Hello WCIS readers! My name is Sarah Christine and although I normally blog over at SarahChristineStyle, today I am filling in for Bri while she is in Mexico for work. Can we just stop for a second and talk about how ridiculously lucky she is to be going to Mexico for work, I wish I could go anywhere for work, let alone some place that I can guarantee you is warmer than it is here in Washington right now. Enough of being jealous though because it is story time!
I have been following Bri's blog for awhile now and have always known that she was a Seattle blogger like myself, but it wasn't until recently that I discovered we have so much more in common than that! This story starts off with this little event that happened a few weeks ago, if you are a sports fan (or a Seattle resident) you might remember it, it's called the Super Bowl. Since we have never won a Super Bowl before this was quite an exciting event for us and the whole city was a buzz.
The week before the big game I was on Twitter when I saw a picture of a t-shirt that said "00001100 Man #GoHawks". As a Software Developer and avid Seahawks fan I was immediately intrigued and knew that I had to do whatever I could to get my hands on one of those shirts. To be completely honest it was such a brilliant idea I was a little sad that I hadn't come up with it myself, but that isn't really the point of the story.
After doing a little bit of tweeting I learned a couple of things about those shirts and in turn Bri. For starters the shirts were made by a small tech company here in Seattle. They had handed out some of them and among the recipients was the die hard Seahawks fan CEO of the small tech company that I happen to work for. It continued to get interesting as I discovered that Bri worked for the company giving out the shirts and that both of our companies were backed by the same Venture Capitalist firm, which makes us something like second cousins once removed (I've never been great at heritage relationships) in the tech industry.
At this point I was determined to not only get myself one of these shirts, but also to meet Bri in the process. I knew I was testing my luck with this one because there was no way it was going to be that easy to meet one of my favorite bloggers, after all when I put "meet 3 bloggers in person" on my 101 in 1001 list I thought it was a bit of a stretch goal. After we won the Super Bowl and Seattle basically went completely insane they announced that the victory parade would be the following Wednesday at 11am. Since I don't normally work in Seattle I pretty much dismissed the idea of going to the parade immediately and figured I could watch it on TV and live vicariously through all of the people who were there on Instagram. That was until I got an email that said if I was in Seattle the morning of the parade I could get one of the shirts, so of course I decided to head to Seattle and long story short I got the t-shirt, met Bri, and missed the parade!
And that's it, the story of how I met Bri, which will forever hold a special place in my heart because she was the first blogger that I ever met in person and she was so nice that I'm now even more excited to meet more bloggers in the future.