The Great DCRmom Meeting

Not since Begin and Sadat has there been such an anticipated get-together. After two and a half years of reading each other's blogs and emailing each other ad museum, the great and powerful DCRmom of Musings of a Housewife and the regular person June finally got up with each other.

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You know what would have been nice? Is if the waitress had ACTUALLY taken a photograph and not just, I don't know, played house with the camera or whatever. DCR and I had to do the lean-in-and-take-it-ourselves thing. Heavens, how I enjoy my nose.

And here's what DCR does not tell you. She is hot hot hot! Really, so gorgeous. And look! Her bag really does match her blog!

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Yes, I totally did take a picture of her bag on the floor of her car while she drove. Because it was like meeting a CELEBRITY, seeing that bag! That bag is on her blog's masthead, and it's even her little emoticon or amazon or whatever that thing is that shows that little square picture when you leave a comment on some blogs. But not mine because I don't know how people fix it so you see a little picture.

Have I mentioned my deep talent and knowledge and interest re computer things?

Anyway, it was totally fun meeting DCRmom. We discussed jewelry, grammar (so far, can you tell who brought up what?), politics (and we didn't murder each other!), blogging, families, friends, diets, food, movies, hair, body shapers, husbands, cell phones and prostitution.

Okay, I was the one who brought up prostitution. Only because I was waiting outside the coffee shop in the little town where we met, and every.single.person. who drove by looked at me with vast curiosity. They were all, "Oh, the coffee shop is offering hookers now! Nice touch!"

Do you think there's a call for 44-year-old giant-haired prostitutes? Because if I was the prototype, I can tell you right now there wasn't much business being drummed.

Anyway. Meeting DCR was like a dream come true. I knew there was a reason I picked her to be my first blog friend.

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She's a gems. Get it? Because the word "GEMS" is coming out of her head, there. I don't know why I have to explain everything to you people.

P.S. ChinaMommy is my comment of the week. She brought up poop. You know how that always garners an award.

32 thoughts on “The Great DCRmom Meeting

  1. I’m supposed to be in another state. On an island. Playing on the beach with a few of the friends who live in my computer. I think the kids call it MIRL. But I’m stuck at home to pout and read blogs on a Saturday morning. Not that reading your blog isn’t like a little holiday island vacation in the privacy of my own home. (I refuse to use the word “staycation.”)
    I’m a reader of DCRMom’s blog as well! I don’t think I heard about her blog through yours which means yet another degree of Kevin Bacon, I guess. I’m glad you had a fun time together. She does seem like a gems.

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  2. again, a big thank you for my life changing award. Mrs. Glitter Jiffy Pop is so proud that my poop talk has finally gotten me big places in the world! My brothers are over-the-moon proud of their big sister!!
    ~chinamommy

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  3. Sadly, I’ve got to take you off of my blog roll now. What a shame. 😦
    I don’t want anyone who visits my blog to be associated with such a red-religious-right-Republican such as the shame that DCR Mom brings to women.
    I’m so disappointed as I really enjoyed reading you every day. Good luck to all the pets.
    Think about who you associate in the blog world in the future, ok? DCR Mom is not a good player to advertise for anyone with an open mind.

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  4. I am glad you had a good time. Quit hating on your nose…I’m afraid that’s my nose, too! And, thank you, “disappointed former reader” for showing us what an “open mind” you really possess.

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  5. Dear Laurie,
    I know, right? DCR and I are at opposite ends of the political spectrum, yet we can still enjoy and respect each other. It’s called tolerance.

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  6. “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.”
    ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
    Yes!! I KNEW this history degree would come in handy someday!
    Anyone else see the irony in the “open mind” comment???

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  7. People and their ability to be hateful and judgemental are simply just showing their ignorance. Disappointed former reader needs to find a self help blog that can assist her in becoming better human being.

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  8. What exactly does “good luck to all the pets” mean? Are they in danger now? Did DCR Mom bring misfortune with her? Are you somehow a bad pet mom because you associate with her?
    May the force be with you.

