Back in October [when I was a newbie] I read a blog by
LeendaLuu entitled 'You'll Always Remember Your First One...'
In it she talked about hooking up with her first blog friend -
And I was totally jealous.
Now mind you I think I had maybe commented to her 4 times -
And I was totally jealous.
I wanted to have a blog hook-up (she's right - it does sound dirty!)
In fact my comment to that blog was:
'What fun! I hope I have a first one to remember one day.
Twins are adorable! xoxox'
I really am such a witty and verbose commenter.
We began commenting to each other, then emailing each
other and well, one thing led to another (as things are wont to do)
We met on Monday in the Fabulous Metropolis of Charlotte.
Home of the Panthers and the Preppy People.
She was going there for work and off-handedly asked if I would
drive up 4 hours and see her. I picked up the phone, called her at
work and said 'Heyull yeah!' [We say that all the time down
here in the deep south.]
She said 'Yahoo!' LeendaLuu thinks we say 'Yahoo!' all the
time down here but don't you believe that for one minute -
we DRINK Yahoo!
Oh wait - make that YooHoo!
I met her at her hotel -
[Okay I grabbed her when she came out of the elevator]
I mean look at her - you just know your going to get
along great with her! She is beautiful and smart and sassy!
We went to lunch directly [around 1:00-ish] - we left lunch
around 4:30-ish. It was Faboo! [I am not sure anyone says
that down here but me.] And the waitress was good-humored
[a must when serving restaurant squatters] and didn't mind
us sitting there forever.
We established several very important things:
We both love to skydive
We both have 6 year old twins (well we already knew that)
We had crummy first marriages
We have excellent [well at least similar] senses of humor
We had twins late and other kid[s] early
We have identical guilt complexes
We have the same middle name
We were both born in the first week of November
We are mouthy, brash and not always well-behaved
We can talk and talk and talk to each other
We love old houses
We are at a crossroads work wise
We can laugh and laugh and laugh with and at each
other and ourselves.
She looks great with grey hair - I look like shit with grey hair.
[I know this is all very riveting to you]
She graciously brought gifts for my twins and these
delicious evil things...
I ate about 450 of them on the drive back. I think
Gapetto has had one. The Bunny Rabbit would
like 450 of his very own [listening LeendaLuu?]
I only made it as far as my in-laws lake home that night
as I didn't leave until 7:30 or 8:00 [you know with
Happy Hour starting right after lunch and all - did you
ever get to practice that speech?] So I got into bed
all by myself [no dog, no hubby, no twins in the middle
of the night] and read as long as I wanted. A fabulous book
that OTJ lent me. And then I slept in which is exactly
what I did on the way up come to think of it.
Really it was all so heavenly.
What would I do without my Girlfriends?
Especially my Bloggy Girlfriends?
Thanks Leendaluu - I love you!
Labels: bloggy girlfriend, ladies who lunch, traveling