Last week, as I was deep in the trenches trying to explain my deep love and commitment to breakfast foods and as I was wrapping up my last days at work… I got an email from a friend asking to meet up for an AM meal. 

Big Deal, right? 


Abby and I go back a little ways… back to the time of my Start Something That Matters book giveaway many, many moons ago. I was giving away the book… and she randomly won. We sent a few emails back and forth and… well. We became friends. Tumblr originally brought us together, but our mutual love of good food and adventure proved to be too much for these tiny Tumblr walls. We each kept up with the others adventures over the years through blogging and Instagram and then… she came to Athens. Friendship truly complete. 

Because I had a few days off in between my old job and starting my new one, the timing was absolutely perfect. We headed to the Athens Best Breakfast place, Mama’s Boy, and spent a few hours talking Life over hot coffee and delicious grits, french toast, and goat cheese scramblers. Abby is an incredible person and I’m thankful to this little weird internet community for bringing us together. 

This is what I call Tumblreality, and it’s a beautiful thing. You know. As long as the person doesn’t kidnap you.