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  9. Lord! Look at the comments! I am fascinated by people like disappointed. I want to email her and question her extensively…of course she would hate me (I am red, religious, frequently right, etc.)
    ANYWHO!
    I had such a weird experience tonight…I went to see Julie & Julia which totally made me think of you, June, because you are MY favorite blogger. THEN as I was waiting for the movie to start, there was a preview for The Lovely Bones (it looked super scarey and thriller-ish). My husband looked terrified. I had to whisper to him how I HATED that book and how YOU were just talking about it the other day! He was thrilled that I was chatty as he was the only male in the theater under 72 years old.
    So…to sum up…don’t get ‘disappointed’, sorry he/she/whatever wrote you an ugly comment, love you, love your blog, you are my favorite. 🙂

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  10. I love meeting up with blog friends. A few of us locals have even tried to do a regular happy hour meet-up… regular meaning once every couple of months when the stars align and the moon is in the seventh house, that’s how hard it is for five women to coordinate a freaking night out. But I digress. When the day comes that I get to meet a long distance and far away blog friend, I hope it is you! And I’ll take a picture of *your* bag : )

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  11. Notice your new “fan” didn’t bother to sign her name or list her blog. If she is so adamant about her beliefs she shouldn’t be afraid to sign her name to it.
    June, you’re fabulous!! And we adore you all the more for being a lovely, accepting human being.

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  12. ‘Open mind’ must be chatting on line with my father. It’s contagious, you know. It takes all kinds to make a murky bloggy world, doesn’t it? Love that you guys met in person! Love your open mindedness and willingness to share. And we all love your nose, so cut that out!

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  13. Curious, I traveled over to DCRMom and aside from a little too much Jesus canoodling in a couple of places for my own tastes, I didn’t see what all the fuss was about by your disgruntled reader. I rather liked it and I’m about as left of center as you can get. I’ve been called a socialist and it didn’t get my goat in the slightest.
    She must be a regular reader of DCRMom, it be so up on her content, huh?
    Now on to serious topics. As a photographic assistant for thirteen years, quit taking shot of you nose straight up the nostrils! Ask your father, he’ll know what I’m talking about. You don’t hate the nose, you hate the photograph of it!

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  14. Curious, I traveled over to DCRMom and aside from a little too much Jesus canoodling in a couple of places for my own tastes, I didn’t see what all the fuss was about by your disgruntled reader. I rather liked it and I’m about as left of center as you can get. I’ve been called a socialist and it didn’t get my goat in the slightest.
    She must be a regular reader of DCRMom, it be so up on her content, huh?
    Now on to serious topics. As a photographic assistant for thirteen years, quit taking shot of you nose straight up the nostrils! Ask your father, he’ll know what I’m talking about. You don’t hate the nose, you hate the photograph of it!

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  15. Curious, I traveled over to DCRMom and aside from a little too much Jesus canoodling in a couple of places for my own tastes, I didn’t see what all the fuss was about by your disgruntled reader. I rather liked it and I’m about as left of center as you can get. I’ve been called a socialist and it didn’t get my goat in the slightest.
    She must be a regular reader of DCRMom, it be so up on her content, huh?
    Now on to serious topics. As a photographic assistant for thirteen years, quit taking shot of you nose straight up the nostrils! Ask your father, he’ll know what I’m talking about. You don’t hate the nose, you hate the photograph of it!

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  16. Disappointed Former Reader must live a very boring life if she only associates with people that think the same as she does. Some of my dearest friends, and one of my sisters are polar opposite from me in their political beliefs. They make my life richer. Enjoy your bitter bubble you
    judgemental ignoramous! Open minded? I think not.

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  17. “Disappointed” is a living example of an oxymoron (with the emphasis on the “moron” part, of course!). How ridiculous to assert his/her so-called open-mindedness by NOT reading a hilarious blog? The obsurdity of it just keeps washing over me! What a maroon!
    Kudos to you, Junie, and the other commenters who clearly saw the utter irony in all of it. Unbelieveable!
    And, that purse? So adorable. My husband’s stepmother has the same bag and I’ve plotted to steal it on many occasions!

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  18. Hey Amy! I saw Julie and Julia last night too and thought of June. I didn’t however see the preview for The Lovely Bones. There were a few previews that looked interesting. But the best part of the night was when I discovered my new favorite phrase… which I won’t repeat here because I think it’s funnier when you hear it and I don’t want to ruin it for the other readers. BUT for anyone who saw it, my new favorite phrase is the one Julia says when taking hot cannolis out of the pot of boiling water.

