Sunday, August 17, 2008

Cautionary Tale

I would caution you never to let a little social anxiety stop you from meeting someone you like from the internet. (First person to throw this advice back in my face in a conversation about internet dating gets a boot to the head.)

You know when you've been away from someone you love to talk to for a long time and you start to talk right away but every other minute you come up with something else you have to talk about it so you say the new thing and promise to circle back to the unfinished thing but you never get a chance to because there's a new new thing and a thing after that and a thing after that like one of those complicated Martha Stewart fruit tarts? That was my entire marvelous evening with Mrs. G. If you had been going to meet her before I had and you'd been nervous and had asked me what I thought you should expect I would have described this exact evening, though my description could never do it justice. Nor can this one.

The bottom line is that if you have the opportunity to meet Mrs. G you should not let it pass you by. She's just as lovely in person, if not more so, than she is on the screen. I can't wait to see her again!


  1. I'm jealous of BOTH of you - you for getting to meet her, and her for getting to spend time with you....

  2. I can't wait to come back to Brooklyn! I could have talked all night-it's my nature.

  3. If we all go to Blogher no one will have to be jealous of anyone else...

    Brooklyn will be thrilled to have you back Mrs. G. We have a gajillion conversations to finish so we'll have to stay up later next time!

  4. It sounds heavenly. Good talking with Mrs. G. I'm jealous, but I'm happy for you. She's the best spirit in her writing, I can only imagine that is true in person.