Sunday, September 26, 2010

Meeting friends

Blurry picture, sorry!

One of the pleasures of the internet is the opportunity to connect with people who aren't in your immediate circle - and become friends. Within a few weeks after I started this blog, I found my way to Derfwad Manor, where the wonderful Mrs. G writes about life, kids (now grown!), women and the men we live with. She was kind enough to publish my writing on the collaborative blog The Women's Colony, which was a real creative boost for me.

So I was delighted to be able to meet her in person during out trip to Seattle. We arranged a lunch date at a small Tex-Mex restaurant in Madison Park. [The Man I Love] joined us.

We had margaritas, good food, and a great conversation. The three of us hit all the topical third rails you're not supposed to touch when you first meet someone - religion, politics - and found that our views were simpatico. We shared tales of our kids and our aging parents. We talked about the paths we traveled, and where we hope to go next.

Mrs. G with [The ManI Love]

Mrs. G - I'm so glad to have you as a friend! (and those glasses totally rock!)


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like your rabbit ears, Aunt Snow.

Glennis said...


Lisa Paul said...

And you clearly trust Mrs. G that close to [The man you love]. Which is a high compliment, indeed.

smalltownme said...

Hooray for bloggers meeting face-to-face!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I'm so glad you got to meet Mrs. G! She truly is wonderful. (And the picture of her with your husband is proof for all that mancake is all bluster and in good fun, as Mrs. G. has always stated.)
Just look at the happy expressions on your faces. :)

Sue said...

Isn't it fun to meet someone that you "know" from online. I've done it a couple of times and been really thrilled with those I've met.