March 20, 2009

Green with envy?

You should be! Because on St. Pat's Day I got to meet local blogger Pat from Mille Fiori Favoriti and Diane of A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words, in town all the way from Mississippi.


(Thankfully Pat let me borrow her green scarf so I
wouldn't get pinched. Under normal circumstances a goose from a stranger is not my cup of tea; in Grand Central surrounded by inebriated day trippers on St. Pat's Day was even less appealing.)

Not only did I not eat lunch at my desk for the first time in weeks, I was gifted by both lovely ladies. (And this ingrate came to the table with nothing but a smile on her face. But it was a genuine, happy smile...if that counts for something.)

Pat gave me fabulous salt and pepper shakers -- an homage to the plentiful diners in the shore house state:


They're perfect! Diane got NYC taxi cab shakers. So. Cute.

And Diane brought some "local delicacies" all the way from her home state for each of us: Fabulous handmade magnolia soap and a "sweet cotton" scented candle. Which smell completely divine.


You may remember that it was Pat who inspired me to join the Daring Bakers, and I've been cooking up kitchen catastrophes ever since. So you can thank her for the laughter I bring you as I come thisclose to burning my kitchen down. Seriously...Pat's blog is charming, and I often learn something about my hometown that I never before knew.

Diane couldn't be more lovely either. Her and her friend are spending the week in New York City, and these Southern Belles have covered more ground this week than a New York City taxi during Christmastime. And Diane has the pedometer to prove it. My guess is, as I type this they are honing in on the "Million Step Mark."

I'm just happy their feet took them to my neck of the woods. Good times, and cheesecake, had by all.

21 comments:

Tina said...

Laura, you made me so happy this morning. Getting all of your comments just made my morning! Thank you, thank you for your bid on my ebay offering.

I was showing my hubby some pics of your renovations on your house. We are slightly envious. You are kinda livin a part of our dream.

Thanks dearie, you gave me a smile this morning.

T

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I really enjoyed watching at these pics, amazing stuff for the house!
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Linda Lou said...

i saw the pictures on pat's blog - what a great day to celebrate with new blogging friends - i got together with Panini Girl on Tuesday and made risotto!! Isn't the blogging world cool!

Caren said...

Sounds like a great time and those S/P shakers are darling. I also happen to love the idea of a "sweet cotton" candle. Sounds like it would smell delicious (if that makes any sense.)

As for my big news, the only reason I can't post it on my blog is because The Husband who is always so proud of me and The Son, has told some of his colleagues and students about my blog and he doesn't want them to read what's going on with him. I'll check if you have an e-mail address posted and fill you in on the rest, ha ha!

Caren said...

Sounds like a great time and those S/P shakers are darling. I also happen to love the idea of a "sweet cotton" candle. Sounds like it would smell delicious (if that makes any sense.)

As for my big news, the only reason I can't post it on my blog is because The Husband who is always so proud of me and The Son, has told some of his colleagues and students about my blog and he doesn't want them to read what's going on with him. I'll check if you have an e-mail address posted and fill you in on the rest, ha ha!

Caren said...

Hi it's me again! Tried to e-mail you via your link on your profile page but it's not working, I don't know if it's a blogger issue or what but if you want more info. Go ahead and try to e-mail me via my link! Thanks!

Liz@Violet Posy said...

I'm so pleased you guys had such a good time, it looks like you had a blast! Thanks for sharing, it's great when bloggers get to meet up :)

Keetha said...

Those S & P's are sooooo adorable!!! Do you collect them? (I'm pretty new here, so I don't know!_

tam said...

Hi Laura! The green scarf looked fab on you girl. And sounds like a good time-how cool is that anyway to get to meet some fine blogger buddy's like that! Have a rockin weekend sister!~Tam:)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

In the spirit of the day...I think that I am a little green with envy. Do they pinch you if you're looking a little green?
♥, Susan

Maya@Completely-Coastal said...

That's so neat to meet other bloggers (am I a poet or what?)...

Joyce said...

Oh you girls look like you were having a grand ole time. How fun! I love the treasures. Have a golden weekend! xoxo

Sue said...

I don't know why you wouldn't want to get pinched in the ass by some pervert in the middle of Grand Central Station but that's just me...You got to meet Pat...I love Pat and all her cooking creations and ofcourse her city tours....When I get back up to Jersey we are all going to have to get together...Have a great weekend....Sue.

Leigh of said...

I am green with envy! What fun....and I missed out on it all! But so glad that you had a great time!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Laura,
We made it back home! It was great meeting you...bloggers really are some of the nicest people anywhere!

thanks for doing the post! I plan to get one done too...when I get some rest. We walked 33.76 miles in NYC last week! LOL

Is it any wonder I'm tired???

desiree said...

How fun! I love reading when you are out about town. I used to live in Connecticut and miss things like Grand Central etc. Thanks for the visual of St.Pat's. I'm sure it was wild.

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Laura!
It was so much fun meeting you and Diane and friends. I wish you could have gone with us to the parade too -- next time!

I was making my DB challenge today ---all day--lol-- it took soooo long to get it all done but my husband was in heaven eating it for dinner.

Hugs, Pat

heidi said...

Fun! Did you eat at the Oyster Bar?

Matt said...

Y'all look so LOVELY!

Fifi Flowers said...

How FUN...I am GREEN with ENVY! I love visiting all three of you! Lucky you meeting up!
I keep asking Pat if I can come over to eat at her house...LOL