The Most Fun Person I Met at BlogWorld

D.J. Angie Fairbanks
I swear to Christ that I do not have a double chin. The red eye thing though, is real.

In my last post I talked about The Most Boring Person At BlogWorld.  Her name is Megan.  But then at the end of my story I actually talked about how great she is.  And she really is.

And then her best friend got jealous.  They’re kind of a team.  They’re also from Salt Lake City, which means they’re weird as shit.

Angie and I literally talked for two straight hours.  And during that time, guys would come over and interrupt us.  Just like Megan, she is super-hot.  Also married.

Angie has two things about her that are funny (but you may not care).

  • She rolls her eyes constantly
  • You can dance with her without her knowing
I’ll address them in sequence.

Weird Eye Roll Thing

You should only roll your eyes for two  three reasons. (I thought of one more)
  1. You’re having an epileptic seizure
  2. You’re fainting from the third day of a soy-only-no-carb diet
  3. Your significant other tells you they’ll pick up their dirty underwear after the game (or when  Project Runway  is over).
But Angie rolls her eyes while she’s talking to you.  And laughing.  And bouncing.   Oh, I forgot about the bouncing!


This woman literally bounces when she talks.  It’s funny.  But that’s what’s great.  Usually when women bounce it’s because they’re a cheerleader type – you know, happy and sort of dumb.  But she’s really smart.  So, that is what makes it unique.
She does this awesome eye roll thing whenever she makes a joke.  It’s the cutest thing ever.  It’s probably a facial tic or something from childhoood trauma, but I love it.  My guess is she walked in our her grandparents.  That would do it.
It’s kind of like when Larry the Cable Guy does that moronic “Git ‘R Done” thing.  It punctuates the joke.  She does that with her eye roll.
She told this one for some reason.
A car hits a Jewish man. The paramedic rushes over and says, “Are you comfortable?”  The guy says, “I make a good living.”
(Massive eye roll)
Personally, I find that to be not very funny.  And also a little anti-semetic.  And who the hell tells jokes anymore?  Angie, get with the times!
Okay, actually that was Henny Youngman.  That joke doesn’t really hold up – not sure why I used it.

Slow-Talk Dancing

Here’s the other thing she does that’s weird – you can walk her anywhere you want without her knowing.
Let me explain.
Remember when Judge Reinhold was a “close talker” in Seinfeld?
Judge Reinhold Close Talker Seinfeld
She's like this, except with way worse breath.
Well, here’s a fun thing you can do with close-talkers.  If you take a small half-step back every few minutes, you can literally walk them around an area, like you’re doing a conga line.  Except they have no idea you’re moving them at all.  You just keep stepping back and they follow.
In two hours, I circled the lobby we were in three times.  She never noticed.  I figured out how to do this with my friend Lori from high school.  She’s the same way.
So, okay, that’s Angie.  Again, the best part about her is that she’s passionate about her work and social media.  She’s going to explain to me soon why I need to do more on Twitter and communicate with my readers on my ThoughtsFromParis FaceBook page.
Honestly, between her and Megan, I have two nice starts to a friendship.  That was worth the trip altogether.  Thanks, guys.

And thank YOU  for continuing to read my blog.  Means the world to me.

D.J. Angie Fairbanks
I swear to Christ that I do not have a double chin. The red eye thing, though, is real.

10 thoughts on “The Most Fun Person I Met at BlogWorld”

  1. BellyBillboard says:

    I worked with a little guy that was a follower-talker. Man that was annoying, and he had sardine breath. Never ate sardines, so that was kind of weird, and he stuttered all the time, so we were constantly backing up to avoid flying spittle, but yeah, I know that feeling.

    Yours sounds much more enjoyable, we backed up to get out of the way of projectile saliva and sardine stench.

  2. MaxZuckerman says:

    No livefyre honorable mention? Wow. Just… wow.

    1. D.J. Paris says:

      @MaxZuckermanlivefyre You’re not as pretty as amfairbanks or meganhoskins

      1. Max Demo Normal says:

        @delfinparis@MaxZuckermanamfairbanksmeganhoskins Yeah, but I don’t blog about credit unions and I know when I’m being danced around a room… AND you know my brother-in-law, so hey there’s that.


        OK, true, Megan and Angela win, haha.

      2. MaxZuckerman says:

        @delfinparisamfairbanksmeganhoskins Hah, you’ve got me there. But hey, we hooked you up with Livefyre AND you know my brother-in-law. Boom.

        Aaalright, I suppose Angela and Megan still win! hah

  3. buckinspire says:

    Terrific description of eye rolling and dancing her around the room. Are you Jerry Seinfeld? Glad you had fun at BlogWorld and Yadda, Yadda, Yadda!

    1. D.J. Paris says:

      @buckinspire If you were at BlogWorld let me know! Would love to read your stuff. And if you weren’t, never contact me again. You would be a loser in my eyes.

      1. buckinspire says:

        @delfinparis Haha, tell me how you really feel. You bet I was at BlogWorld! Come by for a look see or go to Allison’s post 70+ Brilliant Bloggers talk about BWELA where I found you.

        1. D.J. Paris says:

          @buckinspire Thanks – just tweeted about that link. Had no idea I was on there. Checking out now. Do you recommend interest only reverse mortgages? 🙂

  4. regular_dhara says:

    @delfinparis Haha, tell me how you really feel. You bet I was at BlogWorld! Come by for a look see or go to Allison’s post 70+ Brilliant Bloggers talk about BWELA where I found you.

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