Truly Amazing Greis

I went to BlogHer last year for the first time. I felt a little awkward going into it since I didn’t really know anyone beforehand, and you can never be sure how you’re going to click with people when you meet them in real life.

One of the people who mentioned wanting to meet me was Greis. We had talked on Twitter some, and she seemed cool, but she’s also into sports and she likes country music, so I really wasn’t sure if we’d have anything in common at all.

Then I met her. And it was like meeting someone I’d known my whole life. I’m pretty sure I hung out with Greis far more than anybody else that whole weekend. She’s even in my favorite picture of myself from that weekend (if not one of my favorite pictures of myself, ever). She looks pretty hot in it, too.

Greis & me
Don’t we look purdy?

She’s just… normal. No drama. Totally easy to talk to and be around. And also very smart and incredibly funny.

Everyone should have at least one Greis in their life, is what I’m saying.

Tomorrow, Greis is doing something I did 8 years ago and having gastric bypass surgery. She and I have talked a lot about it over the past several months, and I could not be happier or more excited for her.

Rather than teach her parents how to use Twitter, she’s going to give them my number and have them text me after her surgery so I can update her friends for her. I’m honestly honored to have been chosen to do that for her. (I know, that sounds cheesy, shut up, I totally mean it.)

Of course, I’m totally bummed that because of the surgery timing and some other planned vacations, Greis won’t be able to come to BlogHer this year. I can’t really imagine what it’ll be like without her, since she’s so ingrained in my mental image of the conference. But there’s always next year.

Congrats, Greis, and good luck tomorrow. Can’t wait to see you on the other side. Love you tons, lady.

9 thoughts on “Truly Amazing Greis

  1. How exciting for her!! Will be sending good thoughts and prayers her way tomorrow that all goes well with her surgery. 🙂

    I have thought about going to BlogHer, but have always chickened out because I don’t know anyone. Maybe next year I will get the guts to go. It looks like a lot of fun!!

  2. You are the bestest!!! (yes, I’m crying!)
    How do I even respond to such an amazing friend and such an amazing post. There are just no words. Everything you said I totally feel the same about you. You are such an awesome woman and I’m so honored to call you a friend. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the support you’ve given me in this long process. Thanks for always answering my question filled emails and Skype chats. Thanks for believing in me and for all of your encouraging words. I appreciate you and your friendship more than you will ever know.

    And I hope you’re ready…because I’m sure there will be many more emails and Skype chats to come.

    I will miss seeing you in NYC for BlogHer, there is definitely always next year. But, I’m hoping to see you before then. A trip to NC may need to be planned.

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  4. I also was lucky enough to meet Greis. I had a fun day playing Disneyland tour guide. She is a lovely young lady. I wish her all the best as she starts a new phase in her life!

  5. I am lucky enough to know Greis in real life and live very close to her. She is one of the kindest most loyal friends I know. Your post was so sweet and Im sure it means so much to her to have your friendship.

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