, you are too funny! I'd be honored to be on a page with Darth and Jake!
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