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December 14, 2010

Food Bloggers LA

Trolling Facebook does have its benefits. I just discovered a FB group titled Food Bloggers Los Angeles. Uniting the food blogging community of greater Los Angeles, they meet monthly for education, inspiration and good eats. Of course I jumped in with both feet, attending this month's Christmas gathering. Can you imagine the sorts of dishes food bloggers would bring to a potluck?

I was migrating from party to party that night (Did the Christmas season seem extra short to you too this year? I think we were shortened at least one weekend by having the holiday fall on a Saturday this year), so my stop at the FBLA event was an early one. And in Los Angeles, being on time to a party is a *Party Foul*. So, I helped the hosts set up for the event, and about thirty other party guests showed up five minutes before I had to leave.

Despite the circumstances, I met several great people--including having plenty of privacy to get to know the host, Greg of Sippity Sup. Coming from the film industry, far too many of my friends are work contacts bordering on friends. As an escape, I write a blog, and read other online blogs. Introverted? Maybe a little. So I was proud of myself for getting out of my comfort zone to meet some strangers in real life.

And now I'm back in my comfort zone, my living room, reading all the blogs of the wonderful members of FBLA, salivating, bookmarking recipes, and counting down the days till my next culinary adventure.

Have you used your hobbies to meet people and make friends? Do you find most of your friends stem from your work life? Leave me a comment with your experiences on the blog.


  1. Ellen - I'm so glad you found your way to FBLA. We are delighted to have you and can't wait to see you at our 2011 events (or even before!).

  2. Ellen, can't wait to meet you. I was in NC visiting my mom and missed this great soiree. I hope I can be at the next one.


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