Before you throw eggs at me and send hateful thoughts my way for betraying Ryan, I should probably tell you that the date was with the fabulous Tina of the blog Faith, Fitness, Fun. 😉
(I guess it wasn’t technically a blind date since I knew who I was meeting, huh?)
Tina is staying in Daytona Beach for the week with her family and drove to Orlando to meet me for lunch at Dexter’s, a restaurant and wine bar located just outside of downtown Orlando.
Though we’ve communicated through our blogs frequently, I’ve never actually met Tina in person. Fortunately I recognized Tina and her adorable baby-bump right away (She’s currently expecting baby number two!).
Tina has the most welcoming smile and we hit it off immediately.
After chatting for a bit, it was time to order. The last time I was at Dexter’s I opted for the create-your-own-sandwich option which was delicious and perfectly filling. I decided to build my own sandwich again and ordered smoked turkey on whole wheat bread with lots o’ veggies and creamy Dijon mustard.
I had it pressed, Cuban-style, and loved every bite.
By the time our lunch was over the weather took a turn for the worse and we got soaked running out to our cars. 🙁
Returning to work with wet hair was more than worth it though since I got to meet Tina!
Of Possible Interest
- 10 Healthy Ways to Jazz Up Your Yogurt (FitSugar.com)
- How to Make the Perfect Smoothie (Fitnessista.com)
- The Best Move for a Flatter Tummy (Health.com)
Question of the Day
Have you ever been on a blind date? Would you ever go on a blind date?
I’ve never been on one but I think they sound kinda fun! (Of course I won’t be going on any now that I have some bling-bling on my ring finger. 😉 )
Jessica @ How Sweet says
Aw, I love Tina – so cool you got to meet her! 🙂
Fun meet-up! I’ve never been on a blind date (and now that I’m married, I guess odds are pretty low that I ever will, knock on wood). Regular dates were awkward enough, ha!
how fun! i love tina 🙂 i’ve never been on a blind date before, and i just don’t know if i could do that for real…it’d have to be a GROUP date for sure!
I’ve been going on blind dates quite a bit lately, people are setting me up left and right. Apparently it’s not okay to be 24 and single, lol.
Looks like a fun meetup!
gina (fitnessista) says
thank you for the shout out, my friend!
glad you had a good bloggy blind date 🙂
Hey! I know her!! hehe! 🙂 Isn’t Tina the best?! She does have a way of making people feel so relaxed and at ease in her company. Glad yall were able to have a nice lunch together!! 🙂
Amber K says
I actually met my husband through chatting online first, and this was before dating sites and pictures. We had no clue what the other looked like and we had such an amazing chat that we have been together ever since!
Kelly Olexa says
Isn’t it awesome to meet other bloggers- so cool because you feel like you really already “know” each other. I love it.
Never been on a real blind date, but have been on several really BAD dates, does that count? LOL
Amy @ Second City Randomness says
That’s awesome! I love Tina and her blog! Wish she’d get back home from vacation soon, though! I miss her posts! 😉
You are both so pretty!! i’ve never ever been on a blind date as such..i’ve met people from the internet though if that counts?! maybe it does…that sandwich looks divine! xx
Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life says
How fun! 🙂
I’ve never done the blind date – and don’t think I will be anytime soon! But that’s a-okay with me 😉
That’s one of my favorite sandwiches at Dexter’s! Of course, I’ve never had a bad meal there.
oh i love tina! how fun that you got to meet 🙂
ForDGRedial aka Amy says
I haven’t ever been on one but my mum and dad met on a blind date. My mum’s bff was dating my dad’s bff, mum was only 15 bless her. They got engaged when she was 17 and married when she was 19 – almost been married 30 yrs now!!! :o)
that’s crazy!! congrats to your parents on such a long, happy marriage!
yay for meeting Tina! Isn’t she great!? 😉
sandwiches have to be my favorite food. I have never been on a blind date, but I did go on a date with a guy once that I met a bar and barely remembered…i guess thats semi-blind?
I went on a few blind dates in college but nothing ever came of them. That is so cool you got to meet Tina! I love her blog and I bet the two of you had a blast! 🙂
Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman says
I went on one blind date that was awful, and I never did it again.
I never been on a blind date but. . . Once I my friends invited me to be the fifth in the car and then invited a guy to be my company. . . That kind of counts right
I met my fiancee on a blind date!!!
But definitely went on some bad ones before…heh heh
Glad you had a great time
I’ve been on some blind dates and they’re not too much fun for me.. but it’s always exciting in any case!
So cool that you met Tina! I haven’t met any bloggers yet but if I get to go to the HLS, it will be SO great to meet them!
I had so much fun on our meet up too! I was able to get on the computer for a quick moment and just had to come and tell you how happy I was to meet you. I can’t wait for our next visit next summer. We will definitely have to do it again. 🙂
Blogger blind dates are such a blast! Glad you had the chance to sneak away and meet a new friend.
Hope you were able to dry off though.
Take care girl!!!
Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices says
So glad you two had such a great lunch 😀
I’ve never been on a blind date- though I have to agree with you- they sound kind of fun & exciting!…although I don’t think I will be going on one soon- lol!
Laura @ Starloz says
I’ve never been on a blind date, the whole idea scares me.
I love when your able to meet people you meet through the blogging community it’s awesome!