Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ladies Who Lunch

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...

for Gapetto and company. Her infamous Oreo Balls.
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!

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At January 28, 2009 at 11:16 PM , Blogger flutter said...

what fun!

At January 29, 2009 at 9:16 AM , Blogger Anna Lefler said...

Oh, that's awesome!

And I have something in common with your post in that it reminded me of my first husband, "Oreo Balls."

It's all six degrees of separation, yes?

;^) Anna

At January 29, 2009 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Leendaluu said...

I love you too, sweetie. It was one of the most fabulous days of my life! I've been plotting how we can do it all again soon! I'll call soon..xoxoxoxoxxoxoxo

At January 29, 2009 at 11:05 AM , Blogger Leendaluu said...

...and you forgot to mention that we both dress us as witches on halloween

PS and my word verification below is 'pudies' That just sounds dirty. Maybe it's what happens to your boobs have you have twins....your boobies become saggy puddles on your chest which makes them pudies..) Oy, I'll go work now.

At January 29, 2009 at 11:06 AM , Blogger Leendaluu said...

AFTER you have Twins....

At January 29, 2009 at 3:47 PM , Blogger MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I love it, and I especially adore the twin connection. :)

At January 29, 2009 at 10:49 PM , Blogger Gretchen said...

Sounds like a great time! I've had some wonderful meet-ups.

(Quite the witty commenter, eh?)

At January 31, 2009 at 11:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I am jealous.

At May 26, 2009 at 1:38 PM , Blogger The Sour Kraut said...

So, you knew OTJ before blogging? I see you two went to prom together recently.

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time1


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