Thursday, August 16, 2007
First face-to-face meeting with an old friend
Under the bridge ... and under the sun ... and into the Mudpie!
Okay, let me explain that first line. Yesterday I met Susan of Patchwork Reflections. Once hesitant about meeting a stranger from the Internet, she did it with aplomb, SHE being the cool one and I the one nattering away nervously, all because I was (inadvertantly) late. I finally get to meet her and I'm late!!?? Sheesh! (Muttering to myself: She comes early and I'm late!)
Ever the consummate blogger, Susan did arrive early, with camera, and photographed the bridge she wrote about this morning. Since she, having been there way too long, had probably read all 40,000 or so titles on the bookshelves, we left 'A Novel Idea' bookstore where we met and made our (circuitous) way down the stairs from Frazier Avenue to the area of the Carousel in Coolidge Park. It was hot under the sun, as we slipped under the bridge toward the little shops looking for something cool to drink. Two small places were closed or closing, even though it was only late afternoon, so we moseyed in the back door of the Mudpie, a trendy little cafe on the corner of Frazier and the Market Street Bridge. (At 103F moseying was as fast as we felt like walking.) This bridge is the one which recently reopened after repairs, not the walking bridge Susan photographed.
Into the Mudpie and into the cool air conditioning ... and on with the conversation. Let me tell you, Susan is far too young to be a grandmother! She was wearing a blogger tee-shirt that said something to the effect that ... and this is NOT a quote ... "Everything you say and do is fodder for my blog." I wore my Oprah's Book Club tee, so there we were, two bloggers sitting in the wide-windowed corner of the Mudpie Coffeehouse and Restaurant ... see our corner in the photo? We talked about everything and nothing, the best sort of thing to blog about!
Next time ... yes, of course there will be a next time! ... next time we may drive up the W Road and look around the Signal Mountain area, including Signal Point where she's been before. See the hairpin turn? Now THAT will be something to blog about!