Social Success!

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THANK YOU – you guys gave me a HUGE dose of social courage, and I ended up having a great time at the meet-up tonight. 🙂


But first… I had to get through work.  I ate a tiny bowl of Grape Nuts around 4:00 PM.


After work, I rushed around to get ready for the girls’ meet-up.  One thing I have trouble with is putting on about 1 million outfits and then settling on the first one!  So, I swore I was not going to do that tonight because I didn’t want to be late (Meghann can attest to my lateness).


I got to the restaurant about 10 minutes early.  Taking your advice, I had some "liquid courage" in the form of Amber Bock.


Soon enough, the girl I know from the running club + there other ladies showed up.  Everyone was really nice and the conversation felt natural! 


I had 1 more beer and ordered the Cuban Sandwich + a side salad.   The sandwich was huge, and I think nerves got the best of my appetite, so I only ate 1/2.


Have you heard of this great website called


MeetUp has social groups in EVERY city, and there are TON in Orlando that cater towards mid-twenties to mid-thirties that I never even knew existed.  All of these girls are from the same group (called Sex in the City) and they do fun things like Bingo night, Wig Out at the bars, and brunches.  I’m going to join that, too! 🙂


For everyone who said they needed a little extra SOCIAL COURAGE in their lives, check out!  I hope you find a group to join!


After 2.5 hours of GABBING, I came home and ate 3 Cadbury squares…. and now I’m ready for bed!




  • Becca March 10, 2009, 7:03 pm

    That’s great you had a fun night!

  • VeggieGirl March 10, 2009, 7:04 pm

    Sooo glad that you had a nice time, Caitlin!!

    Yep, I belong to a Meet Up group (found on that site), right here in my town!! 🙂

  • Rose March 10, 2009, 7:05 pm

    Glad you had a good time!

  • Kimberly March 10, 2009, 7:16 pm

    Girl! I’m on, the Orlando SATC group. I literally just joined last week, but the girls seem sooo nice (and several of them are fellow ex-NYers, yay.)

    So glad you had fun tonight!!

  • Brandi March 10, 2009, 7:17 pm

    glad it went well! i’ll have to check out that website.

  • Run Saraah March 10, 2009, 7:21 pm

    Glad you had a fun time! I’ll have to check out the Meet Up group too!

  • Sharon March 10, 2009, 7:33 pm

    Yayyyy! Glad you found your courage and had such a fun time! The more friends the merrier!

    Have a great evening!

  • Mrs. LC March 10, 2009, 7:48 pm

    I can’t wait to move! 4/7 groups on meet up from my town are for Republicans and the others are for divorcees and 2 other groups I have no clue but look sketch. haha I got so hopeful when I saw that site that maybe there’d be other people I could relate to here!! Not.

  • kara March 10, 2009, 8:03 pm

    Aw yay! And I think that Cadbury chocolate is a perfect topper for a good night 🙂

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) March 10, 2009, 8:19 pm

    Aw good to hear it worked out. I am going to check out that site, sounds fabulous!

  • teacherwoman March 10, 2009, 8:31 pm

    Glad you had a good time! I checked out MeetUp, but found that there were really no groups that I would join around here. Bummer!

  • talieworld March 10, 2009, 8:37 pm

    Glad you had a great time! 🙂

  • Bec March 10, 2009, 8:53 pm

    Glad you ended up having a great night!

  • Mish March 10, 2009, 9:23 pm

    That’s awesome that you went out. I am totally the same way. The anticipation of going out is usually what kills me from doing it..but once I am there I am fine.

    I came across your blog on Jenna’s blog. I am super excited to find and it and track through your posts.

    Happy socilaising! Michelle

    p.s. the green smoothie looked amazing. I have gotten into those as well. Have you used lettuce before? It’s good as well.

  • redheadedjournal March 10, 2009, 9:41 pm

    Glad to hear you had a great night!!!

  • Ryane March 10, 2009, 9:51 pm

    I think you might turn into a grapenut soon – geez, woman!

    Haha, glad the girls’ night went well! Does your husband travel often for work? If so, you DEF need lotsa fun lady friends!

  • Mica March 10, 2009, 9:52 pm

    Yay! I’m glad the meet-up went well. I’m sure the girls really enjoyed your presence–I know I would!

  • therunningaddict March 10, 2009, 10:53 pm

    YAY The meeting went well!!!
    I am glad!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 11, 2009, 12:13 am

    So glad you went and had fun. I’m a late girl myself…we’d be great friends, I know it.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point March 11, 2009, 3:29 am

    mrs lc – maybe you should try to make your own group!

    michelle – thanks for reading!!

    ryane – haha i think i already am a grapenut. dont worry, the bag is almost kicked.

    loveinmytummy – we already are friends!!!

  • Aimee March 11, 2009, 3:33 am

    That’s great that you had a good time! I would love to find a social group to meet some new people. I’m lucky that I grew up here, so I have all my high school friends, but it would be nice to meet new people with my interests.

  • RunToFinish March 11, 2009, 5:41 am

    I have checked out that site but it’s not yet as popular here in the midwest..hopefully soon!

  • Lisa D. March 11, 2009, 6:28 am

    Yay for making new friends! You’re a social inspiration!

  • haya March 11, 2009, 8:29 am

    sounds great!

    i found meetup years ago and joined some groups but had a similar freakout to your when i actually showed up to an event.

    i rediscovered meetup last fall and joined a couple foodie type groups. i’ve been to a bunch of events organized by the locavore club in my city and the people were pretty awesome. i just had to be a little brave the first time but after that it was easy. most groups seem to organize weekend events though and since i’m in kind of a long distance relationship right now and i spend weekends with my boyfriend, i can’t always make it out.

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