I did it.
A week ago last Sunday I had my first blog-friend date.
I managed to get together with Meg and Sam from Vicarious Cuteness. We tried to make this happen last winter but illness prevented it.
I have a whole bunch of things I planned to talk to Meg about. She has been in the Ethiopian adoptive community longer than I, and I know she has some wisdom I wanted to get my hands on. Not to mention she seems to have some wonderful, vegetarian, low-fat recipes I want to hear more about. But, alas, those topics never came up because I could not stop talking about her hair.
Seriously, the woman has inexplicably, perfect hair. Both my sister (the yuppie republican who disagrees with me about everything) and I just kept gushing to Meg about her hair. Of course my sister was not around when I was doing my gushing or she might not have done her own gushing. But really, it was a nasty, muggy, mid-western morning. The woman even did some jumping on a trampoline. And when all was said and done, her hair was perfect.
I will say, walking around with Sam, who also sports some spectacular hair, probably puts pressure on Meg. But, damn, she has some seriously nice hair. (She is also funny and full of joy.) If you have the opportunity to get together with her, do it. But if you plan to take pictures, you may want to visit your stylist first.