Friday, May 26, 2006

In which I channel Blackbird


Where to begin?


We met for coffee almost two weeks ago. How can I describe it? You're dying to know.


First, what does Blackbird look like? I'm sure you all have an idea.

Yes, I am taller than she is. But we didn't look like this. -->








I wasn't wearing a hat.

This is more like it--a big smile, and especially the hint of primness about the throat. She had this interesting high collar/scarf thing going--somehow both ladylike and fin de siecle fop. (She was probably just cold. It was freezing.)

But her style suited her, as she is somewhat more reserved than I am. I mean, after a while I finally had to come out and ask her name. No, it's not blackbird.

But I had recognized her right away. No, she doesn't look like a sock monkey. I don't know how I knew her, but I did. It must have been telepathy.

You want more details? OK. There is also that hint of the exotic in her style:



Not that exotic!

We sat in the cafe and talked and laughed like old friends. I suspect my hands flew around as I talked; other internet friends have mentioned it.

We like the same blogs. And the same bloggers.

She is a foodie. I am not. I was dumbfounded by her description of her eponymous restaurant here in Chicago.

I'll never eat there.


We hung out for what--an hour or so? Not long enough. Long enough for me to say some of the stuff that's important but that I don't bring up here. We had a lovely time. She is funny and sweet and just as cute as a button. (I had to say it.)

Then I drove her to her next appointment. Which was with the Anthropologie store.

Next time lunch?

9 comments:

  1. I'm not a foodie either(I like any food I don't have to prepare myself), but Blackbird is not to be missed. Very envious of your coffee date!

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  2. Dammit. It is just NOT FAIR that y'all met each other in person before I met either of y'all. I saw BOTH OF YOU first!

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  3. Most definitely lunch.
    Perhaps I'll fly in for a lobstah.

    (you are spot on, we look EXACTLY like that first photo)

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  4. Blackbird is cuter than the sock monkey. And she does not have a tail.

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  5. thanks for accepting my bid!!

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  6. For a non-foodie, you sho' have a knack for bumping into us.

    -J.

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  7. Very cool. I thought you were a foodie (because everyone around here is!) (I'm not one either)

    Too bad I didn't know you when I was in Chicago last summah for the American Library Association Conference.

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  8. Sock monkeys! My seventh worst nightmare.

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  9. I am exceptionally and forever bummed to have missed the BlackBird/Poppy meet up (although ya'll use such fancy words I'd probably be doing my trademark blank expression, head nod thing the entire time).

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xxx, Poppy.