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  19. That Begin and Sadat comment cracked me up. But then, I thought, Hey, you’re old enough to get it without recalling your Poli-Sci class! (OK, do I use a quote around that?)
    I know DCRmom in real life. REAL LIFE. Agonized jewelry decisions and all. I’m left of center politically: I love Obama, I think guns should be heavily controlled, and I can hardly wait until everyone has access to health care just like we all have access to public education.
    DCRmom, as accused, is right of center. Did I say I know her in real life? She is NOT closed minded. She is NOT judgemental. Anybody who reads her and knows her would realize that, if they took off their Prejudice Glasses.
    Not that DCRmom needs me to defend her. I’m just sayin’.

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  20. My name is Lynn Pritchett, and I’m sitting in Martinsville, Virginia as I type this. I wanted to try again today to see if I could post a comment in response to your visit to Martinsville.
    Yup, it’s probably kinda weird, you might think, that I somehow found my way to your blog. It’s because, for business purposes, I have an automated Google alert set for “Martinsville, Virginia”, and this is how a link to your DCRmom’s blog entry ended up in my mailbox.
    You two had me chuckling out loud, as I myself, am a local resident who does think that Martinsville is just lovely.
    I’m sending you a link to an article written by another local resident, who also appreciates just how lovely Martinsville is. Have a look at Johnny’s article. http://vasportsman.com/uploads/Martinsville.pdf
    My husband and I think Martinsville is so lovely, in fact, that we’ve opened a couple of guesthouses to help introduce people to our community. I work both as an innkeeper and massage therapist, and have lots of hobbies and interests that get me out and about in nature and in local restaurants and businesses.
    I’ve been fascinated with the newstories and people who bring attention to our town, and completely understand how one can form an online friendship that seems so…natural!
    Growing up, I thought there was nothing to do here in Martinsville. Like you, I perceived it to be in the middle of nowhere. Now, after getting out and about in the world and in our community, I think it happens to be in the middle of…everything!
    It’s a matter of perspective, I guess. Shoot, we’ve got five golf courses within a fifteen minute drive of uptown. This is probably because once upon a time, Martinsville was known to have more millionaires per square mile than any other place in the entire country. Perhaps one day, I’ll join the ranks!
    I grew up here. My dad worked in a local factory, and my parents had six kids in six years. Not millionaires, yet even so, we still took extended vacations every summer visitng relatives. The “rich” kids, we believed, belonged to one of the four country clubs in Martinsville and Henry County and would vacation at the beach, or with a visa. We walked to the neighborhood swimming pool and played in the thiry acre park beside our home, right in the heart of the city.
    Life is still amazingly affordable here, if you live simply. I’ll gladly direct you to some charming places to eat, a wealth of outlet shopping, some amazing spa services, lovely inexpensive places to live, and some of the most beautiful scenery in our state.

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  21. Jan: (and apologies to those of you who don’t care about my conversation with Jan) my husband almost shot cherry coke out of his nose with that line. It’s hard to make me laugh out loud (though I do a lot with June’s blog) and I was cracking up during a lot of the movie…I did cry too though!

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  22. Dying to see Julie & Julia. Just had to throw that in there.
    Y’all are all cracking me up. Who knew I could spawn such controversy? I thought I avoided that like the plague.
    June, I think we need to meet in Martinsville next time I’m in Roanoke and take Lynn to lunch at one of her recommended restaurants. She’s making me want to pick up my belongings and move to the Middle of Nowhere.

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  23. My husband and I just got back from watching
    Julie and Julia. I had no idea it was based on real life. Loved it.
    I don’t have a blog, and I am a horrendous cook, but I think if you do either, you would relate to it. June, there is a scene where one of the characters is wearing a shirt with cherries on it. I thought of you!
    Jan/Amy we cracked up at the scene you are talking about!
    Skip Funny People, where they say the F word 757 times and talk about their penises non stop, and go see Julie and Julia!

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  24. jeez. you never know what is going to get people stirred up.
    man, those people who only want to hear opinions like theirs should come to thanksgiving at my house and see how completely opposite people can coexist, argue occasionally, but still love each other to pieces!!

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  25. I would agree with the reader who dropped due to DC R Mom – I dropped her from my bookmarks as well when she started doing more advertising than actual writing, religious overlay than humour. One’s own blog is their perogative but pretty disappointing to see such a conflicting mark pop up here. I say DC R Mom is a DC R Don’t – hoping BBP doesn’t go that direction!

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