Thursday, February 17, 2011

Guess who's coming to lunch: Patti Abbott

Fellow writer and blogger, Patti Abbott, was recently in town and graciously agreed to meet me for lunch. We got together in La Jolla, and I ate some kind of delicous salad with beets. Beets happen to be one of my favorite foods. Patti happens to be one of my favorite bloggers.

So, all around, it was a good day!

Patti may be back this way next year. I think we should go further afield--to Julian for lunch and a terrific used book store!

Sorry Patti. I know I promised to photoshop us younger, thinner and richer. But....I didn't have time! (Actually, I'm kind of appalled at how tired I look. Perhaps this will spur me onto getting to bed earlier!)

Oh, what did Patti and I talk about, you're wondering? A little of this and a little of that. Patti is one of those very interesting people who knows something (or more) about everything. Which makes her very fun to chat with.

And, now, I'm off to the hairdresser's for a desperately-needed appointment! Have a great day, everyone!


Travis Erwin said...

I'm quite envious and would have loved to join the two of you for lunch.

P.S. I wouldn't have had the beets.

Bee said...

Please tell the rest of us if you manage that Photoshop trick -- even better if you can do it in "real life."

Sorry to be such a terrible slacker lately. I will definitely book review for March. I've had my book picked out since November, in fact. :)

Jenn Jilks said...

What fun! I've met a couple of blog buddies in real life!
It's so much fun..

I'm with Travis on the beet thing! :-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like a fun time.

David Cranmer said...

I would enjoy lunch with Patti as well. One of my favorite people.

pattinase (abbott) said...

So much fun to add people to the list of whom you've met in person. And I can say this: I have never met one person I came to know online who wasn't as sweet and interesting as I thought they'd be. Barrie especially. She is certainly the first person I've known to raise chameleons.

Barrie said...

Patti, it was GREAT meeting you IRL!

David: We actually talked about you and your upcoming (and now she has arrived!) bundle of joy! How weird to think that Ava was a part of a La Jolla lunch conversation before she'd made her way into the world!

Charles: And we were talking about how we'd like to meet you in real life!

Barrie said...

Jenn: It is fun. And perhaps our paths will cross the next time I'm in Ontario!

Bee: If I figure out how to do the photoshop trick in real life, I will bottle and become a billionaire! And I do not think you're a slacker. Not one little bit. Life is busy. I love your book reviews, but, please, don't feel bad about not getting on up each month.

Travis: Actually, I don't think there was ANYTHING on that menu for you!!! ;)

Travis Erwin said...

I would have enjoyed the company nonetheless.

Barrie said...

Travis: Seriously? Can you even imagine how much fun the 3 of us would've had?!! We probably would've talk nonstop for HOURS! :)

Sarah Laurence said...

How much fun to see Patti in person - you two look happy! Thanks for reminding me that I need a haircut too.

That Janie Girl said...

How cool that y'all could get together!